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Veterans chief resigns (access required)

Patrick Chorpenning will leave state veterans agency. Arizona Capitol Times file photo by Bill Coates Patrick Chorpenning has resigned as director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, one day after Gov. Janet Napolitano removed him from direct responsibility over ...

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Groe to enter rehab after DUI arrest (access required)

Rep. Trish Groe, R-3, announced she would seek treatment for alcoholism in a Capitol press conference March 27. (Photo by Bill Coates) A Lake Havasu City Republican arrested for drunk driving last week announced she will be taking a leave ...

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Legislature "likely" to appeal ELL ruling (access required)

The latest ruling in the Flores v. Arizona lawsuit is by no means the final chapter on the landmark English language suit, as the Legislature will probably appeal a federal court ruling yesterday ordering the state to increase funding for ...

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Napolitano visiting troops in Iraq (access required)

Governor Napolitano (file photo) A covert trip to Iraq to visit with Arizona troops was the reason Governor Napolitano cancelled an appearance before the House and Senate Republicans yesterday. She delivered an in-person “thank you” this morning to Arizona troops ...

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Governor cancels GOP caucus appearance (access required)

Governor Napolitano (file photo) Governor Napolitano cancelled an appearance before the House and Senate Republicans today because she was unexpectedly called out of town. Jeanine L’Ecuyer, a spokeswoman for the governor, said Napolitano left Sunday, but did not disclose details ...

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House evacuated, bomb squad called (access required)

House security officer Gary Spadafora tells participants at a “death-with-dignity” news conference on the House lawn to move across the street. The House was evacuated for about a half hour. Photo by Bill Coates The Arizona House of Representatives was ...

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State mine inspector Doug Martin indicted (access required)

State Mine Inspector Douglas K. Martin has been indicted on three counts of theft, three counts of fraud and three counts of procurement code fraud, Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today. The indictment alleges that Mr. Martin, 67, of Queen ...

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County schools chief indicted for theft (access required)

Maricopa County School Superintendent Sandra Dowling and four others were indicted on charges including theft, misuse of public funds and procurement fraud, according to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The indictment of Ms. Dowling follows an 11 month investigation by 20 ...

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