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  • The Latest: Police: Facebook posts led to Comicon arrest

    05/26/2017 9:17:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    S F Gate ^ | 05/26/2017
    Phoenix police say there are indications an armed man arrested at Phoenix Comicon is mentally disturbed and that he told detectives he's a crime-fighting comic book character and planned to shoot bad police officers. Police also say in a probable-cause statement released Friday that officers took Mathew Enrique Nava Sterling into custody at the Phoenix Convention Center after somebody contacted Hawthorne, California, police to report that Sterling was posting threats on Facebook about killing police officers at the Comicon event. Court documents indicate Sterling lives in suburban Mesa and is 29. Sterling didn't have an attorney present during an initial...
  • International Cruise & Excursions moving HQ, hiring 875 this year (Arizona)

    05/26/2017 11:00:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | May 22, 2017 | Steven Totten
    International Cruise & Excursions has moved its headquarters to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the latest in a long line of activity in the area. ICE moved to Riverwalk Arizona, 7720 N. Dobson Road, in a 155,000-square-foot facility, approximately 25 percent larger than the company's previous corporate headquarters at 15501 N. Dial Blvd. “We are excited that this opportunity aligns with our 20 year company anniversary, making 2017 an exciting year of new beginnings for the entire organization,” said Marcia Rowley, company co-founder and chief operating officer. “The new space allows us to better serve our partners and expanding...
  • There's a new sheriff in town! Joe Arpaio's controversial 'Tent City Jail' in the middle of the....

    05/25/2017 2:03:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 25, 2017 | Liam Quinn For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: There's a new sheriff in town! Joe Arpaio's controversial 'Tent City Jail' in the middle of the Arizona desert is taken down by the new top cop who replaced him Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's outdoor prison tent complex is starting to be dismantled. Workers have been seen at the site in recent days, and already one of the five yards within 'Tent City' in Phoenix has been taken down. Work crews on Wednesday started dismantling the second yard. Sheriff Paul Penzone, who ousted Arpaio last year and announced plans seven weeks ago to tear down the complex,...
  • U of Arizona is Hiring ‘Social Justice Advocates’ to Police Fellow Students for ‘Bias Incidents’

    05/14/2017 7:05:28 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 11 May 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Administrators at the University of Arizona are now accepting applications for “social justice advocates,” whose job it is to snitch on other students accused of bias. They’re also expected to hold educational programs about “the mosaic of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusivity” and maintain “social justice bulletin boards” in student residence halls. The job, which officially calls (archived link) for the advocates to “report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff,” pays the student workers $10 an hour. They’re expected to work 15 hours a week, which means they could be making as much as $600 a month...
  • University Of Arizona To Use Taxpayer Funds to Hire Students To Be Social Justice Warriors

    05/14/2017 8:13:27 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 20 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 5/13/2017 | Cowgirl
    The University of Arizona is paying students to be social justice advocates and report on what they perceive to be ‘bias incidents’ and ‘socially insensitive behavior.’ According to The Washington Times, the students are being paid $10 per hour, for about 15 hours per week, to be social justice advocates. The students are focusing mainly on residence halls, and are also creating social justice posters to hang in the dorms and ‘partnering’ with other groups to hold social justice events on campus.
  • 55 arrested in Arizona in connection with gangs, homicide, kidnapping

    05/14/2017 6:40:05 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    PHOENIX — A six-week nationwide gang operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) concluded this weekend with 1,378 arrests across the U.S., 55 in Arizona – the largest gang surge conducted by HSI to date. The operation targeted gang members and associates involved in transnational criminal activity including drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling, sex trafficking, murder and racketeering. Arizona arrests included 48 U.S. citizens, seven foreign nationals, 16 confirmed gang members, and seven gang associates. Numerous state, local and federal law enforcement partners, including ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), participated in the...
  • Scoping things out Astronomy club gives local kids a vision out of this world

    05/13/2017 7:11:29 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA - Ted Forte, Ken Duncan, and Bob Gent met at Colonel Smith Middle School recently and young astronomers observed the planet Venus, the moon, and the sun through their telescopes. The trio also brought the Planetary Science Institute's meteorite kit, and student scientists studied pieces of Mars and a rare and beautiful Pallasite meteorite. Later that evening, they drove to Faras Elementary School near Douglas, and Rick Burke joined Forte, Duncan, and Gent. “The seeing was good, and we observed the moon, Jupiter and other wonders of the night sky,” Gent said.
  • Protesters demand McCain, Flake stand up to Trump

    05/10/2017 10:14:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jared Dillingham
    PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A crowd of people lined both sides of Camelback Road Wednesday evening, protesting outside the offices of Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. "I don't regularly come to protests, but I hope they pay attention and hear us," Martha McCoy of Mesa said. President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey prompted the protest. "Somebody needs to stand up. If enough people protest, maybe something will be done about this," Larry Brusuelas said. He and the others held signs, demanding an independent prosecutor be appointed to look into possible ties between members of the...
  • SIERRA VISTA — Two School District campuses got awith a visit from an Olympic medalist on Tuesday.

