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Ducey tries to pressure lawmakers on teacher raise

Unable to stop educators from walking out, Gov. Doug Ducey now is trying to pressure members of his own Republican Party to approve his pay hike proposal -- and his plan to fund it largely through anticipated economic growth.

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Teacher protection bill proposed by House Majority Whip Kelly Townsend

With a strike today, a key Republican lawmaker is moving to give legal protections to teachers who say they don't want to walk out.

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Fighter jet crashes on Havasu airport runway (with video)

Road traffic was slowed near Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport on Tuesday after a multi-million dollar fighter jet rolled off of the runway.

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GOP ‘unease’ over revenue for teacher pay raises

PHOENIX -- Top Republicans are huddling to see if they can reach an accord over the issue of teacher pay ahead of Thursday’s strike deadline, potentially forestalling or at least undermining the walkout.

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School gun safety plan riles opposition

Foes say there is 'glaring loophole,' does nothing to help existing laws

A Senate panel voted 4-3 Thursday to allow judges to force some people to surrender their weapons -- but only after a multistep process that supporters say will protect due process rights.

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Ducey: ‘Our teachers have earned this raise’

Governor attacks members of his own party on teacher pay

Already fighting with educators over his pay hike plan, Gov. Doug Ducey opened a second front Friday, this time attacking members of his own Republican Party.

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AZ teachers vote to walk out of classrooms next week

'This is undeniably and clearly a mandate for action'

PHOENIX -- Claiming overwhelming support, leaders of the #RedForEd movement called Thursday night called for a strike -- but not for another week.

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Arizona PTA withdraws support of governor’s plan to boost teacher salaries

Calling the governor’s plan not financially sustainable, the Arizona PTA has withdrawn its backing for Gov. Doug Ducey’s teacher pay hike plan.

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Voting process underway to decide Arizona teacher strike

Empowered by successful walkouts in other states, Arizona teachers began three days of voting Tuesday on whether to follow suit here.

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#RedForEd to vote this week on teacher strike

PHOENIX -- Calling the governor's proposal inadequate, leaders of the #RedForEd movement have scheduled a vote this week to decide by Friday whether to strike.

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Governor pledges major pay raises for Arizona teachers

Arizona Educators United not ready to abandon protests

PHOENIX -- Lack of details of where the money is coming from and what the governor’s plan does not include has Arizona educators pannin

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New state law limits legal debates to English language version of insurance documents

Better make sure you understand the coverage documents you’re given in English. That’s because it soon won’t matter whether the copy or explanation you got in another language says something else.

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State seeks clampdown on online alcohol sales

The way Attorney General Mark Brnovich sees it, you can’t get on your computer and order booze between 2 and 6 a.m., even if you’re not planning to have your order delivered until more reasonable hours -- and even if that order is going out of state.

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DOJ: Backpage founder, CEO pleads guilty

The Justice Department announced that Backpage’s co-founder and CEO, Carl Ferrer, 57, of Frisco, Texas, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to facilitate prostitution using a facility in interstate or foreign commerce and to engage in money laundering. Additionally, several Backpage-related corporate entities, including Backpage.com LLC, have entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to engage in money laundering.

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Backpage founders to see day in court

Former Phoenix New Times executives and Backpage.com founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin will be in court this week in connection with a 93-count indictment charging them and five others with conspiracy, money laundering and facilitating prostitution.

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Arizona unveils school safety strategy

PHOENIX -- Hoping to corral the votes for his school safety plan, Gov. Doug Ducey has agreed to some changes in key provisions that would allow judges to take away someone’s guns, at least on a temporary basis.

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Ducey won’t meet with teachers on salaries

Gov. Doug Ducey won't meet with the leaders of two teacher groups to talk about salaries and related issues even as they are taking the first steps toward a walkout.

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Governor sends 338 National Guard soldiers to border

Gov. Doug Ducey is defending his decision to deploy 338 National Guard soldiers to the border, saying it's not about politics even as he boasted there is finally an administration in Washington that cares about the issue.

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Supreme Court: No tuition break for 'Dreamers' in Arizona

Thousands of dreamers are going to have to pay more next year if they want to attend any of the state's three universities or community colleges.

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House vote would require women to provide reason to get an abortion

Saying they're protecting women's health, the state House voted Monday along party lines to require hospitals and clinics to ask patients the reason they are seeking an abortion.

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5 takeaways from School Safety Listening Session

Administrative leaders of the Verde Valley and Yavapai County met Friday to talk about school safety amid recent mass shootings that have devastated American schools.  

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Snowbowl lawyers want ruling allowing tribes to sue over snow overturned

Attorneys for Snowbowl are warning the Arizona Supreme Court that if they don't overturn a ruling allowing the Hopi Tribe to sue over artificial snow they are opening the door to a flood of litigation.

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FBI seizes classifieds site

Backpage.com down amid claims of facilitating sex trafficking

A controversial classifieds site is down with a notice informing visitors of a seizure by the FBI.

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GOP resistance puts brakes on Gov. Ducey’s school safety plan

Resistance from legislative Republicans to Gov. Doug Ducey’s newly released school safety plan could leave it short of the votes needed to get it approved.

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Humane Society pulls plug on banning ‘trophy hunting’

Arizona voters won’t see proposal on November 2018 ballot

Arizona voters won't get a chance to outlaw "trophy hunting'' in the state, at least not this year.

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