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  • Dem who opposed welfare fraud measure indicted – for food stamp fraud

    06/26/2016 8:09:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 24, 2016 | Brooke Singman
    An Arizona Democratic lawmaker who once voted against welfare fraud protections in her state has been indicted on felony charges of defrauding the food stamp program. According to the indictment unsealed earlier this week, state Rep. Cecilia Velasquez was charged with three felony counts: unlawful use of food stamps, fraudulent schemes and practices, and theft. The Arizona Department of Economic Security began investigating Velasquez in 2014. According to the Arizona DES, Velasquez fraudulently used $1,726 worth of food stamps between 2013 and 2015. This past February, Velasquez had voted against a bill aimed at giving the same state agency stronger...
  • Challenger Dr. Kelli Ward to John McCain after Brexit: ‘You’re Next’

    06/26/2016 6:45:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Jen Lawrence
    Former State Senator Dr. Kelli Ward issued a statement targeting establishment Senator and “remain” supporter John McCain after the United Kingdom voted to “Brexit” the European Union on Thursday. Dr. Ward said in the statement: The fearmongering has failed, and the will of the British people has prevailed against elite opinion, causing heartburn for America’s ultimate establishment insider, John McCain. Just this week, John has voted to allow the federal government to prowl through our internet browsing histories without a court warrant and to deny self-defense rights based on secret lists without any judicial approval or oversight as required by...
  • Since Obama won't abide by immigration laws Arizona should enforce SB 1070!! (vanity)

    06/25/2016 9:18:17 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 5 replies
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    I posted this under activism because that's what it is. Considering king obama has publicly stated the courts ruling on immigration will have absolutely NO effect on his policies, and thus he's giving the finger to the court, how about some of our Arizona Freepers implore their state government to do much the same and start enforcing SB 1070??
  • This autonomous, 3D-printed bus starts giving rides in Washington, DC today

    06/21/2016 10:08:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | June 16, 2016 | Tamara Warren
    Local Motors, the Arizona-based automaker that crowdsources vehicle design, has introduced a 3D-printed, autonomous, electric shuttle bus that is partially recyclable called Olli. Local Motors says that it's the first vehicle to use IBM Watson’s car-focused cognitive learning platform, Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive. It’s a boxy, far-out concept that may be the first of its kind, but that’s the point for a company that isn’t focused only on making vehicles — it’s about remaking the car manufacturing business. If all goes according to plan, Olli will be giving autonomous rides at the company’s introductory event on the...
  • Lawyer for Sheriff Joe: 'Obama rules like he is King George III'

    06/23/2016 6:30:45 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 16 replies
    The Newsblaster ^ | 6/23/2016 | Scotty Robinson
    A lawyer for Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County, who first challenged Barack Obama’s immigration amnesty strategy that was blocked on Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court, says it is good the justices “stood up to an out-of-control president who rules like he is King George III in 1776.” The court was split 4-4 so the resulting ruling is that the decision from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is left standing. That affirmed a lower court’s decision that Obama could not implement an expanded amnesty program with orders from his agencies and departments. WND had broken the...
  • University of Arizona launching a transgender studies program (first in nation)

    06/23/2016 2:10:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Hypeline ^ | June 23, 2016 | Nick Cocca
    The taxpayer funded University of Arizona will become the first university in America to offer a transgender studies program. The program is set to launch by fall of 2017, and will grant master’s degrees. The school's program will focus on sex, gender, cultural issues, political issues, and the life experiences of transgender people. This new program will be the result of the university’s Transgender Studies Initiative, introduced in 2013. The school has also hired three new professors to teach in the program, and plans to hire a fourth. "The three people who had been hired were all white, and we...
  • Cochise women clinch 8th overall at national finals

    06/21/2016 8:02:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Steve Stockmar
    In what was their strongest event heading into the national finals, the Cochise College women’s rodeo team placed two cowgirls among the nation’s Top 10 Saturday night, helping the team to a Top 10 finish overall. At the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., Apaches sophomore Georgia Diez placed third overall in goat tying, followed by her teammate, Makayla Boots, in seventh in the same event. Cochise had too much firepower in goat tying to not make a strong statement, Apaches head coach Rick Smith said Monday.
  • No signs of Zika or West Nile in Cochise County so far

