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Saying Arizonans have “God-given rights to defend themselves,” the state House voted Wednesday to let anyone with a permit to carry a concealed weapon bring it into many public buildings.
The Arizona House of Representatives has for the second time voted down a bill that would have reduced income taxes to offset new collections from online sales.
Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.
WASHINGTON — Ice cream lovers beware: The government knows you're unlikely to stop after half a cup.
Amid the multiple protestations concerning the controversial and now-vetoed SB 1062 were a collection of East Valley leaders and organizations concerned with how the bill would, and still might, hurt the state’s reputation.
WASHINGTON — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health.
Cities, counties, school districts and state governments all over our country have cut budgets over the past several years. Education, infrastructure, aid to the poor and housing assistance have all been reduced.
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
Saying the legislation would be “unbelievably damaging” to the state, the head of a major economic development group is urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation expanding the ability of businesses to use their religion to deny services.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
Two years ago the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to get voters to kill the Citizens Clean Elections Act, claiming it's wrong for politicians to get public money. Now some of those same GOP lawmakers want to belly up to the bar and get handouts of public dollars for everything from sending out communications to constituents to buying tickets for special events.
WASHINGTON — Look no further than your dinner plate to understand how the new farm bill affects you.
Warning of federal “atrocities,” former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack talked to a Senate panel on Wednesday into making it a crime for federal agents to operate in Arizona without first getting written approval from the local sheriff.
State lawmakers sent a warning Monday to local officials: Do anything to help the federal government enforce its guns laws and find yourself out on the street.
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If you’ve been called by someone claiming you have an outstanding arrest warrant because of an unpaid ticket or failure to appear for jury duty, it’s likely a phone scam, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
MEXICO CITY — The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1993.
A conservative Arizona lawmaker wants to ban state agencies from helping the National Security Agency collect phone and Internet "metadata."
A Senate panel voted late Monday to block state and local police from using information that federal agents obtained without warrants despite claims it could lead to Arizonans dying in terrorist attacks.
There’s a reason Congress’s approval rating is below 10 percent and the President’s is plummeting. It’s not because they can’t work together, as some may think, it’s because the American people don’t trust either party anymore.
If you earned less than $52,000 last year, or are elderly or disabled, you qualify for free income tax return assistance that could yield a surprisingly large refund check. Eighty trained volunteers will begin preparing returns on Monday (Feb. 3) at six locations as part of Mesa United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
State senators took the first steps Wednesday to putting the county sheriff between federal agencies and Arizona residents and businesses.
Can Flanagan help fix state’s Division of Child Safety and Family?
Saying it's the best that can be done, Gov. Jan Brewer proposed a nearly $9.4 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year.