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Sen. Chester Crandell, R- Heber, authored legislation that would require school district bond overrides to be held only in even-numbered years.

A state lawmaker wants to require school district bond overrides to be held only in even-numbered years, saying that would provide the largest possible turnout. Read more»

Mejdrich poses with her new concealed weapons permit.

I’m a 22-year-old woman who has never touched a gun in her life, but obtaining a concealed weapons permit in Arizona took me little more than a lunch break and $100. Read more» 12

Arthur and Pleashette Williams of Tolleson have been foster and adoptive parents since 2005.

The state Legislatures is weighing three bills that would eliminate some roadblocks in the process of adopting children in Arizona. Read more»

Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, rallies the crowd outside the Capitol in favor of killing the four GOP bills targeting unions representing public employees.

Advocates of organized labor demonstrated against the four bills in the Senate targeting public-employee unions Thursday at at the State Capitol. Read more»

Christopher Fendell, 10, completes his school work at Sunrise Montessori. A new law will allow his parents to use public dollars for a disabled child’s education to fund his private schooling at the Peoria school.

Parents see relief in a new law allowing them to put 90 percent of state money allocated for a disabled child’s education toward private school tuition or private education services such as speech or occupational therapy. Read more»