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State lawmakers gather for special session regarding Independent Redistricting Commission

State lawmakers are gathering at the Capitol this afternoon for a special session. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports there has been a holdup.

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Brewer ousting Independent Redistricting Commission panel members may cause legal ramifications

An attorney for the Independent Redistricting Commission all but vowed today to sue Gov. Jan Brewer if she attempts to oust panel members based on her list of allegations. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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Judge blocks Attorney General Tom Horn from investigating Independent Redistricing Commiss...

A judge this morning blocked Attorney General Tom Horne from investigating whether members of the Independent Redistricting Commission violated the state's Open Meeting Law. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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Third of Arizona consumers say some major purchases cannot be put off any longer despite c...

A new survey today suggests that the state's economic recovery could be built on broken washing machines and worn out transmissions. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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New poll shows Republican voters in state divided between presidential candidates

A new poll shows Republican voters in the state appear evenly divided between a long-time politician and a former pizza magnate in who they'd like to be the nominee. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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Political parties get look at lines for new legislative districts

The political parties are getting a look at the lines for the new legislative districts. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports officials from both have concerns — but not the same ones.

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New abortion restrictions effecting women

Some new restrictions on abortions that took effect last month are having an effect. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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Tohono O'odham Nation warns Congress they will sue if legislation approves ban of gaming o...

The chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation warned members of Congress on Tuesday that his tribe will sue if they approve legislation banning gaming on land it owns near Glendale.

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Biven's announces US Senate bid

Former Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens announced his bid this morning to be the state's next U-S senator. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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Request by state's three universities for increase in state funding for next school year l...

The request by the state's three universities for big increases in state funding next school year is likely to have a hard time at the Legislature. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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