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  • Navajo Nation In Crisis As EPA Tries To Shutter The West’s Largest Coal Plant

    05/04/2016 9:23:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Joseph Hammond
    The Navajo residents of Page, Ariz., have gotten to the point where they openly worry their modest rush hour may end altogether. The rush hour consists of only a few hundred cars carrying 520 people out to the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), heading down a windy road to the coal-fired power plant, which is dramatically positioned on a ridge a mile from the shores of Lake Powell, the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States. The Navajo coal plant’s lease is set to expire in 2019, pending complex negotiations aimed at extending operations until 2044. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
  • US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS in Iraq firefight identified

    05/04/2016 2:43:47 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4 , 2016 | Fox News
    A U.S. Navy SEAL killed by Islamic State militants during an "extremely heavy, extremely intense" firefight with U.S. forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops in northern Iraq Tuesday was identified Tuesday evening by Arizona's governor. He was identified Tuesday evening by Gov. Doug Ducey as Charlie Keating IV. Ducey ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday in honor of Keating, who was a graduate of Phoenix's Arcadia High School. The 31-year-old Keating attended the Naval Academy before becoming a Navy Seal based out of Coronado, California Keating was the grandson of Charles Keating, Jr., the...
  • AZGOP Chairman to Support Donald Trump for Republican Nominee for President of the United States

    05/03/2016 3:12:29 PM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 10 replies
    Email from AZGOP | May 3, 2016 | AZGOP
    AZGOP Chairman to Support Donald Trump for Republican Nominee for President of the United States From First Vote to Last at Republican National Convention, AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham Voting for Trump PHOENIX - This morning Chairman Robert Graham of the Arizona Republican Party announced that based on the results of the March 22 Presidential Preference Election and the successful completion of the April 30 Republican State Convention, he is fully supporting Donald Trump as the party’s nominee for President of the United States. As a delegate to the Convention, he will cast any and all of his votes for Donald...
  • Democrats continue campaigns for CD2 seat

    05/03/2016 3:10:17 PM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra ra Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    With a little over eight weeks remaining until nominating petitions have to be filed, two Democratic Party candidates seeking the District 2 congressional seat are continuing to campaign. Both Victoria Steele and Dr. Matt Heinz are gathering signatures to get on the Aug. 30 primary ballot. The winner of that election is expected to face incumbent Republican, congresswoman Martha McSally. McSally is currently unopposed in her bid for re-election to a second full-term as the Arizona Congressional District 2 U.S. Representative. Steele is a former State Representative for District 9 in the Tucson area, elected twice since 2012 before she...
  • Heinrich seeks to boost border security across NM’s Bootheel

    05/03/2016 1:56:43 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 11 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 2, 2016 | Lauren Villagran
    Remote, rugged terrain. That is the phrase used over and over to describe New Mexico’s Bootheel by the people who live there, the agents who guard the border and the politicians who say they are trying to figure out how to fill gaps in resources to get that job done. Making those words understood in Washington, D.C., has been no easy task. “We need more focus in Washington, D.C., on these remote areas,” Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM, told me Monday. Heinrich spent the weekend touring the Bootheel with the Border Patrol and visiting with ranchers. Last month, Sen. Tom Udall,...
  • Obama Appoints La Raza Radical to Control Domestic Policy

    05/02/2016 5:52:42 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 39 replies
    TownHall ^ | January 10, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama has appointed open border/amnesty advocate Cecilia Munoz...as the head of the Domestic Policy Council. Munoz, a strong supporter of the failed DREAM Act, is the former senior VP for the radical open-border National Council of La Raza. Muńoz is now serving as the White House's director of intergovernmental affairs and is in charge of outreach to state and local governments.... Muńoz is an immigration expert who worked for the National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, until she joined the administration in 2009. The group works to improve...
  • Awash in Mexican heroin

    04/29/2016 1:43:38 AM PDT · by blueplum · 53 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 24 April 2016 | Mike Gallagher
    When federal officials talk about a flood of heroin entering the country, they are not exaggerating. In recent years the amount of heroin produced in Mexico has more than doubled – from less than 60 tons to more than 140 tons last year. It’s cheap. It’s plentiful. And all of it is destined for buyers in the United States. [snip]New Mexico, as a border state, is a transit state for all drugs coming north from Mexico, whether the drugs are smuggled into California, Arizona or through the ports of entry in southern New Mexico or El Paso.
  • Joe Arpaio defeats immigrant groups in court; Arizona ID theft law upheld

