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Republicans Doug Little and Tom Forese are projected to win the race for two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission. Read more»

Brnovich speaking to supporters Tuesday night.

Republican Mark Brnovich is celebrating victory over Democrat Felicia Rotellini in the race for Arizona attorney general. Read more»

Early results show that Republican Diane Douglas with a narrow lead over Democrat David Garcia in the race for state superintendent of public instruction. Read more» 1

Doug Ducey speaking at the Arizona Republican Party 2014 election victory party at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix.

Republican Doug Ducey will be Arizona’s next governor. With Ducey holding a commanding lead, Democrat Fred DuVal has conceded the race. Read more» 1

Richard Findley, a homeless veteran, reads the news on his laptop at the Veterans Resource Center in Prescott.

Recognizing that homelessness among veterans is a problem in rural areas as well as cities, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded a $2 million grant to the Veterans Resource Center, which has offices in Prescott, Flagstaff and Bullhead City. Read more»

Kelley Dupps, training director for HERO, or Human and Equal Rights Organizers, said a pending decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho could end Arizona’s ban.

Supporters of gay marriage said the U.S. Supreme Court's decision against reviewing appellate court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage in several states is a sign that Arizona's ban may not stand much longer. Read more»

Arizona Game and Fish Department received more than $2.4 million worth of surplus military equipment from a Department of Defense program, exceeding the dollar value of gear that went to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Mesa Police Department. Read more»

Franko Milan, 24, said his parents brought him into the country on a tourist visa when he was 9 months old and stayed illegally. He was accepted into the federal deferred-action program last year, and now he is applying again.

In July 2012, President Barack Obama issued an executive order that grants two-year deportation relief and work permits to those brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents at a young age. Now thousands of Arizonans face reapplying. Read more»

Models from top to bottom: M16A1, M16A2, M4, M16A4.

Arizona State University plans to return 70 M-16s obtained a year and a half ago under a Department of Defense program that distributes surplus weapons to law enforcement agencies. The weapons will be replaced with standard, newer rifles that could be used to confront an “active shooter.” a spokeswoman said Monday. Read more»

When someone targets an aircraft with a laser, the light expands in the air and pilots experience a wide light beam that fills the window of the cockpit.

Arizona has a new law making it a crime to point laser pointers at aircraft. But some in law enforcement say the law doesn't go far enough because the charge is a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Read more»

Sgt. Daniel Macias, a spokesman for the Arizona State University Police Department, said the school requested 70 M-16s to equip all of its officers. He said the weapons would be used only in a worst-case scenario.

While campus police say the military rifles enhance public safety and protect officers, a representative of the ACLU of Arizona says the weapons speak to an alarming militarization of police. Read more»

Federal, private and local agencies have reached an agreement to use forest-thinning, prescribed burns and other measures to protect the watershed around the C.C. Cragin Reservoir north of Payson. Officials say the measures will prevent runoff from burned areas from fouling water and damaging waterworks.

Federal, private and local agencies signed an agreement Wednesday that will help protect a crucial water source for Payson from the effects of wildfires. Read more»

Samuel Carcamo, 17, waits at a shelter in Arriaga, Chiapas, Mexico, during his trip this spring from El Salvador to Houston. He is one of thousands of unaccompanied Central American youth streaming across the border, mostly into Texas.

Unlike many undocumented adult immigrants, minors from Central America cannot be quickly deported under U.S. law. Some may have legitimate claims for asylum or refugee status. Read more»

Gov. Jan Brewer’s salary is more than only five other governors and six other officials in Arizona. But experts said low pay relative to bureaucrats is not unusual for governors, for whom salary can be a political issue

Besides having one of the lowest governor’s salaries in the nation, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer also makes less than almost all of the state’s top administrative officials, according to a recent report. Read more»

People cross the border legally at Nogales. A report says almost all immigrants here illegally would like to become citizens, but that fewer than half actually apply if given the chance because of hurdles in the process.

More than 93 percent of Hispanic immigrants who are in this country illegally say they want to apply for citizenship, but fewer than half of whose who can apply do so, according to research by the Pew Hispanic Center. Read more»

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