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AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, March 7, 2014

A look into governor's race polls; attorney general race; survey numbers showed U.S. Sen. McCain least popular in America.

Women's Day Theme Could Reflect in Female Religious Leadership

'Inspiring change' is this year's International Women's Day message; as time goes by even churches are seeing a stronger presence of females in higher positions.

Raytheon Receives $350M Pentagon Contract

U.S. Dept. of Defense orders company's newest model of its SM-3 missile; orders 44 items total, including missile, accompanying materials.

AZ Planned Parenthood Sues State Over Abortion Drug Rules

Federal lawsuit against regulations that would limit use of most common abortion-inducing drug; would have gone into effect April 1.

US, Mexico Cooperate to Restore Flow of Water to CO River Delta

Water hasn’t flowed regularly in the once-lush delta since 1960; Starting March 23, 105,000 acre-feet will be release from the Morelos Dam bordering Yuma.

SB 1062 Overshadows Other AZ Legislature Moves

Those include initial approval to bill that would allow surprise inspections to abortion clinics; Brewer signs campaign finance law repeal.

Advances Made, LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Remains

Transgender Pima County lawyer says situation even more difficult for trans people; most states including AZ don't have laws protecting LGBTQ people in workplace.

Immigration Poll: Equal Number Prioritize Reform, Border Security

First time in years the numbers received equal support; figures come after House Republicans say issue unlikely to progress this year.

AZ Foreclosure Filings Drop to Pre-Recession Levels

January's report ranks AZ 17th in the country; there were 2,363 last month, according to RealtyTrac.

Brewer, Sonora Gov Collaborating to Lure Tech Businesses to Area

Pair announce new partnership to attract companies from around the world to Arizona-Sonora region.

Tucson Mayor, Pima Aim to Push Affordable Care Act Enrollments

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, county's health dept. have strategies to raise awareness on importance of signing up.

ABOR: AZ Scholarship Program Could be Model for Other States

Board of Regents President Eileen Klein presenting AZ Earn to Learn to fed. agency Tuesday; organization helps low-income students.

Congressional Incumbents Have More Money For 2014 Elections

Challengers are poised to catch up with quick fundraising pace in Tucson-area districts.

Disease Drives Shrimp Prices; UA Researcher Seeks Solution

Syndrome kills species when young, causing entire crops to be lost; scientist finds way to detect it early on.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, January 31, 2014

A discussion of President Obama's renewed call for immigration reform after State of the Union Address; the latest in AZ Legislature.

AZ Week: Is Border Secure? BP Agent Says No, Getting There

Secretary of Homeland Security visited Arizona earlier this week; Border Patrol agent discusses strategies to improve safety in area.

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