By Ben Moffat / Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona’s top environmental official told separate House and Senate committees Tuesday that the federal government needs to back off and let states take care of environmental regulation on their own. Misael Cabrera, the director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, said the Environmental Protection Agency is […]
By SoAzNewsX This week, most of Arizona’s city councils and other local governing boards will announce their tentative budget estimates for the fiscal year beginning on July 1. Most councils and boards will give final approval to their budgets and property tax levies in late June. For a look at how elected officials performed on fiscal […]
ICYMI: Goldwater Institute responds to creation of social justice advocate position at the Univ. of Ariz.
By SoAzNewsX Earlier this month, the University of Arizona announced the creation of student “social justice advocate” jobs on campus. According to the position description, the job responsibilities include reporting “bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff.” Since the announcement of the new position, there has been a sizable public outcry, and this […]
By SoAzNewsX WASHINGTON, D.C.— The House of Representatives today passed Rep. Martha McSally’s legislation to crack down on non-consensual pornography in the military. H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of IndiViduals Against Technological Exploitation, or PRIVATE, Act will define when private photo sharing is a military criminal act—which is not clear in current law. The […]
CCSO Master Deputy Ray performance ‘exceedingly poor, customarily negligent’; was chance missed to avoid later homicide?
By Teri Jo Neff / Cochise County Record PHOENIX – Steven D. Ray, a former master deputy with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, has agreed to relinquish his police certification and be permanently barred from working as a police officer in Arizona. A consent agreement between Ray and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training was […]
From Rosemont Mine Truth Pima County is advocating with federal officials to deny a key permit and other necessary approvals for construction of the proposed Rosemont Mine and is taking legal action to revoke the state’s issuance of a Clean Water Act (CWA) certification for the $1.9 billion project. At the center of the county’s […]
From Americans for Prosperity Foundation New vocabulary word: Bottlenecker (noun): A person who advocates for the creation or perpetuation of government regulation — particularly through occupational licensing — to restrict entry into his or her occupation, thereby accruing an economic advantage without providing a benefit to consumers. On the evening of Friday, June 2, at […]
By SoAzNewsX The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Gila District is re-opening portions of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (NCA) that were closed due to the recent Sawmill fire. Areas south and west of the 900 road are now open. The public may access the Empire Ranch Headquarters through the main entrances off highways […]
By Charlie Clark / Cronkite News WILLIAMS – On a cold night in April just after 10 p.m., the bellow of a train echoes throughout the quiet town of Williams. Four hours later, another train passes. But while the train may be the bane of light sleepers, it is also a reminder of the city’s […]
By SoAzNewX May 24 1863- Bannack, Montana Territory- Henry Plummer, a former road agent, assumes the office of sheriff after convincing the marshal to leave town. 1869- Green River Station, Wyoming– Major John Wesley Powell and a party of nine embark on an exploratory voyage down the Green and Colorado Rivers. They travel 1,048 miles […]