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Lawmakers: Tax E-Cigarettes to Aid Budget Shortfall

Arizona legislators are considering proposal as a way to help cover $1B deficit expected by 2017.

Child's Right to Refuse Court Interviews Doesn't Expire at 18

Arizona Supreme Court unanimously resolves conflict between two rulings by the state Court of Appeals.

Native American Vote Key in Arizona's Largest Congressional District

CD 1 covers nearly two-thirds of state including 12 tribal nations.


Several people discuss efforts to reform the state employee hiring and firing system while having opposing beliefs.
Jimmy Chavez - President, Arizona Highway Patrol Association 
Sheri Van Horsen - President, Local 3111, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 
Mark Flatten - Investigative Journalist, Goldwater Institute 
Nick Dranias - Director, Center for Constitutional Government, Goldwater Institute

METRO WEEK: What Impact Do Tucson Lawmakers Have on Arizona Legislature?

Two former legislators weigh in on changing influence of local politicians.

Navajo Council Changes Language Law for Candidates

Native fluency won't be required for presidential candidate Chris Deschene if current nation president signs bill.

Early Ballot Deadline Friday; Here's How to Get One

Call Pima County Recorder's Office, 520 724-4330, or go to county recorder's website by clicking in this story.

Navajo Nation Presidential Election Postponed

Tribe's Supreme Court also orders immediate reprint of ballots without name of disqualified candidate, Chris Deschene.

Race for Congress in Southern Arizona Among Most Expensive

Nonpartisan organization ranks money poured into national campaigns; close to $12M has been spent in CD 2, about $11M in CD 1.

Navajo Nation Supreme Court Orders Presidential Hopeful Off Ballot

Chris Deschene has been in hot water over whether he is fluent in tribe's language; third-place from primary taking Deschene's place in general election.

Congressional Candidates Swap Women's Rights Claims

Tone of TV ads from Democratic incumbent Barber, Republican challenger McSally show contentious race.

Appeals Court: Medical Marijuana Law Doesn't Give DUI Protection

Man had argued legislation was intended to make authorized users immune from prosecution unless driving impaired.

Brewer Fires Head of Arizona's Administration Department

Brian McNeil laid off Friday for unknown reasons; had spent decades working in state government.

Jennifer Shelton, left, and Katherine Harrison, right, got their wedding license at the Pima County Courthouse in Tucson Friday, hours after gay marriage was legalized in Arizona.

Gay Marriage in Arizona Legal; Tucson, Phoenix Couples Wed

Attorney General Horne says state will not appeal federal judge's decision saying same-sex unions ban in state is unconstitutional.

Clean Elections Not Immediately Investigating Schools Superintendent

Arizona commission says there is reason to believe Huppenthal violated campaign finance laws during his failed re-election bid; seek settlement.

State Attorneys in Gay Marriage Challenge Agree Ban Unconstitutional

Lawyers representing Arizona cited last week's appeals court ruling striking down prohibitions in Idaho, Nevada.

Secretary of State Office Closes Complaint Against Attorney General Hopeful

Republican Brnovich provided information showing he was exempt from registering as a lobbyist.

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