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State Capitol News
4:30 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Healthcare Represents Lone Economic Bright Spot for Arizona

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The state’s jobless rate jumped a tenth of a point last month, to 7 percent. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, there’s one really bright spot in the economy.

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3:30 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Dreamers Challenge Driver’s License Denial Amid Legal Challenge

DACA applicants wait in line in Los Angeles to avoid deportation.
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Attorneys for dreamers are asking a federal appeals court to make good on its ruling that their clients are entitled to driver’s licenses while they challenge Jan Brewer’s interpretation of state law. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:59 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Ducey Attempting to Block Brewer Cash Destined for Opponent

Gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey
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Doug Ducey didn’t get Jan Brewer’s endorsement for governor. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports he is now trying to keep the governor from spending her political funds to help elect Scott Smith.

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2:36 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Adam Kwasman Announces He Has Blood Cancer

State representative and congressional hopeful Adam Kwasman provides details Thursday of his diagnosis of what he said is a non-fatal kind of blood cancer.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

State representative and congressional hopeful Adam Kwasman shared Thursday morning that he has a type of blood cancer. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, Kwasman said there is nothing political in his timing.

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5:00 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Rural Medical Marijuana Users May Regain Right to Grow

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Some medical marijuana users outside the state’s metro areas may soon regain the right to grow their own. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:00 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Judge Declines to Throw Out Horne Investigation

Attorney General Tom Horne
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A judge has rebuffed efforts by Attorney General Tom Horne to quash an investigation into whether he has been using public resources in his reelection bid. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
10:30 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Scott Smith Campaign to Benefit from Jan Brewer Cash

Gov. Jan. Brewer
Credit Ross D. Franklin/AP

Gov. Jan Brewer is going to use money she’s raised from donors inside and outside the state to help elect Scott Smith as her successor. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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10:24 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Horne Asks for Dismissal of Clean Elections Investigation

Attorney General Tom Horne
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The lawyer for Attorney General Tom Horne asked a judge this afternoon to kill one of the three current investigations against him. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:59 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Republican Gubernatorial Primary Increasingly Going Negative

Gubernatorial candidates (from left) Ken Bennett, Christine Jones and Scott Smith.
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The Republican gubernatorial primary has gotten so tense between the candidates that party Chairman Robert Graham has told the contenders to just cool it — or risk electing Democrat Fred DuVal in November. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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8:41 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Voter-Approved State Measure Conflicts with Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama
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A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the part of a 2010 voter-approved measure is unenforceable because it conflicts with the federal Affordable Care Act. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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