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Former Mesa lawmaker Justin Olson tapped as new utility regulator

Posted by   /  October 17, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey appointed former Mesa lawmaker Justin Olson to the Arizona Corporation Commission today. Doug Little left the commission in September to join the U.S. Department of Energy. Olson, whose term at the Arizona Legislature ended this year, unsuccessfully ran for Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District in 2016. […]

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Opioids crisis real, solution in initial stages, panel says

Posted by   /  October 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times A task force Gov. Doug Ducey created to take aim at the opioid crisis has a lot more work to do than the initial list of proposed laws and policies it released earlier this year, a panel that included doctors said today. Arizona Department of Health Services director […]

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The Town of Paradise Valley is selected for a Voice of the People Award

Posted by   /  October 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Paradise Valley Independent The National Research Center has selected the Town of Paradise Valley as a winner of the Voice of the People Award for Excellence in Foundations of Livability. According to a press release, for the past nine years, the award is given to top performing jurisdictions that best listen and act for […]

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The JFK document dump could be a fiasco

Posted by   /  October 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Later this month, the National Archives is set to release thousands of documents about John F. Kennedy’s assassination. It’s likely to fuel conspiracy theorists for years By Philip Shenon and Larry J. Sabato | POLITICO he federal government’s long campaign to try to choke off rampant conspiracy theories about the November 1963 assassination of President […]

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Tom Horne not fined after probe finds he used AG’s office for campaign

Posted by   /  October 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic An independent investigation into allegations against former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne concluded he improperly used his office for political activities during his unsuccessful 2014 bid for re-election. But the long-awaited report, released Monday, didn’t impose new financial penalties or recommend criminal charges against the former Republican attorney […]

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McCain calls on U.S. to lead world, reject ‘spurious nationalism’

Posted by   /  October 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

As he accepted the Liberty Medal, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, called on America to resume its role as a world leader and to reject “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.” /Photo by Isaac Windes/Cronkite News  By Issac Windes | Cronkite News n emotional Sen. John McCain […]

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Lack of federal funding leaves proposed state veterans homes in limbo

Posted by   /  October 16, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Jenna Miller | Arizona Daily Sun In 2015, the state budget included $9.2 million for a new veterans state home in Yuma. In 2017, $10 million was designated to build a state home in Flagstaff. However, construction is stalled on both projects because this state funding makes up only 35 percent of total costs. […]

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Arizona attorney general: Phoenix police rule does not violate SB 1070

Posted by   /  October 16, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

KTAR.com A recent Phoenix police policy change does not violate a controversial state immigration law, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office said Monday. In its finding, the office said the department’s policy limiting when officers can ask someone about their immigration status did not violate SB 1070 because it included a partnership with federal immigration officials […]

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Chamber members hear about development projects in Eloy

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By Caela Fox | Eloy Enterprise Economic development has been the topic of discussion at numerous gatherings throughout Pinal County and the Eloy Chamber Business Luncheon was no different. Over the last few months the big topic when it comes to economic development is the Pinal Regional Plan, also known as Propositions 416 and 417. […]

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[EDITORIAL] STV incorporation

Posted by   /  October 16, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Pinal Central Some San Tan Valley residents have waited a long time for a chance to become a city and not just a sprawling part of Pinal County. A new state law gives them an opportunity, removing the ability of nearby, less-populated municipalities to block […]

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