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.
Investigators recreating time line before 19 firefighters died

Investigators recreating time line before 19 firefighters died

PRESCOTT, Ariz., July 4 (UPI) -- Investigators examining the deaths of 19 elite Arizona firefighters in the Yarnell Hill fire should have an initial report by the weekend, the team's lead said.
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Jan Brewer
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signs Arizona Senate Bill 1070, which gives authorities the right to check for citizenship of virtually anyone in Arizona at the State Department of Public Safety in Phoenix, Arizona on April 23, 2010. The bill has caused a furor as both sides of the immigration issue have been vocal in either their support or their anger about racial profiling. UPI/Art Foxall

Janice Kay "Jan" Brewer (born September 26, 1944) is the 22nd and current Governor of the U.S. state of Arizona and a member of the Republican Party. She is the fourth woman, and third consecutive woman, to hold the office. Brewer previously served as Secretary of State of Arizona, from January 2003 until then-Governor Janet Napolitano resigned after being selected as Secretary of Homeland Security in January 2009. Brewer became Governor of Arizona as part of the line of succession, as determined by the Arizona constitution.

Born in California, Brewer is a graduate of Glendale Community College. She has served as a State Senator and State Representative for Arizona, from 1983 to 1996. Brewer also served as Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, before running for Arizona Secretary of State in 2002.

Brewer came into the national spotlight when, on April 23, 2010, she signed the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act. The act makes it a state misdemeanor crime for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying registration documents required by federal law, authorizes state and local law enforcement of federal immigration laws, and cracks down on those sheltering, hiring and transporting illegal aliens. Brewer sought a full term as Governor of Arizona in the 2010 Arizona gubernatorial election, and was elected on November 3, 2010, winning with 55% of the vote over Democrat Terry Goddard's 42%.

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