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A ‘necessary evil’ (access required)

A combination of fear and the state’s dire financial straits has pushed long-battling parties in a Maricopa County lawsuit into a tenuous agreement allowing the state to drastically reduce funding for mental health services and eliminate the office that ensures the lawsuit provisions are met.

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Officials say Quelland’s seat now vacant

Arizona officials say the state House seat held by Republican Doug Quelland of Phoenix is officially vacant because of a court ruling upholding Quelland's removal from office. But Quelland's lawyer says that isn't so and the state is acting prematurely.

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No warnings for seatbelt violations

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety announced the beginning of its “Buckle Up Arizona… No Excuses” campaign on May 20 as a part of the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign cracking down on drivers not wearing seatbelts.

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Pearce’s contempt for immigration attorneys misplaced

In response to Sen. Russell Pearce’s claims in the Arizona Capitol Times (May 17, 2010, “Trespassing law may turn more illegal immigrations into citizens”) that immigration attorneys ‘tie up the system or play games” or “fabricate and exaggerate issues” in immigration court proceedings, he grossly exaggerates our ability to manipulate a well-established, yet arguably broken immigration judicial system.

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UpClose with Rick Romley (access required)

They say there's no such thing as a former Marine, and like the infantryman Romley served as during the Vietnam War, he says he has a plan to push forward now that he’s back in his old office.

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