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Political stories from across Arizona (Thursday edition)

Political stories from across Arizona (Thursday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today: 

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Arizona lawmakers end session with flurry of measures

Arizona lawmakers end session with flurry of measures

PHOENIX — State lawmakers finally wrapped up the 2014 legislative session early this morning, pushing through a host of last-minute measures.

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Ring's Reflections: Once a major growth industry, citrus' future is uncertain here

Ring's Reflections: Once a major growth industry, citrus' future is uncertain here

Those oranges, lemons and grapefruits that you buy at the grocery store or grow in your backyard originated thousands of years ago in Asia, in an area bordered by India, Myanmar (Burma) and China.

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Higher penalties needed for unsafe workplaces, report says

Higher penalties needed for unsafe workplaces, report says

On the heels of revisions to Arizona’s occupational fall-protection standards, a national workplace safety report is calling for higher penalties for irresponsible employers and greater support for workers.

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Throwback Thursday: Fire at Old Tucson Studios

Throwback Thursday: Fire at Old Tucson Studios

Much of Old Tucson Studios burned to the ground in a devastating fire on April 24, 1995. The first firefighters on the scene were no match for the tinder-dry buildings on the Western movie set. The arson fire caused an estimated $10 million in damage to 70 percent of the structures on 70 acr…

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UA physicists will raise your temp with ‘Particle Fever’

UA physicists will raise your temp with ‘Particle Fever’

Three UA physicists will discuss their roles in finding the Higgs boson at a Loft Cinema showing of a documentary about the Large Hadron Collider

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Vail employee wins crossing guard of the year

Vail employee wins crossing guard of the year

After manning the corner of Esmond Loop and Stonehaven Way, on Tucson’s southeast side, for more than a year, Petra Wilcox will don a new orange safety vest, customized with the words “#1 2014 X-ing Guard,” when she guides children to and from Desert Willow Elementary School.

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Failure to update impact fee rules may cost Tucson millions

Tucson could lose out on nearly $3 million in fees it charges new developments because it is so far behind schedule in making state-mandated changes to its impact-fee regulations.

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2014 Preventable Deaths report

2014 Preventable Deaths report

Read the 2014 Preventable Deaths report from the National Council for Occupational Health and Safety

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6 workers fired in Arizona CPS dropped-cases probe

6 workers fired in Arizona CPS dropped-cases probe

PHOENIX — Six state workers associated with having nearly 6,600 reports of child abuse ignored were fired today.

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Hi Fi opening Thursday in downtown Tucson

Hi Fi opening Thursday in downtown Tucson

Downtown restaurant morphs into bar at night.

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Arizona Senate sides with rideshare companies Lyft, Uber

Arizona Senate sides with rideshare companies Lyft, Uber

PHOENIX — State senators voted 20-8 Tuesday to remove what they said are legal impediments to alternative “transportation services” such as Lyft and Uber, paving the way for them to compete with taxis in Arizona.

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Glendale won’t get state funds to help pay for ’15 Super Bowl

PHOENIX — Glendale will not be getting help from the rest of the state to cover the cost of public safety at next year’s Super Bowl.

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Appeals court says lawmakers can sue to block Medicaid funding plan

PHOENIX — In a major victory for the legislative minority, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that lawmakers on the losing end of last year’s Medicaid expansion have a constitutional right to challenge the law and the levy it imposes.

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Governor vetoes measure aimed at limiting eligibility for AHCCCS

PHOENIX — Arizona won’t be asking the federal government to let it drop some people from the state’s Medicaid program.

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Tucson's Basis North, University High again among top US high schools

Tucson's Basis North, University High again among top US high schools

Two Tucson schools have once again cracked the top 10 list of the best high schools in the country.

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Brewer veto keeps guns out of public buildings

PHOENIX — Arizonans will not be allowed bring their guns into public buildings, at least not this year.

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Digital book program aims to prevent summer reading slide

Digital book program aims to prevent summer reading slide

PHOENIX — Summer vacation often means a break from schoolwork for students, but to Terri Clark it means the potential for the summer slide — and not the one at the local water park.

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Brewer vetoes gun bills

Brewer vetoes gun bills

PHOENIX – Arizonans will not be allowed bring their guns into public buildings, at least not this year.

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Court: THC in driver's blood not enough to prove DUI

Court: THC in driver's blood not enough to prove DUI

PHOENIX — Arizonans who smoke marijuana can't be charged with driving while impaired absent actual evidence they are affected by the drug, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled this morning.

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