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Former Tucson-area legislator Ted Vogt has been appointed director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, Gov. Jan Brewer announced Tuesday. Vogt, a former Air Force intelligence office, lost a bid for reelection to the state House in November. As Veterans Services director, he replaces Joey Strickland, who resigned after hiring former GOP legislator Terri Proud as an assistant. Read more»

The director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services resigned and an assistant he hired, former Tucson lawmaker Terri Proud, was fired Wednesday after Arizona-Sonora News Service reported that Proud said menstrual cycles might be too problematic for women to be in combat. Read more» 1

Today on Buckmaster - We kick off the show with a conversation with State Rep. Terri Proud, then folklorist James "Big Jim" Griffith, and Tucson Vice-Mayor Councilwoman Karin Uhlich. Read more»

Some Arizona legislators want Bibles in the classroom, but state teachers could find themselves punished if they bring other texts into public and charter schools. Read more» 2

A House panel rejected a bill Thursday that would have allowed governments to post required notices about public meetings, budgets and other matters on their websites instead of purchasing ads in newspapers. Read more»

To motivate couples to learn more about marital issues before tying the knot, a Tucson lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would cut the price of marriage licenses in half if couples take a premarital course covering subjects including conflict management to parenting responsibilities. Read more» 1

A draft map of congressional districts, under review by the IRC.

Many of us weren't following the run-up to the firing of IRC chair Colleen Mathis. The current legislative leadership can't stand that something, somewhere goes on without their control. Charges and counter-charges aside, that's what this really comes down to. Read more»

A newsmaker interview with Arizona Representative Terri Proud, plus Bruce Ash and Vince Rabago in the Political Face-Off, and Dr. Mark Sykes of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute. Read more»

Reps. Vic Williams and Terri Proud of Tucson want to make it a felony when a driver with license that has been suspended or revoked for any reason causes an accident with serious injuries or fatalities. Read more»