    05/02/2016 1:49:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    States can impose their own stiff penalties on illegal immigrants and others who steal identities to get jobs, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, upholding Arizona’s law and dealing a setback to immigrant rights advocates. The decision is yet another victory for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and more broadly for Arizona, which has been a pioneer in trying to find ways to punish illegal immigrants, stepping into a void left by the Bush and Obama administrations. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said there are still some questions about how police and prosecutors use the identity theft laws,...
  • Jan Brewer Furious After What Cruz Is Able To Pull Off In AZ. (Cruz-Kasich Alliance)

    05/02/2016 10:54:58 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | Michael Dorsterwitz
    “I got cheated!” After Donald Trump received nearly twice the votes of Ted Cruz at Saturday’s Arizona Republican convention, the Texas senator walked away with a significant majority of the delegates from that state, KTAR reported. Cruz took nearly all the state’s 28 at-large delegates and basically split the 27 selected by congressional district. Former Gov. Jan Brewer, a Trump supporter, was livid as the results were announced, indicating that she’d lost her first election in 35 years. Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/05/01/gov-jan-brewer-furious-after-what-cruz-is-able-to-pull-off-in-arizona-a-state-he-lost-to-trump-335367#ixzz47WOcx8ME
  • Trump backers yell foul over GOP delegate loss Former Gov. Jan Brewer: “I got cheated!”

    05/02/2016 6:39:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    PHOENIX — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split the 27 delegates selected by congressional district.
  • CRUZ POACHES NEARLY ALL AZ DELEGATES=> Former Gov. Jan Brewer Screams “I Got Cheated!”

    05/01/2016 6:37:15 AM PDT · by GilGil · 211 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/1/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump won the Arizona Republican primary with 47% of the vote to second place Ted Cruz with 25%. But that didn’t stop the Cruz campaign and GOP elites from coming in and poaching all of the delegates at today’s state convention. The Cruz camp and GOP elites call this a “good ground game.” Even former Governor Jan Brewer, an outspoken Trump supporter, had her name removed from the online ballot and did not make the cut.
  • Az GOP Convention- Delegate Lists

    04/30/2016 10:50:49 PM PDT · by AZHSer · 17 replies
    AzGop ^ | 4/30/2016 | AZHSer
    I had the privledge today of serving as a Arizona State Convention Delegate. The meeting was long and disorganized but we got the job done. I promised on a previous thread to post names of Delegates and who they support or which slate they appeared on if known. The following lists are taken from the AzGOP website and my notes. If I am not sure who they support, I will leave that spot blank. Please feel free to post corrections. Follow the link to view the lists in an easier to read format. National Committeeman - Bruce Ash National Committeewoman...
  • Trump supporters furious over 'collusion' at Arizona GOP convention

    04/30/2016 10:13:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 39 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 30, 2016 | Joe Ferguson
    Upset that Donald Trump received just a handful of statewide delegates during an electronic vote, his Arizona campaign manager is threatening to sue the Arizona Republican Party. "This stinks to high heaven!" Jeff DeWit shouted at reporters, decrying the results of the at-large delegates. He suggested the website Arizona Republicans used to choose delegates for this summer's national GOP convention, NeverHillary.SimplyVoting.com, was rigged. He offered proof in terms of a screen shot that suggests statewide delegates clicked on a slate supporting Trump. "People clicked the trump button more than any other and we got hosed," he said. Former governor Jan Brewer, a national...
  • RNC member accuses party of ‘institutional tyranny’ (Solomon Yue)

    04/18/2016 3:34:47 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | April 18, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher and Alex Isenstadt
    A member of the Republican National Committee rules panel accused his own party leadership of “institutional tyranny” on Monday, another escalation in the growing internal battle over the party’s arcane parliamentary procedures. Solomon Yue, the Oregon committeeman and member of the RNC’s Rules Committee, sent a more than 1,300-word email, obtained by POLITICO, to members of the rules panel on Monday morning, charging that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and his allies had improperly tried to scuttle Yue’s proposal to change the underlying rulebook for what could be the party’s first contested convention in 40 years this summer. Yue is the...
  • DiCiccio: Phoenix leaders pushing $37M property tax increase

