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 […]
From Truth Revolt Since the election of Donald Trump, the left has adopted full-on hatred of President Donald Trump and his supporters. Gone are the days when people of different political persuasions could have a reasonable discussion about their respective views. Now, with the advent of Antifa and social media, leftists seem perfectly fine to cross […]
By Kayla Becton / Cronkite News Ajo, Arizona, once nearly a ghost town, is in the hands of a single nonprofit seeking to save the economy by getting residents back into school and the workforce. More than 30 years ago the New Cornelia open pit copper mine shut down, leaving more than 1,000 Ajo residents out […]
Forest Service expected to approve Rosemont Mine before Army Corps makes key Clean Water Act permitting decision
From Rosemont Mine Truths The Coronado National Forest is expected to issue of Final Record of Decision approving the proposed Rosemont Mine next month, but the $1.9 billion project can not move forward until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issues a Clean Water Act permit. The Forest Service announced its plans in a Federal […]