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Quayle raps Parker on fed investigation; barbs traded on ‘poster boy’ quip (access required)

Republican congressional candidate Ben Quayle has issued a stinging rebuke to rival Vernon Parker for his statement that Quayle "rented a family" in campaign mailers that depict him with two young girls. Quayle called Parker a "flawed" candidate and took a shot of his own in a press statement, dredging up a 2008 U.S. Small Business Administration investigation that alleged Parker falsified documents to obtain a $1.2 million federal government contract for his consulting business.

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Lawyer: Arpaio is cooperating with probe

A lawyer for an Arizona sheriff known for his efforts against illegal immigrants said Thursday that the U.S. Justice Department's threat to sue over records for its civil rights investigation is premature because his client is willing to cooperate with certain elements of the probe.

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Times Past: The ‘Mother of Arizona’ (access required)

Gov. George W. P. Hunt called Josephine Brawley Hughes “the Mother of Arizona.” She fought for women’s suffrage and prohibition of drinking and gambling. She even fought to ban smoking in public. In Arizona’s rowdy territorial days she was often laughed at, but she prevailed courageously.

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