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A $7 million boost in state funding for the Arizona Office of Tourism has prompted a marketing effort to lure people in Chicago, Minneapolis and Denver, as well as areas of China and Brazil, to sites such as the Grand Canyon. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Tara Alatorre)
Nov 7, 2013

Work for uranium mine near Grand Canyon hits pause

A uranium mining company that was sinking a shaft for a mine south of Grand Canyon National Park has put the work on hold, citing market conditions and the expense of litigation. Energy Fuels Resources Inc. said the operation will be on standby until December 2014 or until a ruling is issued in a federal […]

Oct 14, 2013

Judge’s ruling could create PAC ‘free-for-all’

Every law regulating ballot measure campaigns, political action committees and possibly even candidates’ campaign committees in Arizona may soon be wiped from the books, at least until the Legislature can write new ones.

Oct 4, 2013

Order of monitor for sheriff’s department draws criticism

After a federal judge ordered that a monitor guard against racial profiling by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Denise Velez showed up with a handful of demonstrators Thursday to fill out a tongue-in-cheek application to “babysit” Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Young Arizona immigrants fight for a piece of the American dream
Sep 17, 2013

ADOT extends Dreamers driver’s license ban to other immigrants

The Arizona Department of Transportation formally banned driver’s licenses for all illegal immigrants who received deferred action from the federal government, potentially heading off a federal court ruling against a similar policy for children who were brought to the country illegally.

Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi Herrod (at microphone) and pro-life activist Lila Rose, left, address a rally in front of Phoenix Family Planning Associates to announce legislation to toughen regulation of abortion clinics.
Jun 7, 2013

Abortion arguments: Planned Parenthood funding case heads to federal appeals court as pro-life group launches new assault

Arizona will be at the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals on June 12 as a long shot to convince a three-judge panel to reinstate a state law prohibiting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood.

May 7, 2013

Judge rules casino may be built within metro Phoenix

A 2002 gaming compact between the state and Indian tribes does not prohibit the construction of casinos in the Phoenix metro area, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2013

Pro-life group won’t push for more anti-abortion bills this year

After years of waging a dogged and largely successful campaign to pass a slew of stricter anti-abortion laws, the Center for Arizona Policy, the state’s most influential pro-life group, is shifting gears to defend those laws at the Capitol and in court.

Jan 25, 2013

Capitol Quotes: January 25, 2012

This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.