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News from Our Region / Aug. 17, 2018: Jobs head news in 4 states

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UTAH again leads the nation for job growth After a strong June, COLORADO job gains slow in July ARIZONA‘s unemployment continues to drop NEVADA: Heller ad focuses on job growth Tax on CALIFORNIA water revived to clean up drinking water – but it’s voluntary Students, politicians cry foul as University of NEW MEXICO regents again consider cutting sports

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‘Inexcusable’: Governor candidates tackle police brutality at gun-violence forum

Posted by   /  August 17, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Maria Polletta | Arizona Republic During a town hall Tuesday to discuss gun violence, gubernatorial candidates spent much of the time discussing weapons falling into the hands of “bad actors” on the streets and in schools. But what happens, a Black Lives Matter activist asked, when the “bad actor” is a law-enforcement officer […]

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The ramifications of APS decision not to spend on Corporation Commission primary; Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner and director of Renewable Energy Department, says don’t think the utility won’t spend in future elections

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By Katie Campbell and Jeremy | Arizona Capitol Times The state’s largest utility is staying out of the Republican primary race for two open Arizona Corporation Commission seats, risking a shakeup that could have serious ramifications for the company. Whether the literal powerhouse that is Arizona Public Service has had a change of heart about […]

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Phoenix plays politics with council appointments

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  By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic Appointments to the Phoenix City Council have become increasingly common in recent years as elected council members resign to run for higher offices. When a council member resigns, the remaining members select a replacement to serve until the city can hold an election. The last time the council […]

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Arizona Diamondbacks beat San Diego Padres in first inning

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The Arizona Republic Clay Buchholz pitched a four-hitter, David Peralta hit a three-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. Buchholz (6-2) allowed a leadoff double to Travis Jankowski but retired the next 13 batters he faced. Hunter Renfroe homered in […]

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Are super-nerds really ruining U.S. sports?

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Jayson Werth is the latest athlete to complain that data and analytics are taking the joy out of sports. Can numbers live alongside individual brilliance? By Aaron Timms | The Guardian re nerds ruining American sport? Recently retired baseball player Jayson Werth certainly think so. “They’ve got all these super nerds, as I call them, […]

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Want to find out what’s going on at the Arizona Supreme Court? Good luck with that.

Posted by   /  August 16, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Christy Allen | Goldwater Institute blog Christy Allen, a Ronald Reagan Fellow at the Goldwater Institute, simply cannot understand why the Arizona Supreme Court would make it so needlessly difficult to navigate its case file system. The Arizona Supreme Court is responsible for some of the most important legal questions in the lives of […]

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Hate in America

Posted by   /  August 16, 2018  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Millions are victims of hate crimes, though many never report them By Catherine Devine and Lillianna Byington | News21 (A series on in-depth articles by 36 college journalists, including from Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix) ore than 2.4 million crimes, whose victims suspect were motivated by hate, were committed across the United States in […]

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Mayors, legislators join suit against clean energy proposition

Posted by   /  August 16, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  Information from West Valley View A legal challenge to the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona ballot initiative has high-profile backing from public officials around the Valley. Mesa Mayor John Giles, Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels, Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck. and two state legislators, signed on as plaintiffs on the lawsuit that challenges the ballot […]

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[OPINION] A two-pronged strategy to deal with Trump’s ‘fake news’ cries

Posted by   /  August 16, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

How to become a friend of your community By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) ou could say the news media’s reaction to President Trump’s daily expression of hatred of “fake news” and the dogs who produce it has been a very slow knee jerk one. Only […]

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