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Former Arizona Legislator Dies at 73

David Burnell Smith was a member of the state House representing Scottsdale; stepped down in 2006.

Election Day One Week Away; Strategists Weigh In

Loads of money pouring into campaigns, possible political transformation of Arizona can make this a historic election, both argue.

The 2012 state budget ensures that the growth of Arizona's private prison industry.

News Organizations Sue Arizona Over Secrecy of Death Penalty Drugs

Arizona Daily Star, Arizona Republic among those in lawsuit against state Department of Corrections, Attorney General Horne.

Lawmakers: Tax E-Cigarettes to Aid Budget Shortfall

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

Same-Sex Unions in Arizona OK for Federal Benefits

Gay, lesbian couples who get married in state can now get Social Security; 5 other states also recognized by US government.


Gasoline Prices: Lowest They've Been in 3 Years

Triple-A of Arizona says Tucson is paying $2.94 a gallon in average, among cheapest in state.

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.

Judge to Decide if Arizona Should Pay $1.3B to Public Schools

Hearing starts today on whether state has to provide money it took away from budget starting in 2009; this is in addition to $317M it must release.

Expect Mail Delays After Closure of Tucson Postal Service Processing Center

Agency failed to conduct required impact studies on how service would be affected by closing Cherrybell facility, others around country.

Native American Vote Key in Arizona's Largest Congressional District

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

Grant Will Help Expand Tucson Rehab Program for At-Risk Veterans

Treatment Court helps vets who commit certain drug, alcohol-related offenses stay out of jail.

AZ WEEK: 'Discrimination, Prejudice Pushed Me to Succeed'

Arizona's first governor of Mexican descent Raul H. Castro shares his story during a recent visit to Tucson.

From left to right, Andy Tobin, Martha McSally and Mitt Romney.

Former GOP Presidential Candidate in Tucson for Election Support

Mitt Romney joined Arizona congressional Republican nominees Martha McSally, Andy Tobin at a fundraising event.

Tens of Thousands Expected to Participate in Tucson Cycling Event

Cyclovia will take place Nov. 2; attendees will have 2.6 miles of car-free streets for themselves.


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.

A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle on the American side of the border fence in Nogales, Ariz.

Border Patrol Involved in Fatal Shooting on Tucson's South Side

One suspect dead, others on the run, several weapons found, agency statement says.

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