    04/28/2016 8:38:55 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 5 replies
    Town of Paradise Valley Independent ^ | April 25, 2016 | Sal DiCiccio
    Phoenix politicians are pushing a $37 million property tax increase. This is right after they pushed a transit tax of $31.5 billion, a water tax increase of $15.3 million that went for pay raises and bonuses, and an airport ride sharing fee of over $8 million annually. This new $37 million property tax increase is a clear example of Phoenix spending more than they need and taking more money from you and your family. First, Phoenix does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. This property tax increase is coming when Phoenix is seeing record budget revenue...
  • John McCain Fundraiser Arrested In Major Drug Bust

    04/28/2016 8:37:16 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | APRIL 28, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Law enforcement authorities arrested a member of the Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) campaign team and her live-in boyfriend on Tuesday as a search of their home revealed drugs and drug paraphernalia in the same living in the same living space as small children.
  • Woman Found Guilty of Faking Cancer to Get Late-Term Abortion

    04/26/2016 6:22:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | New York Post
    Woman found guilty of faking cancer to get late-term abortion PHOENIX — An Arizona woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis to get the state to pay for her late-term abortion was convicted of fraud and other charges Monday. Maricopa County Superior Court officials said jurors found Chalice Renee Zeitner guilty of all 11 counts against her. The aggravation phase of her trial was scheduled to begin Monday afternoon. Zeitner, 30, was tried on charges including fraudulent schemes, theft, forgery and identity theft. She was accused of presenting falsified medical records to support her claim that she had cancer and...
  • Life Behind the Tortilla Curtain

    04/25/2016 4:41:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/25/2016 | Leo W. Banks
    Those who live close to the Mexican border in Arizona and New Mexico consistently express two sentiments. First, the number of illegals crossing the line has plunged from a flood to a trickle in most places. The feds and the political spinners love that because it allows them to say, with some truth, that the border is as secure as it's ever been. But they leave out the second part. The worst of the worst, the drug smugglers, vagabond bad guys, and mulitiple deports who use the border as a turnstyle are still out there, as dangerous as ever, as...
  • Action Alert: Arizona GOP State Convention April 30th – Trump Supporters Needed…

    04/23/2016 3:24:22 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 45 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 4/23/16 | sundance
    (ARIZONA Op-Ed) If you are in Arizona, mark April 30th on your calendar and plan to attend because Arizona GOP elite says Trump voters don’t matter. This is why the Arizona Cruz supporters and the GOP establishment elite have entered into an unholy alliance to “stack the deck to steal the national delegates” from Mr. Trump at the Arizona GOP State Convention scheduled for April 30 in Mesa. A delegation of 1,251 state delegates elected from 40 Arizona Legislative and County Caucuses will descend on Mesa on April 30. Unfortunately, many of these state delegates are Cruz supporters led by...
  • McCain will skip GOP convention to campaign for reelection

    04/20/2016 8:00:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2016 | John Sexton
    Senator John McCain will not attend the GOP’s convention this summer. Instead he plans to use the time to campaign for reelection. Politico reports: “I have to campaign for reelection, and I have always done that when I’m up,” McCain said. “We have a late primary in Arizona.”Though the GOP convention is scheduled for July 18-21, the Arizona lawmaker also faces an Aug. 30 primary against state Sen. Kelli Ward and business owner Alex Meluskey. McCain’s real problem is his likely Democratic opponent Ann Kirkpatrick. Though polling is sparse, the RCP average suggests the head-to-head match-up is currently a...
  • 'Goldwater's Ugly Stepson': Scarborough Scolds GOP Establishment for Backing Cruz

    04/19/2016 6:27:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barry Goldwater was a conservative hero and pioneer. But his presidential run was an historic flop. So when Joe Scarborough described Ted Cruz on today's Morning Joe as "Barry Goldwater's ugly stepson," it was a scalding simile. Scarborough in turn scolded the Republican establishment for backing Cruz over John Kasich as the alternative to Donald Trump. Scarborough's argument on today's Morning Joe was about electabiity. Scarborough predicted that in a general election against Hillary, Cruz would lose 40-41 states [actually a bit better than the 44 Goldwater lost]. The screencap shows Scarborough holding up a Boston Red Sox coffee cup...
  • D-M Airmen: Security Forces on two wheels

