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Workers with the Living United for Change in Arizona organization canvas a south Phoenix neighborhood in October to advocate for the passage of Proposition 206, which would increase the state's minimum wage. The measure was approved on Tuesday. Astrid Galvan/AP hide caption

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Michael Weinstein is president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and a longtime maverick in gay activist circles. April Dembosky/KQED hide caption

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From Maverick AIDS Activist To Porn Cop: The Man Behind Proposition 60

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Cartons of cigarettes on shelves at Discount Smoke Shop in Ballwin, Mo., in 2012 were much cheaper than cigarettes in most other states. Missouri's tobacco tax is still only 17 cents per pack, but will rise if either of two state ballot measures passes this month. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

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Colorado Votes On A Ballot Measure To Make It Harder To Pass Ballot Measures

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The state capitol building in Jefferson City, Missouri. Voters will vote on a ballot measure that would end the state's current practice of allowing unlimited campaign contributions and reimpose limits of $2,600 per candidate. Education Images/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Missouri Voters To Decide Whether To Rein In Unlimited Political Cash

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Matt Larson, shortly after his brain surgery, with his wife, Kelly. Larson says he would like the option to end his life rather than face a painful death. Courtesy of Matt Larson hide caption

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Seattle's ballot measure ST3 would increase sales and motor vehicle taxes to raise $54 billion over 25 years, to build and expand light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit. Steven Vance/Flickr hide caption

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No Free Rides: Voters Asked To Raise Taxes For Trains, Buses

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A car with a giant apple on top promotes a "yes" vote on Initiative 522 in Washington state, which would require genetically modified foods to be labeled as such. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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A customer rolls a joint made of half marijuana and half tobacco in Olympia, Wash., on December 9, 2012. Nick Adams/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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