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Tom O'Halleran

A former Republican legislator from Sedona wants to go to Congress, representing Arizona's sprawling CD 1 as a Democrat. Tom O'Halleran, a retired Chicago cop and member of the Chicago Board of Trade, announced his candidacy Tuesday. Read more» 4

Pointing to an advocacy group's report listing Arizona among states falling behind in addressing distracted driving, rules for novice drivers and protecting occupants of vehicles, AAA Arizona is calling on state lawmakers to strengthen traffic-safety laws. 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»

With so many people working and going to school full-time, it's difficult to see why anyone in this position would be disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits, a state lawmaker says. Read more»