    04/18/2016 11:58:23 AM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
    DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The patrolmen, dressed in navy cargo shorts and blue polo shirts with “Police” printed on the back, slow their bikes down as they arrive in front of the crowded entrance of the Exchange. They secure their bikes and remove their helmets as they prepare to patrol the area when they’re stopped twice by pedestrians before they make it inside of the building. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Damien Lyn and Johnny Nunnes, 355th Security Forces Squadron base defense operations center controllers, are responsible for the 355th SFS bicycle patrol fleet. “So far it’s been...
  • Restrictions next week on I-10 east of Tucson. Full westbound I-10 closure

    04/18/2016 10:42:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Motorists traveling on Interstate 10 will encounter restrictions next week — including a full closure of westbound I-10 between Benson and Tucson overnight Wednesday, April 20 — while the Arizona Department of Transportation continues making improvements in the area. The following restrictions are scheduled for next week: • The westbound I-10 on-ramp and eastbound I-10 off-ramp at Kolb Road in Tucson (Exit 270) will be closed from 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, for paving work on Kolb Road at the interchange. Traffic from Kolb Road can take eastbound I-10 to Rita Road and return...
  • U.S. Senate race in Arizona: Ann Kirkpatrick in dead heat with John McCain

    04/15/2016 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 14, 2016 | Earl de Berge
    Phoenix, Arizona, April 15, 2016. Incumbent U.S. Senator John McCain is locked in a dead heat with Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick as both receive 42 percent of a test vote taken statewide in April. This leaves only 16 percent undecided as of the time of this survey, compared to 25 percent in January. It also appears that at least one traditional voting pattern is changing in Arizona. For many years, rural voters have tended to lean Republican in most races, but in 2016 Kirkpatrick is outpolling McCain by 43 to 39 percent in the state’s rural counties in a modest but...
  • Bowie deal falls apart in implosion ( War on Coal : Colorado )

    04/14/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | April 13, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resources Partners’ purchase of Peabody Energy Corp.‘s Twentymile Mine in Routt County has fallen through, and Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Peabody, the world’s largest privately owned producer of coal, joins other major coal companies including Arch Coal, owner of the West Elk Mine in the North Fork Valley, in going bankrupt. Arch Coal also is in Chapter 11 reorganization. Bowie, owner of the Bowie No. 2 Mine near Paonia, had agreed to buy Twentymile and two mine properties in New Mexico for $358 million. But Peabody previously had said Bowie was still trying to find...
  • McCain: We Need To Send The Military To Secure Our Southern Border

    04/13/2016 11:55:38 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/13/2016 | JONAH BENNETT
    GOP Sen. John McCain  said Tuesday the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border is so dire the military needs to be deployed to patrol the region as soon as possible. In a letter sent to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson, McCain asked Johnson why he hasn’t requested help from the Department of Defense to combat drug traffickers piercing Arizona’s border. DHS has been unable to prevent the flow of heroin and other narcotics flooding in from Mexico.
  • Woman lost 9 days in Arizona forest wrote ‘help’ in sticks

    04/12/2016 6:36:26 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 12 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A woman lost in an Arizona forest for nine days survived by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out “help” on the ground with sticks, authorities said Tuesday. The sign helped lead rescuers to Ann Rodgers, 72, in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona earlier this month, the state Department of Public Safety said. Rodgers declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press. She went missing March 31 as she headed to visit her grandkids in Phoenix. Rodgers got lost and her hybrid vehicle ran out of gas and electric power, authorities say....
  • Some Senate Republicans hesitant to jump on the anti-immigrant bandwagon

    04/12/2016 2:19:51 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    http://www.msnbc.com ^ | 04/05/16 | Amanda Sakuma
    Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant revival tour might cause headaches for down-ballot Republicans who are already trying to put space between themselves and the divisive party front-runner. (SNIP) Three Senate Republicans from Latino-heavy states, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Dean Heller of Nevada and Jeff Flake of Arizona, are all well-practiced in the dance of softening tough-talk on immigration enforcement to avoid alienating voters.
  • VA Whistleblower: ‘They Are Still Manipulating Data’

