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Medical marijuana initiative heads toward passage (access required)

Ten days after the general election, Arizona's medical marijuana ballot measure appears to be headed toward passage as Maricopa County election officials race to finish counting early and provisional ballots.

Just before 6 p.m. Friday, the Secretary of State's Office reported the measure was leading by more than 4,000 votes. It was the first time the measure had more yes votes than no votes since the ballot tally began Nov. 2.

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Arpaio wants to prevent release of depositions

A lawyer for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is asking a federal judge to forbid the public release of videos of depositions by nine sheriff's officials in a lawsuit that accuses deputies of racially profiling Hispanics in immigration patrols.

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Medical marijuana still trails by 3,300 votes (access required)

Arizona’s medical marijuana proposition is still losing by more than 3,300 votes, a gap that has stayed relatively steady over the last 24 hours. But it’s still too close to call Proposition 203, as 78,000 early and provisional ballots remain to be counted.

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