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Rail and roads (access required)

SRP panel gives final approval to $1M donation

The iArizona Committee is headed by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and backed by a broad coalition of local politicians, construction contractors and business interests. Their ultimate goal is to boost Arizona’s economy and status as a transportation hub connecting Los Angeles, Dallas and Mexico, as well as linking Arizona’s manufacturing and economic hubs to one another.

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More than saying ‘I do’ (access required)

Gay Marriage North Carolina

Gay marriage represents a fundamental change in society, opponents say

Elections have consequences. So opponents of gay marriage worry that voter approval of the practice would encroach on religious liberties, undermine parental rights and devalue marriage as the founding block of society.

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Facing up to Facebook comments

Brenda Barton

Barton gains nationwide notoriety for observations on Hitler, Obama

In a telephone interview with the Arizona Capitol Times, Barton stood by the comments, saying the comparison between Obama and Hitler was apt, at least in their style of leadership.

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Barton: ‘Fuhrer’ not meant to refer to Hitler

Brenda Barton

Republican Rep. Brenda Barton issued a statement today saying she never compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler. She said her original Facebook reference to “De Fuhrer” referred to the general German term for “leader,” and not the actual official title of Hitler.

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Rocky road ahead (access required)

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From declining revenues to pay for transportation infrastructure, to a gas tax that is well below the national average and the rise in hybrid and electric vehicles, Arizona’s transportation infrastructure funding system is facing a crisis.

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