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A tribute to Arizona’s fallen heroes on this Memorial Day

Posted by   /  May 29, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona Daily Independent From Korea to today FRANCISCO, PATRICK DONEVSKI, ROBERT DORSETT, ROY FRITZ, LEONARD JONES, JERRELL MENDOZA, ALBERT ROMERO, ROBERT YBARRA, MANUEL HOLMASON, JOHN WITKOWSKI, JAMES FAILS, DOROTHY ALBRIGHT, BUCK BENTON, ROBERT CHAIRA, FRANCISCO DESCHAMPS, RAMON EMBACH, JOHN FIGUEROA, ANTHONY GOMEZ, JESSIE GONZALEZ, IGNACIO HANKINS, BRUCE HARDY, CHARLES HUNT, LEIGH SOWINSKI, NICHOLAS TEDRICK, WARREN […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 29, 2017: Memorial Day: WASPs stepped in to fill domestic flight roles amid combat pilot shortage

Posted by   /  May 29, 2017  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Health Care, Immigration  /  No Comments

Denver woman made revolutionary flights for U.S. war effort during World War II California: To keep crops from rotting in the field, farmers say they need Trump to let in more temporary workers Too many New Mexico jobs go begging Nevada: GAO outlines $330M ‘roadmap’ to restart Yucca Mountain licensing Once ranked 7th nationally for […]

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Gilbert releases town attorney, town prosecutor resigns

Posted by   /  May 29, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Srianthi Perera | East Valley Tribune The Gilbert Town Council has decided not to renew the employment contract of Town Attorney Michael Hamblin. Hamblin was hired in June 2013 and drew a salary of just over $200,000. He declined to comment. Town Prosecutor Cathy Bohland, who was hired in February last year, has also […]

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Studies on Navajo coal plant’s future poles apart

Posted by   /  May 28, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun As tribal lawmakers, federal agencies and private industry continue to work out a plan for the future of Navajo Generating Station near Page, energy analysts have come up with their own assessments of the economic viability of the power plant. While they present a range of conclusions, many […]

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Construction activity to start for future Tucson Caterpillar HQ

Posted by   /  May 28, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Gabriela Rico | Arizona Daily Star The Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District will spend $52 million and the state will provide $4 million to support Caterpillar’s move to Tucson, west of downtown. The site of the future Caterpillar headquarters near downtown Tucson will soon be abuzz with activity. A fence will be erected around […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 28, 2017: Can a three-day course adequately prepare a teacher for a close-quarters confrontation with an armed attacker?

Posted by   /  May 28, 2017  /  Education, Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Advanced gun training for Colorado teachers on its way New Mexico: Few attend hearing on proposed changes to teacher evaluations The Big One is going to happen, no matter how much you want to deny it, California scientists say Utah: Polygamous sect members move — when they can find a home and the cash Some […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Stand-Up ADOT

Posted by   /  May 28, 2017  /  Featured News, Transportation  /  No Comments

There’s a prevailing idea among comedians that the key to a good joke is the element of surprise. Perhaps that’s why the highway sign shtick of the Arizona Department of Transportation has been so successful: It’s comedy in the least expected of places. Written by Lauren Loftus | Phoenix Magazine n 2015, 895 people died […]

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New-home sales get a big boost

Posted by   /  May 28, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Catherine Reagor | The Arizona Republic “Demand for new homes is healthy,” housing expert Jim Belfiore told me. “Between mid-April and -May, more new homes sold in the Valley than any other period in the past decade.” Continued: (Online version might not be immediately available)  

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Indicted Johnson Utilities owner steps away from management to focus on his defense

Posted by   /  May 27, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Water  /  No Comments

By Garrett Mitchell | The Republic Water company owner and founder George Johnson removed himself from the management of Johnson Utilities on Friday after he and three others were indicted on federal charges. Johnson and Gary Pierce, a former chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission; Pierce’s wife, Sherry; and lobbyist Jim Norton were indicted Tuesday […]

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Commissioners against more homes at StoneHaven, request goes to Glendale Council

Posted by   /  May 27, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Cecilia Chan | Independent Newsmedia StoneHaven, a master-planned community just south of Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District, wants to bump up the number of its homes to 1,365 from 1,161. The Planning Commission in a room of nearly 100 residents, who were concerned with increased traffic and a drop in their home value, rejected […]

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