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  • Border agents on horseback surround No More Deaths camp just before Christmas

    12/24/2020 6:03:10 PM PST · by \/\/ayne · 16 replies
    Tucson Sentinel ^ | Dec 24, 2020 | Paul Ingram
    BP agents said they were seeking warrant for raid, humanitarian workers sayJust before Christmas Eve, Border Patrol agents on horseback surrounded No More Death's humanitarian aid station south of Tucson and told volunteers they were pursuing a warrant to raid the camp, the group said.If agents do conduct a raid, it would be the third incursion into the camp near Arivaca, Ariz., in five months, coming near the end of a spike in the number of remains found in southwestern Arizona—a likely sign that a larger number of people are attempting to cross illegally, and are dying in remote stretches...
  • No Visits, No Parole: Ross Ulbricht Is More Alone Than Ever During COVID-19

    09/05/2020 5:24:02 PM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    Coindesk ^ | June 2020 | Daniel Kuhn
    The coronavirus infection spreading across the United States prison system is throwing Ross Ulbricht’s confinement into sharp relief. Found guilty of seven charges including money laundering, conspiracy to traffic narcotics and computer hacking, the controversial founder of the Silk Road is currently serving a double life sentence plus 40 years, without the possibility of parole. As the pandemic worsens conditions for the nation’s large prison population, Ross spends 22 hours a day behind bars in Tucson, Ariz., where he’s currently being held. Outside visits are stopped so Ross’s mother, Lyn, and other loved ones, who work tirelessly for his release,...
  • POTUS Trump, massive, rallies today in Prescott, Arizona & Tucson, Arizona!!!

    10/19/2020 6:27:06 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 16 replies
    GOOD MORNING, Prescott & Tucson, Arizona....Time to rise and shine, have a hearty breakfast & then truck out the door to cheer POTUS, DJT!!! POTUS, Donald J. Trump will host two (2) massive political rallies today, Monday, 10/19/2020 in Prescott, AZ at 12:00PM (MST), Prescott Regional Airport & Tucson AZ at 3:00 PM (MST),Tucson International Airport. Be there with tens of thousands of other Trump supporters & loyalists!!! Go, Trump, Go, Pence, Go, GOP!!!
  • Tucson DACA recipient arrested after chase on I-10

    08/25/2020 9:09:19 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    A man recently released from the Eloy Immigration Detention Center was arrested last week after causing several crashes along Interstate 10 and fleeing a traffic stop, officials said. Carlos Martinez Baldenegro, 38, was arrested Thursday morning after a chase on I-10 that ended near Casa Grande, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a news release. Martinez was booked into Pinal County Jail and faces charges of driving under the influence, felony flight, reckless driving and three counts of criminal damage, the department said... Martinez was released from the Eloy Immigration Detention Center about a month ago after spending...
  • NYT: ‘Trump Faces ... Defections From ... Older White Voters’ (only quotes seniors who opposed Trump before - couldn’t find ‘defectors’?)

    06/28/2020 9:29:04 AM PDT · by rintintin · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 28 2020 | By Alexander Burns and Katie Glueck
    Clifford Wagner, an 80-year-old Republican in Tucson, Ariz., never cared for President Trump. He supported Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential primary race and cast a protest vote in the general election for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee. An Air Force veteran, Mr. Wagner described the Trump presidency as a mortifying experience: His friends in Europe and Japan tell him the United States has become “the laughingstock of the world.” This year, Mr. Wagner said he would register his opposition to Mr. Trump more emphatically than he did in 2016. He plans to vote for Joseph R. Biden Jr., the...
  • Tucson-based doctors' group sues feds over use of Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19

    06/09/2020 8:01:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies ^ | 06/09/2020 | By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — A Tucson-based national organization of doctors has sued the federal Department of Health and Human Services for putting roadblocks in the path of physicians who want to prescribe hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19. The lawsuit, filed in Michigan, asks a federal judge to overturn an order by the Food and Drug Administration, part of HHS, which says the drug can be obtained from the Strategic National Stockpile only when a patient has the virus and is hospitalized. Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of Physicians and Surgeons, told Capitol Media Services the agency is illegally restricting the...
  • (Public Comment Period Closed Today for) Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz Counties Border Barrier Projects (74 more miles in AZ)

