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  • 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 —...
  • Graham about McCain: I love him to death

    04/15/2017 12:26:11 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN staff
    Sen. Lindsey Graham gets emotional when reflecting on his friendship with Sen. John McCain during a CNN town hall with the two senators.
  • Battalion to conduct force protection exercise in Weinstein Village Thursday

    04/12/2017 6:25:25 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tanja M. Linton, Ft Huachuca Public Affairs Office
    FORT HUACHUCA -- In order to be trained and ready for an unexpected emergency event, the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion will conduct an antiterrorism and force protection full-scale exercise within Weinstein Village Thursday, April 13. Because of Weinstein Village's proximity to the Van Deman Gate, fort personnel and visitors should be aware of possible increased security measures and potential traffic delays. Everyone is asked to plan accordingly and give their full cooperation. While we make every effort to limit the amount of disruption to organizational missions and services to our customers, knowledge gained through this exercise is critical to the...
  • Trump travel ban defended by 15-state coalition led by Texas AG

    04/11/2017 8:16:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    FOX ^ | 10 April 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The Texas attorney general led a 15-state coalition Monday defending President Trump’s revised immigration order, amid lawsuits opposing the plan to halt immigration from six countries. In a friend-of-the-court amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 13 other state attorneys general and Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, laid out constitutional and federal statutory provisions defending Trump’s authority. The attorneys general also defended Trump’s “lawful actions” to revise the executive order, which was blocked last month by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit. “The president’s revised immigration order is constitutional, lawful, addresses the 9th Circuit’s concerns and...
  • Time For John McCain to Retire

    04/11/2017 5:59:12 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 44 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 04/11/17 | J. Marsolo
    ...Since then, his career as a Republican senator has been undistinguished, to be charitable. He calls himself a "maverick," primarily because he opposes his own Republican Party. For example, he voted against the 2001 Bush tax cuts, probably because Bush beat him in the 2000 primaries. His major legislation, McCain-Feingold, intended to restrict political contributions by corporations and others, was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The Dems complain about this in every election because they do not want businesses to contribute to Republicans. Lately, McCain seems more unhinged than usual. First, on Sunday, April 9, he blamed the Trump...
  • Any SoCal FReepers see the meteor a few minutes ago?

    04/10/2017 9:30:02 PM PDT · by RegulatorCountry · 42 replies
    Self | April 11, 2017 | Self
    I've seen quite a few comments from people in SoCal and even AZ commenting on a bright flash, green, some also seeing a yellow tail. Any FReeper witnesses?
  • Missiles in Syria strike built in Tucson

    04/09/2017 9:47:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Normangee Star ^ | April 9, 2017 | Madeline Patrick
    U.S. defense contractors Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General dynamics noticed surge in their shares following tomahawk missile strikes by Donald Trump government on Thursday. The budget Trump proposed last month includes an additional $52 billion for the Department of Defense. “I’m proud that I have successfully advocated in Congress to keep the Tomahawk missile line at Raytheon in Tucson open so that this weapon was ready and available when our armed forces needed it”, McSally said in a statement early Friday. There are many versions of the Tomahawk, which Raytheon produces for the navies of the United...
  • McCain Won’t Rule Out Another Senate Run

    04/09/2017 9:23:37 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 66 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/21/2016 | Aryn Braun
    Arizona Sen. John McCain won’t rule out running again in 2022. McCain, 80, told The Arizona Republic he won’t be making any decisions on a potential seventh Senate campaign for at least three years, leaving the door open for another run. First elected in 1986, McCain is one of the most senior members of the Senate, and as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, he still wields a significant amount of power and influence.
  • Feds, Wildlife Groups Use Bogus Endangered Species Science to Block Border Fence

    04/06/2017 11:00:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 6, 2017
    Wildlife conservation groups are collaborating with a federal government agency to halt construction of the southern border wall by fudging science to claim that unimpeded trans-border corridors are essential to an “endangered species” with 99% of its population in Mexico. Under the plan, large areas of Arizona and New Mexico would be prohibited from erecting a border wall so that jaguars—which don’t even occupy the area—can roam back and forth between the two countries. More than ľ million acres in Arizona and New Mexico would be designated as critical habitat for jaguars under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), which...
  • Road Runner: Interstate 10 dust warning measures set to grow in 2017

