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1 hr ago | Verde Independent

Report: Driving drops in Arizona as public transportation ridership grows

Riders board the light rail at the University and Rural station in Tempe. Light-rail ridership has already reached numbers projected for 2020, said a report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group, helping drive an overall mass transit increase in the state.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Tempe, AZ, Phoenix, AZ

1 hr ago | ABC15.com

Arizona high court allows execution to proceed

The highest courts in Arizona and the nation have cleared the way for the state to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday, following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, US News, US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

NN15: Please join us in Arizona

I want to talk to you about how energized I was from this past week in Detroit, from seeing Vice President Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rev.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate

8 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

Arizona Food Stamps and Unemployment Scammers Slapped With $2.1 Million in Fines

Arizona's Department of Economic Security is to be repaid $2.1 million by people caught gaming the food stamps and unemployment insurance programs.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Prison, State Prisons

9 hrs ago | The Kingman Daily Miner

Arizona job picture still an up-and-down affair

By Hubble Ray Smith Miner reporter KINGMAN - Arizona's unemployment rate inched up to 6.9 percent in June from 6.8 percent the previous month as some 36,000 government jobs were lost during the month, the Arizona Department of Administration reported last week.

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Related Topix: Kingman, AZ, Mohave County, AZ, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Mathematics, Science

13 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

SNAP benefits abuse costing taxpayers millions

The number of fraudulent cases involving people who receive food stamps is low in Arizona, but the amount it costs taxpayers is alarming.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Kos

Pooties..Soups...Arizona: A Natural Progression

Hey there Kos family...long time no talk! I know i haven't posted much the last few years...been awfully busy with the career that was born right here on Daily Kos but with all the controversy a brewin about next year's Netroots Nation I figured as a born and bred Arizona Wildcat it's time for me to come home.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Raul Grijalva, Democrat, Blog News, Liberal Political News

KTVK Phoenix

NTSB combs through wreckage of Arizona plane crash

A federal investigator is combing through the wreckage of a small plane that crashed, killing four people near Sedona.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents

The Arizona Republic

4 artists with Arizona ties receive arts medals

Linda Ronstadt, 3 other artists with Arizona ties receive arts medals Linda Ronstadt, James Turrell and Phoenix Art Museum architects receive president's National Medal of Arts Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1mBoac3 President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded the National Medal of Arts to Linda Ronstadt, James Turrell, who ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Linda Ronstadt, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Scottsdale, AZ

KFVS12

Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to... Georgia Republicans have only a few more hours before they have a Senate nominee in a race that will help decide which party ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Supreme Court, Arizona Government, Economics News, Bankruptcy

The Arizona Republic

Arizona still one of the worst states to be a kid

Arizona lags most states in child well-being, but there are bright spots in high-school grad rates, juvie arrests Arizona still one of the worst states to be a kid Arizona lags most states in child well-being, but there are bright spots in high-school grad rates, juvie arrests Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1mAlPOr Arizona ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Family, Kids, Arizona State University

CBC News

Where does Sam live? Mayor claims primary homes in both Winnipeg, Arizona

According to online records from Maricopa County, Arizona, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz's Scottsdale home has been listed as his primary residence since 2013.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Maricopa County, AZ

Phoenix New Times

Doug Ducey Calls Christine Jones' Border Plan 'Phony,' But So Is His

With erstwhile Go Daddy exec Christine Jones hard on his heels in the GOP primary for governor, and an awesome anti-Ducey ad by a pro-Jones I.E. in circulation , Ducey has fired back beginning today with a new commercial calling Jones out on her border plan, which the ad labels "phony."

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KNUS-AM Aurora

Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, US News, US Supreme Court, Violent Crime, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Death Penalty

Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABC15.com

Arizona one of worst states in country for kids?

Excessive Heat Watch issued July 21 at 4:02AM MST expiring July 24 at 8:00PM MST in effect for: La Paz, Maricopa, Pinal, Yuma On Monday, the Children's Action Alliance released a 60-page report, highlighting the good and bad in our state.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

KOLD-TV Tucson

Six-year-old legislative action coming back to haunt Arizonans

A decision Arizona leaders made six years ago is coming back to haunt the state.

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Related Topix: Privacy, Tucson, AZ

ABC15.com

Teacher shortages plague Arizona schools

The annual teacher retention rate is just 65 percent, and educators say we're losing teachers to surrounding states because of low pay.

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Phoenix New Times

Death Row Inmate's Execution on Hold as He Tries to Find Details on the Method

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily halted the execution of an Arizona death-row inmate as he attempts to get information about the state's new lethal-injection method.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ohio, Ohio Government

The Arizona Republic

ASU law school construction in downtown Phoenix continues

ASU law school construction in downtown Phoenix continues ASU's $129 million, six-story law school will soon be rising in downtown Phoenix Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1mv9MCb The first students will arrive in Fall of 2016 for classes at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, University of Arizona

KTAR

Despite shutdown, Grand Canyon still earns $476M for Arizona

Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999. Favorite food: Steak and shrimp, and any food on campouts.

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