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Poll: AZ open to gay marriage

Dem pollster Public Policy Polling today released numbers on the state’s support of gay marriage, and the tea party and Occupy Wall Street movements from its Nov. 17 to Nov. 20 survey of 500 voters it conducted.

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‘ResistALEC’ protestors pepper-sprayed, arrested (access required)

Police used pepper spray on a crowd of protestors, and arrested six of them, outside a a Scottsdale conference center today that was attended by dozens of lawmakers from around the country.

The roughly 150 demonstrators showed up at the American Legislative Exchange Council summit in Phoenix, to protest what they see as undue corporate influence in government.

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Lewis raises $85K (access required)

Sen. Jerry Lewis raised almost $85,000 in his successful campaign to defeat former Senate President Russell Pearce earlier this month. Lewis spent all of it, based on his latest campaign report to the Arizona Secretary of State.

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Protests planned against conservative lawmakers

Community members and organizations are planning protests Wednesday against groups of conservative lawmakers meeting in Scottsdale. Various organizations ranging from labor to civil rights groups plan to protest against the American Legislative Exchange Council's States and Nation Summit.

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Fractured IRC gets back to work

After winning an Arizona Supreme Court battle against a Republican governor and Senate that ordered her removal, reinstated Independent Redistricting Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis is facing the immediate challenge of leading a commission that has fractured down party lines.

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Phoenix Streetcars (access required)

In the late 19th century, just about every city of any size had a streetcar or trolley line. In Phoenix, there was the Phoenix Street Railway System, which operated from 1887 to 1948. It was owned and operated by the great promoter and subdivision mogul, Moses H. Sherman, until 1925, when the city of Phoenix took over operations.

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