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Goodyear changes vote-tallying system to cut election costs

Posted by   /  September 20, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

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By Laura Gómez | The Republic Brannon Hampton would’ve won his Goodyear City Council seat in March if not for an ambiguous system for tallying votes that forced him into a runoff race with the next highest vote-getter. He won the race in May, but it meant two more months of campaign spending for him. And it meant the city had […]

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Proposed West Park designs being considered by Queen Creek Technical Review Committee

Posted by   /  September 20, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Wendy Miller | Queen Creek Independent Shade structures. Landscaping, Lighting. The town of Queen Creek Technical Review Committee is reviewing these proposed elements and others for the new 30-acre West Park to built at 19535 E. Appleby Road, near Ocotillo and Sossaman roads. The park will include baseball/softball fields, multi-purpose fields, a playground, splash pad, wheel […]

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McCain coy on new GOP health care bill that Flake, Ducey are backing

Posted by   /  September 20, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Joel T. Vernile and Adrienne St. Clair | Cronkite News Arizona Sen. John McCain, a key vote in the failure of the last Obamacare repeal attempt, refused to say Tuesday how he will vote on a new GOP plan, which is being supported by his fellow Republicans, Gov. Doug Ducey and Sen. Jeff Flake. […]

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Grijalva among arrested during DACA protest outside Trump Tower

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

KTAR An Arizona congressman was arrested Tuesday during an immigration protest outside Trump Tower in New York City. Video from the protest scene showed U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) being escorted in handcuffs to a police van. Someone speaking over a loudspeaker was heard saying those being arrested would be charged with disorderly conduct. Grijalva […]

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Arizona residents respond to Zinke’s public lands recommendations

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Last night, Washington Post revealed Sec.Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to alter national monuments around the country– risking the value and protected nature of public lands. Despite maintaining Arizona’s national monuments, Zinke ignored 98% of the 2.8 million Americans who submitted public comments urging the preservation of public lands nationwide. Stripping safeguards for these places is an […]

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gives his support to latest ‘Obamacare’ repeal effort; governor candidate opposed

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Dan Nowicki | The Republic Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced his support Monday for a Senate Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The legislation, introduced by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., would keep much of the “Obamacare” tax structure in place but would give the […]

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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema still votes with Trump half the time

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Antonia Noori Farzan | Phoenix New Times Any day now, we should be getting the official announcement: Kyrsten Sinema is running for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat. The congresswoman from District 9, who is ostensibly a Democrat, has raised over $3.2 million so far. And she’s got the support of the Democratic establishment: The Hill […]

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DCS: Phoenix woman who used hemp oil on son will get foster-care license; Kaine Fisher, director Family Law Dept., comments

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Family Law, Government and Politics, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Arizona Department of Child Safety officials will revise a newly updated policy banning foster-care licenses for people who possess hemp oil following a parent’s plea for change. The change won’t affect the DCS’ ongoing discrimination of state-authorized medical-cannabis consumers in the foster-care program. But it will likely make […]

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Dealing with Democrats? Protecting ‘Dreamers’? Here in Arizona that’s just fine with these Trump supporters

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Michael Finnegan and Mark Z. Barabak | Los Angeles Times Donald Trump’s tough talk on illegal immigration was a big part of the reason Dave Hagstrom and many others in this booming Phoenix suburb supported him for president. “Walls make good neighbors,” Hagstrom said. So when the president moved this week to cut a […]

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Unlike most industries, drone makers and operators clamor for federal regulation; current regs insufficient, says Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group cybersecurity attorney

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Government and Politics, Rose Law Group, Transportation  /  No Comments

Leaders seek approval for broader commercial applications, so they buck the trend toward looser government oversight By Andy Pasztor | The Wall Street Journal   espite White House directives rolling back regulations affecting most industries, drone proponents are clamoring for more federal rules as the way to open up the skies for unmanned aircraft. The counterintuitive […]

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