McSally secures southern Arizona wins in bipartisan spending bill

McSally secures southern Arizona wins in bipartisan spending bill

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally today voted in support of H.R. 244, the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill to fund the Federal government for the current fiscal year. “This bill fully funds Southern Arizona’s critical defense missions—including the A-10, the EC-130H, and important missions at Fort Huachuca. I also successfully fought to include $20 million […]

Hudbay plans to develop three open pit mines in Santa Rita Mountains

Hudbay plans to develop three open pit mines in Santa Rita Mountains

From Rosemont Mine Truths A detailed analysis in an online financial publication is reporting that Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals is planning to develop three open-pit copper deposits at its proposed Rosemont Mine project in the Santa Rita Mountains on the Coronado National Forest southeast of Tucson. Hudbay is currently seeking federal approval to construct a single […]

NAU student banned from reading Bible before class

NAU student banned from reading Bible before class

It’s apparently OK to read history books at Northern Arizona University, but not the Good Book. Mark Holden, a 22-year-old history major, tells me he was ordered to leave a lecture hall after his professor objected to him reading the Bible before the start of the class. “All the students agreed with her that assimilation […]

Rush to hire border agents raises concerns about unqualified officers

Rush to hire border agents raises concerns about unqualified officers

By Andres Guerra Luz / Cronkite News WASHINGTON – A Trump administration plan to hire thousands of border and immigration officers has advocates concerned about a possible repeat of the last hiring binge, which they said was followed by an increase in corruption and misconduct cases. A report Tuesday by the American Immigration Council pointed to […]

Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bill curtailing ADA shakedowns

Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bill curtailing ADA shakedowns

From Overlawyered “Arizona Governor Doug Ducey just signed into law an amendment to the Arizonans with Disabilities Act (AzDA) designed to make it more difficult to bring lawsuits against businesses based on claims that they are not accessible to individuals with disabilities. The amendment requires potential plaintiffs to give business owners notice of alleged access […]

Arizona charters sweep top spots in ‘best high schools’ report

Arizona charters sweep top spots in ‘best high schools’ report

By Kendra Penningroth / Cronkite News WASHINGTON – A U.S. News and World Report ranking of the best high schools in the country gave the top spot to Basis Scottsdale, one of four Basis charter schools in Arizona that finished in the report’s top five. U.S. News and RTI National, a research firm, looked at more […]