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State parties seek unity ahead of elections as dissenters vent at Ducey, Sinema

Posted by   /  January 26, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen and Katie Surma | Arizona Republic  Arizona’s major political parties energized their activists on Saturday while seeking to finesse dissent from party purists toward some of Arizona’s top elected officials. In Yuma, some at the annual Arizona Democratic Party meeting pushed a resolution “advising” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., to more closely […]

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Sunday Feature: Go ahead and complain. It might be good for you.

Posted by   /  January 25, 2020  /  Featured News, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

A mantra to embrace: “This sucks I’m unhappy with what’s going on.”/ Illustration Credit: Angus Greig By Micaela Marini Higgs | The New York Times We’ve all done it: Whether it’s about traffic, our boss or our partner’s annoying habits, complaining “is just something we do, like breathing — though hopefully not as often,” said Robin […]

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2 companies pitch competing plans for Sacaton Mine near Casa Grande

Posted by   /  January 25, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

ASARCO mine 2009/PinalCentral By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | PinalCentral (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Elim Mining.) A battle over ownership of the old Sacaton Mine is developing between two companies — one that wants to return the property to mining and another that wants to create hydropower. In October, Elim Mining announced that it was working with […]

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Barrow Women’s Board raises record $8.3 million through 2020 Barrow Grand Ball

Posted by   /  January 25, 2020  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

Sonntag Spine Center Donors with Dr. Volker Sonntag – Ann Denk, Tahnia McKeever, Dr. Volker Sonntag, Mary Ellen McKee, Sandy Hecomovich, and Amy Thurston/Photo by Jared Platt Funds support research innovation in spine medicine and the neurosciences Independent Newsmedia The Women’s Board of the Barrow Neurological Foundation raised a record $8.3 million for Barrow Neurological […]

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New album inspired by new immigration musical now available

Posted by   /  January 25, 2020  /  Immigration, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

CD’s can be purchased here.Spotify click here.Pandora click here.Amazon Music click here.iHeart Radio click here.For a sample of some of those recordings click here. Tickets for Americano! are on sale at www.phoenixtheatre.com.tShows take place in the Company’s 378-seat Mainstage Theatre, January 29 – February 23 with the World Premiere on January 31. Also visit AmericanoTheMusical.com for more information.

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David Cook sent threatening messages after being confronted for ‘drunkenness,’ lobbyist says

Posted by   /  January 25, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic An influential lobbyist told a top staff member at the Arizona House of Representatives that Rep. David Cook sent him threatening emails after the lobbyist confronted the lawmaker about excessive drinking. Bas Aja, lobbyist for the Arizona Cattle Feeders’ Association, confronted Cook last fall and […]

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GOP lawmaker wants law to balance viewpoints on campus

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Education  /  No Comments

HB 2238 requires the Board of Regents to establish, fund and staff a new Office of Public Policy Events at each university. By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A Glendale Republican lawmaker says he’s found a way to ensure that university students get all sides of controversial issues: force the […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: Utah’s Legislature, governor announce plan to repeal controversial tax reform law

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Regional News  /  No Comments

The House Chamber in Salt Lake City on Thursday Dec. 12, 2019 as lawmakers hold a special session focusing on tax reform./ Trent Nelson / Tribune file photo By Bethany Rodgers and Benjamin Wood | The Salt Lake Tribune  In a dramatic reversal, Gov. Gary Herbert and the state’s legislative leaders announced Thursday they are […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: California banned official travel to Oklahoma, so the Sooner State did the same

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Regional News  /  No Comments

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt gestures during a news conference in Oklahoma City. /Sue Ogrocki/ File) By Veronica Stracqualursi | CNN In a tit-for-tat feud between states, a 2018 move by California to ban some official travel to Oklahoma over what officials there say are discriminatory LGBTQ policies has led the Sooner State’s Republican governor to […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: EPA water rule change called disastrous for New Mexico

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

Rio Grande running near San Antonio, N.M. (It’s even higher now than when this picture was snapped a week or so ago./ Laura Paskus By Danielle Prokop | Santa Fe New Mexican A majority of New Mexico’s waterways and wetlands will lose federal pollution protections under the Environmental Protection Agency’s final “U.S. Waters” rule unveiled […]

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