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Tucson lawmaker: Career as artist provides flexibility and perspective for work at Capitol

TUCSON - "Life's too short for beige," Steve Farley said, standing in his backyard looking at the color palette he's painted his home: sandy peach, Easter-egg turquoise and a rich purple. But what stands out the most also happens to be what Farley does for a living: hundreds of painted ceramic tiles on the back of his house together form a two-story saguaro cactus in shades of green and gray.

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Cronkite/Eight Poll: Most Arizonans happy with their insurance but want health care revamped

Most Arizonans think the U.S. health care system needs revamping even though the majority are satisfied with the health insurance they have, according to a Cronkite/Eight Poll released Tuesday (Sept. 29). Fifty percent of those surveyed said the health care system needs major changes and 31 percent said minor changes would do, while 12 percent said the system is fine as is.

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Brewer kicks off ornament drive for Arizona Christmas tree headed to Washington

This year's Christmas tree in front of the U.S. Capitol will have a little Arizona sunshine thanks to Daniela Nunez. A fourth-grader at Moon Mountain Elementary School, Nunez fashioned an orange, yellow and red foam sun as Gov. Jan Brewer visited her art class Thursday, kicking off an effort to have schoolchildren produce ornaments for an Arizona blue spruce that's heading to Washington.

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