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Brewer Signs Tougher Penalties for Human Trafficking

Cindy McCain, who pushed the bill forward, said legislation would put AZ at forefront of fight against crime imposing harsher punishment for pimps, escort services, etc.

Proponents of medical marijuana are already buying sites which will be used for dispensaries in Pima County. We speak to two of them about their efforts.

Supreme Court: Non-Impairing Marijuana Compounds Don't Count for DUI

Arizona's higher court says authorities don't have the right to prosecute such under state's driving under the influence laws.

Linda Williams, a physician at El Rio Community Health Clinic, performs a routine checkup on her patient.

Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Challenging Medicaid Expansion

The Arizona court ruled Tuesday that lawmakers have the right to sue over a hospital assessment that funds the expansion.

Bill Blocking Elections Comm from Investigations Reconsidered

The Senate-approved bill would allow only the Secretary of State and state Attorney General to investigate possible campaign contribution violations.

New Bill Requires CPS Outside Review, Wants Legislators Included

An amendment to SB 1386 proposes evaluation team to be comprised of four members of the Child Protective Oversight Committee.

Gavel-Scale

Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal of SB 1070 Harboring Ban Block

The justices declined to review ruling that barred police from arresting people for sheltering immigrants living in U.S. undocumented.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, April 18, 2014

Bill to expand 'empowerment scholarships" dies in Arizona House; fundraising totals for congressional races; campaigns' "dark money."

AHCCCS Work-Rule, Time-Limit Proposal Heading to Brewer

Arizona House gives final approval to bill that would force able-bodied Medicaid recipients to get a job, limit some to a max of five years of insurance.

The border of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico is separated by a large brown metal fence.

Murders in Mexico Appear to Drop By 15% Last Year, Analysis Says

Authorities would like to take credit but report's author says that is 'debatable;' certain cartels have established monopolies so no need to fight anyone, he argues.

New Bill Brings Changes to Rio Nuevo Board

Arizona House approves legislation that would require four board members to live within Tucson city limits, others in Pima County area.

Four Major Pro-Gun Bills Get AZ Senate OK

Including being allowed to have weapons in government buildings that don't have strict security measures.

Brewer Signs Surprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics Bill

Governor has consistently supported anti-abortion legislation; opponents say law is unnecessary.

Top Combat General At Davis-Monthan

Local elected officials make their case for the A-10; ask for expansion of the base's roll in the future such as housing F-16s.

Arizona Capitol Buildling

Senate Unanimously Passes Bill Toughening Trafficking Penalties

HB 2454 targets pimps who traffic minors, businesses such as massage parlors, escort services advertising online.

Bill Aims to Keep New Teen Drivers Off Cell Phones

The Arizona House OKs legislation which bans teen drivers from talking or texting during their first six months of driving.

McCain in Estonia, Calls EU Sanctions on Russia a 'Joke'

During his trip Tuesday he called for 'strong, tough American leadership' to shape the West's response to Russian actions in Ukraine.

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