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REGIONAL NEWS for Nov. 17, 2017

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

Utah: As a polygamist community crumbles, ‘sister wives’ are forced from homes/Polygamous town elects first mayor who’s not part of sect Denver’s new World Trade Center campus in RiNo could cost $175 million to $200 million — for just the first phase Las Vegas residents fight county’s plan for Moulin Rouge site Albuquerque: Berry signs […]

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Arizona’s high court upholds state’s Medicaid expansion law

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The state’s high court this morning upheld the legality of an assessment on hospitals that helps pay for health care for 400,000 Arizonans. In a unanimous decision, the justices rejected arguments by the attorney for some Republican lawmakers that the levy, approved by the Legislature […]

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McFarland kicks off re-election campaign for Casa Grande mayor

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By Heather Smathers | Pinal Central Casa Grande’s mayor is seeking re-election. At a campaign kickoff event Thursday, Mayor Craig McFarland announced his intentions to seek another term. Among the achievements he said he’s most proud of, he touted the economic activity in Casa Grande, saying that Casa Grande is “open for business!” McFarland told […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Tax Reductions and Penalties in the House version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer 10. 10% off personal income for those who have visited the Grand Canyon 17 times 9. Citizens who have toured Moscow would be penalized 1% of personal income. 8. Home mortgage deduction would be doubled for millenials living with parents. 7. Parents of millenials may deduct 25% of personal […]

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Study: Phoenix climbs ranks of metro cities with better access to jobs

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

KTAR.com Phoenix has climbed the ranks of large metropolitan cities that give its residents better access to more jobs, according to a new study. The study, published by Center for Transportation Studies from the University of Minnesota, said Phoenix has improved its access to jobs by transit by nearly 8 percent from 2015 to 2016. […]

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School choice group’s ad campaign not to sway voters, spokesman says

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A nonprofit funded at least in part by the Koch brothers is financing a six-figure TV campaign that a spokesman said is designed to “educate” Arizonans about school choice. But Brian Faughnan said it isn’t designed to sway votes on a measure on next […]

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Mesa sets its eyes on e-commerce with Mexico

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Economy, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Andrea Jaramillo Valencia | Cronkite News As trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada is debated by top negotiators in Mexico City, one Arizona city is working on a long-term, million-dollar project that will potentially increase trade with Mexico. The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Board will vote in the next few days to […]

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Arizona lawmakers split along party lines as House approves tax cut

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By Adrienne St. Clair | Cronkite News Arizona lawmakers fell in line with their respective parties Thursday as the House voted 227-205 for a $1.5 trillion tax-cut plan, making good on Speaker Paul Ryan’s promise to get a bill passed before the Thanksgiving recess. Thirteen Republicans joined all 192 voting Democrats to oppose the Tax […]

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Getting driver’s license puts Arizonans into ‘perpetual criminal lineup’

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By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times If you have a driver’s license in Arizona, your face now lives in a government database that uses facial recognition technology to see if you’re really who you say you are, or if you’re stealing someone else’s identity. But that’s not the only use of the system – […]

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Ducey: ‘There is truth there’ when women allege sexual harassment

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday his experience is that women who complain about being sexually harassed are generally telling the truth. But the governor declined to call for Rep. Don Shooter to resign, saying the investigation of charges against the Yuma Republican should be […]

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