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Ousted lawmaker takes case to 9th Circuit

Posted by   /  October 22, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

9th Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times With new legal help, former Rep. Don Shooter is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to give him a chance to prove that his civil rights were violated when he was ousted by colleagues – and […]

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Ducey says fix needed to address rare situations like Petersen’s

Posted by   /  October 22, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Arizona needs some sort of law or procedure to oust elected county officials as necessary, Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday. But the governor does not favor turning some of these offices into appointed positions. Ducey repeated his call on Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen […]

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Suns, Coyotes, Cardinals, Diamondbacks fans among most miserable fan bases in sports

Posted by   /  October 22, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Arizona Coyotes fans make up the third-most miserable fan base in the NHL, and Phoenix Suns fans “lead” the list of Arizona fans mired in misery, coming in as the No. 12 most miserable fan base among all 123 major professional sports fan bases. By Jeremy Cluff | Arizona Republic  ESPN recently updated its “sports […]

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As impeachment proceedings advance, Arizona governor says he still supports Trump

Posted by   /  October 22, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Maria Polletta | Arizona Republic  Nearly a month after impeachment proceedings against the president began, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he hadn’t seen anything that would lead him to rescind his support for Donald Trump’s reelection.  “I am standing behind the president,” the Republican leader said in response to reporters’ questions Tuesday, after a […]

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Mark Kelly raises astronomical sum in bid to snag Arizona Senate seat from GOP

Posted by   /  October 22, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 02: Captain Mark Kelly speaks on stage at LocationWorld 2016 Day 1 at The Conrad on November 2, 2016 in New York City. /Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for LocationWorld 2016 “It’s not necessarily that Sen. McSally is doing poorly. It is that Mark Kelly is doing spectacularly.” By James […]

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We need a bar exam for politicians

Posted by   /  October 22, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Doug Chayka/for The Washington Post By P.J. O’Rourke The Washington Post Politicians should be licensed. Nearly every other profession has some form of accreditation or certification. In the District, more than 125 occupations require a license. We license lawyers, doctors, teachers, accountants, plumbers, real estate brokers, marriage counselors, dental hygienists, cosmetologists, beauticians and barbers. But […]

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Hundreds of Mayors Call on Congress to Extend the Solar Investment Tax Credit

Posted by   /  October 22, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Bipartisan coalition of mayors see solar tax credit as critical for climate fight and economic growth (Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless there are errors of fact.) WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of 231 mayors from Tacoma, Wash to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. sent a letter to Congress today urging them to pass […]

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Arizona near bottom in U.S. for salary growth since 2008

Posted by   /  October 22, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Wages in Arizona outpaced inflation by about 5.3%. By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror           In the last decade, Arizona ranks near the bottom of states for salary growth, even as it has been among the national leaders in terms of overall job growth.  The state added some 243,000 jobs between 2008 and 2018, according to […]

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[OPINION] The Phoenix Suns are the best story in Arizona, and we’re not just talking sports

Posted by   /  October 22, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Robert Sarver By Phil Boas | Arizona Republic  Opinion: The personal stories in purple and orange are compelling to watch – if for no other reason to see if they can turn this thing around. The best story, hands-down, in Arizona right now begins with a scoundrel. That’s how the basketball world sees Robert Sarver.  […]

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World Series Preview: Three questions that will define Astros-Nationals

Posted by   /  October 22, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Michael Shapiro | Sports Illustrated Ready for the World Series? A somewhat unexpected matchup between the Astros and Nationals begins Tuesday night. Washington is chasing its first title since coming to town in 2005 while Houston seeks a second championship in three seasons. Who has the edge? Let’s look at three questions that will […]

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