    05/10/2017 3:47:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    SIERRA VISTA — Two Sierra Vista Unified School District campuses were graced with a visit from an Olympic bronze medalist on Tuesday. Before the first school bell rang at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School, students rode side by side with Olympian Donny Robinson to the campus. His competitive sport is Bicycle Motocross, also known as BMX. At the Carmichael Elementary School campus, the cafeteria was at capacity with students, parents and teachers anxiously awaiting the Olympian’s arrival. “This week is about having an option to walk or bike to school safely,” preschool teacher Rachael Franks said. Franks is also the campus’...
  • More than 700 new jobs coming to Mesa (Arizona)

    05/08/2017 2:42:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Arizona Republic | May 8, 2017 | Jessica Boehm
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2017/05/08/more-than-700-new-jobs-coming-mesa/308528001/
  • Taking the final leap Five join Fort’s historical cavalry

    05/08/2017 7:45:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    FORT HUACHUCA — At exactly 2:20 p.m. on Friday, five soldiers took a knee and placed shiny spurs on their boots. “Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to the newest members of the B Troop, 4th Cavalry Division,” said Garrison Commander Col. Whit Wright to the crowd. A wave of cheers followed. For close to 16 weeks, the group — four men and one woman — learned all things 1880s as they now represent the Fort’s historic horseback soldier. Sgt. Kascia Vigil, the class’s only female student, joined the troop as it “was something prideful about them.” “This training was...
  • Governor Ducey signs SB 1122

    05/06/2017 11:12:29 AM PDT · by Oatka · 6 replies
    Arizona Citizens Defense League ^ | Gov. Douglas A. Ducey
    Governor Ducey Signs SB 1122 SB 1122, which prohibits the search of any federal or state database as a requirement for transferring personal property (such as your firearm), was signed by the Governor on May 1, 2017. We thank the over 2,000 AzCDL members and activists that contacted the Governor and urged him to sign this important legislation. You made a difference! PDF of Ducey's letter to the Secy of State HERE
  • Unfinished cross-border tunnel uncovered in Naco

    05/01/2017 7:04:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Emily Thurlow
    NACO – An incomplete cross-border tunnel was uncovered by a construction worker clearing old fencing near Naco. According to Christopher Sullivan, a public information officer and Border Patrol agent based out of the Tucson sector, the construction worker contacted Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents at the Brian A. Terry Station to report a “possible smuggling tunnel.” Following an investigation, agents discovered the unfinished tunnel. “The tunnel was approximately 15 feet deep and extended into the United States about four feet from the international boundary fence,” he said. “The tunnel has no ventilation or lighting.” The tunnel has already been filled...
  • The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    04/29/2017 12:23:25 PM PDT · by exbrit · 35 replies
    AZFamily.com ^ | 4/27/17 | Not specified
    Link only Serial child killer released in Tucson AZ
  • No. Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start...

    04/28/2017 9:30:13 AM PDT · by Syncro · 43 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | Apr 27, 2017 at 4:18 PM EDT | Anthony Gockowski
    A Northern Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start of one of his classes. A Northern Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start of one of his classes, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform.In a recording of the February incident, provided to Campus Reform by Kevin Cavanaugh for Congress, Mark Holden explains the situation to History Department Chair Derek Heng, who had been called in by the instructor, Dr. Heather Martel, after Holden had refused her request that he put his Bible...
  • Scottsdale tech call center support company hiring 120 to keep up with growth (Arizona)

    04/23/2017 1:37:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | April 21, 2017 | Hayley Ringle
    Valor Global Services, a Scottsdale-based global technology company, is continuing its fast growth by hiring 120 in the next two quarters after growing with new tech partnerships. Valor provides tech and call center support to tech companies, signing new partnerships with Cisco Systems Inc. in April 2016, WorldWide Technologies & Consulting in September and CenturyLink Inc. in 2015, said Valor founder and CEO Simer Mayo. “Cisco hired us to help them improve the service delivery to their customers,” Mayo said. “We consider ourselves a tech services company providing tech support and non tech support through call centers.” Tim Lake, Cisco’s...
  • Ducey Signs Bill Tightening Laws on Civil Asset Forfeitures (AZ)

    04/18/2017 3:43:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday that will make it tougher for prosecutors and law enforcement to seize cash and property from people suspected of a crime, effectively overhauling the state's civil forfeiture laws despite opposition from state prosecutors. Ducey signed the measure after being caught between the state legislature and county prosecutors. House Bill 2477 by Republican Rep. Eddie Farnsworth is meant to reform rules dictating when prosecutors can seize someone's assets. Officers can currently seize property based on suspicion alone without the need of a conviction or a charge. Police and prosecutors acquire Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization or...
  • VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times

    04/18/2017 8:22:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2017 10:36 AM EDT | Hope Yen
    Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS “MinuteClinics” to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new program, currently limited to the Phoenix area, comes three years after the VA faced allegations of chronically long wait times at its centers, including its Phoenix VA medical center, which treats about 120,000 veterans. The Phoenix pilot program is a test-run by VA Secretary David Shulkin who is working on a nationwide plan to reduce veterans’ wait times. Veterans would not be bound by current restrictions...
  • USS Arizona survivor laid to rest inside sunken battleship

    04/16/2017 4:23:59 AM PDT · by tje · 22 replies
    KITV Island News ^ | Apr 16, 2017 | Mackenzie Stasko
    A USS Arizona sailor who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor was laid to rest inside the ship he escaped. The remains of Retired Master Chief Petty Officer Raymond Haerry, 94, were interred inside the hull of the USS Arizona Saturday afternoon. More than 100 people gathered at the USS Arizona Memorial for the interment ceremony -- a symbolic military funeral only offered to shipmates who survived the attack.
  • Grijalva Sues Trump Administration Over Border Wall & Other Border Security Measures

    04/14/2017 1:34:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 79 replies
    Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva ^ | April 12, 2017 | Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva
    TUCSON – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today joined the Center for Biological Diversity in suing the Trump administration over its proposed border wall and other border security measures, calling on federal agencies to conduct an in-depth investigation of the proposal’s environmental impacts.  Rep. Grijalva released the following statement: “American environmental laws are some of the oldest and strongest in the world, and they should apply to the borderlands just as they do everywhere else,” Rep. Grijalva said. “These laws exist to protect the health and well-being of our people, our wildlife, and the places they live. Trump’s wall —...