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8:35 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Humble Evaluates Edible Medical Marijuana Regulations

State Health Director Will Humble
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The state’s top health official is weighing new regulations on what medical marijuana patients need to be told about edible versions of the drug — and when enough is enough. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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3:48 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Health Director’s Medical Marijuana Denial Ruled Illegal

State Health Director Will Humble
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

An administrative law judge has ruled that state Health Director Will Humble acted illegally in denying access to medical marijuana to people — many of them former soldiers — suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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1:46 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

State Department of Corrections Faces Class-Action Lawsuit

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A federal appeals court gave the go-ahead today for a class-action lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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8:31 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Website Ranks Care Quality of State Hospitals and Care Providers

State Health Director Will Humble
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There’s some new information now available online to help you choose a hospital both by quality of care — and what it will cost you. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:12 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Members of Arizona’s Solar-Power Industry Protest Leased-Panel Tax

Barry Goldwater Jr., co-chair of an organization sponsored by rooftop solar leasing companies, decries a Department of Revenue interpretation of state laws that the leases are taxable.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Calling it unfair — and fearing loss of business — the state’s solar industry rallied at the Capitol today to convince Gov. Jan Brewer to overrule a decision by her Department of Revenue that the rooftop panels they lease to customers are taxable. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:28 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Appeals Court Keeps Arizona’s Abortion Restrictions on Hold

Cathi Herrod of the anti-abortion Center for Arizona Policy.
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

A federal appeals court this morning issued an injunction blocking the state from telling doctors how they can and cannot use certain drugs for abortions. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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9:11 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Horne Responds to Reelection Violation Claims

Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit Michael Schennum/The Republic

Attorney General Tom Horne struck back this afternoon at a former employee who filed complaints with two state agencies saying she and others were working on his reelection campaign during business hours. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:08 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Gov. Brewer Finalizes the Creation of the Department of Child Safety

House Speaker Andy Tobin and Charles Flanagan, director of the new Department of Child Safety, cheer Gov. Jan Brewer for signing legislation to create the agency and boost funding.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation this afternoon creating a new Department of Child Safety. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:30 am
Thu May 29, 2014

State Senate Gives Nod to New Department of Child Safety

Department of Child Safety head Charles Flanagan.
Credit Charlie Leight/The Republic

State senators voted Wednesday to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports there was some debate about the details.

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4:07 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Lawmakers Continue to Debate CPS Overhaul

State Sen. Chester Crandell
Credit Cheryl Evans/The Republic

State lawmakers spent the day today picking apart the plan to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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