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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Despite Slow Job Growth, Durable Goods Sales Up in Arizona

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The state’s job growth may be slow. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports that a new report shows that is not stopping the folks who do have jobs from spending money.

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4:58 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Civil Rights Groups Seek Blockage of Arizona Abortion Law

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Civil rights groups asked a federal appeals court Monday to let them try to block a state abortion law because of why they say it was approved. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Thu July 10, 2014

State Health Department Green Lights Medical Marijuana for PTSD

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Come January first, doctors will be able to recommend marijuana to their patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. But Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, the legal fight may not be over.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

No Voter-Proposed Laws for Arizona’s 2014 Ballot

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It hasn’t happened in more than 30 years, but Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports it looks like there won’t be any voter-proposed laws on the November ballot.

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State Capitol News
7:59 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Arizona Secretary of State Candidates Debate Their Qualifications for Governor

Justin Pierce, Michele Reagan and Wil Cardon debate Tuesday night as each seeks to become the Republican nominee for secretary of state. Hosting is Ted Simons, right, of KAET-TV.
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Three Republicans are vying to become the next secretary of state. So at a televised debate on KAET-TV Tuesday night, moderator Ted Simons asked them what qualifies them to be governor. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
6:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

UA Doctor Allegedly Fired for Pushing Medical Marijuana Research

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A University of Arizona doctor is being let go — she claims because of her lobbying on the issue of medical marijuana research. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
2:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Republican Gubernatorial Primary Ramps Up With Cash Influx

Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey
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A major auto dealer has become a prime force in trying to ensure that Doug Ducey is the Republican nominee for governor — and that Christine Jones is not. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
10:10 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Arizona Food Prices Rise By 10 Percent

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Food costs have spiked in the state as a result of drought. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:46 am
Tue July 1, 2014

State Supreme Court Rules on Adult Protective Services Suit

The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that hospitals can be sued under laws designed to protect vulnerable adults. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:00 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Group Revives SB 1062 Fight in the Wake of High Court Decision

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The group behind a vetoed religious freedom law intends to use Monday’s Supreme Court ruling as a chance to revamp it and try again next year. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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