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AZ judges cleared to probe suspicious payments (access required)

Drug traffickers had modified SUVs to haul thousands of pounds of marijuana across the border — with help from scouts, night-vision goggles and encrypted radios. Posting large sums of money for bail is just an operational expense for a major ...

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Flake uses lobbying scandal to push earmark case (access required)

U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake represents Arizona’s 6th Congressional District. A growing scandal over a lobbying firm specializing in defense issues has given U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake his latest target in an ongoing crusade against earmarks. The fifth-term congressman, an ardent ...

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Ex-ADOT director tabbed for federal highway job (access required)

President Barack Obama has said he plans to nominate former Arizona Department of Transportation director Victor Mendez for administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Mendez, a two-decade ADOT official, was named director in 2001 by then-Gov. Jane Hull, a Republican. ...

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Childhood board sues state over fund sweep (access required)

The Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board asked the Arizona Supreme Court on March 30 to prohibit the transfer of interest earnings from the board’s fund to the state general fund, arguing that the law mandating the sweep is ...

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Sen. Waring gets married (access required)

Sen. Jim Waring, a Phoenix Republican, got married on March 28 in Tempe.Waring wedded Kitty Enright, a restaurant owner. Enright grew up in Tempe and is a third-generation Arizonan. Waring, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has known Enright’s family ...

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