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Flagstaff leaders seeking split from tribes in redistricting (access required)

During the last redistricting cycle, Flagstaff narrowly avoided being split into two legislative districts. But in order to keep the city whole, it was coupled with the expansive, Native American-dominated Legislative District 2, a district so heavily Democratic that not one Republican ran for the Legislature there in 2010, an otherwise GOP-wave year.

Now leaders in Flagstaff say they want to be part of a more competitive district, which can only be accomplished by severing ties with their Native American neighbors to the north and east.

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Fort Defiance (access required)

Fort Defiance, established in 1851, was the first military post established in what would become the Arizona Territory, and its post office, established in 1856, provided the future territory’s first postal service.

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Competitiveness advocates launch online mapping tool for public (access required)

Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission system was established in 2000 to bring transparency and accountability to what had traditionally been a behind-closed-doors process, and to eliminate the incentive to protect incumbent lawmakers’ election odds using creative line drawing.

Now, two former state lawmakers are spearheading a campaign that uses online software to up the ante.

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