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AZ House OKs secrecy for environmental reports

Mining companies and other businesses will be allowed to keep environmental studies secret, even if they detail possible pollution problems, under industry-backed legislation that gained final House approval Monday. Under the measure headed to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, environmental audits generally could not be used as evidence in civil cases.

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Burns vacates office, reflects on career (access required)

Few sights say more about the end of a political career than a politician vacating his office. On Dec. 8, one of Arizona's longest-serving lawmakers packed his belongings in cardboard boxes, descended the stairs of the Senate and loaded them onto his car. But Senate President Bob Burns' departure reveals something more.

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On second thought… (access required)

Sitting for an interview can often be an uncomfortable situation, especially if you're talking about yourself. A lot of questions can run through your mind. Is the reporter going to ask fair questions? Am I going to be portrayed fairly? Am I going to sound stupid?

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Ron Paul Revolution returns to ASU (access required)

The musk of democracy in full swing hangs in the air over the Hayden Lawn at Arizona State University as Ron Paul supporters gather to hear the Texas representative speak. Roughly 200 people – smaller than his last speech at ...

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Killer says politics will force his execution (access required)

A condemned inmate asked the Arizona Supreme Court Oct. 13 to postpone his execution until after the gubernatorial election. Jeffrey Landrigan argues in legal briefs that Gov. Jan Brewer has political incentive to go forward with the Oct. 26 execution ...

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The immigration enforcement backlog (access required)

Nearly five months ago, I reported that the lasting impact of SB1070 – assuming it ever goes into effect the way its drafters intended – may be to increase the number of illegal immigrants who are given temporary work visas ...

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