Severe flu season affects thousands of Arizonans

Severe flu season affects thousands of Arizonans

By Eric Jakows / Cronkite News Widespread flu activity has made the 2017-18 season one of the worst in years, especially in Arizona. Every county in the state has confirmed an influenza case this season, and about 19,000 more Arizonans have been infected compared with last year. The middle-aged and elderly in particular are being affected more than normal.

Waymo approved for Level-4 paid taxi service: Direct Uber competition

Waymo approved for Level-4 paid taxi service: Direct Uber competition

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Waymo’s fully autonomous, no backup human driver taxi service has been approved for commercial purposes in Phoenix. The Arizona Department of Transportation approved Waymo for a commercial self-driving car service, the first fully autonomous license in the country. Riders in Arizona will be able to be picked up and dropped off by […]

Kelli Ward is only true conservative running for Senate, Sen. Paul tells Scottsdale rally

Kelli Ward is only true conservative running for Senate, Sen. Paul tells Scottsdale rally

By Chris McCrory / Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE – Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a standard bearer for Tea Party conservatives, praised U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward at a campaign rally in Scottsdale last week, calling her a “constitutional conservative” who will stand up to the Washington, D.C., establishment. “It makes a difference who you send up there. […]

Border Patrol officers seize more than $218K in meth; sex offender arrested in separate incident

Border Patrol officers seize more than $218K in meth; sex offender arrested in separate incident

By SoAzNewsX Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a male U.S. citizen early Saturday after finding nearly 73 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle during a secondary inspection at Arizona’s Port of San Luis. Officers located multiple bricks of meth, exceeding $218,000 in street value, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the trunk of […]

Scott Dyke: The initial dust that led to Lincoln County fight

Scott Dyke: The initial dust that led to Lincoln County fight

By Scott Dyke Much has been written about The Lincoln County battle that raged in New Mexico Territory, a historic confrontation that spawned the legendary Billy the Kid. The origin of this struggle is not so well known. It was about the will of Emil Fritz. In the beginning, it was not about shootouts, but […]

Elk herds horn in on cattle pastures

Elk herds horn in on cattle pastures

From The Westerner Blog The mild winter in Western Oregon has produced plenty of green pasture forage for livestock, but some elk herds are also loving it. The elk rest and relax during the day in nearby forested area and then dine on the green grass during the night. Many of the ranchers who own […]

States: Same ownership rates, big difference in murders

States: Same ownership rates, big difference in murders

One of the problems with anti-gun efforts is that they steadfastly ignore other factors involved in American’s tendency towards violence. Here are a couple of examples: – Mississippi has approximately the same rate of gun ownership as New Hampshire yet has five times as many murders per capita. The same is true of Louisiana and […]

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem urges NRA to find a new home for their convention

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem urges NRA to find a new home for their convention

We didn’t realize the NRA was responsible for the events cited by the Mayor Pro Tem Caraway — Ed. Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is urging the NRA to find a new home for its annual convention. He says the meeting is not appropriate in Dallas in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Florida. […]

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