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9:21 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Court Case Aims to Green Light Gay Marriage in Arizona

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Four gay couples went to court Monday seeking the right to be legally wed in the state. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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8:59 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Move Underway to Expand State Education Voucher Program

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Supporters of an existing limited voucher-like program for students are now moving to expand the plan to perhaps more than 400,000 youngsters statewide. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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3:33 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Lawmakers to Ask Voters for Repeal of Clean Elections

Some Republican lawmakers want to ask voters to repeal the Citizens Clean Elections system, but in a way that supporters contend is misleading. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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9:54 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Kavanagh To Attempt Fund Transfer from Childhood Education to CPS

Rep. John Kavanagh
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A veteran state lawmaker wants voters to siphon cash away from a program for early childhood development to instead help fund services for foster children and the families that care for them. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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7:58 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Lawmaker Seeks Mandate Against Performing Same-Sex Marriages

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A state lawmaker who also is a pastor unveiled legislation today designed to protect him and other religious leaders from being forced to marry same-sex couples. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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8:44 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Appeals Court to Hear Undocumented Immigrant Bail Case

The Arizona border wall near Nogales.
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A federal appeals court has agreed to hear new arguments about whether undocumented immigrants charged with serious crimes can make bail. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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9:52 am
Thu January 2, 2014

SB 1070 Legislator Communications To Go Public

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A federal judge has allowed challengers to the state's major law aimed at illegal immigrants to see which advocacy groups were advising legislators. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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9:16 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Goddard Announces Run for Arizona Secretary of State

Terry Goddard, a former attorney general and multiple-unsuccessful candidate for governor, said Monday he intends to run for secretary of state.
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A familiar name in state politics decided Monday he now wants to be secretary of state. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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8:53 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Gubernatorial Candidate Struggles Quoting Lincoln

Gubernatorial hopeful and state Sen. Al Melvin, R-Tucson.
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A Republican gubernatorial candidate is quoting Abraham Lincoln in his effort to make a point. But, as Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports, there’s a small problem.

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8:40 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Arizona's Bid to Become a Drone Test Site Rejected

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The state’s bid to become a test site for unmanned drones was rejected today as federal officials picked six other proposals. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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