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Conservationists fear BLM changes will harm Arizona public lands

Posted by   /  August 19, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

 Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Northern Arizona./Photo by Bureau of Land Management /Flickr/CC BY 2.0 By Parker Shea | Arizona Mirror Conservationists and environmental groups are concerned a series of changes within the Bureau of Land Management will lead to more oil, gas and mining uses of public lands. Ardent public land critic William Perry […]

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New law would make Arizona cities pay for raising the minimum wage

Posted by   /  August 19, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Corner of Aspen Ave. and San Francisco Street in historic downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. /Photo courtesy of Flagstaff  By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic  Arizona lawmakers could make cities pay for raising the minimum wage. A new law that takes effect Aug. 27 requires the state to calculate the cost to Arizona’s government when cities and […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Welcome to America, the land of the perpetually whiny and offended

Posted by   /  August 18, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

“[T]hey fired me because they saw a picture of me in blackface from that episode.”/Spiked By Jon Gabriel, opinion contributor  OPINION: Instead of debating ideas, the left and right are demanding that anyone who annoys them be cast out of polite society. (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Sarah Silverman has […]

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Survey shows slim support for education tax

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

“52.4 percent of those questioned still believe that more funding for education is necessary.”/AFN File Photo By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Ahwatukee Foothills  A new statewide survey shows that a majority of voters are willing to hike sales taxes for education — but not by as much as some are seeking. The […]

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Autonomous semi-trucks have been driving along I-10 for months and no one noticed

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

A video posted to TuSimple’s YouTube page shows one of its trucks driving in heavy rain in Tucson in October 2018.  By Jerod MacDonald | Arizona Mirror Tech startup TuSimple has been carrying mail in autonomous semi-trucks between Phoenix and Tucson for “several weeks” with little fanfare. Since May the autonomous trucks have been making […]

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Couple that met at Woodstock 50 years ago finally has photographic proof

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

Out of the rain, 50 years later John and Judy Griffin met when her car broke down on the way to the legendary music festival By David Moye | The Huffington Post A couple that met at Woodstock finally has photographic evidence of their fateful encounter. Fifty years ago this weekend, Judy and Jerry Griffin […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Colorado now on board with California’s zero-emission vehicle approach

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Ten states already participate in the ZEV program By Michael Sakas/Colorado Public Radio  Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission voted Friday, eight to one, to adopt California’s Zero-Emission Vehicle program.  Automakers will now be required to sell electric vehicles. The standards mandate that zero or low-emission vehicles should account for almost 5 percent of the state’s […]

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REGIONAL NEWS] Elizabeth Smart’s father announces he’s gay

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Ed Smart/Image via George Frey/Getty Images By Alberto Luperon | Law & Crime Ed Smart, whose daughter Elizabeth Smart survived months as a kidnapping target, announced on Thursday that he is gay, leaving his wife, and also stepping away from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “I have recently acknowledged to myself and […]

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Arizonans might have special protections from facial recognition software

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Technology  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral A new federal court ruling coupled with a provision in the state constitution could give Arizonans new legal protections against the use of software by private firms that captures and stores facial images. On paper, the lawsuit involves claims of invasion of privacy being brought against […]

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Court gives baseball players’ right to sue Arizona wages bill

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Sports  /  No Comments

Colorado Rockies spring training at Salt River Field, Talking Stick/Team photo Law deals with minor league players during spring training By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral A federal appeals court has given a key victory to players on minor league teams the right to sue to be paid the minimum wage while […]

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