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  1. Richard Davis: Supreme Court gives elections back to the peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Deseret News

    The Supreme Court has rule Arizona and other states can create independent redistricting commissions to conduct redistricting every 10 years. While the state Legislature can create the commission, Utah's most viable alternative is a voter initiative.


  2. Police: 10 arrested at DUI checkpoint in Newberry Twp.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | York Dispatch

    In addition to arresting the 10 suspected drunken drivers, police also cited two people with underage drinking and wrote various traffic citations for violations including driving without registration and driving with an open container of alcohol, officials said. Assisting were Northeastern Regional Police, Northern York County Regional Police, York Area Regional Police, Spring Garden Township Police and Southern Regional Police, he said.


  3. The wrinkle in the ACA decisionRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Minot Daily News

    Roberts' intellectual complexity does not prevent him from expressing himself pithily, as he did with those words when dissenting in a case from Arizona. Joined by Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, Roberts' dissent should somewhat mollify conservatives who are dismayed about his interpretive ingenuity four days earlier in writing the opinion that saved the Affordable Care Act.


  4. Proposal could extend OT pay to 100K ArizonansRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

    President Barack Obama's proposal to extend overtime to nearly 5 million Americans could affect 100,000 Arizonans, or less than 5 percent of the state's workforce. Proposal could extend overtime pay to 100,000 Arizonans President Barack Obama's proposal to extend overtime to nearly 5 million Americans could affect 100,000 Arizonans, or less than 5 percent of the state's workforce.


  5. Appeals court upholds parts of Arizona ethnic studies banRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday kept alive a legal challenge brought by former students who sued Arizona over a ban on ethnic studies in public schools and who will have a new chance to argue the law discriminates against Mexican Americans. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld most of a lower court's decision.


  6. Missouri to allow tax exemption after stillbirthsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

    Missouri is joining at least one other state in offering a tax exemption for stillbirths, after Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon signed a law allowing it starting this year. The measure will allow a one-time exemption of $1,200 from a parent's income - the same amount taxpayers can claim for each dependent on tax returns.


  7. Get ready for the next Obamacare legal challenge in the newsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Obamacare is not out of the courts yet, though the Supreme Court's King v. Burwell decision last month will whittle some of the more than a dozen pending cases down by at least a few.


  8. Goal achieved: AZ flag gets TV time at World CupRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

    Goal achieved: AZ flag gets TV time at World Cup A group of Arizonans put the flag center stage at the womens' championship Check out this story on The Arizona flag makes a fine backdrop as Carli Lloyd celebrates with teammates after scoring against Japan on Sunday at the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at BC Place Stadium. The Connelly family told their relatives and friends to watch for them during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final.


  9. Cameras on Arizona highways watching trucks, not speedersRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | KTAR

    Cameras being mounted on poles at several locations along rural freeways are to monitor commercial trucks' compliance with regulations and weight restrictions, not to catch speeders, the Arizona Department of Transportation said. Cameras are being installed near the Sacaton Rest Area on Interstate 10, the McGuireveille Rest Area on Interstate 17 and the Canoa Ranch Rest Area on Interstate 19, the Casa Grande Dispatch reported.


  10. Analysis: Despite Ruling, Redistricting Reformers PessimisticRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Gilmer Mirror

    But the lawmakers who have been ignoring the idea for years lost one of their excuses: In a 5-4 decision , the U.S. Supreme Court turned back a challenge to Arizona's commission, saying the voters had the right to take that power away from legislators. The Arizona case opens the door for voters to take the map-drawing away from the people who are occupationally dependent on the lines on those maps.


  11. County workers to receive 2 percent raiseRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Big Bug News

    Les Bowen Special the BBN Yavapai County will spend more than $106 million on labor costs in the 2015-16 fiscal year. Personnel salaries and benefits make up more than half the county's proposed budget for next year.


  12. 9th Circuit Upholds Most of Anti Mexican-American Studies Law But...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Tucson Weekly

    TUSD students and their legal team outside the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has upheld most of the Arizona law that ended up banning the Mexican-American studies program.


  13. Eb I-10 closed near PantanoRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

    TUCSON, AZ - Eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 are closed near the Cochise County line because of a crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The road is closed at Milepost 291, just east of Pantano.


  14. Hey Ducey: Arizona's Prison System Ain't Working, Don't...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Tucson Weekly

    The Quaker nonprofit American Friends Service Committee is asking Gov. Doug Ducey to stop negotiations with the for-profit prison company that runs the state prison in Kingman-you know, where there was a riot last week. After several days of craziness, nine prison staff and seven inmates were injured.


  15. Mexican Studies Claim Revived by Ninth CircuitRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

    Arizona's ban on ethnic studies in public schools was not overbroad, but may have violated students' equal protection rights, the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday. The Arizona Legislature passed House Bill 2281 in 2010, prohibiting a school district or charter school from providing classes that: " promote the overthrow of the United States government, promote resentment toward a race or class of people, are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group, or advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals."


  16. The Supreme Court grants the American people the right to shape their own government institutionsRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | The Hill

    This week, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge by the Arizona legislature, which was seeking to invalidate an Independent Redistricting Commission established by Arizonans through the initiative and referendum process. The Arizona Legislature asserted that they, not a voter created independent commission, had the right to draw congressional district lines.


  17. Holiday Weekend DUI StatsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

    The DUI figures for the 4th of July weekend are in from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety , and the results are, well, sobering: 443 people were arrested for a DUI between Friday and Sunday -151 of which had a blood alcohol content of .15 or greater. A total of 1,887 officers and deputies stopped 11,385 vehicles over the weekend, and about 43 percent of the time, people were slapped with a civil or speeding violation.


  18. Fatal accident restricts travel on I-8 West in ArizonaRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | KTAR

    The Arizona Department of Transportation said westbound lanes on Interstate 8 were reopened since the morning accident but that restrictions were expected to continue on the eastbound side.


  19. Fired Arizona child welfare workers to appeal dismissal of lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | KTAR

    Five former Arizona child welfare workers who were fired last year amid an agency scandal planned to appeal a judge's dismissal of their wrongful termination lawsuit. Phoenix attorney Terry Woods said Monday he believed Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Robert Oberbillig made an incorrect legal decision when he approved a request from the state to throw out their lawsuit.


  20. Fatal accident restricts travel on I-8 west of Gila BendRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago |

    The Arizona Department of Transportation says westbound lanes have reopened since the Tuesday morning accident but eastbound lanes are closed at Citrus Valley Road in Gila Bend.