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56 min ago | WDVD-FM Detroit

Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution

The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, State Prisons, Prison, Arizona Government

1 hr ago | GlobalNews

Masking death penalty's violence increases suffering, Arizona execution shows

Toronto native John Radclive had been Canada's public executioner for years. Despite his habit of consuming quantities of alcohol that startled his hard-drinking contemporaries, starting a riot in Hull when he announced to a packed tavern that he had "come to hang a Frenchman, and hoped it would not be the last," and "altogether expressed himself ... (more)

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Arizona Government, Riot, Prison

4 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Nicole DeLeon joined Arizona Summit Law School

Nicole DeLeon joined Arizona Summit Law School Snell & Wilmer adds an environmental and natural resources group of attorneys and a policy advisor Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1mINWek Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix added seven attorneys and a policy advisor from Polsinelli to its environmental and natural resources group.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, University of Arizona, Illinois College, Environment, Science

8 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

Judging Cocktails: 9 Lessons Learned After Drinking 18 Mai Tais in a Row

Last night, 18 of Phoenix and Tucson's best bartenders took to the stage at Sandbar in Chandler to compete in the Mai Tai Competition .

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12 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Colorado, Arizona Government, US News, US Supreme Court, Death Penalty

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Tribune

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Oklahoma Government, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ohio Government, Prison

Reuters

Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Prison, Death Penalty, State Prisons, US News

Phoenix New Times

Ralph Heap, "Dr. Hypocrisy," Campaigns Against Medicaid Expansion, But Took $130K in Medicaid Cash

Master and apprentice: Recalled former state Senator Russell Pearce talks with Ralph Heap , Pearce's revenge candidate in LD 25, in this photo Heap deleted from his Facebook page Tall with a buzz cut and a toothy grin, Dr. Ralph Heap is a banjo-pickin' orthopedic surgeon with a handsome family and enough charisma to worry incumbent Bob Worsley in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, United Kingdom, Greater Manchester County, England, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Arizona Government

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

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

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

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

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

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

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