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We've got a newsmaker interview with State Sen. Frank Antenori. Read more»

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»


Arizona state Sen. Frank Antenori has filed paperwork with the IRS creating a committee to explore a run for Congress. Read more»

State Sen. Frank Antenori wants to know if he should run for Congress. The Republican posted the question on Facebook late on Wednesday night. Read more»

City Hall

A three-judge panel ruled in favor of Tucson's current election system Wednesday, saying it's a matter of "purely local concern." The Arizona Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision in favor of a 2009 state law that sought to change city elections. Read more»

Rep. Steve Montenegro, R-Litchfield Park, shown in a file photo, argued that doctors in Arizona are performing abortions based on race and gender. Opponents disputed that claim.

A bill that would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion based on the fetus' race or sex is headed to Gov. Jan Brewer's desk. Read more» 1

Guest opinion: 2011 may very well mark the year that many policymakers and citizens nationwide take action to curb the corrosive influence of unions. Read more» 1

The state Senate on Monday narrowly rejected a bill that would give local governments the authority to ban sales of fireworks made legal under a state law that took effect last year. Read more»

Rep. Ted Vogt is an Arizona legislator and University of Arizona law student.

Rep. Ted Vogt is a Tucson Republican and the new kid on the block. He was appointed to the legislature in the middle of the session. In the meantime, he's trying to keep up on his readings for law school — he's in his final semester at the UA. Read more»

Veterans who suffered severe combat wounds deserve tuition breaks similar to those available to faculty and staff at state universities so they can get on with their lives, says said Frank Antenori, R-Tucson. Read more»

State Rep. Frank Antenori thinks you shouldn't be able to buy alcohol or tobacco if you're on welfare. Read more» 1

Requiring local governments to post records of all financial transactions online would make officials better stewards of the public's money, a state lawmaker contends. Read more»

Sen. Al Melvin, Rep. Frank Antenori, Rep. David Gowan and Rep. David Stevens, clockwise from top right.

Tucson-area state legislators Sen. Melvin and Reps. Antenori, Gowan and Stevens don't seem to be fans of the Star. They sent the paper a letter saying "The bias of the Arizona Daily Star editorial board makes a fair and balanced discussion impossible. As a result, we will no longer participate with the Star's editorial board." Read more» 6

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