    06/20/2016 3:40:00 PM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Andrew Paxton
    SIERRA VISTA — Cochise County has not seen a case of either the Zika or West Nile virus this season, but conditions will soon be changing which will bring more chances for mosquitos to flourish, and health officials are responding. County health officials have been trapping mosquitoes and sending them to state labs for testing, which have so far yielded no positive cases, said county Public Health Emergency Preparedness Director Elizabeth Lueck. “The main point here is that right now, we don’t have Zika or West Nile in Cochise County,” she
  • Arizona GOP delegates resign rather than vote for Trump

    06/19/2016 6:48:22 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 123 replies
    AZ Family ^ | 06/19/16 | AP
    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - At least two of several Arizona GOP delegates that have resigned say it's primarily because they refuse to vote for Donald Trump at next month's national convention.
  • PD: Father finds naked man in bed with 11-year-old daughter

    06/19/2016 7:54:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | June 18, 2016 | David Baker
    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - A Phoenix man was arrested after police say he was found in bed naked with an 11-year-old girl early Monday morning. According to court documents, Anthony Mitchell, 27, met the victim online and talked on a website. She reportedly told him that she was 26 years old. The victim invited Mitchell to her apartment and police said they had sex. Officers said the victim's father arrived home and found Mitchell naked in bed with his daughter. She was partially clothed. He restrained Mitchell until officers arrived. Court documents said Mitchell told officers he thought the girl was...
  • MMA legend Tito Ortiz endorses Donald Trump, chants 'build that wall' at rally

    05/27/2016 8:46:30 PM PDT · by pangaea6 · 12 replies
    Cagewriter Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/26/2016 | Andreas Hale
    The number of celebrities who support Donald Trump continues to grow as UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator fighter Tito Ortiz has now publicly endorsed the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. The 41-year-old was spotted in attendance at a Trump rally in Anaheim, Calif., this week. His appearance caused a stir as Ortiz was pictured holding a sign that said, “Hillary Clinton Killed My Friends,” and later joined in a “build that wall” chant.
  • Donald Trump Rally, Phoenix Arizona – 7:00pm Live Stream

    06/18/2016 6:51:19 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 25 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 6/18/16 | Sundance
    Link to replay the rally video for anyone who missed the earlier post.
  • AZ Anti-Trump Protester: ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    06/18/2016 2:49:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jun 2016
    An anti-Trump protester in Arizona held up a “Make America Mexico Again” sign as anti-Trump agitators demonstrated ahead of Trump’s Saturday visit to the Grand Canyon State.
  • Protesters, counter-protesters gear up for Trump rally in Phoenix

    06/18/2016 3:36:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | June 18, 2016 | Derek Staahl
    Protesters will start gathering near Donald Trump’s rally in Phoenix six hours before Saturday’s event is scheduled to begin. One group says it will offer biker escorts for Trump supporters in case anything gets out of hand.A flyer for Lion’s Guard Arizona says it will be “providing a safe environment for Trump supporters this Saturday” at the Coliseum. Lion’s Guard members will be wearing American Flag bandanas “so supporters needing our assistance can easily find us.”“We are a PEACEFUL group comprised of veterans and former law enforcement, as well as Trump supporters,” said a Lion’s Guard organizer via text message....
  • Biker Groups Will Protect Supporters at Trump’s Phoenix Rally

    06/18/2016 3:30:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 18, 2016 | Jack Davis
    In the wake of violence waged against supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at past rallies, two biker groups will be on hand at Saturday’s Trump rally in Phoenix to allow citizens to exercise their rights in peace. “We’re going to stand between them and any protesters that come onto the property and hopefully protect them from any bodily harm, should it get to that point,” said Cindy Perrin of Lions Guard Arizona. She said the group is made up of veterans, retired police officers and others. They were joined by Riders USA, said Kirtis Baxter, president of the...
  • Donald Trump visits the Valley again (Arizona)

    06/18/2016 3:18:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    KNXV-TV ^ | June 18, 2016 | Staff
    PHOENIX - Donald Trump is making a stop in the Valley today, visiting a Paradise Valley fundraiser, followed by a rally in Phoenix at the state fairgrounds. His last visit erupted in chaos as protestors blocked roads in Fountain Hills and clashed with supporters. Some supporters of the Republican presidential candidate showed up before 7 a.m. at the site of the rally....
  • AZ Anti-Trump Protester: ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    06/18/2016 1:57:04 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/18/16 | Breitbart
    An anti-Trump protester in Arizona held up a “Make America Mexico Again” sign as anti-Trump agitators demonstrated ahead of Trump’s Saturday visit to the Grand Canyon State. ... (snip) ... A Tuscon police officer who attended the event as a private citizen said though he felt safe around Trump’s supporters, he did not feel safe around the anti-Trump agitators, whom he called “the most hateful, evil people he has ever seen.”
  • LIVE:2 Trump rallies 6/18/2016 Las Vegas, NV @ 11am & Phoenix, AZ @ 4pm PDT

