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Corp Comm candidates accuse APS of obfuscating campaign activity (access required)

Republican Corporation Commission candidates Lucy Mason and Vernon Parker escalated their sparring with the state's largest utility company today, essentially accusing APS executives of lying about their political activity. In a letter delivered to APS president and CEO Donald Brandt, Mason and Parker accuse APS of secretly funding the campaigns of their opponents in the GOP primary, Rep. Tom Forese and businessman Doug Little.

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The personnel is the political: UA marijuana researcher fired, claims political motivation

After years of planning, Dr. Sue Sisley felt surer than ever that her University of Arizona study into marijuana’s treatment potential for post-traumatic stress would actually happen. She obtained special permissions from various levels of government, secured a tentative research location and met last week with donors who she said were enthusiastic about funding the study. Then last Friday, the university fired Sisley, and she believes Arizona lawmakers are behind her termination.

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CD7 challenge alleges massive signature forgery (access required)

Johnnie Robinson submitted three signatures more than what was required to get him on the Democratic primary ballot in Arizona’s 7th Congressional District, but a challenge to Robinson’s candidacy filed today claims that at least 100 of the signatures he submitted were penned by the same person.

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