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Bill would bar Arizona salons from letting teens in tanning beds

As a mother of five, Rep. Peggy Judd said she understands why that bronze glow offered by tanning beds is so appealing to teens heading to proms or dance recitals.

But she also looks with worry at studies suggesting that exposure to intense ultraviolet rays can lead to melanoma and other skin cancers.

Judd, a Republican from Willcox, has introduced a bill that would ban establishments from allowing those under 18 into tanning beds.

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Crowe officially switches races, will challenge Grijalva in primary (access required)

Former U.S. Senate hopeful David Crowe has officially switched races and will challenge U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva in the Democratic primary.

Crowe, a Tucson defense contractor, filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Jan. 12, according to FEC records. The same day, he told the Arizona Capitol Times that he wasn’t yet sure whether he would run against Grijalva in the new 3rd Congressional District or run for the seat recently vacated by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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