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Gilbert religious sign fight headed for Supreme Court

Gilbert religious sign fight headed for Supreme Court

The town of Gilbert is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to quash a bid by a tiny religious congregation to be able to post and leave up year round its signs directing people to its worship services. But the case is about more than a spat between one community and a pastor. There are statewide and national implications on the ability of communities to enact restrictions on certain kinds of signs. And the stakes are so high that even the Obama administration has weighed in on the side of the church, asking the justices to void the town's restrictions.

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One House, 19 fiefdoms

Gowan announced committee chairmanships late Friday, creating a total of 19 committees, including six committees that are either new or hybrids of past committees. Not counting those who are in leadership, only two returning Republican representatives did not land committee chairmanships of their own.

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