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Government agendas for week of July 22 – 26th, 2019

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

Cities and Towns: 7-25 Phoenix ZA hearing 7-22 Casa Grande study session 7-22 Coolidge council meeting 7-24 Oro Valley council meeting 7-24 Page council meeting 7-22 Safford council meeting and work session Counties: 7-23 Cochise BOS 7-23 Gila BOS 7-22 Pima BOS 7-22 Yuma BOS

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Dems vying to be Tucson’s next mayor clash on campaign promises, political records

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Mayoral candidates Steve Farley, Randi Dorman and Regina Romero debate in front of an audience on Tuesday night at Rincon High School. /Image courtesy of the Pima County Democratic Party. By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star   The three Democrats running to be Tucson’s next mayor repeatedly clashed in a debate Thursday night over their […]

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[OPINION] Proposition 105 and 106 are bad for Phoenix

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Laura Pastor and Debra Stark (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) By Debra Stark and Laura Pastor | Arizona Capitol Times The City of Phoenix is heading in the right direction. We have a strong community of residents, volunteers, staff, and city councilmembers who work hard every day to protect the […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Berkeley removes gendered words such as ‘manhole’ from its city codes

Posted by   /  July 18, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

What about this word? But why? The city of Berkeley, Calif., is going to replace all gendered words in its city codes — such as “manpower” and “manhole” — with gender-neutral ones such as “human effort” and “maintenance hole.” It will also replace all gender-specific pronouns (like “she” and “he”) with “they.” The new ordinance […]

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Three candidates for Maricopa County Attorney would stop charging pot possession

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Ryan Tait By Steven Hsieh | Phoenix New Times Three Democrats said they would stop charging marijuana possession cases if they won the 2020 election for Maricopa County Attorney, a powerful office that handles prosecutions for the largest court jurisdiction in Arizona. Criminal defense attorneys Ryan Tait and Robert McWhirter, along with business lawyer Julie […]

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[OPINION] Sunnucks: Scottsdale bond pursuit is honest, transparent effort

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Mike Sunnucks By Mike Sunnucks | Scottsdale Independent We saw a recent letter to the editor asking for more transparency in the upcoming bonds elections. That is exactly what the city of Scottsdale’s bond program (Questions 1, 2 and 3) has been built upon. All 58 bond projects in the three bond questions are listed online by […]

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4 Arizona Democrats vote to condemn Trump ‘go back’ tweets; 4 Republicans oppose

Posted by   /  July 18, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Biggs, Gosar didn’t show up By Miranda Faulkner | Cronkite News Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The House Tuesday condemned President Donald Trump’s “racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred” in response to the president’s tweets that progressive congresswomen should “go back” to the countries they originally came from. The 240-187 vote came […]

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Eloy farmer Shedd announces bid for CD1

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Tiffany Shedd By Helen Smathers | PinalCentral An Eloy farmer has announced she will again be running for Congress. Tiffany Shedd, a Republican, announced her intention to seek the Congressional District 1 seat currently held by Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona. “Rural Arizona needs a voice now more than ever,” Shedd said. “I want our communities […]

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Q&A: Scottsdale Councilman Guy Phillips sounds off on Old Town dismay

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

Scottsdale Councilman Guy Phillips. / Arianna Grainey / Independent Newspapers By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent As the relics of indulgence line the streets of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district most days — to the embarrassment of some and welcoming arms of others — the downtown sector of the community continues to be the talk of “The West’s […]

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Paradise Valley councilwomen hold steadfast to community values

Posted by   /  July 17, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

From left are Paradise Valley Councilwomen: Julie Pace, Ellen Andeen and Anna Thomasson who collectively look to keep the rich residential legacy of the Town of Paradise Valley alive and well in the 21st Century. / File photos / Paradise Valley Independent By Terrance Thornton | Paradise Valley Independent The Town of Paradise Valley is […]

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