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  • 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...
  • Anti-Trump billboard artist receives death threats (Karen Fiorito)

    03/19/2017 11:01:03 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    The Arizona Republic | March 18, 2017 | Megan Janetsky and Conner Borgelt
    Link only per agreement with Gannett.
  • 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...
  • Phoenix Diverting Money From Schools to Large Developers

    03/11/2017 6:22:09 PM PST · by hsmomx3 · 7 replies
    Email Public Message ^ | 03/11/17 | Sal DiCiccio
    For years, the City of Phoenix has been quietly diverting money away from schools and giving it to large developers for projects like new apartments. It's plain and simple corporate welfare and I've consistently voted against this practice. This tax transfer is called a GPLET. (Government Property Lease Excise Tax) Worse yet, as the Mayor and Council voted to take these needed monies from schools, they also set up a "lease scheme" allowing Phoenix to profit. See my report below on how Phoenix profited by approximately $45 million while denying schools of critical funding.
  • March 4 Trump Rally - Phoenix - After Action Report

    03/04/2017 2:09:10 PM PST · by Az Joe · 10 replies
    3-4-17
    Good turn out, I'd say crowd was between 1200-1400. I counted exactly 14 Liberal protesters. More guns than protestors were there. Lol AZ State Treasurer DeWitt spoke. He was Trump's man in AZ and was in for Trump early. He could (should) challenge Flake next year for the Senate seat. Lots of cops with heavy weaponry, Impressive. MAGA!!
  • FISA Request on Trump Came After Secret Meeting

    03/05/2017 6:27:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    World News Politics ^ | 3/5/2017 | J.B.
    The dots are slowly being connected regarding the Obama surveillance scandal, and it’s not looking good for Barack. The evidence is mounting there was a massive conspiracy to hurt President Trump. On June 27th of 2016, Bill Clinton met secretly with Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This scandal, with so many unanswered questions, has not been resolved. Lynch did recuse herself from the Clinton email scandal. However new evidence suggests that meeting wasn’t about whether Hillary would go to prison, but one with a more insidious intent. Right after this meeting, Loretta Lynch...
  • Remember When…Bill Clinton And AG Loretta Lynch Had Meeting On Tarmac In Arizona

    03/04/2017 6:17:43 PM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Remember back when the Clinton email investigation was in progress, and the FBI Director James Comey found Clinton not guilty…she had no intent to break the law while using her home server to distribute classified information? Remember how we had to just take it and accept the ruling, when all along we knew it was a lie. We did take it, as we had no choice. Now we are looking at a much less benign situation with Jeff Sessions having several insignificant meetings with the Russian Ambassador, but it is being blown way out of proportion by the Democrats. They...
  • Phoenix turns down petition to adopt sanctuary city status (More winning! Snowflakes wail!)

    02/15/2017 6:08:35 PM PST · by Az Joe · 14 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 2/15/17 | Astrid Galvin
    The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday turned down a petition to adopt sanctuary status for immigrants following a contentious and emotional discussion that ended with chants against the council. The council voted after hours of testimony from about 30 people that often became rowdy and emotional. A majority of people who spoke before the council favored adopting the policy, and many chanted "shame on you" after the council voted against it.
  • Phoenix city council to vote on becoming sanctuary city in two weeks

    02/01/2017 6:38:31 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 32 replies
    http://ktar.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | KTAR.com
    PHOENIX — The Phoenix City Council will be asked to vote in two weeks on the issue of becoming a sanctuary city, a councilman said Wednesday. “A citizen dropped off a petition requiring a public vote on whether or not the city of Phoenix is going to vote on becoming a sanctuary city,” Councilman Sal DiCiccio said, who also tweeted the news.
  • Phoenix Cuts Ties With Law Firm; Former Governor’s Politics Play Role

    12/26/2016 7:52:50 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 2 replies
    http://kjzz.org ^ | December 23, 2016 | Christina Estes
    After four years, Phoenix has cut ties with a law firm that lobbied on the city’s behalf at the state Legislature. The politics involving former Gov. Jan Brewer played a role in the votes of at least two councilmembers. Many roll-call votes at Phoenix City Council meetings are straightforward, but when they involve contracts with consultants and lobbyists, the roll call typically slows as Councilmen Jim Waring and Sal DiCiccio voice their ongoing opposition to such deals. That’s what happened on Dec. 14.
  • AG Loretta Lynch called the fallout from her 'innocuous' tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton 'painful'

    12/18/2016 12:31:33 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 74 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 18, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch called the fallout from her 'innocuous' tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton 'painful' Outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she regretted taking a tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton in June Lynch, talking to CNN's Jake Tapper, was informed that Clinton wanted to come say hi, but the conversation went longer than expected At the time, the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton's private email server, trying to determine if she mishandled classified information When FBI Director James Comey said Hillary Clinton wouldn't be prosecuted several days later, conservatives suggested the meeting with Bill played a part Lynch told...
  • Christian artists could be jailed for refusing make same sex wedding invitations

