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  1. Lawmaker offers secular prayer on House floorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Valley Morning Star

    A Democratic lawmaker has offered a secular prayer on the House floor after Republican leadership turned down his request to offer a daily prayer during opening ceremonies.

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  2. Roundabout construction will impact drivers on 89 at Perkinsville Road in Chino ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Daily Courier

    In addition to the restriping of the roadway, crews will close Perkinsville Road for the next five weeks and drivers will need to use alternate routes, to access 89 until the work is complete on the east side of the project. Traffic will be shifted to the west side of the roadway on 89 to make room for construction activity.

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  3. Surprise spent $60K on abandoned art projectRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | The Arizona Republic

    The city asked Philadelphia artist Meg Saligman to create an art project for the Bell Road-Grand Avenue Overpass but opted not to move forward with it. Surprise spent $60,000 on idea for road art project that won't happen The city asked Philadelphia artist Meg Saligman to create an art project for the Bell Road-Grand Avenue Overpass but opted not to move forward with it.

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  4. Judge adopts deal involving racial claim at Arizona prisonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Norwalk Citizen News

    A federal judge on Monday signed off on an agreement between Arizona and an inmate to end a claim of racial segregation in the state's 10 prisons. U.S. District Court Judge Cindy Jorgenson in Tucson issued the order on what she previously called a sweeping proposal between attorneys for an inmate and for the state.

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  5. Arizona's Taxes Are Too High? Compared to What?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Tucson Weekly

    Four billion dollars more in Arizona's state coffers would go a long way. I made the radical proposal the other day that we should add a billion dollars to our education budget to take us out of 49th place in per student funding and catapult us all the way up to 46th place, tied with Tennessee.

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  6. Update on dog who was rescued from freeway medianRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Examiner.com

    A little, white dog, who was rescued from the median of a busy freeway in Arizona, went to her new home over the weekend, reported News 3 Las Vegas . The dog, dubbed "Dottie," had many people who were vying to adopt her following the dramatic rescue and one lucky couple in Phoenix was ultimately selected from the multitude of applicants.

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  7. 18 famous animals from ArizonaRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | The Arizona Republic

    Arizona can claim a number of famous animals, from funny online regulars like Grumpy Cat to more serious takes of Mickey the pit bull and Macho B. 18 famous animals from Arizona Arizona can claim a number of famous animals, from funny online regulars like Grumpy Cat to more serious takes of Mickey the pit bull and Macho B. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1C6ZkZg Arizona has been home to quite a few notable animals, from a wild jaguar that launched an investigation into a state agency to two llamas that captivated the world while they were on the run. The perpetually frowning feline is from Morristown.

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  8. 8 school bills Arizona parents should know aboutRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Arizona Republic

    Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1SVOzX6 Several bills have been introduced that would change K-12 and higher education in Arizona. Here are some of the highlights: HB 2056 would allow parents to opt their children out of the statewide assessments such as AzMERIT, the state's rigorous Common Core-based standardized test, and Move On When Reading, the state's K-3 reading program.

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  9. 3 years after his death, the Phoenix case of Quentine Barksdale continues to haunt those it touchesRead the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | The Arizona Republic

    Off-duty ADOT Officer Joseph MacKenzie says his life was ruined when he shot Quentine Barksdale; 2 retired detectives say the investigation was botched. 3 years after his death, the Phoenix case of Quentine Barksdale continues to haunt those it touches PHOENIX -- Off-duty ADOT Officer Joseph MacKenzie says his life was ruined when he shot Quentine Barksdale; 2 retired detectives say the investigation was botched.

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  10. AG: No pattern of fraud found with 10 nonprofit providersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Maryland Gazette

    Ten nonprofits that had provided behavioral health services to needy New Mexicans were cleared Monday of fraud allegations as part of an investigation by the attorney general's office. Some regulatory violations were uncovered, but those instances did not appear to reflect a deliberate or intentional pattern of fraud, Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a letter to members of the Legislature.

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  11. Arizona Pro-Marijuana Forces Steamrolling Pot Prohibitionists in FundraisingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Phoenix New Times

    Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy , led by Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, collected $90,095 in contributions from November 25, 2014, to December 31, 2015, according to campaign-finance reports released last week. After spending $19,000 of it on the fundraiser, legal fees, a website, and printed promotional materials, the group had $70,411 on hand by the end of last year.

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  12. Road 1 North/Highway 89 traffic signal in Chino Valley slated for funding in fiscal year 2022Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Daily Courier

    A collision near Highway 89 and Road 1 North that sent both drivers to the hospital this past week has renewed discussion about the need for a traffic signal at the busy corner. Chino Valley Police Lt.

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  13. Prescott Valley eyes mass transit systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Daily Courier

    Voters won't go to the polls until 2017, and if approved, buses won't roll until 2019, but a committee in Prescott Valley wants to know what residents think about starting a town mass transit system. Suzanne O'Neill, principal for Colorado-based Transit Plus, presented a preferred option to town residents Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 16 and 18. The plan O'Neill presented stems from discussions in October and a $27,985 study funded by Federal Transit Authority funds through the Arizona Department of Transportation .

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  14. Arizona lawmaker targets title lending industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Daily Courier

    Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX - A state lawmaker who fought to rid Arizona of payday lenders now wants new curbs on the title lending industry. Rep. Debbie McCune Davis, D-Phoenix, said the triple-digit interest rates that are charged to consumers are as abusive as those that were charged by now-defunct firms that gave short-term loans based on a promise to repay.

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  15. The Ten Best Places for Free Music in PhoenixRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Phoenix New Times

    Few things are better than live music, but you know what is? Free live music. Here are ten places in Arizona's capital city to hear cover-less bands in the flesh.

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  16. Reporting: Rep. Giffords ShootingTONE of Civil Debate had a Role, Sheriff SaysRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 7 | American Reporter

    In an 8 p.m. ET press conference called by the Pima County Sheriff's office, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik decried the "vitriolic" campaign against Giffords during the 2010 election year, and speaking of Arizona declared, "We have become the Mecca for prejudice and bigotry" in recent years, he said. The bold remark was widely noted and discussed by talking heads on CNN and FoxNews.

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  17. Arizona State Unviersity club urges students to take stand on self-defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Arizona Republic

    The Arizona State Legislature is considering a bill that would make firearms legal on college campuses. One Arizona State University club wanted to gauge students' opinions on concealed weapons.

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  18. The Sound of Money: Firm to spend $1 million to muffle Hackberry compressor station's roarRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | The Kingman Daily Miner

    It's been a 10-year struggle for Gene Bishop and a dozen neighbors to get something done about the screeching noise coming from Kinder Morgan's Hackberry compressor station. The whine of the compressor's two, 6,000-horsepower turbine engines isn't so bad, registering between 60 and 65 decibels on average.

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  19. Editorial: Court, lawmakers must overhaul death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | St. Petersburg Times

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month invalidating Florida's death penalty sentencing system gives the state an opportunity to end this outdated, arbitrary and ineffective punishment. But this is Florida, and lawmakers are tinkering with the death penalty instead of abolishing it.

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  20. Utah plans to repeal guest worker law that never took effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | KSL-TV

    Five years after Utah passed a guest worker law lauded as a compassionate approach to address immigrants living in the country illegally, the state is seeking to repeal the never-implemented program. The 2011 law would have allowed immigrants in the U.S without legal permission to remain in Utah if they had a job, no criminal record and paid a fine and registered with the state.

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