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Navajo County Supervisor Running for Seat Vacated by Death of Sen. Crandell

Republican Sylvia Allen previously served in state Senate; Crandell was found dead after apparent horseback riding accident last week.

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GOP LD 11 House Race Focuses on Taxes, Land Use, Education

Two political newcomers, one former state Legislature administrative staff member.

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Southern AZ State Senate Primary Features 2 Contested Races

2 GOP candidates seek District 11 seat; longtime Democratic lawmaker Cajero Bedford faces party challenge.

State Sen. Crandell Dies; Flags at Half-Staff in AZ Capitol

State senator found dead in ranch from an apparent horseback riding accident; 'I am deeply saddened,' governor says.

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Law Bans Sale of Certain Cough Medicine to Minors

Bill sponsor says children began abusing over-the-counter medications with substance that can cause hallucinations, other effects.

Brewer Lends Support to State Rep. Orr's Re-Election

Governor's independent expenditure group is buying campaign signs for the Republican lawmaker.

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AZ House Dems: Need Special Session to Allocate Extra Ed Funds

Request to Brewer comes after court ruling ordering state to pay schools $317M.

Barry Goldwater Statue May Move to US Capitol

Historical commission raising money to install bronze sculpture of former AZ sen. in Natl. Statuary Hall.

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State Rep. Orr Ballot Qualification Challenge Dropped

There were 241 signatures thrown out, but Republican still had more than 361 necessary for nominating petition.

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State Rep. Orr Faces Ballot Qualification Challenge

Democrat says GOP lawmaker did not turn in enough signatures to qualify for ballot; Orr calls it 'technicality.'

AZ Week: Foster Parents, Child Advocates Demand Better System

Brewer signs 2 overhaul bills establishing department to replace CPS; years of crisis mode operation drove issue.

Gov. Jan Brewer signs Thursday two child welfare agency overhaul bills.

UPDATE: Brewer Signs Child Welfare Overhaul Bills

Legislature finalized approval earlier today; legislation creates Dept. of Child Safety, gives it about $827M in funding.

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Senate Cmte Passes $60M for Child Welfare Overhaul

Panel unanimously OKs spending Weds. morning after tough questioning of new agency director about how funds will be spent.

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CPS Special Legislative Session Begins

House Speaker Andy Tobin told his chamber he expects committee votes on the proposals Wednesday and final votes Thursday.

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Biggs: Little Disagreement in Legislature on CPS Overhaul

Brewer calls for special session Tuesday to debate legislation establishing child welfare agency, setting its budget.

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Special Legislative Session Next Week to Debate CPS Reform Bill

Legislation establishes the Department of Child Safety, provides funding; Brewer abolished state CPS earlier this new amid more than 6,500 un-investigated cases.

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