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Tucson Electric shut off customers 15,000 times in 2018, documents say

Posted by   /  July 19, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Tucson Electric Power in downtown Tucson on May 8, 2019.Rick Wiley / Arizona Daily Star By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star Tucson Electric Power Co. disconnected customers more than 15,000 times for nonpayment last year, according to documents filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission as part of its recently adopted summertime ban on disconnecting […]

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Dems vying to be Tucson’s next mayor clash on campaign promises, political records

Posted by   /  July 19, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Mayoral candidates Steve Farley, Randi Dorman and Regina Romero debate in front of an audience on Tuesday night at Rincon High School. /Image courtesy of the Pima County Democratic Party. By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star   The three Democrats running to be Tucson’s next mayor repeatedly clashed in a debate Thursday night over their […]

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Arizona has higher unemployment than U.S., but for good reasons

Posted by   /  July 19, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is well above the national level, but for good reasons as its workforce continues to grow, according to the state’s economic number crunchers. Monthly employment figures compiled by Arizona’s Office of Economic Opportunity show the rate held steady at 4.9 percent in June, hovering […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Berkeley removes gendered words such as ‘manhole’ from its city codes

Posted by   /  July 18, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

What about this word? But why? The city of Berkeley, Calif., is going to replace all gendered words in its city codes — such as “manpower” and “manhole” — with gender-neutral ones such as “human effort” and “maintenance hole.” It will also replace all gender-specific pronouns (like “she” and “he”) with “they.” The new ordinance […]

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Parent companies of ‘The Arizona Republic’ and ‘Arizona Capitol Times’ to join

Posted by   /  July 18, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

A cash-and-stock deal could be announced in next few weeks, as the companies grapple with brutal environment for local newspapers USA Today publisher Gannett Co. is nearing a deal to combine with rival GateHouse Media, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would join the nation’s two largest newspaper groups by circulation at […]

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House panel OKs bills to rein in mining around Grand Canyon, elsewhere

Posted by   /  July 18, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Canyon Mine uses water cannons to evaporate water from its holding pond near the mine shaft. (Blake McCord/Grand Canyon Trust) By Miranda Faulkner | Cronkite News Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments Wednesday before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico. […]

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4 Arizona Democrats vote to condemn Trump ‘go back’ tweets; 4 Republicans oppose

Posted by   /  July 18, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Biggs, Gosar didn’t show up By Miranda Faulkner | Cronkite News Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The House Tuesday condemned President Donald Trump’s “racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred” in response to the president’s tweets that progressive congresswomen should “go back” to the countries they originally came from. The 240-187 vote came […]

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Eloy farmer Shedd announces bid for CD1

Posted by   /  July 18, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Tiffany Shedd By Helen Smathers | PinalCentral An Eloy farmer has announced she will again be running for Congress. Tiffany Shedd, a Republican, announced her intention to seek the Congressional District 1 seat currently held by Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona. “Rural Arizona needs a voice now more than ever,” Shedd said. “I want our communities […]

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Beware Incompetent Men: Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Cartoon

Posted by   /  July 17, 2019  /  PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Sports  /  No Comments

Andy Marlette, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, once heavily involved in Scouting, is creating its own program

Posted by   /  July 17, 2019  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

The plan is long on values to instill — gospel learning, service and activities, and personal development — and short on specifics. By Peggy Fletcher Stack | Salt Lake City Tribune Latter-day Saint leaders got a sneak peek this week at the faith’s sweeping new global program that will replace its Boy Scout and Young […]

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