    06/18/2016 5:13:22 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 854 replies
    Saturday, June 18, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Las Vegas, NV at Mystčre Theater at Treasure Island. Coverage begins at 11:00 AM PDT. Las Vegas, NV Mystere Theater @ Treasure Island @ 11am PDT Saturday, June 18, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Phoenix, AZ at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Coverage begins at 4:00 PM PDT. Phoenix, AZ Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum @ the Arizona State Fairgrounds @ 4pm PDT
  • Bikers planning to protect supporters at Donald Trump rally in Phoenix

    06/17/2016 3:15:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    ktar.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | ktar.con
    PHOENIX — A group of bikers said it plans to protect supporters from possible violence at a Donald Trump rally scheduled to be held in Phoenix on Saturday. “We’re going to stand between them and any protesters that come onto the property and hopefully protect them from any bodily harm, should it get to that point,” Cindy Perrin with Lions Guard Arizona said. The rally is expected to begin Saturday about 4 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the Arizona State Fairgrounds near 19th Avenue and McDowell Road.
  • A horse named Charlie becomes a casualty of the fire

    06/12/2016 6:22:04 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    HEREFORD – When the Monument Fire blazed through a pasture in Hereford where 24 horses were grazing, one of them - a horse named Charlie - was severely burned. Described as a tough little ranch horse, Charlie was under the care of Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch and one of several horses being moved out of the fire’s path when it first started on June 12. “Charlie was the only horse in our herd that panicked ran into the fire instead of away from it,” lamented Steve Boice, co-founder of Horse’n Around, a nonprofit equine rescue organization headquartered out of Single...
  • General David Petraeus Forming Gun Control Group with Mark Kelly

    06/11/2016 8:56:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    General David Petraeus is forming a gun control group with Gabby Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly. The goal of the group will be to push national adoption of the same universal background checks that have failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris. In fact, Petraeus will be pushing the same background checks that Giffords’ attacker passed in order to acquire the gun he used to wound her on January 8, 2011. According to The Hill, Kelly announced the launch of the group by talking about military members’ commitment to “protect our constitution and homeland.” He suggested political leaders now need...
  • Cochise women’s rodeo team #1 entering nationals Weeklong competition ends next Saturday in Casper

    06/11/2016 9:10:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Steve Stockmar
    Ranked No. 1 in the nation and having dominated their way through the Grand Canyon Region, the Cochise College women’s rodeo team will join the men’s team at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., starting on Sunday where, on paper if not in the dirt, the Apaches appear to be the team to beat. The women’s team is ranked tops in the nation by a wide margin points-wise. They boast two of the top three ranked All-Around cowgirls in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) in No. 2 Janey Reeves and No. 3 Georgia Diez. Diez is also...
  • Deep 'scars' from ancient geological events play role in current earthquakes

    06/10/2016 4:36:30 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 6/10/2016 | Philip J. Heron, et al
    Super-computer modelling of Earth's crust and upper-mantle suggests that ancient geologic events may have left deep 'scars' that can come to life to play a role in earthquakes, mountain formation, and other ongoing processes on our planet. This changes the widespread view that only interactions at the boundaries between continent-sized tectonic plates could be responsible for such events. A team of researchers from the University of Toronto and the University of Aberdeen have created models indicating that former plate boundaries may stay hidden deep beneath the Earth's surface. These multi-million-year-old structures, situated at sites away from existing plate boundaries, may...
  • The Spanish fort on the San Pedro River

    06/10/2016 12:39:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Perri Barnes
    The Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate, a Spanish fort established in 1775 and abandoned by 1780, is one of the most intriguing and evocative sites along the San Pedro River. Relatively few prehistoric and historic sites have been investigated along the San Pedro River, given the area’s rich history. Most of what is known about the early historic inhabitants of the San Pedro comes from Spanish military and church documents, along with the archaeological excavations and publications of Dr. Charles diPeso, who served as director of the Amerind Foundation from 1952 to1982, and more recently by archaeologist Dr. Deni Seymour,...
  • Ninth Circuit Court: No Second Amendment Right to Conceal a Firearm

