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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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4:59 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Court Upholds State Ban on Spa Fish

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Yes, it’s true. Certain kind of fish can do a pedicure — just not in this state, at least not legally. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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4:13 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Legislature Debates CPS Funding in Special Session

Rep. Kate Brophy McGee (left) with Gov. Jan Brewer.
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Lawmakers began a special session this afternoon focused on child welfare. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, those who want to do more now to prevent abuse and neglect in the first place are going to have to wait.

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6:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

State Lawmakers To Consider Child Welfare Overhaul

Gov. Jan Brewer
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State lawmakers return to the Capitol today to consider the plan by Gov. Jan Brewer for a new child welfare agency. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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9:08 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Green Party Fighting for Inclusion on Arizona Ballot

A federal judge has rebuffed a last-minute bid by the Green Party to get itself and its candidates on this year’s ballot. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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9:12 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Lawsuit Could Change How Candidates Collect Voter Signatures

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A new federal court lawsuit could alter how some candidates get the signatures they need - and do it in a way that could leave voters in all but the state's largest county out of the process. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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