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Ducey signs tax break, vetoes student journalists freedom of the press

Posted by   /  May 23, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Mary Jo Pitzl | The Republic Gov. Doug Ducey tied a bow on the 2017 legislative session, signing a final 27 bills into law and vetoing six on the final day for him to act on proposals passed by the Legislature. He started the bill-signing flurry with his signature on a $1 billion university-bonding […]

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Howard Fischer: A one-man news machine

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer If you had $5 for every story Howard “Howie” Fischer has reported for Arizona readers, you’d be doing quite well. Considered the dean of the Capitol press corps, Fischer is known not only as a one-man news machine, but a reporter politicians sometimes get defensive with because of his […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 21, 2017: Pressure building to go straight to the voters for increased Colorado roads funding.

Posted by   /  May 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Transportation, Water  /  No Comments

Ten years ago, Colorado’s roads were a “quiet crisis” that couldn’t be ignored. Now the state spends even less. If all goes as planned, prepare to party in Las Vegas in 2020 New Utah GOP chairman vows to fix party’s debt, win back disenfranchised conservatives 30-Foot-Long Humpback Whale Stuck in Ventura Harbor New Mexico: Water […]

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Organization fights to revive Ajo’s economy after decades of recession

Posted by   /  May 17, 2017  /  Economy, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

The Curley School building, located in the center of Ajo, was acquired by the International Sonoran Desert Alliance, and is now used for housing and workspace for local artists. The Community Learning Center, where the GED class meets, is also located on its campus. (Photo by Kayla Becton/Cronkite News) GED instructor Kate Hyde is in […]

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Court rules ‘Google’ is not a generic term; suit began in Phoenix

Posted by   /  May 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Cyberlaw, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Michael Kiefer | The Republic “Google” will not go the way of “aspirin,” “cellophane,” “escalator” or “thermos,” former trademarks that were used so generically that the companies that owned them were forced to relinquish them. On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that instead, Google will join Coke, Q-tips, Xerox and […]

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Wanting freedom from the First Amendment: From the Rose Law Group Growlery

Posted by   /  May 15, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) With one threat of being fired and another relative to the safety of my family, I was pressured twice to suppress certain facts during my reporting of controversial stories. In today’s age of political angst and political correctness, we […]

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Saturday Night Live goes wild on Trump

Posted by   /  May 14, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Melissa McCarthy steps in as Sean Spicer’s substitute on Saturday Night Live. President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) discusses firing FBI director James Comey in an interview with Lester Holt (Michael Che) on Saturday Night Live.  

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Arizona senator inspired student-journalist bill in high school. 24 years later, she gets it passed

Posted by   /  May 13, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Mary Jo Pitzl | The Republic Sometimes it takes a little time to get an idea through the Legislature and signed into law. For Sen. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, one effort has taken more than a quarter century. When she was a staffer in the early 1990s on the Demon Dispatch, the Greenway High School […]

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Melissa McCarthy perfectly trolls Sean Spicer for hiding in bushes [VIDEO CLIPS]

Posted by   /  May 12, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News, PHOTOS/CARTOONS  /  No Comments

Sean will never come out of the shrubbery now! By Bill Bradley | The Huffington Post Remember the good old days when avoiding difficult questions just meant ducking into some bushes for a while? Welp. Those days are gone. Sean Spicer learned that the hard way. Reporters were all over the story that the White […]

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City leaders hope to attract filmmakers to Eloy

Posted by   /  May 11, 2017  /  Economy, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Tanner Clinch | Pinal Central Site selectors for filming movies and TV shows could decide on a wonderful Eloy backdrop for their next scene with a proposed ordinance by the city’s economic development specialist, Jim Dinkle. The idea is to stimulate production companies to film in Eloy, use local catering and lodging and gain […]

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