    06/09/2016 8:54:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 9, 2016 | Liz Sheld
    The Ninth Circuit Court has upheld the ruling of the lower court in the Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego case and affirmed the Second Amendment does not include a right to conceal a firearm. The Peruta case challenged the legality of denying permits to conceal and carry a firearm unless the applicant for a permit has "good reason" to do so. A three-judge panel initially ruled that the San Diego County Sheriff's Department did not have the right to deny the permit. The case was subsequently heard by the entire Ninth Circuit Court and their decision was...
  • 9th Court of Appeals - "No constitutional right to concealed carry"

    06/09/2016 11:02:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 113 replies
    NBC ^ | June 9,2016
  • Minuteman Civil Defense Corps co-founder Chris Simcox found guilty of child molestation

    06/08/2016 2:09:55 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | Victor Morton
    One of the founders of the “Minuteman” border-protection movement, was found guilty Wednesday of multiple child sex-abuse charges and could be headed to prison for life. Chris Simcox was convicted on two counts of child molestation and one count of furnishing obscene material to a minor......"
  • Sportscaster Paul Cicala Blames Female Trump Supporter's Dress For Abuse(Shortened)

    06/03/2016 9:29:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Tuscon sportscaster Paul Cicala deleted his Twitter account after receiving blowback on social media on Thursday night for his tweets suggesting that a supporter of Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump who was assaulted by protesters provoked the attack by pointing “to her Trump shirt.” Cicala’s tweets were in response to the images and video tweeted by NBC’s Jacob Rascon showing a Trump supporter being assault after Thursday’s rally in San Jose, California.
  • What was that?! NASA says asteroid entered atmosphere over Arizona (VIDEO)

    06/02/2016 4:16:37 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 43 replies
    abc15.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | abc15.com Staff
    A huge streak of light brightened the sky early Thursday morning, prompting worry and curiosity from many Valley residents. The first reports came in right around 4 a.m. from around the Valley and even in areas like Yuma, Flagstaff and Pine Top. Several callers also reported feeling the ground shake. After dawn, a strange trail of cloud-like patterns was left in the sky. NASA estimates a small asteroid, approximately 10 feet in diameter with a mass in the tens of tons, entered the atmosphere above Arizona just before 4 a.m. Reports place the object 57 miles above the Tonto National...
  • Afghan national tied to Taliban, attack plot smuggled into US

    06/03/2016 1:22:29 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-June-2016 | By Judson Berger
    An Afghan national with ties to the Taliban — and a plot to carry out a terror attack somewhere in North America — was caught last fall after being smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico, an incident sure to further inflame the debate over national security risks at the border. The Afghan national’s alleged terror ties were not initially flagged in a terror database – and as a result, not initially reported – when the incident first came to light last November, according to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who obtained Homeland Security documents on the incident. It was only later...
  • It's summer in Arizona. Time to come inside

    06/03/2016 5:22:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    latimes.com ^ | June 2 2016 | Nigel Duara
    “It gets unpleasant quickly,”
  • 20.1%: Calif. Metro Area Has Nation's Highest Unemployment Rate (El Centro)

    06/02/2016 8:31:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 2, 2016 | 6:04 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    El Centro, California bills itself as one of Southern California’s “most promising new commercial and industrial regions.” But it had a 20.1 percent unemployment rate in April, by far the highest of the 387 U.S. metropolitan areas surveyed by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. That 20.1 percent unemployment rate is more than four times the national unemployment rate of 5.0 percent (seasonally adjusted). The only other metropolitan area to come close to El Centro’s jobless rate was Yuma, Arizona, where the unemployment rate was 18.7 in April. El Centro and Yuma, both near the Mexican border, are located...
  • Phoenix police: mother stabs, partially dismembers 3 sons

    06/02/2016 5:20:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2016 | RYAN VAN VELZER and PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix mother is suspected of stabbing her three young sons to death and stuffing their partially dismembered bodies in a closet before trying to kill herself at their home, police said Thursday. Neighbors had often seen the older boys riding their bikes outside the townhome along a winding one-way street in central Phoenix. Now the 29-year-old mother is in the hospital in critical condition with self-inflicted stab wounds and her sons Jaikare Rahaman, 8, Jeremiah Adams, 5, and Avery Robinson, 2 months old, are dead, Phoenix Police Sgt. Trent Crump said.
  • John McCain slams key veterans’ advocacy groups

