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Could Arizona legalize marijuana? Two groups want issue on ballot

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Scott Cecil, a student at Mesa Community College and board member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, is part of a larger movement to legalize marijuana in Arizona. He and other activists with Safer Arizona, a grassroots marijuana advocacy group, are trying to collect enough signatures to put a legalization initiative on the November ballot.

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Capitol Quotes 1/8 (access required)

"This is one of those strange things where I actually agree with former Gov. Napolitano." - State Treasurer Dean Martin, on his attempt to bill the federal government $1 billion for the cost of incarcerating illegal immigrants.

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2 Dems eyeing run at GOP incumbent for secretary of state (access required)

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett now wants to stay right where he is, rather than try to move two floors up in the Executive Tower. Bennett, appointed to his position in January, was considering a run for governor, but now that Gov. Jan Brewer is seeking a full term, Bennett said he is no longer eyeing the Ninth Floor and is looking to keep his job on the seventh.

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Pollsters say Brewer isn’t toast

Gov. Jan Brewer's poll numbers are among the lowest of any governor in the country. But the wild card, pollsters here say, is that many Arizona voters don't know enough about the governor to have an opinion. "The hardcore anti-Jan Brewer constituency is relatively small, especially among the voting population," said NAU pollster and political science professor Fred Solop...

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