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New York lawmakers tee up tax bill that takes a swing at golf courses

Posted by   /  April 18, 2019  /  Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

Industry advocates have sounded the alarm about proposed legislation that could raise property taxes Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. The prospect of higher taxes comes as the golf industry has stabilized after the 2008 recession hit it hard. /Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images By Keiko Morris | The Wall Street Journal Golf-industry advocates have […]

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[NEWS RELEASE] Salton Sea is focus of IID’s legal challenge to Drought Contingency Plan

Posted by   /  April 17, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Water  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless there are errors of fact.) Shoreline filled with fish remains and debris is exposed at the shoreline of the Salton Sea in Bombay Beach./Zoë Meyers/The Desert Sun  Imperial Irrigation District News Release On the same day President Trump signed the Drought Contingency Plan into law, Imperial […]

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[COMMENTARY] As a public health crisis looms, anti-government beliefs fuel counterproductive vaccination policies

Posted by   /  April 17, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) MIAMI, FL – JUNE 02: India Ampah holds her son, Keon Lockhart, 12 months old, as pediatrician Amanda Porro M.D. administers a measles vaccination during a visit to the Miami Children’s Hospital . /Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror The […]

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Feds investigating hedge fund that seeks to purchase Gannett properties, including ‘The Arizona Republic’

Posted by   /  April 17, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Alden Global Capitol is the controlling owner of newspapers including the Boston Herald, Denver Post and The Arizona Republic. Employee pensions at local newspapers targeted By Zack Budryk | The Hill A hedge fund that controls more than 100 newspapers and is seeking to acquire Gannett is under federal investigation for the handling of its […]

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Ethics Committee still reviewing Schweikert allegations

Posted by   /  April 17, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona Republican and former chief of staff allegedly misused office resources and broke campaign committee rules Investigators found “substantial reason” to believe Schweikert authorized expenditures his former chief of staff made outside of the scope of permissible official expenses./Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo By Lindsey McPherson The House Ethics Committee is continuing an investigation […]

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Arizona city ranks 12th among “The Most Successful Small Cities in America”

Posted by   /  April 17, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Look familiar? By Kris Reyes | Work + Money Steeped in history and culture, even with a population of just over 40,000, this metro in the central part of the state boasts a vibrant, tourist-friendly downtown. Its economy revolves around its large retirement community, with jobs concentrated in tourism and health care. While the average […]

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Arizona rated low for its children’s health care

Posted by   /  April 17, 2019  /  Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

A new study says the City of Phoenix has the highest number of unvaccinated children in the nation, due to reasons of personal belief /Arizona Department of Health Services By Adam McCann | WalletHub Raising a child in America is extremely expensive, costing the average parent over $230k, and health care accounts for a big chunk […]

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Arizona’s messy tax system hampers small businesses battling online retailers for tax fairness

Posted by   /  April 16, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Veronica Graff | Cronkite News Video by Alexis Puhlick/Cronkite News Arizona small business owners are fighting for sales tax equality with online retailers, similar to 39 other states trying to collect taxes on goods that consumers buy online. But experts said Arizona’s tax system complicates the situation. A bill in the Legislature would require […]

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Don Shooter accuses former speaker of ‘cover-up’ in sexual harassment probe

Posted by   /  April 16, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Don Shooter awaits a vote by the House on whether to expel him on Feb. 1, 2018. He was later removed from by a vote of 56-3. /Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times Ousted legislator wants Senate ethics to investigate his claim By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Ousted state […]

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Full list: 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners for journalism

Posted by   /  April 16, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Axios Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday. The big winner:Local news outlets swept the major awards categories, winning the top prizes in public service, breaking news and investigative reporting. The big shockers:There were no Pulitzers awarded for work related to the Mueller probe or the investigations into the […]

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