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Kirkpatrick joins the list of Democrats running for McSally’s congressional seat

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen | The Republic Former congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick is entering the Democratic race to challenge U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, setting up what could be among the nation’s fiercest House fights next year. Months after losing handily to Sen. John McCain, Kirkpatrick has moved from the rural northeastern Arizona district she represented in […]

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Study: Senate bill could give 1.8 million DREAMers path to citizenship

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, left, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, talk about their Dream Act 2017, which one report said could give as many as many as 1.8 million undocumented young immigrants a shot at permanent residency and, ultimately, citizenship. /Photo by Alex Valdez/Cronkite News Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said the Dream Act […]

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Jail time for Mesa city councilman

Posted by   /  July 20, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm | The Republic Mesa City Councilman Ryan Winkle pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of extreme DUI and will serve six days in jail and 49 days of home detention. Winkle will begin his jail time Friday at Lower Buckeye Jail, according to his attorney. After the weekend, he will have a […]

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Maricopa Association of Governments mourns passing of founder Jack DeBolske

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

AZ Business Leaders The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) announced the passing of its founder, Jack DeBolske. DeBolske passed away yesterday at the age of 89. DeBolske led MAG under the title of MAG Secretary from 1967 to 1996. “I worked with Jack over the years and I am saddened to hear of his loss,” […]

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Florence considering property tax increase

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

Arizona Business Daily The town of Florence is considering increasing property taxes 1.43 percent, which would bring in over $14,000 for the town coffers. A public meeting was held on July 17 at the Town Hall to discuss the proposal. Officials said the increase was being considered as a result of an increase in property […]

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Pinal courthouse expansion completed to deal with county’s growth

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

By Kevin Reagan | Casa Grande Dispatch FLORENCE — A $15 million expansion of the Pinal County Courthouse is finished with a major goal of freeing up space to allow cases to be resolved faster. Public officials cut a red ribbon before the courthouse Wednesday, signaling the end of a renovation project that began shortly […]

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Coolidge moves to court bigger businesses

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

By Rofida Khairalla | Coolidge Examiner COOLIDGE — Coolidge is working to attract bigger businesses. The city took its first steps toward that goal during the July 10 council meeting, where council members approved an ordinance that enables the city to provide economic incentives. According to City Manager Rick Miller, the resolution will give the […]

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Judge rejects APS move to get rate ruling before court decision

Posted by   /  July 20, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral A judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by Arizona Public Service to let the Arizona Corporation Commission vote on the company’s rate hike request before he considers claims by one utility regulator that he has a right to question company executives about their political influence over […]

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Female mayors want to blow up the term ‘women’s issues’

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

POLITICO The mayors of Baltimore, Charlotte and Salt Lake City wrestle with some of the most contentious issues dominating national policy conversations, including health care and improving public school systems. These city leaders also all happen to be female – and are tired of having some of their cities’ most thorny issues singled out as […]

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McCain diagnosed with brain cancer; family asks for prayers

Posted by   /  July 20, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Ben Moffat | Cronkite News Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his doctors said Wednesday, less than a week after he was hospitalized for removal of a suspicious blood clot over his left eye. A statement from the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where McCain underwent the blood-clot surgery Friday, said […]

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