    06/02/2016 8:40:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Most of the time, major political figures try to stay on the good side of the nation’s leading veterans’ organizations, but Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is comfortable going in a different direction. The Republican senator appeared on his daughter’s radio show late last week – just a few days before Memorial Day – and Meghan McCain asked about the need for improvements in the VA system. The GOP lawmaker, facing a tough re-election fight this year, didn’t hold back. JOHN MCCAIN: I blame some of the old veterans’ service organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American...
  • Lawmakers blast Loretta Lynch for supporting fired VA official

    06/01/2016 7:41:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Top Republican lawmakers blasted Attorney General Loretta Lynch Wednesday for clearing a legal path for a former Veterans Affairs official at the heart of the waiting time scandal to get her job back. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the decision by Ms. Lynch not to defend in court a portion of the 2014 VA reform law could result in Sharon Helman, former head of the Phoenix, Arizona VA office, going back to work. “This decision by the Obama administration puts our veterans at further risk,” said Mr. McCarthy, California Republican. “We cannot entrust veterans’ health care to people unwilling...
  • Judge Snow: Arpaio Committed Perjury, Criminal Referral to Come

    06/01/2016 10:17:14 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 58 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | 06/01/2016 | Stephen Lemons
    ...Snow declared that Arpaio, his Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan, Lieutenant Joe Sousa, and former executive chief Brian Sands were guilty of civil contempt for the MCSO's defiance of the judge's orders arising from the civil-rights case Melendres v. Arpaio, in which Arpaio and his agency were found to have committed widespread racial profiling against Latinos in Maricopa County. In a 162-page "Findings of Fact," Snow ruled that Arpaio, Sheridan, and others at MCSO "willfully" and "intentionally" thumbed their noses at the court's dictates and were dishonest with the court and the monitor appointed to watch over the agency. The purpose...
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....
  • Eleven Measles Cases in Arizona Traced to Inmate at Immigrant Detention Center

    05/31/2016 7:32:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | May 31, 2016 | 5:28 AM EDT
    An outbreak of measles that began with an inmate at a federal detention center for immigrants in central Arizona has now grown to 11 confirmed cases, officials said Monday. Seven of those infected are inmates at the Eloy Detention Center, and four are workers at the facility, Pinal County Health Services spokesman Joe Pyritz said. The privately-run facility has stopped accepting new detainees or releasing those currently held there. State and county health officials said they’re working to stop new transmissions by isolating patients, vaccinating people detained in the privately-run facility and trying to identify people who were at locations...
  • AZ: Governor Ducey Vetoes HB 2524, Protection Against Bloomberg Referendum

    05/31/2016 7:46:55 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    For two years, the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AZCDL) has been pushing to pass a bill to enact a compact between states.  The purpose of the bill is to prevent a billionaire funded referendum from imposing Universal Background Checks (UBC), a precursor to firearms registration in Arizona.  Compacts between the states take precedence over state statutes; if another state signed on the the Compact created by SB2524, a Bloomberg funded referendum would not be able to impose UBCs on Arizona.  That, at least, is the theory. A few weeks ago, SB2524 passed the Arizona legislature. If it had become...
  • Arizona Shuts Down College Campus Free Speech Zones in the Name of Free Speech

    05/30/2016 7:59:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 30, 2016 | Rod Kackley
    State Rep. Anthony Kern said he handed out materials as part of a church group on the Glendale Community College campus for several years without any trouble. But one year, “all of a sudden they came up with this free speech zone which was way away from the people,” the Republican told the Arizona Capitol Times. That inspired Kern to introduce House Bill 2615, which broadens campus “free speech zones” to the entire public college campus as opposed to designated areas. It provides students the right to exercise their First Amendment rights without concerns about the time, place and manner...
  • LIST: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded (Southern Arizona)

    05/30/2016 4:11:07 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 31 replies
    .abc15.com/news ^ | 5/30/16 | Vivian Padilla, Max Walker
    Officials say the newly identified public exposure includes the following locations and times as stated in the article.
  • Data show more students leaving public schools for charters

    05/29/2016 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2016 11:23 AM EDT
    Urban school districts from Los Angeles to Philadelphia are experiencing declining enrollment in traditional public schools as more parents enroll their children in charters, depleting millions in per-pupil funding from district budgets. In states experiencing population growth, such as Arizona, charter schools help relieve overcrowding. But for districts that are struggling financially, the student flight is costly. …
  • Young Man Dies After Being Stung by 1,000 Bees While Hiking Arizona Trail: Sheriff’s Office

