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Unions in Arizona: 2013 Offers Choices Between Worker Protections and Business Costs

Unions in Arizona: 2013 Offers Choices Between Worker Protections and Business Costs

Charlie Parke February 26, 2013 1

By Charlie Parke Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org In the early 20th century, workplace conditions were poor. Sweatshops and child labor were common practices. Many workers received no sick time, no paid vacation and

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Arizona is Becoming a Welcome Hub for Bicycling

Arizona is Becoming a Welcome Hub for Bicycling

Charlie Parke February 26, 2013 1

By Charlie Parke Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org Arizona’s cities stretch across the once desert landscape. Transport within these cities becomes more difficult each year with population growth rapidly outpacing mass transit. Residents are

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The Future of Gun Control for Arizonans

The Future of Gun Control for Arizonans

Nicholas Condorcet February 19, 2013 2

By Nicholas Condorcet Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org Gun policies vary greatly from country to country and state to state.  The U.S. is generally considered to have comparatively few limits on gun ownership versus

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Efforts To Label GMO’s Spread Across The Nation and Into Arizona

Efforts To Label GMO’s Spread Across The Nation and Into Arizona

Josette Madonia February 18, 2013 1

By Josette Madonia Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org On February 7, 2013, Hawaii became the first state to pass a bill that would require the labeling of genetically engineered food (also known as GMOs

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Recycling Refund for Cans and Bottles Proposed in Arizona Legislature

Recycling Refund for Cans and Bottles Proposed in Arizona Legislature

Editor February 17, 2013 1

By Charlie Parke Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org There is a label on most soda cans telling you which states offer a five or ten cent refund per can. Several states have adopted redemption

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Indefinite Detention of American Citizens Without Trial, Should Arizona Opt Out?

Indefinite Detention of American Citizens Without Trial, Should Arizona Opt Out?

Charlie Parke February 16, 2013 0

By Charlie Parke Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org The Declaration of Independence from Great Britain stated a number of famous grievances with the parent government. Among the grievances was “For depriving us in many cases,

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Is 2013 the Year of Getting Big Money Out of Politics?

Is 2013 the Year of Getting Big Money Out of Politics?

Nicholas Condorcet February 12, 2013 4

By Nicholas Condorcet Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org The U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizens United states money is speech and corporations have First Amendment free speech rights to spend unlimited money in elections.  Some

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Rank Choice Voting, Would Arizona Benefit?

Rank Choice Voting, Would Arizona Benefit?

Charlie Parke February 10, 2013 3

By Charlie Parke Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org Arizona voters recently defeated an initiative for “Top Two” candidate voting maintaining the present system.  A new bill HB2367, introduced by Representatives Mendez and Alston, seeks to change

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UNITY Pledge:  A Step In the Growing Acceptance of LGBT Families In Arizona

UNITY Pledge: A Step In the Growing Acceptance of LGBT Families In Arizona

Editor February 7, 2013 3

Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org On Friday, February 8th ONE Community and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will gather to launch the UNITY Pledge. UNITY Pledge sponsors describe the effort as “a concerted effort by Arizona

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