Marriott reverses itself; will now allow news media to cover event honoring slain Border Patrol Brian Terry

Marriott reverses itself; will now allow news media to cover event honoring slain Border Patrol Brian Terry

By SoAzNewsX JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson has reversed a restriction that prohibited journalists and media outlets from covering the Brian Terry Foundation Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner taking place at the hotel on the evening of Saturday, November 18th. Yesterday the hotel changed its directive and will permit media coverage. Ousted […]

New protections on high-interest, short-term loans take ‘first step’

New protections on high-interest, short-term loans take ‘first step’

By Jesse Stawnyczy / Cronkite News Consumers seeking last-minute loans will soon have new protections. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent federal agency established in 2011 after the Great Recession, issued a ruling last month to curb so-called “predatory” lending practices, a move some experts say will make a positive impact on Arizona consumers. The […]

Bill Gates to build 25,000 acre Smart City in Arizona

From Technocracy News Smart Cities are a key component of the full implementation of Technocracy, because they are an comprehensive expression of scientific social engineering. Technologies pioneered by Gates’ project will quickly weave their ways into other existing cities. ⁃ TN Editor One of Bill Gates’ investment firms has spent $80 million to kickstart the development of […]

Jeff Flake would ‘for sure’ support a Democrat over Roy Moore

Jeff Flake would ‘for sure’ support a Democrat over Roy Moore

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said he would support the Democratic candidate in the Alabama Senate special election over Republican candidate Roy Moore when asked by reporters Monday. “If this choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat, a Democrat,” Flake told reporters. “For sure.” Flake’s comments come as Moore has continued to face multiple […]

Nogales Border Patrol agents apprehend convicted sex offender

Nogales Border Patrol agents apprehend convicted sex offender

By SoAzNewsX Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Border Patrol Station arrested a man this week who was in the United States illegally and was previously convicted for rape. Monday morning, agents arrested Gerrardo Garcia, a 43-year-old Mexican national, near the City of Nogales. During processing, a records check on Garcia revealed he […]

Goldwater Institute’s challenge to taxpayer-funded crony subsidies can move forward

Goldwater Institute’s challenge to taxpayer-funded crony subsidies can move forward

By SoAzNewsX The Goldwater Institute’s lawsuit challenging unfair taxpayer-funded crony subsidies in Phoenix can move forward, after a ruling by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge. The Goldwater Institute is challenging the city of Phoenix’s gift of more than $8 million to a private developer to subsidize a 19-story multimillion-dollar apartment building, funded by Phoenix […]

Voters mostly said “no” at the ballot box

Voters mostly said “no” at the ballot box

By SoAzNewsX It was election day yesterday in Tucson and across many communities in southern Arizona. In Tucson, voters re-elected two incumbent council members, Steve Kozachik and Richard Fimbres, and added another Democrat to the City Council, Paul Durham. Tucson voters also turned back ballot proposals that would have given the mayor and council a […]

Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country

Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country

By Jasmine Spearing Bowen / Cronkite News With every mass shooting – from the 26 people killed and 20 wounded in a Texas church this weekend to the 58 dead and 515 wounded at a Las Vegas concert in October – comes the call for stricter measures to prevent mass shootings and domestic terrorism. But in […]

Officials urge transportation workers to report suspicious behavior after New York terrorism attack

Officials urge transportation workers to report suspicious behavior after New York terrorism attack

By Paola Garcia / Cronkite News Officials with the Arizona Trucking Association said they have been urging their members to keep their eyes open for suspicious activity on the road. Some terror groups have encouraged followers to use vehicles as weapons, and there have been at least a dozen such deadly attacks around the world since 2006, according […]

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