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Flower shop owner replaces history teacher as Arizona redistricting panel finalist

The owner of a luxury floral boutique in Scottsdale will be the fifth finalist for independent chair of Arizona's next redistricting commission after a previous finalist withdrew from contention.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Reflecting on Thomas Jefferson's writings

Republican strategist Sam Stone, Councilman Steve Kozachik, the editor of a collection of Thomas Jefferson's writings, the Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias, sportscaster Dave Sitton, attorney Don Loose... Read more»

Nullification

How states are making it a felony to enforce federal gun laws

Kansas’ “Second Amendment Protection Act” backs up its states’ rights claims with a penalty aimed at federal agents: when dealing with “Made in Kansas” guns, any attempt to enforce federal law is now a felony. Bills similar to Kansas’ law have been introduced in at least 37 other states — including Arizona.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Merchants hope consumers shop local this holiday season

Kurt Tallis of the 4th Avenue Merchants Association previews this weekend's 4th Avenue Street Fair and efforts to shop locally. Then, we get an update from Goldwater Institute attorney Nick Dranias on Tombstone's battle with the federal government over the town's water pipeline. Also, Dr. Ray Woosley, president of www.CredibleMeds.org, and legal contributor Don Loose. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Showdown in Tombstone

Today on Buckmaster - Nick Dranias, director of the Center for Constitutional Government at the Goldwater Institute, the Friday Reporters' Roundtable with Mark B. Evans and Sarah Garrecht Gassen, and Matt Russell has the top weekend dining picks.... Read more»

Special report

Some Clean Elections money went toward laptops, hiring relatives

Some of the 107 candidates who received public money to run for the state Legislature this year bought computers, cameras and printers that are theirs to keep and paid relatives as campaign workers and consultants. Expenses included $60 for NRA dues, $650 for mariachis and $229.87 for a “post-debate discussion” with campaign staffers at T.G.I. Friday’s.... Read more»