    04/11/2016 4:23:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/11/16 | Morgan Chalfant
    A whistleblower at the Phoenix VA Health Care System who spoke out about the mishandling of veteran suicides last year said last week that little has changed since hospital staff made national headlines for keeping secret wait lists two years ago.“They are still manipulating data, it is still happening, they are still being trained to do it at facilities just like the one behind us,” Brandon Coleman, the whistleblower, told Fox 10 News Phoenix.“If someone commits wrongdoing, whether they are a janitor or the director they deserve to be fired–until that happens people are going to continue manipulating the system if...
  • Mystery solved! Box on Phoenix utility pole belongs to ATF

    04/09/2016 3:56:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Abc15.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Kim Tobin
    The bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives came forward Thursday, admitting that a box spotted and removed from an SRP power pole on 21st and Glendale avenues belonged to them and was part of an ongoing investigation. ATF officials would not elaborate on the investigation and would not say if they were conducting surveillance in the area. "I don't feel safer," said Brian Clegg, who called ABC15 about the box on the power pole behind his house. Clegg was suspicious there could be cameras installed in the boxes but ATF would not confirm that.
  • Your utility bill is safe, for now ( EPA )

    04/09/2016 10:11:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 12, 2016 | Greg Walcher
    the U.S. Supreme Court .. issued an injunction blocking the EPA from implementing its Clean Power Plan, which would end America’s use of coal, its cheapest and most abundant source of electricity. ... Western Colorado’s economy is so dependent on coal. It employs more than 2,000 people and generates $58 million in federal and state royalties, $28 million in private landowner royalties, $4.5 million in reclamation funds, and pays $28 million in property, severance, and sales taxes — all of it on the Western Slope. EPA has never tried anything so unpopular in its 45-year history, and that is saying...
  • Forest Service hosts Peruvian officials to learn natural resource management

    04/08/2016 7:13:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Summit Daily ^ | August 27, 2015 | Alli Langley
    Peruvian natural resource managers have questions about how to protect their country’s forests, and they came to Summit County for answers. A U.S. Forest Service division called International Programs, which promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation in foreign countries, brought top-level Peruvian officials for an educational tour that started Monday in Washington D.C. and ends Friday in Denver. ... In 2009, a U.S-Peru free trade agreement stipulated that Peru must curtail illegal logging, which undercuts the U.S. timber sector, and sustainably manage natural resources, said Erin Carey, who worked with the Forest Service International Programs for the last five...
  • Cruz Positioning Loyalists in Arizona for Big Convention Swing

    04/07/2016 12:00:54 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 04/07/2016 | Vaughn Hillyard
    Arizona Republicans voted nearly two-to-one for Donald Trump over Ted Cruz on March 22, handing all of the state's 58 delegates to Trump. But if the GOP race heads to the convention floor, Arizona's massive haul of delegates could overwhelmingly swing to Cruz on a potential second ballot as the Cruz campaign continues to plant loyalists into the state's delegation. "I think Arizona is still in play - it's the easiest way to say it," said Robert Graham, the state's GOP chair. The Trump campaign is already seething at the suggestion. "There's no question Ted Cruz is actively working hard...
  • Court rules in favor of Navajo Nation in fight over remains

    04/07/2016 8:28:28 AM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — A federal appeals court on Wednesday gave the Navajo Nation a chance to argue that remains found by the U.S. Parks Service at Canyon de Chelly should be immediately returned to the tribe. In a split decision, the judges said the tribe should not have to wait until the federal agency conducts an inventory of the remains. Judge Morgan Christen, writing for the majority, said there is evidence that long-existing treaties and federal laws allow the tribe to seek immediate return. But Wednesday's ruling is not an absolute victory for the Navajo Nation. All it does is give...
  • 9th Circuit: AZ Dreamers can get driver's licenses

