Sinema seen as vulnerable, but less so than other Dems
As GOP efforts to oust first-term Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema heat up, Republicans may soon learn that not all competitive districts are created equal, and not all Democrats who represent them are equally vulnerable.
GOP-backed marriage initiative stalls amid concerns from gay community
A ballot initiative to legalize gay marriage that is being pushed by the political right has been suspended due to suspicion from the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community about the campaign timing and the motives of the campaign’s backer.
Costs of new test to be hotly debated
Public school superintendents aren’t expecting much money from the Legislature for putting Common Core into effect, but the cost of the test to measure new learning standards is going to be a hot topic of the 2014 Legislature.
The Drama of Common Core
New set of school standards searches for success
Topock, an Arizona town on the far western edge of the state, doesn’t even have a stoplight. But its school district has scrambled to prepare for the new standards and get the Internet capacity and computers necessary for the 2015 debut of the accompanying test.
Brewer defends appointment of ousted clemency board director
Gov. Brewer defended her decision to appoint Jesse Hernandez as chairman and executive director of the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency, an appointment that has come under fire since his ouster from the position last week.
Brewer: India trip will pay dividends
Gov. Jan Brewer doesn’t expect to be the only governor seeking to woo Indian businesses, but hopes that getting an early jump on the competition will help.
Marijuana advocates: DOJ memo clears path for Arizona, other states
When it comes to possession or use of marijuana, the United States Department of Justice will not focus on enforcement of federal marijuana laws where state laws allow it, a memo released today explains.
Marijuana law reform advocates declared it a victory and identified its broad implications for Arizona and other states.
Get ready for Glenn Beck’s whiteboard – maybe
Biggs and Yee are putting together an informational hearing on Common Core, which they plan to hold in October as a way to answer questions that legislative staff and lawmakers have had on the learning standards.
Obama, Clinton, Carter all criticize voter-ID laws at MLK event
Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter all cited voter suppression as a major challenge facing minorities 50 years after the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Fundraising, work on track to dedicate state World War II memorial Dec. 7
Behind a construction fence outside the State Capitol, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett points out the concrete pedestal on which a 70-ton gun barrel from the USS Arizona will rest.
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