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Court rules private cell phones can contain public records

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The unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel contradicts an attorney general’s opinion earlier this year that concluded communications made by public employees or elected officials solely on private electronic devices or private social media accounts are never public record, even if those devices or accounts are used to conduct public business.

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DPS vehicles getting new colors to go with officers’ new moniker

A prototype of a Highway Patrol vehicle with a potential new color scheme is pictured in front of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Arizona’s “smokies” will be sporting a new title and new colors as part of an image change for the Highway Patrol. Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said the people who patrol the highways will be called troopers instead of officers from now on, and department leaders are picking a new color scheme for the vehicles they drive.

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