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  • On second thought…

    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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  • Ugenti says election, giving birth capped a ‘good month’

    Rep.-elect Michelle Ugenti gave birth to her third child Nov. 30. The Fountain Hills Republican’s baby, Noelle Kristiania Ugenti, weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20½ inches long.

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  • Killer says politics will force his execution

    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 even if the Arizona Board …

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  • ‘Fighting words’ or just bad behavior?

    Arizona’s latest First Amendment Supreme Court case is trying to determine whether a Deer Valley High School student’s foul-mouthed insults hurled at a teacher are “fighting words” and criminal. The Arizona Supreme Court, which took its gavels and robes on the road today, is hearing …

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  • Sign of the times

    Sheriff Paul Babeu calls it an offensive billboard. The creator calls it a piece of art meant to spur debate. Either way, the billboard-sized sign that sits on private land outside the U.S. Post Office in Oracle has ignited a firestorm for the Pinal County …

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  • Civil rights probes ramp up, but no indictments

    U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke recently said that the potential for an increase in excessive force cases naturally follows an increase in federal agents at the border. Maybe, maybe not when it comes to Arizona. The Obama administration’s Department of Justice has put a …

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