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Former lawmaker Bev Hermon remembered as supporter of charter schools, people with disabilities

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Photograph of Bev Hermon, a member of the Arizona State Legislature. /Photo: Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic  A former Arizona legislator who helped create the state’s charter school system and advocated for people with disabilities died Nov. 26 following an illness. Bev Hermon was 86. Colleagues and […]

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WATCH: The greatest trick shot ever—slam dunk from 13,000 feet

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

You may have missed it in the wake of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but Tuesday was the fourth annual World Trick Shot Day. But you don’t want to miss the Harlem Globetrotters’ out-of-this-world contribution to the “holiday,” which was added to the calendar on the first Tuesday of December in 2016. […]

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Abuse of power, bribery, obstruction: Democrats’ impeachment plan takes shape

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

UPDATED to include comments from Arizona members of the Judiciary Committee A list of high crimes and misdemeanors are listed on a monitor as constitutional scholars Noah Feldman of Harvard University, Pamela Karlan of Stanford University, Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina, and Jonathan Turley of George Washington University testify before the House […]

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[COLUMN] Americano! producers invite you to ‘something special’

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Our company prides itself on creative, innovative work. But nothing may compare to what is coming early next year.  That’s when a five-year passion project to bring to life an original musical hits The Phoenix Theatre Company’s biggest stage. And we hope you will be able to enjoy it with us. This city has […]

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Your name is what ever you want it to be

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Court erred in declining name change for gender transition By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times What you want to call yourself legally is no one’s business but your own, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. In a precedent-setting decision, the three-judge panel overturned a ruling by Yuma County Superior […]

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Arizona abandons controversial effort to manage Clean Water Act permit program

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Fossil Creek in the Coconino National Forest in Arizona. /U.S. Forest Service via Flickr By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times In a major reversal, the state of Arizona halted its efforts to take over a Clean Water Act program regulating dumping into streams, rivers, and other waterways, the Department of Environmental Quality announced December […]

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APS CEO, staff to appear before Corporation Commission

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Dillon Rosenblatt | Arizona Capitol Times It took the former CEO of APS roughly 10 years to answer questions at the Arizona Corporation Commission and it’s taken less than one month for his successor to do the same.  Jeff Guldner, the current boss of APS – and its parent company Pinnacle West – has […]

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Bill would limit voter IDs

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Kelly Townsend measure would ban utility bills, student cards as voter ID The school ID provision appears to be a thinly veiled political dig at Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat elected to the statewide position in 2018. By Steven Hsieh | Phoenix New Times A new bill from a Republican legislator would shorten […]

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Staunch Trump supporter Nunes at fundraiser for Schweikert, Lesko, Biggs

Posted by   /  December 3, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Democrat Tipirneni has outraised Schweikert and several other Democrats are also vying for Schweikert’s seat Nunes, a California Republican, is the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee probing President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. By M Ronald J. Hansen | Arizona Republic  Looking to jump start his laggard campaign, Rep. David Schweikert turned to one […]

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These adoption experts have been trying to stop attorneys like Paul Petersen for decades

Posted by   /  December 3, 2019  /  Family Law  /  No Comments

Maricopa County Attorney Paul Petersen leaves the Matheson courthouse in Salt Lake City with his attorney Scott Williams and another unidentified man on Nov. 15, 2019./Scott Winterton/Deseret News  By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic  Social worker Mary Jarman called a young adoption agent named Paul Petersen in the early 2000s to discuss adoption issues in […]

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