    05/15/2020 6:46:36 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 3 replies
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ^ | March 16, 2020 | U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is (WAS) seeking public input concerning new border barrier projects in Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona, within the U.S. Border Patrol Tucson Sector. CBP is constructing approximately 74 miles of border barrier projects, including areas where the existing barrier no longer meets the U.S. Border Patrol’s operational needs: In Cochise County, CBP will replace approximately 24 miles of existing primary pedestrian barrier with new steel bollard fencing, construct approximately seven (7) miles of new steel bollard fencing, and replace approximately one (1) mile of existing secondary barrier with new steel bollard fencing....
  • ‘Completely uncalled for’: Ronna McDaniel fires back at haters who bullied Trump-supporting Mexican restaurant owners

    03/01/2020 2:49:02 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 39 replies ^ | March 1, 2020 | Jacob B.
    The owners of a Mexican restaurant in Tucson, Arizona faced social media backlash this past week over a photo that showed them attending a Trump rally.
  • Bank of America partners with TPD 'Safe Place' project to aid LGBTQ community

    12/23/2019 10:50:49 AM PST · by simpson96 · 13 replies ^ | 12/23/2019 | Shaq Davis
    he placing of a rainbow-colored sticker, with a badge and “Safe Place” lettering across it, officially designated Bank of America as the largest partner with Tucson Police Department’s Safe Place program to provide safe harbor for the LGBTQ community. Bank of America is implementing the program at 13 locations found as far east as Houghton Road, Ajo Way to the west and Cortaro and Valencia roads to the north and south. Each will provide a safe place for victims of crimes. Tucson is the fifth city where Bank of America has partnered with local law enforcement to promote similar...
  • Tucson, Arizona voters overwhelmingly reject sanctuary city measure

    11/06/2019 8:02:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/06/2019
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Voters in one of Arizona’s most liberal cities rejected an initiative Tuesday that would have made Tucson the state’s only sanctuary city amid concerns that it went too far in restricting police officers. The measure drew fierce opposition from the mayor and city council, all of them Democrats, who said the initiative risked public safety and millions of dollars the city gets from the state and federal governments. The measure was pushed by activists who wanted to give a voice to Tucson’s Latino community. They said it would have sent the message that immigrants are safe...
  • Tucson voters soundly reject 'sanctuary city' initiative

    11/05/2019 7:19:52 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 49 replies
    KGUN ^ | November 5, 2019 | Sam Radwany
    TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson will not become Arizona's first sanctuary city after voters rejected Prop 205 Tuesday night. The ballot measure was soundly rejected by 71.4 percent of voters in Tucson, according to unofficial election results released by the city, with all precincts reporting. Some remaining ballots will be counted in the coming days.
  • Tucson to Decide Whether to Be Arizona's Only Sanctuary City

    11/05/2019 2:14:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    US News ^ | 11/05/19
    TUCSON, ARIZ. (AP) — Voters in Tucson will decide Tuesday whether to make the liberal enclave Arizona's only sanctuary city in an effort to confront President Donald Trump's immigration policies and the state's tough laws cracking down on people in the country illegally. The measure is dividing progressives in a city where many are eager to send Trump a message but where others worry the move would only draw his ire without improving conditions for migrants. A group of activists looking to give a voice to the city's sizable Latino community started the initiative, known as Proposition 205. It would...
  • Tucson police: Woman shoots 2 intruders dead

    10/20/2019 1:41:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies ^ | Oct 17, 2019 Updated Oct 18, 2019 | Shaq Davis
    A woman shot and killed two men who were trying to break into her midtown home early Wednesday morning, police said. The woman was not injured in the confrontation. Her home was specifically targeted in the attempted home invasion, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, Tucson Police Department spokesman. The attempted home invasion appears to have been narcotics related, he said. Officer Frank Magos, a Tucson police spokesman gave the following account in a news release: The woman, who was alone in the home, woke up around 3:45 a.m. to noise coming from the rear of the house. She confronted and shot...
  • Gila River community wary of ADOT I-10 widening plan

