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It ain’t over till I say so

Mesnard said he has declined Gowan’s offer to appoint him as Commerce chair in exchange for giving up his bid for speaker. “This is still competitive and the caucus members deserve a choice,” he told our reporter.

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Well, that changes nothing

In his resignation letter, Pearce sought to disavow the offensive remarks on his radio show by saying he “shared comments written by someone else and failed to attribute them to the author.” But many at the Capitol immediately dismissed that claim as a meek attempt to walk back his comments, and noted there was no indication that he was reading the remark or that it had come from somebody else.

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Flagstaff introduces vouchers for panhandlers

Flagstaff introduces vouchers for panhandlers

Ever since a federal judge in Arizona ruled that a law criminalizing panhandling in public places is unconstitutional, Flagstaff police say the mountain city has been saturated with people turning to begging as their main source of income. Authorities are hoping a new program announced this week will help people with genuine needs and push out panhandlers who rely on charity to pay for substance-abuse problems.

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