    04/02/2017 11:09:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) ^ | March 5, 2017 | Murphy Woodhouse
    Imagine a dust storm, driven by monsoon downbursts, building near the Maricopa-Pinal county line. There are thousands of Interstate 10 motorists and hundreds of thousands of Phoenix exurb residents who would probably want to know about such a storm before the stinging, blinding wall of sand arrives. But does all of metro Phoenix need to get the alert? Likely not, but the National Weather Service’s Ken Waters told the dozens of attendees at the annual dust-storm workshop in Coolidge last week that that’s exactly what would happen with the existing cellphone warning system in place for dust events. “If I’m...
  • Legislation seeks to eliminate $1 Federal Reserve note, Lincoln cent

    03/31/2017 8:19:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 90 replies
    Coin World ^ | March 31, 2017 | Bill McAllister
    Advocates of abolishing the $1 Federal Reserve note are at it again, this time hoping that President Donald Trump and conservative Republicans will finally side with their three-pronged approach to revamping the nation’s currency system. Under S. 759, introduced March 29 by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., the government would end production of the $1 Federal Reserve note, revise the composition of the 5-cent coin, and suspend production of 1-cent coins. While the draft legislation calls for an end to paper dollar notes and the cent, it is silent on dollar coin production. Backers of the legislation...
  • President wants first section of border wall in San Diego

    03/29/2017 4:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | March 29, 2017 | Steve Fiorina
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- - San Diego will be the starting point for President Trump's plan to build a border wall. The president has submitted a budget request for almost $1 billion for 2017, to begin building the border wall in San Diego and along the Rio Grande River Valley in Texas. RELATED: Trump requests $1 billion to build 62 miles of border wall In the plan, the president asks that 62 miles of the fence be built this year, and two section are in San Diego. The sections would total 28 miles - half of the local project would...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Gun-Totin' Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol

    03/26/2017 7:44:35 PM PDT · by flamberge · 88 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | Sunday, March 26, 2017 | Stephen Lemons
    Lemons: Gun-Totin' Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol: Is Bloodshed on the Horizon? By Stephen Lemons Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:15 a.m. Phoenix New Times =================================== Hey, lefties with guns, that's cool. At least, that was my first impression upon seeing about 40 or so assorted anarchists, Brown Berets, and members of a group calling itself the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club across the street from the state Capitol, openly armed to the proverbial teeth. I was late to the pro-Trump "Make America Great Again" march, which began at Cesar Chavez Plaza — after some confusion about the demonstration's...
  • Pro-Migrant Anti-Trump Protesters Block Road, Mess With The WRONG Officers

    03/24/2017 12:42:20 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 2/23/2017 | Staff
    During an “immigration protest” against President Donald Trump’s plan to ban migrants from terror-prone nations, a group of liberals thought it would be a good idea to block the road. As soon as fed-up police officers arrived, however, they realized law enforcement isn’t playing by Barack Obama’s rules anymore. Last week, a pro-illegal immigration protest kicked off in Arizona in support of a “Day Without An Immigrant,” which gained little media attention likely because of its small numbers. After around 100 vociferous activists gathered in downtown Tucson, local police were called in when the liberal demonstration turned criminal, as they...
  • Resist: Anti-Trump Billboard In Arizona Goes Heavy On The Nazi Imagery

    03/18/2017 6:45:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/18/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Progressives eat up the Trump=Hitler narrative to the point where there is a billboard in downtown Phoenix, which is heavy on such imagery. Santa Monica-based activist Karen Fiorito designed the billboard, which has the president in between two nuclear explosions and dollar signs imitating swastikas used by the Nazi Party. Fiorito says she’s worried about money and politics, along with the direction of the country under Trump. Yeah, that goes for you and every other voter who cast a ballot for a losing candidate in a presidential election. The back of Fiorito’s billboard shows a bunch of hands using sign...
  • Snowflakes 101: University of Arizona distributes 20-page booklet on how to deal with........

    03/18/2017 7:32:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 18, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: Snowflakes 101: University of Arizona distributes 20-page booklet on how to deal with microaggressions - recommending the offended say 'OUCH' and the offender 'OOPS' In an attempt to create a more respectful campus environment, the University of Arizona has released a booklet on handling microaggressions. The 20-page packet discusses a number of guidelines for inside and outside the classroom for teachers and students to follow. One section titled 'Oops/Ouch' discusses one possible method to use in identifying and reacting to microaggressions in a classroom.