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Don Shooter subpoenas secret documents in the House sexual harassment investigation

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Richard Ruelas | Arizona Republic Former state lawmaker Don Shooter has issued a subpoena for documents gathered in the House-ordered investigation into sexual harassment allegations that resulted in him being booted from the chamber in February. The subpoena aims to unearth documents the House has held back from public view, citing concerns about betraying […]

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Federal contractor admits to holding migrant kids at Phoenix building

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By KTAR.com A federal contractor terminated its lease at an office building in Phoenix after an investigation revealed that migrant children were being illegally housed in the unlicensed facility after being separated from their parents at the Arizona-Mexico border. Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego announced that MVM, Inc., a U.S. defense contractor, canceled its lease […]

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News from Neighbor States/July 13, 2018: In a major win for California’s fight against global warming, the state appears to have hit its first target for cutting greenhouse gases.

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

  CALIFORNIA slashes emissions, hits major greenhouse gas goal years early UTAH: There could be eight times more coal mining near Bryce Canyon National Park if Trump’s BLM has its way North metro DENVER groundwater contaminated with PFCs is flowing into a drinking-water system that supplies 50,000 residents NY agency irked by ALBUQUERQUE contract cancellation Ex-NBA star Oakley arrested for […]

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SRP tops annual power company survey; APS ranks near bottom in West

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Adrian Marsh | Phoenix Business Journal For the 17th year in a row and 19th year overall, Salt River Project ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the western U.S., according to the 2018 Electric Utility Customer Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power. Electric customers gave SRP a customer satisfaction index score of 782 on a […]

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Clean energy measure’s supporters face referendum fight

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media via Ahwatukee Foothills News Pushing ahead where utility regulators so far will not, advocates of more renewable energy filed more than 480,000 signatures last week to put the question on the November ballot. The initiative, financed largely by California billionaire Tom Steyer, would require electric utilities to get […]

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Judge slams Johnson Utilities’ service, says company needs an emergency manager

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By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic After years of overflowing sewers, noxious fumes and other problems, a judge on Thursday recommended that state regulators take control of Johnson Utilities water company away from its founder and put it in the hands of an emergency manager. The water and sewer company with about 30,000 customers in […]

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A bigger bed for the president: Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Photoable

Posted by   /  July 12, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

President Trump wants to update the paint job on the next version of Air Force One, ditching the iconic robin’s-egg blue (which he calls a “Jackie Kennedy color”) for a bolder, “more American” look. Axios says Trump wants thepresidential bed aboard Air Force One to be larger and more comfortable.

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The real reason the sound of your own voice makes you cringe

Posted by   /  July 12, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

  Does the sound of your own voice make you want to cover your ears? You are not alone By Philip Jaekl | The Guardian Most of us have shuddered on hearing the sound of our own voice. In fact, not liking the sound of your own voice is so common that there’s a term […]

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News from Neighbor States/July12, 2018: A Denver Post investigation found more than 6,700 court cases — the bulk of them criminal — were suppressed.

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Shrouded justice: Thousands of COLORADO court cases hidden from public view on judges’ orders Sen. Mike Lee introduces a bill to block any president from unilaterally creating new national monuments in   UTAH NEW MEXICO: Federal San Juan coal review worries environmentalists CALIFORNIA malls are sharing license plate data with ICE-linked surveillance firm LAS VEGAS Raiders stadium club personal seats […]

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Why former Sen. Jon Kyl was tapped to guide Brett Kavanaugh

Posted by   /  July 12, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Supreme Court nominees need an experienced ‘sherpa’ to navigate the Senate’s unique ways By David Hawkings | Roll Call e spent 18 years as a senator on the Judiciary Committee, the last six as the Republican whip and No. 2 in leadership. Now his lobbying clients include a group already spending millions to push the […]

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