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19 seek job on Phoenix City Council

There are 19 applicants to replace Phoenix City Councilwoman Maria Baier, who resigned after Gov. Jan Brewer named her the new state land commissioner. The deadline to apply for the job was June 25. The council is expected to interview ...

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Ariz. not disclosing agency list in shutdown plans

Gov. Jan Brewer’s administration is not disclosing what state government services could continue or be forced to shut down if a new state budget isn’t passed before a looming deadline. William Bell, Brewer’s Department of Administration director, on June 8 ...

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Napolitano kills domestic satellite program

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano killed a program begun by the Bush administration that would use U.S. spy satellites for domestic security and law enforcement.

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Ex-DPS officer accused in crime syndicate

Law enforcement agencies are accusing a former Department of Public Safety officer of playing a key role in a Phoenix-area crime syndicate.

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House OKs bill to use tires to fill mines

The Arizona House has approved a bill to allow waste tires to be used as fill in abandoned mines. The House's 35-21 vote June 22 sends the bill to the Senate. It would require that tires be covered by 10 feet of rock or dirt.

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Sharpton seeks help in Arpaio abuse probe

The Rev. Al Sharpton on June 19 called for opponents of an Arizona sheriff who has aggressively cracked down on illegal immigration to videotape alleged racial profiling by the sheriff's office.

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