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Saying people are entitled to know what they're eating, a Tucson activist has taken the first steps to force a public vote next year to require labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients.
State senators gave final approval Wednesday to legislation supporters said enhances religious freedom while foes argue it will give people an ability to use their beliefs as an excuse to discriminate.
Hundreds of teachers at religious schools around the state could soon be at risk of being laid off with no prospect of collecting jobless benefits.
State lawmakers are poised to make it more difficult for some people to collect unemployment benefits.
Arizona lawmakers are once again challenging federal authority despite warnings it will just land the state on the Daily Show -- again.
A farmer would be horrified over the notion of an Arizona coyote being assigned to watch over his chicken coop. Arizonans should be worried that some public officials think they should be responsible for watching over themselves.
PHOENIX -- A Senate panel set the stage Wednesday for a confrontation between state and federal law enforcement over gun laws.
Editor's Note: These letters to the editor have been sorted by topic by the Tribune editorial staff in an effort to allow readers to read varied opinions on the issues, candidates, and other circumstances surrounding the 2012 general election. These submissions are the opinions of the author, not the Tribune, and have not been edited for grammar or content.
The state House voted 42-15 Tuesday to allow high schools to teach elective courses on the influence of the Bible on Western culture and civilization.
Ignoring a possible lawsuit, the state House voted Thursday to ban marijuana on college and university campuses, even for those who have a state-issued card entitling them to use it for medical reasons.
The state House unanimously approved legislation Monday to require parents to report their missing children despite bipartisan concerns that all it will do is cause problems for unwary adults.
As your state representatives, we stay current on policy issues all over our country. One of the most troubling is the attack on Planned Parenthood. Some in our state and national government want to prohibit them from providing health care in our community and stop us from being able to choose our own health care provider. It is apparent there is a lack of knowledge and information about this important health care provider.
When progressives drew up Arizona’s Clean Elections experiment, they figured the public financing of elections would broaden the type of candidates who seek office.
The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission approved a rule change Thursday that would require candidates to turn over laptops and other fixed assets exceeding $200 or purchase them at half of the original price.
Jared Loughner is accused of emptying 31 rounds from his Glock 9 in front of the Safeway in Tucson, enabling him to hit 19 people before he had to reload.
Results in the District 20 House race were slow to come in on Tuesday night, but the numbers suggested that Jeff Dial's third election could be the charm.
The East Valley's legislative races include several shoo-ins and an underdog challenge to Sen. Russell Pearce, the Mesa Republican who authored Arizona's polarizing immigration law.
Thoughts on the D17 clean elections candidates’ debate: I find it amusing that Rep. Ableser substantiated his use of “public” clean elections funds by pointing out that the money comes from people with “lead feet”, i.e. speeding ticket revenue, and not from voters on different political wavelengths than him. Then he goes on to criticize Republicans for cutting funding for our local law enforcement. Maybe the good Representative from District 17, and all the other “clean” candidates running this fall, could give all of their Clean Elections money back to the officers that write the speeding tickets that create the Clean Elections revenue stream.
List of candidates and their funding:
Arizona voters will have plenty of choices when they go to the polls this summer.
Public employees will no longer be able to get insurance that covers most abortions under the terms of legislation approved Wednesday by a House panel.
It looks like most state representatives are lactose intolerant.
State lawmakers are moving to make couples who have decided their marriage isn't working wait four months longer to divorce.