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UpClose with Alessandra Soler Meetze (access required)

On the wall of Alessandra Soler Meetze's office hangs an illustrated guide to the Bill of Rights in colorful cartoon drawings. One of the drawings shows a police officer morphing through a television in a living room as a family reacts in horror. Beneath it are the words, "No unreasonable search or seizure."

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Goddard can draw on experience from 2 gubernatorial campaigns (access required)

No matter which Republican he faces in the 2010 general election, Attorney General Terry Goddard will have something they don't - two previous gubernatorial campaigns to learn from. Goddard's second run in 1994, when he lost the Democratic primary to grocery magnate Eddie Basha, may not provide too many lessons, since the attorney general appears to have no challengers for his party's nomination.

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1,000s of patients depend on state for life itself

During the past 34 years, nearly 10,000 infants, children and teens have received care necessary to sustain their lives. Hacienda HealthCare touches the lives of more than 1,200 developmentally disabled Arizona residents and their families. A very high percentage of our patients are medically fragile and require constant care by doctors, nurses, therapists and aides.

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Why no bridge on 35th Avenue?

The article on the new bridge near Isaac Elementary School ("A call to the arts: Phoenix program unites engineers with artists," Sept. 11 issue of the Arizona Capitol Times) gives the impression to anyone who hasn't been by that west side school that all the students have a nice bridge to safely cross over a busy city street.

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Sinema v. Kyl

I recall that in a guest column ("Kyl Overlooks AZ Benefits of Stimulus," Aug. 21 edition of the Arizona Capitol Times), State Rep. Kyrsten Sinema called Sen. Jon Kyl to task for daring to criticize President Obama's stimulus bill as ineffective. She claimed that he was out of touch and that "here in Arizona, we have proof that it is working."

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Special Session: Get ready for Thursday

Gov. Jan Brewer and GOP leaders are expected to meet this week to discuss a special session, which is still being penciled in for Nov. 17-19. House Speaker Kirk Adams and Senate President Bob Burns both told our reporter that they were speaking with members about the budget changes that would be voted on and both were upbeat about the possibility of the session happening.

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