    04/07/2016 3:53:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | April 5, 2016
    A federal appeals court has affirmed the ability of young immigrants protected from deportation to obtain an Arizona driver's license. In a 42-page opinion Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled the plaintiffs suffered irreparable harm from Arizona's policy. Plaintiff lawyers say the policy was discriminatory and impeded the immigrants' ability to work and go to school. A federal judge in Phoenix issued a permanent injunction in the case in January 2015. At a hearing in Tucson last August, Arizona attorneys argued to reinstate the driver's license ban for immigrants who are part of the Deferred...
  • Arizona college imposes mandatory fee to fund scholarship for illegal immigrants

    04/06/2016 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    <p>A private college in Arizona is charging students a fee to fund a scholarship for illegal immigrants, a controversial move supporters say gives a hand to those who need it but anti-illegal immigration advocates call irresponsible.</p> <p>Prescott College is tacking a $30 annual fee onto its $28,000 annual tuition to establish an annual scholarship for “undocumented” students, as part of a policy first proposed by students and faculty from the undergraduate and Social Justice and Human Rights Master of Arts divisions. While students can opt out of paying the fee, if they do nothing it will be automatically imposed. Backers say it helps reverse what they call Arizona’s reputation as a “national example of discriminatory politics.”</p>
  • Former members of polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs reveal secrets in FBI documents

    04/06/2016 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2016
    A decade after the arrest of polygamous prophet Warren Jeffs, insiders say his church has literally become a place of feast or famine, of haves and have-nots. Prison has done little to loosen Jeffs' hold on many of his followers, even if he is now a convicted child-sex offender serving a life sentence. They still await his revelations and follow his directives, both difficult and bizarre. But some members are leaving the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - and disobeying their prophet's longstanding orders to avoid law enforcement and "answer them nothing." These FLDS outcasts are talking...
  • Appeals court says Arizona can’t deny ‘dreamers’ right to drive

    04/06/2016 6:11:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Arizona cannot legally deny "dreamers'' the right to drive, a federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday. A three-­judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Arizona cannot decide for itself who is legally entitled to be in this country. The judges said that power rests solely with Congress. The judges also said the policy of denying licenses to those in the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ran afoul of the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. That's because the state was still issuing licenses to others in different deferred action programs....
  • Cruz snaring Trump's Arizona delegates

    04/04/2016 5:45:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 526 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/04/16 | David M. Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz is out-hustling Donald Trump and looks set to ensure many Arizona delegates will defect to him in a convention floor fight. The Texas senator, who ever since Iowa has played a stealthy ground game in contrast to Trump's chaotic populism, is taking steps to snatch the Republican presidential nomination from The Donald at the convention in July. The New York businessman easily won last month's Arizona primary taking 47 percent to Cruz's 25 percent, scooping up all 58 of the state's delegates. That's nearly 5 percent of the 1,237 Trump needs for the nomination, and they're tied...
  • Locals march to honor Cesar Chavez and bring social justice

    04/03/2016 5:55:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    KION ^ | Apr 03, 2016 | Maya Holmes
    "He gave his life for the field worker," said Adan Ramirez.
  • At Least 20 Stung by Swarm of Bees at Arizona Mosque

    04/03/2016 7:32:40 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/3/16 | Emily Shapiro
    A huge swarm of bees surrounded people at the Muslim Community Mosque in Phoenix, Arizona, in a terrifying moment caught on video. At least 20 people were stung Friday, Phoenix Fire Department spokeswoman Ardell Deliz told ABC News. One person -- a 24-year-old man -- was transported to the hospital in stable condition, Deliz said. Firefighters rushed to the scene and sprayed the area with a foam that calms the insects, but Deliz said it took at least a few hours until a bee keeper could come remove them.
  • At Least 20 Stung by Swarm of Bees at Arizona Mosque (w/video)

    04/02/2016 1:05:35 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-2-2016 | Emily Shapiro
    A huge swarm of bees surrounded people at the Muslim Community Mosque in Phoenix, Arizona, in a terrifying moment caught on video. At least 20 people were stung Friday, Phoenix Fire Department spokeswoman Ardell Deliz told ABC News. One person -- a 24-year-old man -- was transported to the hospital in stable condition, Deliz said. Firefighters rushed to the scene and sprayed the area with a foam that calms the insects, but Deliz said it took at least a few hours until a bee keeper could come remove them. The Muslim Community Mosque did not immediately respond to a request...
  • McCain's Tea Party Challenger Slams His Stance on Refugees in New Ad

