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Rep. Jonathan Larkin, D-Glendale

Rep. Jonathan Larkin, D-Glendale

Name: Jonathan Larkin Chamber: House Party: Democrat Profession: Fry’s pharmacy technician Hometown: Glendale Legislative District: No. 30, which covers parts of west Phoenix and Glendale. Committee Assignments: Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility, Higher Education and Workforce Development Previous or Current Elected ...

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2 bills push student loyalty (access required)

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Two Republican lawmakers are taking slightly different tacks in their efforts to affirm Arizona students’ loyalty to their country.

One wants mandatory compliance. The other started out with the same idea, but has since had a change of heart.

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District Court judge sentences Arredondo to probation (access required)

Artist's rendering of Rep. Ben Arredondo and his attorney at his Oct. 5 hearing. (Illustration by Maggie Keane)

Former Democratic lawmaker Ben Arredondo walked out of court Wednesday effectively a free man, having convinced a federal judge his lifetime of community service and failing mental and physical health justify no time behind bars.

Judge Frederick Martone, of U.S. District Court in Phoenix, placed Arredondo on three years of probation, including 18 months of house arrest, and ordered him to pay $540 in restitution.

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