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Stargazer

Stargazer

This is Percival Lowell, founder of Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory and early-day astronomer. He spent the better part of a lifetime probing the solar system — gazing into the lens of this Clark 24-inch refractor telescope (now a registered national historic landmark) from atop Mars Hill in Flagstaff.

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Arizona election challenges go viral (access required)

Arizona election challenges go viral <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/12/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

It all started with Scott Fistler changing his name to Cesar Chavez. Then Republican and Democratic candidates were accused fo forgery and congressional candidate Mary Rose Wilcox mistakenly attacked Ruben Gallego over his own name change. The Arizona Capitol Times explores those and other 2014 election challenges.

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Session Wrap 2014: UpClose with House Speaker Andy Tobin

Session Wrap 2014: UpClose with House Speaker Andy Tobin

For the first time since we began doing them, a leader has refused to sit down for a Session Wrap Q&A interview. Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin's office refused multiple requests to sit down for an interview, and the only explanation given was that he “wanted more control” over what would be printed. As a result, we were unable to ask Tobin about his experiences this year — or get his thoughts on his nearly eight years as a legislator, six years in leadership and three years as speaker, given that he is leaving the Legislature after this year.

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