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For years Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles and pushed through legislation that represented what she calls “fundamental principles,” often those espoused in the Bible.
An attorney for the state wants a judge to throw out a bid by several gay couples to allow them to marry.
The decision by Republican lawmakers approve a decision on a measure billed as promoting religious freedom is forcing Gov. Jan Brewer to choose between her desire to promote the state's economy and her own strong religious beliefs.
The field of Republicans who want to be governor got more crowded Wednesday, with the latest entry being a former California congressman.
“Weather experts say that Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Friday and is expected to hit the Southeast Asian mainland, may turn out to be the most powerful such storm since modern record-keeping began. But don’t worry. Global warming is just a hoax.”
PHOENIX — Ken Bennett formally kicked off his bid to become governor Tuesday with a proposal to replace the state's income tax by increasing the number of goods and services subject to the state sales tax.
“Sen. John McCain thinks if his party commits suicide it’s everyone else’s fault. Is this the kind of mentality we want running this country? That’s why we are where we are. Refusal to accept responsibility for anything including their own incompetent suicide. Gerrymandering makes them feel as invulnerable as the man of steel and free to thumb their nose at the rest of the country.”
Considering all the bad news we’ve had in Arizona lately, we are finally getting some good news. Ex-governor Janet Napolitano has resigned her job as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security and is moving to California to take over the struggling University of California system.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano answers questions after being voted in as the next President of the University of California following a Board of Regents meeting Thursday, July 18, 2013 in San Francisco. The University of California's governing board voted Napolitano to become the system's first female president, but her selection is being criticized by students upset about federal immigration policy and professors concerned about her lack of experience in academia. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Janet Napolitano has finally used her political connections to land a job for which she's qualified.
“Zimmerman found not guilty. Time for inner-city residents across America to start a smash-and-steal binge!”
Is Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio looking for a new job?
Two points: First, what a disservice to the grieving folks of Yarnell and Prescott by sending Joe Biden as the Federal representative to the memorial service. The man is a national joke who continuously supports that thought. And more disappointingly will be the absence of Home Land Security Security Secretary Napolitano; who of all dignitaries to attend should, being a former Governor of Arizona and under whose watch the disaster took place.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the post 9/11 era, is resigning to head the University of California system.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — On a day filled with speeches from dignitaries including the vice president, the words of the lone survivor of a fire crew overrun by flames resonated deepest in an arena packed with firefighters from around the nation.
The bodies of 19 elite Hotshot firefighters haven't been left alone since they were pulled from a charred Arizona mountainside last week. It's a tradition among the close-knit crews everywhere to stay by the fallen until they're handed off to families for burial.
Dierks Bentley has one day off the rest of this month and he's giving it to the families of fallen firefighters in Arizona.
FLAGSTAFF — Hundreds of people who were forced out of a small Arizona community because of a deadly wildfire returned home Monday, finding a landscape drastically different than they remembered.
The partners of gay state and university employees will not lose their health care and other benefits, at least not now -- and possibly not ever.
The decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to push through Medicaid expansion in the recently ended legislative session over the objections of most members of her own party left the GOP in Arizona deeply divided.
Arizonans may get another chance to decide of whether gays should be able to wed.
Not waiting for formal gubernatorial approval, foes of her Medicaid expansion already are moving to undo at the ballot box and in court what they could not block at the Legislature.
Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday that Arizona no longer needs its 1-cent sales tax surcharge even though state spending, while below 2009 levels, still exceeds ongoing revenues.
“When is the City of Mesa going to do something about the homeless downtown? They defecate and urinate in doorways of business and walking downtown is not a pleasant experience. It used to be a nice place, but that has changed.”
Three term state Sen. Al Melvin announced Monday he intends to run for governor this coming year.