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Maricopa County report: Petersen performed county duties. Should suspension stand?

Posted by   /  December 6, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Paul Petersen at his Salt Lake City arraignment./Deseret News By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic  A report commissioned by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to investigate embattled County Assessor Paul Petersen turned up little evidence of professional misconduct.  The Board of Supervisors suspended Petersen in October after he was arrested on a deluge of […]

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Regional News: Nevada Supreme Court rules news shield law applies to digital media, sends developer’s defamation case back to lower court

Posted by   /  December 6, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Sam Toll, the publisher of the Storey Teller, outside his cabin in Gold Hill on March 1, 2019. /David Calvert/The Nevada Independent By Daniel Rothberg | The Nevada Independent In a unanimous decision Thursday, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that journalists writing for digital publications are protected from revealing their sources. The ruling expands the state’s media […]

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County investigators find no evidence Petersen neglected duties

Posted by   /  December 6, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Paul Petersen appears at court in the Matheson courthouse in Salt Lake City Utah with his attorney Scott Williams on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Petersen is facing multiple charges of human smuggling among other charges in other states./ Scott G. Winterton /Pool By Dillon Rosenblatt | Arizona Capitol Times Investigators tasked by Maricopa County Officials […]

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Politicians knew the inconvenient truth about the Colorado River 100 years ago — and ignored it

Posted by   /  December 6, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

U.S. Geological Survey By Naveena Sadasivam | grist Earlier this year, the seven states that depend on the Colorado River made history. For the first time, Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico agreed to find ways to reduce the amount of water they draw from the river as levels drop further at […]

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Regional News: Colorado metro districts and developers create billions in debt, leaving homeowners with soaring tax bills

Posted by   /  December 5, 2019  /  Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

JOHNSTOWN, CO – OCTOBER 14: Construction continues on a street in the Thompson River Ranch community in Johnstown, Colorado on October 14, 2019. /Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post In Depth by The Denver Publish The 2-story, five-bedroom place simply east of Loveland was as candy as Tlene and Tyler Sterkel dreamed it might be, […]

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Regional News: ESPN commentator: ‘The country does not want to see Utah in the College Football Playoff’

Posted by   /  December 5, 2019  /  Regional News, Sports  /  No Comments

Utah Utes quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) warms up prior to the game with the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. /Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News By Jody Genessy | Deseret News If Paul Finebaum’s to-do list Wednesday included “Offend Utah” and “Trend nationwide on Twitter,” well, the ESPN commentator […]

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Regional News: Details of bold plan for customer-owner PG&E fix released with resounding support

Posted by   /  December 5, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

More than 100 elected officials have signed onboard A street lamp is dark as a utility pole is seen in the background during a power outage in Sunol, Calif., on Oct. 10, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers continued to be cutoff from electricity on a second day of the […]

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Tucson joins Pima County in lawsuit against border wall construction in 3 preserves

Posted by   /  December 5, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

Border wall construction, Lukeville: Workers pour a foundation for the installation of border wall panels about 3 miles east of the Lukeville/Sonoyta port of entry./Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star By Justin Sayers | Arizona Daily Star   The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to join Pima County in taking part in a lawsuit aimed at […]

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Opinion: Arizona utility regulators finally want to get tough on APS? Here’s how to prove it.

Posted by   /  December 5, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Arizona’s corporation commissioners need to do more than just talk tough about Arizona Public Service. They need to get tough. Here are five ways to do it. By Laurie Roberts | Arizona Republic  (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Are Arizona’s utility regulators finally ready to start acting like – dare I […]

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Progressives argue in lawsuit ALEC violates Open Meeting Law

Posted by   /  December 5, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A coalition of rights groups filed suit Wednesday, accusing state lawmakers of illegally meeting behind closed doors with special interests in a way that violates Arizona’s Open Meeting Law. Attorneys for the organizations charge that there is a quorum of at least five legislative […]

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