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3 hrs ago | East Bay Express

Sober DUIs for Pot Are 'Absurd,' Arizona Supreme Court Affirms

Arizona state law had held that anyone who tested positive for trace marijuana metabolites - which can stay in one's system for up to six weeks after last use - was automatically guilty of Driving Under the Influence.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Healthcare Law, Marijuana

7 hrs ago | WIGM-AM Medford

Legislative committee discusses online voter registration

The discussion at Wisconsin's Capitol includes examples of online voter registration, its implementation, data sharing, costs, security, accuracy, and convenience.

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13 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Carson High teacher found dead in Arizona

The Carson City High School community is mourning the loss of one of their teachers.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Bugle

Court: Pot-smoking drivers must show impairment before DUI citation

Arizonans who smoke marijuana can't be charged with driving while impaired absent actual evidence they are affected by the drug, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KOLD-TV Tucson

Phoenix fire: 2 badly burned in oil tanker fire

Two people were badly burned when an oil tanker exploded in an industrial area northwest of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Phoenix fire sends up plume of smoke near airport

Phoenix firefighters work at the scene after a fire that broke out an oil tanker business in an industrial area Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Fire, Phoenix, AZ

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Court revives lawsuit vs. state Medicaid expansion

Republicans in the House and Senate sued last year, saying only a simple majority last June passed the expansion bill that included the assessment.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

CBS 3 Springfield

PA inmate emerges as possibility in faux Arias lawsuit

A Pennsylvania jail inmate has emerged as a possible suspect in a mysterious lawsuit filed on behalf of convicted Arizona murderer Jodi Arias.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

KTVK Phoenix

Massive 2-alarm tanker fire burning in Central Phoenix

Emergency crews are on the scene of a fuel tanker fire at Dixco Tanker Yard Sales and Leasing in the area of 24th and Jefferson streets just north of the airport.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Fire

KTAR

Health official cautiously optimistic Valley avoided measels scare

Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s.

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Related Topix: Yuma, AZ, Arizona State University

HeraldNet

Plight of child-abuse suspect tugs at public's heart

Depending on the point of view, Shanesha Taylor is either a negligent mom who deserves being charged with child abuse or an overwhelmed single mom who made a mistake while trying to provide for her children.

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KTVK Phoenix

1 in 4 Arizona children don't know where next meal will come from

Tammy Jerdee, a single mother of two, lost her job during the recession; her long-term unemployment benefits have expired.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KTAR

'Give America a Raise' bus tour stops in Phoenix

The state capitol is the latest stop on a 20-state bus tour designed to increase pressure on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Congress, AZ

KTAR

Final hearing set concerning dog that mauled Phoenix child

A judge is expected to decide during an April 29 hearing where the dog will be sent.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

Business Insurance

Arizona community college faces class action over data breach

A proposed class action lawsuit is targeting a community college district in Tempe, Ariz., that allegedly violated several state and federal data protection laws, including waiting too long to notify affected students, alumni and employees after a breach.

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Related Topix: Tempe, AZ

CBS Local

Girl, 10, Presumed Drowned In Phoenix-Area Lake

Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say three girls under the age of 15 were in Saguaro Lake near Butcher Jones Beach when a passer-by noticed them in distress.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

AZ mom who left kids in car not unemployed or homeless

A Valley mother accused of leaving her children in the car while she went on a job interview was actually working and had a home address, the Maricopa County Attorney said.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Essence Magazine

Coffee Talk: Kenya Moore Says 'Authorities Will Decide' Porsha Williams' Fate

Kenya Moore released a statement today regarding the altercation between her and Porsha Williams on last night's Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, African-American

Essence Magazine

Coffee Talk: Kenya Moore Says 'Authorities Will Decide' Porsha Williams' Fate

Kenya Moore released a statement today regarding the altercation between her and Porsha Williams on last night's Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, African-American

CBS 3 Springfield

Attorney denies Jodi Arias filed suit against Arpaio, Grace

An attorney for convicted murderer Jodi Arias says neither Arias nor anyone on her defense team has filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a CNN on-air personality.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Holyoke, MA

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