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Senate Committee Votes to Block Local Soda Taxes

The bill in the Arizona Legislature wouldn't ban such taxes in the state, but would block local governments from instituting them.

Arizona Teachers Wear Red for Higher Pay

Public educators statewide say #RedForEd, inspired by outcome of West Virginia strike.

Bill to Put School Evaluations on 'Dashboards' Passes Arizona Senate

The Legislature is trying to replace single grades for schools with a dashboard model.

Measure Would Double the Terms of State Legislators

A proposal in the Arizona Legislature would double the terms for lawmakers.

Study to Examine Effects of Arizona Recession-Era Health Insurance Cutbacks

UA researchers are investigating how the state tried to deal with Recession budget shortfalls.

Trump Deadline Arrives, But DACA Stands, For Now

Six-months have passed since Trump rescinded the order, though the program still stands based on federal rulings.

City Council to Consider Renewing Downtown Business Improvement District

Affirmative vote would open a comment period for property owners in the district.

State Prepares to Launch Opioid Hotline for Health Care Providers

Hotline will offer doctors assistance with treating patients who are using opioids.

The Evolution of Television According to David Bianculli

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson students working for political change on behalf of teachers; and artist & author Beth Surdut on mountain lions, and when the hunter becomes the hunted.

Flake-Sponsored Bill Would Raise Assault-Rifle Purchase Age

A bipartisan bill would change who can purchase assault weapons

Bisbee Conducting City Business in Temporary Cochise County Digs

City leaders still looking for permanent site after October 2017 fire.

Groups Work to Reduce Blowing Dust Risk on I-10

Officials from government agencies gathered to share research and update others on projects aimed at minimizing problem.

State House Rejects Bill to Help Teachers Buy Supplies

In the proposal, teachers would have gotten both cash and tax credits to purchase items for their classrooms.

Mexico Launches Ad Campaign to Stop Immigrant Bullying in the US

Consulate reports an increase in people being bullied over immigration status.

Proposal Would Double Arizona Lawmakers' Term Lengths

The representative sponsoring the measure says it would de-politicize the Legislature.

Legislature Won't Vote on Proposed Bump Stock Ban

The House turned away a move to force a vote about gun accessories.

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