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Mexico judge approves recreational use of cocaine

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

A Colombian drug dealer prepares cocaine for street sale in Bogota, on September 20, 2013./Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Landmark ruling cites drug’s ability to provide ‘spirtual experiences By Ewan Palmer | Newsweek A judge in Mexico has approved two people to use cocaine recreationally in what has been described as a historic step toward ending the country’s […]

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APS, Pinnacle West CEO Don Brandt to retire in November

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Donald Brandt, chairman and CEO of Arizona Public Service Co., looks at a map displaying the utility’s solar power deployment at its Phoenix headquarters./Jim Poulin/Phoenix Business Journal By Patrick O’Grady  | Phoenix Business Journal Donald Brandt, CEO of the state’s largest utility and its parent company, will retire before the end of the year. Brandt, who […]

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Schilling’s eyes O’Halleran as possible congressional matchup

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

 Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling campaigns for Donald Trump in 2016 in Salem, N.H. /Jim Davis / Boston GlobeV By Ronald J. Hansen | Arizona Republic Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Curt Schilling watches the first inning of a baseball game between the Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 3, 2018, in Phoenix. “Am […]

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Court says AG can’t sue regents over tuition hikes

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

The state Court of Appeals won’t let Attorney General Mark Brnovich sue the university system over what he claims are unconstitutionally high tuition hikes. AG Brnovich/Gary Sizemore In a ruling Tuesday, the three-judge panel said the Arizona Supreme Court has interpreted a state law to say that attorneys general can sue only when they have […]

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Court denies AG’s bid to sue Board of Regents

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

Mark Brnovich /Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services | Arizona Capitol Times The state Court of Appeals won’t let Attorney General Mark Brnovich sue the university system over what he claims are unconstitutionally high tuition hikes. In a ruling Tuesday, the three-judge panel said the Arizona Supreme Court has interpreted a state […]

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Study: Arizona among the worst in vaccination rates

Posted by   /  August 20, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror Steve Benson By Jim Small | AZ Mirror An analysis of public health data finds that Arizona has been acutely affected by the rise of the anti-vaccination movement, and ranks No. 4 in the nation in granting the most exemptions to school children. Health care company e7 Health analyzed […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Dozens of mattresses go flying during high winds in Denver

Posted by   /  August 20, 2019  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

Eyewitness Robb Manes filmed the mattress mayhem describing the incident as the “great mattress migration of 2019.”

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Ducey’s relationship with Trump, then, now, coming up

Posted by   /  August 20, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

President Donald Trump and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey at a White House meeting where Ducey talked about the state’s occupational licensing recognition law. /Photo by Miranda Faulkner/Cronkite News By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times In 2016, Gov. Doug Ducey never tweeted about Donald Trump while the future president was on the campaign trail. The […]

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2019’s Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality

Posted by   /  August 20, 2019  /  Featured News  /  No Comments

Arizona ranks well for Women’s equality in the 50 states By  Adam McCann | WalletHub Women’s rights in the U.S. have made leaps and bounds since the passage of the 19th Amendment. Yet many women still struggle to break the glass ceiling because of unequal treatment in society. Unfortunately, the gender gap in 21st century America […]

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Former lawmaker McGuire challenging O’Halleran in Democrat primary

Posted by   /  August 20, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Barbara McGuire, who served the Arizona House of Representatives from 2007-10 and in the state Senate from 2013-16,/Facebook By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror A former Democratic state senator is running against Congressman Tom O’Halleran in next year’s primary, and despite her reputation as a moderate during her years in the legislature, she’s challenging him […]

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