Tombstone Gazette editor faces disorderly conduct trial; alleges Mayor’s lies published in city’s official newspaper

Tombstone Gazette editor faces disorderly conduct trial; alleges Mayor’s lies published in city’s official newspaper

By Terri Jo Neff / Cochise County Record Mike Carrafa, editor of the Tombstone Gazette newspaper, will stand trial May 15 on a disorderly conduct charge stemming from a conversation he had on the city’s boardwalk last summer about the town’s mayor, Dusty Escapule.  Carrafa is an outspoken critic of mayor Escapule and since 2013 […]

Tucson honored as 2017 Playful City USA Community

Tucson honored as 2017 Playful City USA Community

By SoAzNewsX Tucson is being honored with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the 11th time. Tucson was one of 31 cities honored in 2007, the inaugural year. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow, and develop important life […]

AZGFD accepting online applications for 2017 fall hunts

AZGFD accepting online applications for 2017 fall hunts

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting online applications for 2017 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and pheasant. To apply online, visit https://draw.azgfd.gov/ and scroll down to “Apply for a Draw.” The deadline by which the department must receive all applications […]

Gabby Giffords says GOP is pandering to the NRA

Gabby Giffords says GOP is pandering to the NRA

By Harry Alexander / SoAzNewsX Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is trying to stay in the spotlight on the issue of firearms. Last week she joined with House and Senate Democrats to accuse Republicans of pandering to the gun lobby with bills to do away with gun-free school zones and deregulate silencers, among other measures. […]

University of Arizona paying students to be ‘social justice advocates’

University of Arizona paying students to be ‘social justice advocates’

The University of Arizona is paying students $10 per hour to be “Social Justice Advocates” on campus, reported Campus Reform. The job entails “instituting monthly programmatic efforts within the residence halls that focus specifically on social justice issues,” creating social justice posters to hang in the dorms and partnering with other groups to hold social […]

Radio station PSA: How not to get busted for child porn

Radio station PSA: How not to get busted for child porn

An Arizona radio station is under investigation by the local sheriff and subject to a Change.org petition calling for its broadcast license to be revoked over a long-running public-service announcement advising those possessing child pornography on how to avoid arrest and prosecution. KAVV 97.7 FM, “The Cave,” broadcasts a classic-country format out of the town […]

Rosemont Mine decision could be made next month

Rosemont Mine decision could be made next month

From Save the Scenic Santa Ritas Statement of Save the Scenic Santa Ritas’ President Gayle Hartmann regarding the Forest Service announcement indicating that it anticipates signing a Record of Decision for the proposed Rosemont mine after a 25 day review period for the final EIS, ending on June 5, 2016: The Forest Service’s premature announcement […]