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In Fox News op-ed, Biggs blames ‘deep state’ for Trump impeachment inquiry

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

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, the chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus and one of about 30 House Republicans who stormed a secure hearing room where an impeachment inquiry was being held. Critics said the move have breached the ongoing security of the space. /Photo by Wissam Melhem / Cronkite News By Cassie Miller | Pennsylvania […]

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Nutty bills at the Arizona Capitol — bills that die in a drawer

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HB 2043—Regulations for adoption of pet buzzards By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Bill filing for the 2020 Arizona Legislature opened last month, with a trickling of proposed laws and the expectation for hundreds more. When the session ends late spring (or early summer) only a small percentage of the measures will be enacted into […]

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Shirley Scott about to end 24 years of service on Tucson City Council

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Councilwoman Shirley Scott shares a laugh with City Manager Michael Ortega shortly before the start of a study session. / Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star It would be hard to point to one thing in Ward 4 that singularly represents the legacy Councilwoman Shirley Scott leaves after […]

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Q&A: Supervisor Anthony Smith talks county achievements, challenges

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‘There’s some major projects I hope to be able to announce in the spring in the area of the city of Maricopa’ InMaricopa Anthony Smith is entering his last year as Pinal County supervisor for District 4, having previously announced his decision not to seek reelection. He has been supervisor since 2013 after serving two […]

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Then there were 3: Green Party no longer recognized as a political party in Arizona

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Libertarians remain on the ballot Sixteen Greens ran in August 2018 primary elections.  By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic  The Greens have fallen short of qualifying as a recognized political party in Arizona, a setback for their candidates hoping to get on the ballot in 2020. The Green Party of Arizona needed to collect 31,686 signatures […]

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San Francisco’s homeless crisis surges, residents push to recall California Gov. Newsom

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By David Montanaro | Fox News A San Diego doctor who emigrated from South America is pushing to oust California Gov. Gavin Newsom, arguing the state’s left-wing leadership has allowed cities to become “overrun by homelessness.” “I came here legally at age 11. Having grown up in extreme poverty and being homeless to now being […]

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Super Bowl Host Committee has eyes for Paradise Valley

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is seeking partnership opportunities with Paradise Valley. / Pictured, is Councilwomen Ellen Andeen and Julie Pace. / Paradise Valley Independent By Melissa Rosequist | Paradise Valley Independent The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is seeking to court the Town of Paradise Valley, as it lays the groundwork for the National […]

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Scottsdale names new economic development director

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Rob Millar By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal The city of Scottsdale has named Rob Millar as its economic development director after he had been serving as the interim director for more than a year. The city announced Millar’s appointment on its LinkedIn page Tuesday, adding that the city had completed a “national” search before making the […]

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Groups say new federal law gives leg up in fight against animal cruelty

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It comes as the Arizona Humane Society has seen a 3.9% increase in animal cruelty reports this year over last year . Animal-welfare advocates in Arizona are welcoming the signing this week of the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, which they say will help in the fight against interstate animal cruelty. /Photo by Dave […]

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More ‘quid pro quo stuff’ on SNL

Posted by   /  December 1, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

President Trump holds an impromptu press conference outside the White House near a loud helicopter.

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