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Sen. Shooter faces three misdemeanors for school incident (access required)

Yuma Republican Sen. Don Shooter explains that one of his bills that went into effect July 20 — which prohibits requiring businesses to negotiate with union organizations in city contracts — is not “anti-union,” but is “pro-freedom.”  (File Photo)

Arizona Sen. Don Shooter was charged with three misdemeanors for barging into a Yuma charter school classroom and confronting a teacher.

Yuma City Prosecutor Jay Cairns announced Friday morning that Shooter has been charged with one count each of criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, and disruption of an educational institution.

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Sen. Murphy under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of foster children

Sen. Rick Murphy (file photo)

Peoria police and Child Protective Services are investigating Arizona Sen. Rick Murphy for two cases of alleged sexual abuse of foster children in his home, according to police reports. Police opened the most recent investigation on Saturday after an 18-year-old male in Murphy’s care came forward with reports that the Peoria Republican had been inappropriately touching the teen since January 2007, the report stated.

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Coalition formed to fight Navajo power plant retrofits (access required)

This Sept. 4, 2011 file photo shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The federal government is proposing new limits for pollution from the coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation that it says will improve visibility at places like the Grand Canyon, but it could come with a price tag of more than $1 billion, according to the plant's owners. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

A group of Arizona business leaders say they have until Aug. 5 to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency why forcing the Navajo Generating Station to spend as much as $1 billion on retrofits to the coal-powered plant would have dire consequences on the state economy and residents’ pocketbooks.

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Coalition formed to fight Navajo power plant retrofits (access required)

This Sept. 4, 2011 file photo shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The federal government is proposing new limits for pollution from the coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation that it says will improve visibility at places like the Grand Canyon, but it could come with a price tag of more than $1 billion, according to the plant's owners. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

A group of Arizona business leaders say they have until Aug. 5 to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency why forcing the Navajo Generating Station to spend as much as $1 billion on retrofits to the coal-powered plant would have dire consequences on the state economy and residents’ pocketbooks.

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