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[REGIONAL NEWS] Power blackouts likely again for hundreds of thousands of Californians this week

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

A gas station was vacant in Santa Rosa, California, after power was shut down as part of a statewide blackout on Oct. 10, 2019./Josh Edelson / AFP – Getty Images file Still reeling from criticism for shutting off power to up to 2 million people this month to prevent fires, PG&E says it could have […]

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Goldwater Institute loses another case against Pima County’s World View deal

Posted by   /  October 21, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Goldwater Institute loses another case against Pima County’s World View deal By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star   The State Court of Appeals threw out the latest legal objection to a high-altitude balloon-launching facility in Pima County, saying challengers waited too long to sue. In a unanimous ruling Monday, a three-judge […]

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House rejects Biggs measure censuring Schiff

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

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) /Greg Nash By Juliegrace Bpufke | The Hill Democrats in the House turned aside a GOP-led privileged resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Monday in a 218-185 vote. Republicans and President Trump have increasingly targeted Schiff, a public face of the impeachment effort. […]

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[OPINION] Rumor has it the whole countryside smelled like popcorn

Posted by   /  October 21, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

Employees tend to marijuana plants at the Aurora Cannabis facility in Edmonton. Photographer: Jason Franson/Bloomberg Aurora Cannabis is dumping its pot, which may be a sign it’s all over By Stephen McBride for Forbes (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) During World War I, American farmers were making a killing. With nearly […]

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Records show Petersen’s firm planned Native adoption, raising legal questions

Posted by   /  October 21, 2019  /  Family Law, Featured News  /  No Comments

The Indian Child Welfare Act is a federal law enacted in 1978 to prevent removals of Native children from tribal communities and to protect the due process rights of American Indian parents. By Steven Hsieh | Phoenix New Times County Assessor Paul Petersen, who’s facing possible prison time for an adoption scheme involving pregnant Marshallese […]

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ASU president says state lacks innovation, has ‘big issues’

Posted by   /  October 21, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

ASU President Michael Crow address business leaders at Chandler-Gilbert Community College./ Pablo Robles/Tribune  By Kevin Reagan | East Valley Tribune  Arizona State University President Michael Crow warned Chandler community leaders they need to hold themselves accountable for how unprepared the state’s workforce is for the future. “We have big issues in Arizona,” Crow said at […]

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PG&E chief says blackout ‘cannot become the status quo’

Posted by   /  October 20, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

The Sebastiani Theatre and much of downtown Sonoma remained dark during last week’s blackout across much of Northern California./CreditEzra Shaw/Getty Images By Ivan Penn | The New York Times  Pacific Gas & Electric presided over a blackout. Now it is under the spotlight. PG&E’s chief executive said Thursday night that the utility did a poor […]

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[OPINION] Listen up nasty people

Posted by   /  October 20, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older / Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long / And wouldn’t it be nice to live together / In the kind of world where we belong~ Beach Boys – 1966 The […]

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Star investigation: Arizona’s border wall is being built with anti-drug money. But it won’t stop hard drugs.

Posted by   /  October 20, 2019  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

Workers prepare foundation for the installation of new border wall panels about 3 miles east of the Lukeville/Sonoyta port of entry. An Arizona Daily Star analysis of federal drug-smuggling cases shows a majority of hard drugs are going through ports of entry rather than being smuggled across the desert./Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star For the first […]

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Port of Mars: ASU’s social science experiment plans for an interplanetary future

Posted by   /  October 20, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Port of Mars game art Titus Lunter By Travis Matreyek | Phoenix New Times  You are one of five members of a Martian community on Mars. This is the first space-faring mission of such audacity, and you are all there permanently. The only humans before you were builders and engineers who constructed the habitat that […]

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