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Notable Arizona (access required)

Alberto Rios has always shared a connection with the history — both cultural and geographic — of Arizona. Born and raised here, the writer often presents images of the alternatively lush and barren landscape of the Grand Canyon State.

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Activists say SB 1070, economy could boost Latino turnout; pundits not so sure

Activists say Latinos, feeling the pressure of the recession and concerned about the effects of SB 1070, will flock to the polls and wield the influence of their numbers. This is not the first year activists have touted the voting potential of Latinos, who make up an estimated 31 percent of Arizona’s population. But political scientists and activists have differing views about whether this will be the year.

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Immigration issue boosts Brewer in Arizona race

As the year began, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer faced a competitive field of fellow Republicans who wanted her job, with some GOP critics sensing she was particularly vulnerable as she sought voter approval of a sales tax increase she'd proposed to shore up the state budget.

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Times Past: Bob Burgunder, student murderer (access required)

As former Arizona State Teachers College student Bob Burgunder, Jr., sat on death row in Florence, he commented, “There’s too much free speech in this country. I think there’s too much education, too. I think we should stop educating the masses and educate only a few intelligent people.”

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Menlove dies in Flagstaff (access required)

Lobbyist Mitch Menlove died in Flagstaff early Monday morning. Details involving the 36-year-old Valley resident's death were not immediately available, but his wife, Elizabeth, said in a statement that his passing was unexpected and due to heart complications.

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