    12/03/2016 12:40:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 3, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    A pair of Arizona-based Christian artists is challenging the local law that threatens to fine and imprison them for refusing to make same-sex wedding invitations. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio in Phoenix, lost a case at trial level which accused them of violating a local ordinance that protects homosexuals from discrimination, Fox News reported. The ordinance also prevents the business owners from publicly explaining their convictions or even defending their decision lest they face jail time for that as well. This apparent violation of the First Amendment protection of free speech is at the...
  • Theranos' Acting GC Faces Challenges, Opportunity

    10/31/2016 8:33:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 6 replies
    the Recorder ^ | October 17, 2016 | David Ruiz, The Recorder
    SAN FRANCISCO — Embattled biotech startup Theranos Inc. has promoted senior litigation counsel David Taylor to acting general counsel. Taylor's already got a full plate. "He's got a mess on his hands," said Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro partner Robert Carey in Phoenix, one of many lawyers suing the blood diagnostics company for alleged consumer fraud. Carey's suit is one of six similar, separate suits consolidated in the Northern District of California. Aside from that litigation surplus, Theranos is being investigated for investor and consumer fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, respectively. The...
  • Hillary plant..her campaign paid people to incite violence at Trump rallies (Phoenix)(TR)

    10/31/2016 8:13:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 31, 2016 | Barbara McMahon
  • British head scientist at US maverick’s Silicon Valley start-up took own life over technology

    10/23/2016 7:05:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 October 2016 • 11:21pm | Hugo Daniel, Palo Alto Harriet Alexander, New York
    IT ALL began with the best, if exceedingly ambitious, of intentions – to develop a machine that by a simple pinprick on a patient’s finger could detect any disease known to man. But it ended in the most tragic of circumstances, with the firm behind the invention crashing and a British scientist who had devoted himself to the project taking his own life. Now his widow has spoken out about the treatment he suffered before and after his death at the age of 67, accusing his employers of heartlessness.
  • Phoenix - After Trump rally report

    10/29/2016 6:21:41 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 53 replies
    10.29.2016
    Looked like a crowd of around 15,000 or so....Moochele was here in the same venue earlier in the week and didn't draw half that. Crowd very raucous and pumped up. Largest and most enthusiastic crowd of all 7 of his appearances here. Trump was very relaxed, at ease,... even jovial, excellent speech. NO protestors...ZERO...inside or out...nothing! They have given up, they are tired and can not summon the energy to counter Trump and his supporters. Saw an Evan McMullen table along the sidewalk, gave them the thumbs down and the Trump yell! First sighting of anything about him that I've...
  • vanity: Hillary scheduled to come to Phoenix November 1 (Vanity)

    10/29/2016 11:46:40 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 28 replies
    No Dem candidate has ever come to AZ as late as Nov 1 in the race. She needs to freeped out of my beloved state! I would trade AZ EVs for WI & MI EVs as much as it would kill me to see my AZ fall to that witch
  • LIVE:2 Trump Rallies 10/29/2016 Golden, CO @ 12pm and Phoenix, AZ @ 3pm MT.

    10/29/2016 4:37:14 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 675 replies
    Saturday, October 29, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald Trump rally in Golden, CO at the Jefferson County Events Center. Live coverage begins at 12:00 PM MT. Saturday, October 29, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Phoenix, AZ at the Phoenix Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 3:00 PM PT.
  • I-10 widening priority for Babeu

    10/20/2016 6:59:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Casa Grande Dispatch ^ | October 19, 2016 | Kevin Reagan
    CASA GRANDE — Republican Congressional District 1 candidate Paul Babeu says he plans to make improvements to Interstate 10 a greater priority for the federal government. Babeu, who is Pinal County sheriff, assembled a number of Republican state lawmakers on Monday to discuss his intentions as a congressman to prioritize widening a portion of I-10 that runs between Phoenix and Casa Grande. His plan is to work on expanding this section from two lanes to three in each direction. Doing so, Babeu said, improves safety and economic development. “This is directly linked to a prosperous future for western Pinal County...
  • Charter Schools work in Massachusetts

    10/12/2016 8:14:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Ten years since Massachusetts passed an education reform bill known as the Massachusetts Education Reform Act (MERA), Phoenix Academies has tried to bridge the gap for those who drop out of school or those who underperform. According to 2006 statistics, almost 11,000 students dropped out of high school, and by 2015, that number was 5,000 dropouts. Graduation rates in 2015 did not go beyond 72% and in one immigrant-heavy part of Massachusetts known as Chelsea, the graduation rate was 63% in 2015. According to the Pioneer Institute, "between 2008 and 2011…In all but one of those years, 100 percent of...