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Mississippi legislature approves 'religious freedom' bill

Mississippi legislature approves 'religious freedom' bill

April 2 (UPI) -- Supporters of Mississipppi's Religious Freedom Restoration Act say its aim is to protect believers, not to discriminate against gays.
Frances Burns
Jan Brewer won't seek re-election as Ariz. governor

Jan Brewer won't seek re-election as Ariz. governor

March 12 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer confirmed Wednesday what many had suspected: she won't seek reelection this fall.
Gabrielle Levy
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she won't run for another term

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she won't run for another term

PHOENIX, March 12 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday she will not run for another term.

Arizona lawmakers shying away from anti-same-sex marriage bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Arizona lawmakers say they are facing a new proposal that would exempt ministers and even judges from performing marriages that violate their religious beliefs.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have let businesses refuse to serve gays and others on religious-freedom grounds.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay bill [BREAKING]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay bill [BREAKING]

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday that she had vetoed Senate Bill 1062.
Kate Stanton

MLB opposes Arizona same-sex bill

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball, in a statement Wednesday on Arizona SB 1062, said it will "neither support nor tolerate" discrimination against gays.

Report: NFL considers moving 2015 Super Bowl from Phoenix

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- NFL officials are looking into moving the 2015 Super Bowl from Arizona if a law takes effect allowing discrimination against gays, Sports Illustrated reported.
Anderson Cooper eviscerates Arizona State Senator over homophobic bill

Anderson Cooper eviscerates Arizona State Senator over homophobic bill

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Anderson Cooper eviscerated State Sen. Al Melvin over a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to the LGBT community based on religious belief.
Aileen Graef

NBC: Arizona governor likely to veto anti-gay bill

TUCSON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is likely to veto a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, NBC News reported, citing a Brewer political adviser.
Super Bowl committee condemns Arizona's anti-gay bill

Super Bowl committee condemns Arizona's anti-gay bill

TUCSON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The committee for the 2015 Arizona Super Bowl condemned the state's law that gives business the right to refuse service to the LGBT community.
Aileen Graef
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer likely to veto anti-gay law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer likely to veto anti-gay law

PHOENIX, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Sources close to Jan Brewer say she is likely to veto Arizona's deeply controversial bill that would allow denial of service to gay people.
Gabrielle Levy

Arizona license ban affecting legal citizens

PHOENIX, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Legal residents from other states are having trouble getting Arizona driver's licenses because of a state law aimed at undocumented immigrants, officials said.
McCain joins opposition to Arizona's religion-gay rights bill

McCain joins opposition to Arizona's religion-gay rights bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians on grounds of religious objection.
Sen. John McCain urges veto of controversial Ariz. bill

Sen. John McCain urges veto of controversial Ariz. bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., came out against Arizona Senate Bill 1062 that allows businesses to refuse service to the LGBT community based on religious beliefs.
Aileen Graef
Flake says he hopes Brewer vetoes same-sex service denial bill

Flake says he hopes Brewer vetoes same-sex service denial bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Saturday he hopes Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians.

Arizona bill allows religious individuals to not serve gays, lesbians

TUCSON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- An Arizona bill to provide legal cover for people who refuse service to gays because of their religious beliefs awaits the governor's signature, officials say.

Arizona agency faulted in Yarnell Hill firefighter deaths

PHOENIX, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Arizona's forestry agency was fined $559,000 after a review found officials put home protection before the safety of 19 firefighters killed battling a wildfire.

Arizona CPS pledges backlog of complaints will be reviewed

PHOENIX, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Child welfare workers in Arizona said they will review all of the 6,110 "not investigated" claims of child abuse by Jan. 31.
Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon to reopen Saturday

Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon to reopen Saturday

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The governors of New York and Arizona said Friday they've reached agreements with the U.S. government to reopen the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon.

Report: Why doomed Yarnell firefighters left ridge unknown

PRESCOTT, Ariz., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Why 19 firefighters killed in Arizona's Yarnell fire left the relative safety of an already-burned ridge remains a mystery, a report showed Saturday.

Arizona expands immigrants driver's license ban

PHOENIX, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Arizona announced it is expanding its ban on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants to include those granted deferral from deportation.

Conservative think tank to sue over Arizona Medicaid law

PHOENIX, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Goldwater Institute said Thursday it will file suit to overturn Arizona's new law expanding Medicaid eligibility.

Arizona asks federal government to reconsider aid refusal

PHOENIX, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has asked the federal government to rethink its refusal to provide aid to residents of a tiny community heavily damaged by a wildfire.

No aid from FEMA for Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters

PHOENIX, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The Arizona fire that killed 19 firefighters did not do enough damage to uninsured property to justify federal aid, officials say.
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