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The Republican gubernatorial primary has gotten so tense between the candidates that party Chairman Robert Graham has told the contenders to just cool it — or risk electing Democrat Fred DuVal in November. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the part of a 2010 voter-approved measure is unenforceable because it conflicts with the federal Affordable Care Act. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

Court Limits Dark Money for State Elections

Aug 8, 2014
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A new ruling from the state court of appeals could limit some of the dark money commercials and mailers in state politics. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

Gov. Brewer Endorses Scott Smith in Gubernatorial Race

Aug 7, 2014
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With less than three weeks to go until the primary, Gov. Jan Brewer finally gave her endorsement this morning to the bid by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith to succeed her. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.

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Scott Smith may finally get the bump he needs Thursday to boost his campaign for governor. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

Arizona Has Highest Percentage of DACA Applicants

Aug 6, 2014
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A new report today shows a higher percentage of eligible Arizonans have applied for deferred action than any other state. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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The U.S. Supreme Court could announce at its first public session of the year whether lawmakers will get to redraw the state’s congressional lines. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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The state’s chief election official said this afternoon Chester Crandell will be declared the winner of the Republican state senate primary even though he died Monday. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

State Sen. Chester Crandell Found Dead

Aug 5, 2014
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A state senator was found dead Monday on a Navajo County ranch, the possible victim of a horseback riding accident. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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The state’s top education official said this afternoon lawmakers should provide schools with more money — or at least settle a lawsuit over what they are owed. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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