    10/07/2019 6:25:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The SanTan Sun News ^ | October 4, 2019 | Kevin Reagan
    Severio Kyyitan was awoken one recent morning by a thunderous thumping that reverberated through the walls of his home. It might be an earthquake, he thought, until he looked outside and discovered a pack of wild horses running by his property on the Gila River Indian Community. Animals have free reign on the reservation, he said, and that’s the way Kyyitan likes it. He’s hopeful state officials will keep wildlife in mind as they plan a possible widening of Interstate 10 through the reservation. “We know it’s a need,” Kyyitan said, adding that he doesn’t want the project to interfere...
  • Road Runner: Arizona transportation officials defend Interstate 10 against 'most dangerous' label

    10/06/2019 9:08:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) ^ | September 16, 2019 | Shaq Davis
    A new report ranking the deadliest highways in the nation calls Interstate 10 the “most dangerous” in Arizona. But Arizona highway officials say the ranking is incomplete and overlooks a variety of efforts made to make the highway that links the two most populous metro areas in the state as safe as possible. There were 100 fatalities on Arizona’s nearly 400 miles of I-10 from 2015 to 2017, according to ASecureLife’s report, which used statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The company, which mainly deals in security systems, said it seeks to report on everyday issues affecting consumers....
  • ADOT widens I-10, but will it be enough?

    10/06/2019 8:27:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | October 1, 2019 | Jake Steinberg
    Interstate 10 is now three lanes both ways between Tucson and Casa Grande, but your commute probably won’t get faster. The Arizona Department of Transportation projects I-10 could be bumper-to-bumper all the way to Casa Grande during rush hour by 2035. The route currently carries around 60,000 vehicles daily, and that could quadruple depending on the region’s growth, according to an ADOT spokesperson. John Moffatt, director of economic development for Pima County, said those backups won’t just be bad for commuters. He said they will hurt trade with Mexico. “Trucks are like water. They find the path of least resistance...
  • I-11 opponents in Hidden Valley find accord with Finchem (Arizona)

    09/22/2019 1:41:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    In Maricopa ^ | August 27, 2019 | Raquel Hendrickson
    Republican Mark Finchem and Democrat Tom O’Halleran agree on at least one thing regarding Interstate 11. Both expect to be deceased before the proposed roadway becomes a reality. Finchem, a District 11 state representative spoke to Hidden Valley residents last week in a gathering attended by Blanca Varela, a representative from Congressman O’Halleran’s office, at Mountain View Community Church. The proposed interstate is a long-range goal of Arizona Department of Transportation and is expected to pass through Hidden Valley south of Maricopa. While Finchem has been outspoken against I-11, O’Halleran has remained neutral. Varela said the congressman had expressed to...
  • Vox Confirms That, Yes, They Do Want To Take Our Guns

    08/04/2019 5:12:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 8/4/2019 | Stephen Kruiser
    The progressive brain trust over at posted a rather long article that was one of the more honest leftist anti-gun pieces I've read in a while and illustrates precisely why law-abiding gun owners are so distrustful of the anti-Second Amendment crowd. It's the main points of those paragraphs that always bring me to my main problems with the Democrats' lust for "sweeping gun legislation" in whatever form they propose. The first is the number of guns issue. We have always had a lot of guns here in the United States. The proximity/availability argument from the left has always been...
  • U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly blasts Tucson 'sanctuary city' initiative

    07/30/2019 12:37:55 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 7/24/2019 | Dennis Welch
    Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Mark Kelly blasted an initiative to make Tucson a "sanctuary city," saying that he will not vote for the measure. "(I'm) strongly against this, I'm not going to vote for it," Kelly said Tuesday, "I think it's a mistake." In November, voters will decide whether Tucson declares itself Arizona's first "sanctuary city," which limits local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration agents. Kelly, a former Navy fighter pilot and astronaut, said cities and states should follow federal laws. "This is contrary to that so I'm not in favor of that. I think it's also...
  • Video shows strange lights in the sky over Tucson

    07/12/2019 9:38:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | 07/10/2019
    The video, taken shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, shows a string of reddish lights in the sky move slightly before blinking out. Below, three evenly spaced lights shine in a horizontal line. Isaiah Alvarez, who shot the video, said these lights became very bright and left. Alvarez said he often sees strange things in the sky in that area; this was just the first time he was able to catch it on video. A spokesperson for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base said they are not aware of anything that would cause the strange lights.