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Scottsdale planning commissioner resigns amid conflict of interest complaints

Posted by   /  March 22, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Lorraine Longhi | Arizona Republic  Scottsdale residents lobbied complaints against Planning Commissioner Kelsey Pasquel after she made disparaging comments against the Papago Plaza redevelopment in Scottsdale. /Photo: City of Scottsdale Scottsdale Planning Commissioner Kelsey Pasquel resigned Friday amid conflict-of-interest complaints related to her comments about a development in which her new husband is involved. […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Utah, Colorado cities among fastest-growing

Posted by   /  March 22, 2019  /  Economy, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall Street Downtown Provo, Utah The U.S. population grew by just 0.6 percent from 2017 to 2018, the lowest annual growth rate in 80 years. While population growth is slowing at an alarming rate nationwide, some U.S. cities are bucking the trend, reporting booming population growth in recent years. Population change […]

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Give the wealthy a tax break to encourage affordable housing? Gavin Newsom wants to try it

Posted by   /  March 22, 2019  /  Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

A provision of Trump’s 2017 tax bill helps the wealthy put off paying some taxes. Now California might use it to help build affordable housing. By Michelle Inez Simon California’s housing crisis is due in large part to a lack of supply, particularly when it comes to affordable housing, and it is hitting low-income individuals […]

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Can Trump beat Duke? Rose Law Group Notable Cartoon

Posted by   /  March 22, 2019  /  Government and Politics, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Sports  /  No Comments

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Arizona’s Stanton loses congressional aide to little-known Dreamer provision

Posted by   /  March 22, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Emily Kopp | Roll Call During the orientation for freshman lawmakers shortly after his election, Stanton learned that Elizabeth Perez, a Dreamer, was forbidden from working for a member of Congress. When Arizona Rep. Greg Stanton was elected last November, he considered it a no-brainer that his campaign’s political director, 28-year-old Elizabeth Perez, would […]

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Arizona Supreme Court says Stringer can’t give document to Ethics Committee

Posted by   /  March 22, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Rep. David Stringer in an April 2018 photo from Facebook By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror A judge’s order prohibits Rep. David Stringer from turning over a document sought by the House Ethics Committee in its investigation into sex crime charges he faced in Maryland the early 1980s, according to the Arizona Supreme Court. The […]

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Napolitano questions need for Trump order to enforce campus free speech

Posted by   /  March 22, 2019  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Napolitano says we don’t need a government order to say there needs to be free speech on college campuses,/Photo by Luv Junious/Cronkite News By Keerthi Vedantam | Cronkite News Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano said Thursday that a Trump administration policy that threatens to strip funding from colleges in the name of free speech is […]

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Kate Gallego sworn in as Phoenix’s mayor, stresses need for affordable housing

Posted by   /  March 21, 2019  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Phoenix City Council members recognize their new mayor, Kate Gallego, at her inauguration Thursday./Twitter By Laura Gómez | Arizona Mirror Phoenix officially has a new mayor. Mayor Kate Gallego took the oath of office Thursday morning at the Orpheum Theatre in the city’s downtown. Mariachi Rubor, an all-women mariachi band, opened the ceremony on the […]

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Seat belt requirement for rear seat dies in Senate committee

Posted by   /  March 21, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times HB 2460 would require all occupants to be restrained. Calling the measure intrusive, a Senate panel quashed efforts to expand Arizona’s seat belt laws. Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, was able to get only one member of the Committee on Health and Human Services to […]

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Trump & McCain: Notable Cartoon by Steve Benson

Posted by   /  March 21, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

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