Brewer signs bill permitting marijuana research
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that would allow public colleges and universities to conduct medical marijuana research.
Brewer vetoes bill allowing funeral home trainees
Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Arizona’s 51 crematories and 163 funeral homes to hire intern trainees.
Brewer signs bill requiring taxi driver drug tests
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill requiring taxi, livery and limousine companies to drug-test drivers before they’re hired and re-test them at least once a year.
Immigration reform poses challenges along two borders
Immigration laws passed by Congress will inevitably impact farmers on the US borders with Canada and Mexico. They will be on the front lines if a new immigration reform act authorizes more access to private property for patrols, more boots on the ground, more surveillance drones in the air and more regulation of agricultural workers in the fields.
New Ariz. law classifies what is a service animal
People will soon no longer be allowed to carry parrots, squirrels, cats and ferrets into Arizona restaurants claiming they are service animals, under a new law that restricts the types of animals people can use to help them in public places.
Jury to be selected for trial of ex-congressman Renzi
TUCSON — Jury selection is scheduled to start Tuesday in federal court in Tucson in the trial of former Congressman Rick Renzi and a former business partner of the Arizona Republican.
Attempts to burn Kingman marijuana dispensary fail
KINGMAN — Another attempt to burn down a medical marijuana dispensary preparing to open in Kingman failed, the latest one causing only minimal damage to the building.
State school board to wade into English-immersion program fight
Vince Yanez understands what the Arizona Board of Education could be getting in to this year when it begins a “systematic review” of the state’s English Language Learner program.
Giffords receives Profile in Courage award
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords received the 2013 Profile in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Library on Sunday in recognition of the political, personal, and physical courage she has demonstrated in her fearless public advocacy for policy reforms aimed at reducing gun violence.
Phoenix gun buybacks set before new Arizona law forces sales
Just days after Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law designed to hinder police participation in gun buyback events, the city of Phoenix on Saturday held the first of three buybacks that organizers are calling the largest effort of its kind in the state’s history.
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