McCain Institute refuses to disclose big donations

McCain Institute refuses to disclose big donations

McCain Institute for International Leadership executives refuse to disclose how much money big donors have contributed to the nonprofit that’s named after Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. McCain was the architect of the landmark Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 – more popularly known as “McCain-Feingold” […]

McSally wins again for A-10: Secures funding for full fleet, wings & other upgrades

McSally wins again for A-10: Secures funding for full fleet, wings & other upgrades

By SoAzNewsX WASHINGTON, DC— Rep Martha McSally today announced she has successfully secured full funding for the A-10 fleet, $103 million for new A-10 wings, $17.5 million for other necessary upgrades, and $6 million for safety inspections. This funding to support the A-10 Warthog was included in both the House Defense Appropriations bill, released today, […]

Tucson Electric Power proposes $6 million cut to energy conservation programs

Tucson Electric Power proposes $6 million cut to energy conservation programs

By Alexis Kuhbander / Cronkite News Tucson Electric Power proposes to slice $6 million from energy efficiency programs, a move an Arizona consumer-interest group said would hurt residents, small businesses and nonprofit organizations. The utility is seeking a 26 percent cut from a $23 million budget for two energy conservation programs and is no longer accepting […]

Ducey declares State Of Emergency for Goodwin Fire

Ducey declares State Of Emergency for Goodwin Fire

By SoAzNewsX Governor Doug Ducey today declared a State of Emergency in Yavapai County in response to the Goodwin Fire. The fire has burned more than 20,000 acres, forcing evacuations and the closure of portions of State Route 69. More than 650 emergency personnel are involved in the fire suppression response. “My office continues to […]

Arizona Independence Day travel expected to climb to a 10-year high

Arizona Independence Day travel expected to climb to a 10-year high

By SoAzNewsX Fireworks are flying this Independence Day, as AAA is projecting the highest travel volume in Arizona since 2007. According to the travel source, more than 865,000 Arizonans are projected to travel over the Fourth of July holiday, representing an increase of 2.5 percent from last year. AAA projects a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel nationwide. “Fourth […]

Roskruge put Pima County on the map–literally

Roskruge put Pima County on the map–literally

By Tom Prezelski Anyone who has worked in, with, or around county government has probably noticed a particularly elegant old map of Pima County dating from 1893 that hangs in many offices. Originally over two feet wide and nearly five feet long, it is the first official map of the county as a whole. It […]

Ranchers fume as ‘Rainbow Family’ set to camp on federal land in Oregon

Ranchers fume as ‘Rainbow Family’ set to camp on federal land in Oregon

From The Westerner Blog The U.S. Forest Service acknowledged there isn’t much it can do about a “Rainbow Family” gathering expected to bring thousands of counter-culture types to the Malheur National Forest in Eastern Oregon over the next two weeks. The organizers don’t have a permit, and the Forest Service’s response to that has angered […]

Gambel’s quail call counts encouraging

Gambel’s quail call counts encouraging

By SoAzNewsX Arizona’s quail hunters have had it rough. Ask them to recount their best hunt in the past few years, and most will look down at their dust-covered hunting boots and shake their heads. Well, if the results from the latest Gambel’s quail call counts are any indication, those hunters just might find a […]

1866 – Congress creates the “Buffalo Soldiers”

1866 – Congress creates the “Buffalo Soldiers”

By SoAzNewsX June 28 1834- Rhode Island- Abel Head Pierce AKA Shanghai Pierce was born and later became one of Texas’s pioneer cattlemen. He was called Shanghai because he was 6-5 and wore spurs with rowels the size of windmills and someone remarked that he looked like a Shanghai rooster. He worked on the Grimes […]

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