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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Arizona Cities are Top Retirement Locales

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A new study shows major cities here are good places to retire — mostly because of simple geography. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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3:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

After Husband’s Death, a Challenge to Arizona’s Gay Marriage Ban

Fred McQuire, left, and new husband George Martinez following their wedding last year in San Diego. Martinez died last week in Tucson and now McQuire wants a judge to rule the death certificate should reflect his legal status as widow.
Credit Photo courtesy Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund

A man legally married in California whose husband died last week in Tucson wants a judge to issue an emergency order requiring this state to list him as the spouse on the death certificate. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:59 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Gov. Brewer Asks Court to Block Dreamer Licenses

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Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer want federal appellate judges to reject a plea to force her to start issuing licenses right now to dreamers. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:58 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Horne Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on State Medication Abortion Restrictions

Attorney General Tom Horne
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Attorney General Tom Horne on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that state lawmakers can legally restrict the right of women to a medication abortion if they have justification to do so — and other options remain. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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3:00 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Keihne Concedes CD-1 Republican Primary to House Speaker Tobin

Rancher Gary Kiehne and House Speaker Andy Tobin at a June debate. Kiehne on Tuesday conceded the GOP primary to Tobin.
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The first congressional district now has a Republican candidate. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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5:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Tucson Police’s Sweep of Cell Phone Data Challenged

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A lawsuit playing out in Tucson could determine how much people get to know about how police in the state use devices to track cell-phone users. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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3:00 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Expanding Medical Marijuana Growing at the Center of State Lawsuit

State Health Director Will Humble
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State health officials are being sued over a provision in the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act that bars those who live within 25 miles of a dispensary from growing their own plants. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:59 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Republicans Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court in Arizona Redistricting Challenge

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Claiming illegal political motives, attorneys for Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to void the lines drawn by the Independent Redistricting Commission for the state’s 30 legislative districts. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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8:18 am
Thu August 28, 2014

College Costs Emerge as First Issue in Governor’s Race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Arizona regent at a forum in Flagstaff earlier this month.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Republicans are making the cost of attending college in the state an issue in the governor’s race. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, the issue is more complex than the pure dollar figures.

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5:00 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Ducey Wins Republican Primary for Governor

With incumbent Jan Brewer near his side, Doug Ducey speaks Tuesday night to supporters after he won the six-way race to be the Republican gubernatorial nominee.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

He wasn’t Jan Brewer's first choice. But, Doug Ducey walked away Tuesday with the Republican nomination for governor. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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