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Out-of-state money flows to AZ delegation (access required)

WASHINGTON D.C. - Arizona members of Congress have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from out of state, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. In the race for campaign cash, the eight-member House delegation raised at least $177,000 from individuals outside of Arizona and pulled in another $383,000 from political action committees during the past three months, the reports show.

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Campaign reports show incumbents with big fundraising edges

With more than a year left until the midterm election, three Democratic U.S. representatives from Arizona who are considered most likely to face strong GOP challenges have big leads in fundraising. But it's soon to tell whether that means an easy road for Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick, Gabrielle Giffords and Harry Mitchell, said Frederic Solop, a political science professor and department chair at Northern Arizona University.

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Brewer urges EPA to reconsider new regulations

Warning of potentially negative impacts on water delivery and job retention, Gov. Jan Brewer is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to consider the consequences of new regulations being proposed for the Navajo Generating Station. The coal-fired power plant, located ...

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Napolitano: Changes coming for immigration detention

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced a slate of reforms in the way Immigration and Customs Enforcement deals with the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrations it detains every year. Napolitano and ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton made the announcement on Oct. 6, outlining the need to tailor the agency's policies to its unique needs.

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Senate panel discusses climate change (access required)

Critics of federal cap-and-trade legislation told a panel of Arizona lawmakers Sept. 28 that its effects insofar as reducing global carbon emission at the end of this century will be negligible - similar to turning off one 100-watt incandescent bulb in a football stadium. Some participants and onlookers, though, said the panel was a sham.

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