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Phoenix is finalist for 2016 Republican convention (access required)

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. (AP photo, file)

Phoenix is among eight finalists to host the Republican National Committee Convention in 2016. Phoenix officials have been pushing the city as a candidate to host the GOP’s signature event. They will now travel to Washington, D.C., to present their bid to the RNC’s site selection committee on March 3, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced Thursday morning.

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Reality versus rhetoric in the SB1062 debate

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Though the word “gay” appears nowhere in the innocuous-looking two-page bill that has placed Arizona in the national spotlight, opponents call SB1062, which is awaiting Gov. Jan Brewer’s action, an outright attack on gay rights of a monumental level.

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Q&A with Rep. John Kavanagh (access required)

Rep. John Kavanagh (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Republican Rep. John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills was one of two legislators (along with Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson) to receive the honor of Humane Lawmaker of the Year from the Humane Society this week at its annual rally to encourage lawmakers to enact more animal-friendly legislation.

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