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UpClose with Jackie Thrasher (access required)

Jackie Thrasher, the band and orchestra director at Lookout Mountain Elementary School in the Washington School District, lost her re-election bid for the Arizona House of Representatives last year by 553 votes.

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UpClose with Rep. Chris Deschene (access required)

Balance is a way of life for Rep. Chris Deschene. The freshman Democrat must balance his legislative duties in Phoenix with his family in Window Rock. As a Navajo, he is one of only two Native American lawmakers at the Capitol and the only one in the House of Representatives.

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UpClose with Neal Young (access required)

Neal Young will return to the Arizona Department of Economic Security in a few weeks, this time as the governor’s pick to head the massive agency. In past years, Young led several of the department’s divisions, including the Business and Finance Division. But Young said the responsibility of taking over one of the state’s largest agencies still makes him nervous, even after all of his public service experience.

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