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A bill that would keep the names of Arizona Lottery winners secret failed to win state Senate approval Thursday but will get another vote. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, right, listens to fellow Arizona Republican John McCain talk about a tour of the border in Nogales last week, along with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Tuesday that a comprehensive immigration reform bill he is working on with a bipartisan group of senators will include a temporary worker program covering more than agriculture. Read more»

Stephen Goodnick, professor of electrical engineering at Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, said Arizonans wishing to install solar power have benefited from oversupply as companies rushed into the market. But he said the recent collapse into bankruptcy of Suntech Power, a Chinese firm, is a symptom of the industry shaking out due to competition.

After years of rapid growth, residential solar power installations in Arizona are likely to slow down some in the near future as prices tick up and utility incentives shrink, experts say. Read more»

Gov. Jan Brewer joins Gerard Warrens, CEO of Stealth Software, at a news conference Tuesday announcing the Dutch company’s plans to place its U.S. headquarters in the Valley.

A Dutch company that makes software that helps government agencies and private firms safely store data has chosen the Phoenix area for its U.S. headquarters. Tuesday, Gov. Jan Brewer and company officials said Stealth Software’s decision means 200 high-paying jobs for Arizona. It also represents a victory over New York, Boston and Silicon Valley, the other locations under consideration. Read more»

Eliminating state sales tax over two upcoming holiday weekends would encourage Arizonans to make more purchases and also serve as a thank you, a state lawmaker contends. Read more»

Shellie Wenhold’s, whose 9-year-old son Jonathan suffered cardiac arrest during gym class at his Georgia school and didn’t survive, is advocating for legislation that would require Arizona schools to train students in CPR.

SB 1337, authored by Sen. Barbara McGuire, D-Kearny, has won endorsements from the Senate Appropriation Committee and Senate Education Committee. The measure would require public schools and charter schools to have each student receive CPR training at least once between seventh and 12th grades. Read more»

Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, shown in this file photo, wants to keep lottery winners’ names confidential, as five other states currently do.

A state lawmaker wants to keep the names of lottery winners private, saying the change would protect them from criminals and scam artists. But media attorneys are raising questions of transparency. "If one chooses to participate, and if you’re not prepared to let the public know you won, then don’t play." Read more» 4