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The House Ethics Committee is recommending that a special investigator look into allegations against Rep. Daniel Patterson, D-Tucson, faces four misdemeanor counts of domestic violence stemming from alleged altercations with a former girlfriend. Read more»

This mine shaft near Superior will eventually be sunk to 7,000 feet.

As it prepares for a huge copper mine set to open near Superior in 2021, Resolution Copper Co. is urging state lawmakers to allow miners who work underground to be scheduled for shifts of up to 12 hours. Read more»

Daniel Patterson has been betrayed by his lover (or he betrayed her ... we'll likely never know) and by his Democratic Party colleagues. But a man's bike would never betray him. Would it? Read more»

Rep. Daniel Patterson lived with Georgette Escobar for about a year, in extramarital bliss. But then things went very, very wrong. Read more»

Calling the domestic troubles of state Rep. Daniel Patterson an "ongoing distraction from doing the important work of the people," state Democrats called for an ethics investigation, and for him to step down. He said Monday that he's being "blackmailed" and "will not resign." Read more» 3

A mule deer is captured by a remote-control camera at Arizona’s Tonto National Monument.

Some state lawmakers are out to guarantee that hunters can use silencers. Others want to eliminate size limits on hunters’ gun magazines. One wants to outlaw hunting remotely by computer. Read more»

Allowing owners of foreclosed homes to remain as renters for at least a year would stabilize neighborhoods and minimize the fallout for families, a state lawmaker contends. Read more»

Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, speaks about the legislation he introduced to repeal SB 1070.

Nearly two years after SB 1070 became law, and just a few months after the recall of the measure’s author, a Democratic state lawmaker introduced legislation Monday to repeal it. Read more» 1

Craig McMullen, wildlife recreation branch chief for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, said the agency has worked hard to get hunters and municipalities ready for a new law that allows hunting in undeveloped areas within cities and towns.

Armed with shotguns and high hopes, thousands of hunters began heading to Arizona’s open spaces Thursday for early dove-hunting season. Read more»

We kicked off the show with a newsmaker interview with state Rep. Daniel Patterson.. Next, we talked with Tyler Vogt, candidate for Tucson City Council. Read more»

Federal officials began reintroducing the Mexican gray wolf to Arizona in 1998.

A group GOP lawmakers wants to urge Congress to remove the endangered species designation for the gray wolf, including a subspecies reintroduced in Arizona in 1998. Read more»

State Rep. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, is sponsoring a bill she says would give employers more flexibility to deal with employees who might be using medical marijuana.

Now that Arizona voters have approved the use of medical marijuana, employers need new ways to deal with employees who are impaired for any reason, a state lawmaker said Tuesday. Read more»

Angela Moreno, who lives on the outskirts of Sierra Vista, explains how a wayward bull ripped her fence off of the posts to graze in her lawn. A state lawmaker has introduced a bill to help people in her position recover damages from ranchers.

State Rep. Daniel Patterson, D-Tucson, has introduced legislation aimed at making it easier for property owners to recover damages when cattle wander off open range and encourage ranchers to prevent intrusions. Read more»

Rep. Daniel Patterson

Gov. Jan Brewer and her Republican friends have been running around Arizona dismissing concerns about Arizona’s new immigration law, SB 1070. Read more» 2

'Green cards' are no longer actually green (altered to obscure personal information).

Arizona police may soon be required to ask for immigration paperwork if they have a "reasonable suspicion" that a person is in the country illegally. Read more»

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