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Kimberly Craft interviews Jonathan Paton, a former AZ Senator, and Michael Coiro, Executive Director of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Wisconsin Labor Issues Hit Home

With Arizona lawmakers expressing their support for Wisconsin's governor and a national conversation about labor rights underway, local unions seek a seat at the table

Representative Vic Williams talks about the progress in the legislature with Christopher Conover.

Budget News On its Way

A special Arizona Illustrated Political Focus previews the new state budget, slated for release on Monday

49 Charges Against Loughner

A federal grand jury has returned a new indictment against Jared Lee Loughner

Rural health care providers in Southeast Arizona may be facing some new challenges. Governor Jan Brewers budget relies on obtaining an exemption from federal rules so she can reduce the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state's Medicaid alternative, and save the state $1.5 billion over the next two years.

Episode 8: Medicaid Cuts Could Constrict State's Recovery

Health care for working poor, insurance rates, and the overall economy would all suffer if Arizona slashes or stops AHCCCS, experts say

Shaun McClusky and Ron Asta are both running for Tucson's mayoral seat.

Mayoral Race Draws New Contenders

Two Republicans push for making Tucson better for commerce

Christopher Conover discusses public access to the state senate office building.

Outcry Over Access

This week's Arizona Illustrated Political Focus looks at state Senate President Russell Pearce's decision to disallow public access to the legislature's news conferences

Kimberly Craft and Lawrence Rosen Ph.D., a professor of anthropology at Princeton University, discuss the cultural and social significance of current events.

Understanding the Middle East

Anthropologist Lawrence Rosen discusses epicenter of unrest

Christopher Conover sits down with one of Tucson's newest members of the Legislature, Rep. Bruce Wheeler (D).

A Freshman's Take

Recently elected lawmaker analyzes changes in Arizona's politics and national image

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.

Episode 7: Federal Supremacy vs. Arizona's Rights

Attorney General Horne expects to defend state in several cases as Legislature gets confrontational

Assessing Mayor Bob Walkup's Tenure

We asked the Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel to review the mayor's time in office


Libyan Protests in Tucson

Libyan expatriates gather to show support for opposition in homeland

Kimberly Craft discusses possible cuts in Title X funds with Wendell Hicks, Executive Director of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, and Bryan Howard, President of Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona.

Family Planning at a Crossroads

While legislators talk of cutting Medicaid, health advocates fear for the future of Title X

At a recent panel discussion titled "Education in Arizona," state leaders discussed some of the pressing issues education issues in our state.

Education in Arizona: Is it Broken?

Education leaders discuss current challenges in Arizona

A Day For Haze

The Struggle for Civil Rights

Walkup Will Not Seek 4th Term

Tucson mayor says he won't run again, lays out vision for city's future

"A Solution in Search of a Problem"

The Arizona House passes a new restriction for legal abortions

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