Sessions: Sanctuary cities ‘dangerously undermine’ fight against gangs; Tucson councilwomen thumb their nose at Sessions

Sessions: Sanctuary cities ‘dangerously undermine’ fight against gangs; Tucson councilwomen thumb their nose at Sessions

By Andres Guerra Luz / Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated criticisms of sanctuary cities Tuesday, calling them a threat to U.S. safety that “dangerously undermine” efforts to stop transnational criminal gangs. The remarks came before a meeting between Sessions and a council of federal legal and law enforcement agency heads who were […]

Arizona State class holds anti-Trump protest instead of final exam

Arizona State class holds anti-Trump protest instead of final exam

An Arizona State University professor reportedly allowed her human-rights class to hold an anti-President Trump protest instead of taking a final exam. Angeles Maldonado, who teaches Global Politics of Human Rights at the university’s Tempe campus, gave her roughly 20 students the option of taking a test or creating a group project, The Arizona Republic […]

AZ Dem said he wants to punch female colleague in throat over school choice bill

AZ Dem said he wants to punch female colleague in throat over school choice bill

From Truth Revolt Arizona Democrat, Jesus Rubalcava, said he “wanted to punch” his female Republican colleague “in the throat” over her stance on school choice legislation. State Rep. Rubalcava justified his violent urges by saying he was enraged by how Republican state Sen. Debbie Lesko was “prancing around” when her legislation passed. The Free Beacon summarized the Democrat’s comments: “I wanted to punch her in the […]

Arizona calls first National Convention of States in 150 years

Arizona calls first National Convention of States in 150 years

By Rob Natelson / Heartland Institute Americans finally have a real chance to “clean up the mess in Washington.” That’s the implication of the news that the Arizona legislature has called the first national “convention of states” in over 150 years. The conclave will meet in Phoenix on September 12. Its purpose is to plan […]

Tombstone city employee charged in inmate-worker drug smuggling scheme

Tombstone city employee charged in inmate-worker drug smuggling scheme

By Terri Jo Neff / Cochise County Record An inmate work crew from the state prison in Douglas has been suspended from its assignment with the City of Tombstone following the arrest of a longtime city employee for promoting prison contraband. Bruce “Auggie” Lesko was arrested by the Tombstone Marshal’s Office on April 6 after the […]

Flake weathers brutal, 2 1/2-hour Mesa town hall

Flake weathers brutal, 2 1/2-hour Mesa town hall

From Freedom’s Phoenix U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake faced angry constituents who questioned him on health-care reform, the proposed border wall and other issues at a town hall in Mesa on April 13, 2017. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was blistered Thursday during a hostile, 2-1/2-hour town-hall meeting in which he was battered with questions about his […]

39 Arizona public schools earn A+ School of Excellence Award from Arizona Educational Foundation

39 Arizona public schools earn A+ School of Excellence Award from Arizona Educational Foundation

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) announced the names of 39 Arizona public schools receiving the coveted A+ School of Excellence™ award for the 2016-2017 academic year last Thursday. AEF has identified and honored exemplary pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public schools in Arizona since 1983. The 2017 A+ School of Excellence winning schools and principals are: […]

Pedestrian deaths continue to rise, Arizona ranks third highest in 2016

Pedestrian deaths continue to rise, Arizona ranks third highest in 2016

By Natalie Tarangioli / Cronkite News Distracted driving and walking is contributing to a 20-year high in pedestrian deaths, according to data collected in the first half of 2016 by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The preliminary report estimates that the 2016 total could rise to almost 6,000 pedestrian fatalities. From January through June 2016, […]

Hudbay identifies major deposits with economic potential adjacent to its proposed Rosemont open pit copper mine

Hudbay identifies major deposits with economic potential adjacent to its proposed Rosemont open pit copper mine

From Rosemont Mine Truths Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. has identified an additional 591 million tons of copper-bearing rock in deposits adjacent to its proposed mile-wide, half-mile deep Rosemont open pit copper mine that it says could be economically mined in the future. The additional resources were disclosed in a March 31 feasibility study required by […]

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