    05/27/2016 10:37:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 75 replies
    A 23-year-old man died Thursday after being swarmed by bees and stung 1,000 times while hiking in Usery Mountain Park in Arizona, authorities said. Alex Bestler and a friend were on the Merkle Trail when a large swarm of bees descended on them “without provocation or warning” shortly before 9 a.m., according to a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office news release. The victim’s friend — identified only as Sonya — managed to escape by seeking shelter in a restroom, but Bestler was overcome by the swarm, the release stated. He was lying on the ground covered in bees when Sonya returned...
  • AZ: Governor Ducey signs HB2338, Removes Gun Ban of Right of Way near Universities

    05/26/2016 10:00:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the same day, Governor Ducey signed two bills that help to restore Second Amendment rights in Arizona.  HB 2338 stops educational institutions from banning the legal possession or carry of firearms on public right of ways that pass near or through the educational institution. From cqstatetrack.com: I. NOtwithstanding section 15-341 and subsection D of this section, the governing board of an educational institution may not adopt or enforce any policy or rule that prohibits the lawful possession or carrying of a deadly weapon on a public right‑of‑way by a person or on or within a person's means of...
  • Documents: Somali citizen tried to run over border agents in southern Arizona

    05/25/2016 4:11:32 PM PDT · by russbart · 9 replies
    A Somali citizen tried to run over Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona after a high speed pursuit, according to federal investigators.
  • Legislators Blast DOJ Double Standard: Rancher Finicum vs. Occupy Leftists

    05/24/2016 3:17:09 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 May 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Seven state legislators from Arizona have called upon the attorneys general of the states of Arizona, Nevada “and any other states with standing,” to bring legal action against Oregon law-enforcement officials and prosecutors, as well as against the FBI, over the shooting death this past January of Arizona rancher Robert Lavoy Finicum. In a letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt, the Arizona lawmakers contrast the extreme treatment accorded Finicum, the Bundy ranching family, and their supporters versus the kid-glove treatment given to the violent and destructive leftist demonstrators of the various “Occupy”...
  • AZ: Governor Ducey Signs SB 1266, Enforcement of Firearms Preemption, into Law

    05/24/2016 2:13:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 1266 allows for enforcement of the state preemption statutes.  Some local governments have been ignoring the preemption law because there were no penalties provided.  SB 1266 provides for penalties so that the preemption statute can be enforced.  The penalties are not insignificant, and has a provision for terminating employment of a person who ignores the preemption law.  Here is the change in the statute. From cqstatetrack.com: H. Any ordinance, regulation, tax or rule that is enacted by a political subdivision in violation of this section is invalid and subject to a permanent injunction against the political subdivision from...
  • Border Patrol Locked out of Indian Reservation Known for Mexican Drug Trafficking

    05/24/2016 1:36:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 24, 2016
    An Indian reservation along the Mexican border is prohibiting the Border Patrol from entering its land, which is a notorious smuggling corridor determined by the U.S. government to be a “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).” Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that the road in the southeast corner of the reservation has been cordoned off by a barbed wired gate to keep officers out. A hand-written cardboard sign reading “Closed, Do Not Open” has been posted on the fence. “This is the location used most for trafficking drugs into the country,” a Border Patrol source told JW, adding...
  • John McCain chides Trump over Nato: 'We ought to show appreciation'

    05/23/2016 6:15:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 19 May 2016 | David Smith
    Speaking in Washington, the former Republican presidential nominee pushed back at Trump’s criticism of Nato by praising the alliance’s response to 9/11 Senator John McCain, the former Republican presidential nominee, has taken a swipe at Donald Trump’s hostility to Nato by praising the alliance’s response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “I agree with him to this extent, that our Nato allies should pay more and I’ve been urging all of that, all of us have, for years and years. But let’s not forget that after 9/11, the United States of America was attacked, Europeans weren’t attacked, and yet we invoked...
  • Shocking 911 Call: Baby Born Alive After Abortion, “The Fetus is Breathing, We Can’t Provide Care”

    05/23/2016 8:07:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A news station has uncovered shocking new audio evidence about a baby who was born alive at a late-term abortion facility in Phoenix, Arizona. In February, Pro-life Arizona reported learning that a city fire department transported a baby from the Family Planning Associates abortion clinic on North 7th Street to the Banner University Medical Center. “The baby was reported to be 21 weeks along (gestation) to the termination clinic, but when they removed the baby from the mother’s womb, the ‘fetus’ was breathing. A 9-1-1 call was made from clinic staff, firefighters responded and worked … to save the babies...