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A last-ditch effort to buy the East Valley Tribune (access required)

Just prior to the Aug. 31 announcement that Freedom Communications Inc. was seeking bankruptcy protection, it appears there was a last-ditch effort to sell a large portion of Freedom’s assets in Arizona, including the East Valley Tribune. It’s not clear ...

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Symington’s revelation begs further study (access required)

Those of us in the Capitol Times newsroom just spent nearly an hour discussing Fife Symington's revelation to the Yellow Sheet that he is leaning toward a run for governor in 2010, and we can't come to a consensus about whether he's serious. Some of us believe he sincerely wants to run, and that he eventually will. Others, though, aren't so sure.

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Writing on the wall, and Freedom’s bankruptcy (access required)

The East Valley Tribune’s parent company, Freedom Communications Inc., is seeking bankruptcy protection after several years of declining revenue and massive shake-ups at its largest newspapers. The corporation owns a handful of TV stations and more than 30 daily papers, ...

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Poll: Brewer very unpopular among voters (access required)

A new poll was released today (Aug. 31), and the results don’t bode well for Gov. Jan Brewer’s chances for election to a full term. It also looks bad for the Arizona Legislature. Apparently, voters are fed up with Brewer ...

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What about those five-way talks? (access required)

It looks like Republican lawmakers are putting a lot of pressure on a few Senate Democrats in hopes that at least one of them can be lured into voting for the budget package. Likely suspects include Sens. Albert Hale, Manny ...

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Three holdouts not budging on budget (access required)

Don’t expect the budget to gain much traction this week – at least not the version passed by the House that includes a mix of income tax cuts, a 5 percent reduction in the state work force and a ballot referral ...

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Random comments on budget (access required)

It’s likely a lot of people will want to weigh in on the budget proposal the House voted through last night. So, I’ll post ‘em as I get ‘em. Already received a few statements in my e-mail inbox this morning. And ...

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