    04/02/2016 9:02:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/30/16 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Alex Meluskey, the Scottsdale, Arizona businessman who has launched a primary challenge against long-time Sen. John McCain for the seat he has held since 1987, this week launched a new ad attacking the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, saying he favors allowing some Syrian refugees into the United States. "In the three years since, the attack at Fort Hood in Texas has been forgotten by many," the one-minute ad begins.
  • Group seeks to raise state minimum wage

    04/02/2016 10:00:36 AM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Arizona voters could get a chance this November to set the minimum wage for workers at $12 an hour by 2020. Or $9.50. Or perhaps just whatever $8.05 an hour now plus inflation by that point equals.
  • Rep. Gosar Questions BLM Director on Antiquities Act Abuse

    04/01/2016 9:07:57 AM PDT · by azkathy · 9 replies
    Rep Paul Gosar's YouTube channel ^ | 3-23-2016 | Rep Paul Gosar
    Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04) questions BLM Director Neil Kornze during a House Oversight Subcommittee hearing about the coordination between the White House and the BLM to lock up more public lands in Western states using the Antiquities Act.
  • Plane’s Emergency Slide Falls Mid-Air, Hits Arizona Woman’s Home

    04/01/2016 7:57:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/31/2016
    The slide landed at Self’s front door. “Someone else had called 911 and said that they had seen an object falling from an airplane,” Self told KPHO. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed to KPHO that an Atlas Air Boeing 767 was on final approach to Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix when the emergency escape slide deployed on the plane’s right wing. The plane was 2,800 feet up when the slide deployed and the crew – who were the only ones onboard – landed safely. “Did they hear something? Did the captain know something was going on?” Self wondered to KPHO....
  • Unarmed man killed by Arizona cop cried, begged for life

    03/31/2016 2:16:41 PM PDT · by No_More_Harkin · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/30/2016 | Jason Silverstein
    An unarmed man who was shot and killed by an Arizona police officer in January cried, complied with police orders and begged for his life before the fatal firing, according to a newly released police report. Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Daniel Shaver, a 26-year-old Texas man. Authorities have declined to release Brailsford’s body cam footage from the deadly encounter. But a report released on Tuesday includes extensive description of the footage, detailing Shaver’s desperate final moments before Brailsford fired five shots at him with an AR-15 rifle.
  • McCain touts fort’s capabilities Expects training in UAV systems will “double” in the near future

    03/31/2016 10:01:27 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    SIERRA VISTA — Training in unmanned aerial systems on Fort Huachuca should be coordinated with the efforts of the Border Patrol to increase surveillance along the U.S. border with Mexico, Sen. John McCain told a luncheon gathering hosted by the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. McCain said he plans to contact Jeh Johnson, head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, next week to urge the agency to coordinate its surveillance efforts with UAV training now happening at the fort. McCain said he expects both the number of military personnel being trained and the number of instructors will...
  • Gowan removes gun restriction at Capitol

    03/31/2016 9:51:30 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — The next time you're chatting with lawmakers at the Capitol, don't be surprised if you notice they're armed. House Speaker David Gowan has decided that he is applying the law that allows him to keep weapons out of his building only to staff, lobbyists, media and other visitors. But press aide Stephanie Grisham said that does not mean legislators who have their guns are breaking the law. Grisham said the law makes it a crime to bring a deadly weapon into a public building "after a reasonable request by the operator of the establishment.'' She said that means...
  • Why Saudi Arabia bought 14,000 acres of US farm land

    03/30/2016 12:16:17 PM PDT · by yoe · 54 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 28, 2016 | Elliot Spagat and Aya Batrawy,
    The Middle Eastern kingdom needs hay for its 170,000 cows. So, it's buying up farmland for the water-chugging crop in the drought-stricken American Southwest.Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company will soon be unable to farm alfalfa in its own parched country to feed its 170,000 cows. So it's turning to an unlikely place to grow the water-chugging crop — the drought-stricken American Southwest. Almarai Co. bought land in January that roughly doubled its holdings in California's Palo Verde Valley, an area that enjoys first dibs on water from the Colorado River. The company also acquired a large tract near Vicksburg, Arizona,...