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Openly Gay Former US Rep. Jim Kolbe Dies At Age 80

Phoenix’s NBC affiliate reports: Former Congressman and Arizona State Senator Jim Kolbe has passed away at the age of 80. Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset Sunday, December 4, in honor of Kolbe, who died Saturday. Kolbe was a political pioneer, serving as the first openly gay Republican in the U.S. …

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