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Human trafficking recommendations complete (access required)

Cindy McCain and Gilbert Orrantia, director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security, co-chairs of the Governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking, discuss recommendations the group plans to make. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Andrew Knochel)

The governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking wants lawmakers to enact tougher penalties on pimps who sell underage prostitutes and customers who pay them, while easing punishments against child prostitutes and treating them more as victims under the law.

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Primary will decide nearly a third of the Legislature (access required)

Once the Aug. 28 primary results are tallied, 29 of Arizona’s 90 legislative races will be decided.

Nine Senate candidates already have a guaranteed seat. Two more Senate seats and 18 House seats will be won after the primary because only candidates from one party are competing, so whoever wins the primary can start measuring their legislative office drapes.

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