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8:54 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Ducey, DuVal, Hess Debate State’s Medicaid Expansion and Obamacare

Gubernatorial candidates Fred DuVal, John Mealer, Barry Hess and Doug Ducey face off Monday night at KAET-TV with host Ted Simons.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

At a debate Monday night, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Doug Ducey said while he opposes Obamacare he would veto any effort by the Legislature to repeal the state Medicaid expansion, which is built on it and uses its funds. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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8:34 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Arizona’s Dreamer License Ban

Gubernatorial candidates Fred DuVal, John Mealer, Barry Hess and Doug Ducey face off Monday night at KAET-TV with host Ted Simons.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Fred DuVal promised during a debate Monday to let “dreamers” get licenses to drive here. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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3:30 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Report Lists Arizona as the Sixth Worst State to be a Teacher

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If the ongoing political debates about education funding have not convinced you, a new study might: this state is the sixth worst place in the nation to be a teacher. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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8:42 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Common Core and Education Funding Central in Gubernatorial Debate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey
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The two top candidates for governor faced off Sunday night on the parallel issues of school funding and academic standards. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.

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4:00 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Gov. Brewer Backing Experimental Meds Proposition for Terminally Ill

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Governor Jan Brewer said she wants terminally ill patients to be able to use experimental drugs that have not yet been approved by federal agencies. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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5:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Candidates for Schools Chief Clash in Sole Debate of the Campaign

Democrat David Garcia and Republican Diane Douglas debate Thursday night in the race for state superintendent of public instruction, hosted at KAET-TV by Ted Simons.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

On Thursday night, the Republican contender for state schools chief said voters should choose her to protect education from academicians and federal bureaucrats. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:00 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

More Light Shed on 6,600 Uninvestigated Child Abuse Cases

Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, left, talks about needed reforms to the child welfare system last year. With her is Gov. Jan Brewer.
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The final results are in as to what happened to those nearly 6,600 complaints of child abuse that were never investigated. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.

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5:00 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Kirkpatrick and Tobin Square Off in CD-1 Debate

State House Speaker Andy Tobin and incumbent Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick face off Wednesday at KAET-TV with host Ted Simons.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Congressional challenger Andy Tobin sought votes during a debate Wednesday night by arguing that if you don’t like Barack Obama you should oust incumbent Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.

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4:29 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

State Representative Cleared on Sign Destruction Charges

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A Chandler lawmaker is off the hook on charges that he destroyed some political signs during last month’s primary. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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2:37 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Could Arizona’s ‘Revenge Porn’ Bill Make Iconic Images Criminal?

State Rep. J.D. Mesnard
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Booksellers and others asked a federal judge today to void a new state law aimed at “revenge porn” because it also could land them in prison. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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