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‘We can’t stand by and let that happen’: Legislators fight Trump visit, Arpaio pardon

Posted by   /  August 18, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Maria Polletta | The Republic emocratic lawmakers, faith leaders and community activists are pushing state and local officials to join them in protesting President Donald Trump’s visit to Phoenix on Tuesday, as well as a possible pardon for Joe Arpaio. The president told Fox News this week he was “seriously considering” pardoning the former […]

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[IN-DEPTH] Personal information requirement for drug could hamper opioid crisis effort

Posted by   /  August 18, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Doug Ducey’s requirement that people give their personal information to a state database when they pick up a life-saving drug for opioid overdoses at a pharmacy may actually jeopardize lives, say those who help people with drug addiction recover. The drug, naloxone, saved 28-year-old John Koch’s life three […]

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Supreme Court rules state has say on gun laws, not cities

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

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services Declaring lawmakers have the final say, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday that cities, towns and counties have no right to enact their own gun regulations. In a unanimous conclusion, the justices voided a 2005 Tucson ordinance that says when the police department obtains a gun through seizure […]

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Arizona members of Congress ask president not to pardon Arpaio

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

By Jim Cross | KTAR A trio of Arizona Democratic members of the U.S. Congress have asked President Donald Trump not to issue a pardon to former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A fourth said Arpaio must be held accountable. U.S. Reps. Ruben Gallego, Raul Grijalva and Tom O’Halleran sent a letter to Trump, urging […]

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Judge: Diamondbacks must solve stadium dispute with Maricopa County

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

By Rebekah L. Sanders | The Republic A years-long dispute between Maricopa County and the Arizona Diamondbacks over repairs and improvements to Chase Field could be over before the end of the year, according to a court ruling Thursday. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered the local government and the team to negotiate through […]

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Trump aides worry he hurt hopes of defeating Flake

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

The president gave a shout-out to Kelli Ward, who even some White House aides believe would be a weak challenger. By Alex Isenstadt | POLITICO President Donald Trump upended the Arizona Senate race on Thursday by signaling support for an underdog primary challenger — a move that went against the wishes of his advisers and […]

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Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller blasts ASU president Michael Crow for ‘continued disparaging and erroneous remarks’

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

By Jeremy Cluff | azcentral sports Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller issued a statement Wednesday blasting ASU President Michael Crow for his “continued disparaging and erroneous remarks” toward the University. The statement was “shared with our GCU family to set the record straight” regarding some comments Crow made to the media on Tuesday. Crow’s […]

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Southwest rises as 2018 Senate battleground

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

In a season of political tumult, Nevada and Arizona have emerged anew as a defining battleground for both parties By Alexander Burns | The New York Times ven before President Trump’s rise, a pair of Western states foreshadowed some of the consuming clashes of his presidency: the tug of war between traditional conservatives and border-hawk […]

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Paradise Valley leaders talk matters of note as fall session looms

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

By Terrance Thornton | Paradise Valley Independent Summer break is nearly over as Paradise Valley Town Council is expected back at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, Thursday, Sept. 4, meanwhile Town Manager Kevin Burke has steadily been preparing for what he is calling a “monster agenda.” The Town of Paradise Valley Independent reached out to top officials — […]

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The knives are out: Trump expected to endorse Flake challenger

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

By S.A. Miller | The Washington Times President Trump’s new campaign trip to Arizona next week has state Republicans speculating that he is going to endorse a primary challenger to Sen. Jeff Flake. Mr. Trump is leaning towards endorsing Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit, state Republican sources told The Washington Times, in a move that could […]

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