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Costly and nasty: Failure of Prop. 127 won’t stop renewable energy push, experts say

Posted by   /  November 9, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Bryce Newberry | Cronkite News The fight over whether Arizona should get half of its electricity from solar, wind and other renewable sources turned bitter election night when Attorney General Mark Brnovich called out California billionaire Tom Steyer for using California’s energy policies to try to influence Arizona’s policies. “I’ve got a message […]

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Phoenix elections: No one won the mayoral race. What happens now?

Posted by   /  November 7, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Jessica Boehm |Arizona Republic While many races across Arizona were decided Tuesday night, early returns indicate that Phoenix’s mayoral election is just getting started. No candidate secured 50 percent plus one vote — the number required to win the election outright. Former council colleagues Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela are expected to move on to […]

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Arizona GOP threatens legal action over emergency voting, early ballot verification

Posted by   /  November 6, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror The chairman of the Arizona Republican Party is threatening legal action against counties that opened emergency voting centers over the weekend or that plan to allow voters to confirm that they signed the early ballots that they dropped off on Election Day before those ballots are rejected for mismatched […]

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Banner Health to open Ariz.’s tallest hospital

Posted by   /  October 31, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

    By Stephanie Innes | Arizona Republic Banner Health recently invested more than $1 billion into academic medicine construction projects in Arizona and the biggest of those undertakings — a 16-story hospital tower in Phoenix — opens Tuesday. The 372,476 square-foot tower is part of a $417.9 million upgrade at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix, 1111 E. McDowell Road. The upgrade included […]

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[IN-DEPTH] How to Win Arizona

Posted by   /  October 30, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

A state that’s as tough on immigrants as its Republican senators are on President Trump. Can Kyrsten Sinema become the first Democrat to win statewide since Janet Napolitano quit? By Hank Stephenson and Jim Nintzel | POLITICO Arizona is known for its harsh immigration laws and a former governor who once wagged her finger in […]

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State Parks bulldozed archaeological sites for cabins, trails, ex-agency archaeologist says

Posted by   /  October 29, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Craig Harris | Arizona Republic Arizona State Parks & Trails has dug up and bulldozed Native American and other archaeological sites without preserving artifacts in a rush to build visitor attractions and make money, a state archaeologist claims. In one case, Parks unearthed ancient stone tools and caused “irreversible” damage to a site […]

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Time running out for tax law change

Posted by   /  October 29, 2018  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Arizona individual taxpayers could end up being hit with an extra $236 million in taxes if the governor and lawmakers follow their regular practice of trying to keep the annual state income tax relatively simple. Elected officials will have to decide soon whether Arizona […]

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Adidas execs, would-be sports agent guilty in college basketball fraud case

Posted by   /  October 24, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Sports  /  No Comments

  A handful of Arizona Wildcats recruiting targets, players and coaches were also mentioned during the two-week trial By Adam Zagoria } Special to the Arizona Daily Star Three men at the center of an ongoing federal trial into college basketball corruption have been found guilty of multiple felonies. A jury ruled Wednesday that former […]

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Arizona pilot program meant to boost vaccination rates backfires

Posted by   /  October 24, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A pilot program designed to increase vaccination rates among Arizona children ended up having the opposite effect. The test in 16 Phoenix-area schools was aimed at parents who said they wanted to exercise their legal right under state law to exempt their children from […]

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Here are the propositions that will be on the Arizona ballot in November

Posted by   /  October 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

KTAR.com Residents in Arizona will start to receive their early voting ballots in the mail and can visit voting centers as early as this week. In addition to a Senate seat, all of the nine House seats, and other state races, there are five ballot initiatives on the ballot for the Nov. 6 midterm election. […]

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