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Spotlight on Mormons intensifies as Flake, Cardon vie for Senate seat

It’s been known for months that Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Mesa, would seek the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Jon Kyl.

But when Mesa businessman Wil Cardon announced Friday that he will also run for Kyl’s seat, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints suddenly had the two frontrunners in the race.

Is Arizona about to have its own “Mormon Moment”?

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Thousands of Native Americans in Arizona set to benefit from lawsuit settlement

As many as 30,000 Native Americans from seven Arizona tribes stand to benefit from the final settlement this week of a years-long, $3.4 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government.

Members of the Tohono O’odham, Navajo, Salt River, Pima-Maricopa, San Carlos Apache, Hopi, Gila River and Colorado River tribes are part of the class in Cobell v. Salazar.

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