AZ Supreme Court to rule on no-show cops

AZ Supreme Court to rule on no-show cops

By Bill McMorris / Washington Free Beacon The Arizona Supreme Court will have the final word on whether taxpayers can be forced to foot the bill for public sector union activities. A local think tank sued the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association and the City of Phoenix in 2012 after discovering that taxpayers had paid millions […]

Fox News anchor Brit Hume keynoter for CAP Family dinner

Fox News anchor Brit Hume keynoter for CAP Family dinner

By SoAzNewsX Fox News anchor Brit Hume will be the keynote speaker for the Center for Arizona Policy dinner set for May 5 in Phoenix. Hume, a former ABC News anchor, currently serves as senior political analyst for Fox News. A veteran journalist, Hume meets a standard of excellence seldom found in today’s news media. […]

Tucson native participates in NROTC Ship Selection Draft

Tucson native participates in NROTC Ship Selection Draft

By Navy Office of Community Outreach Navy Midshipman Seth Southard from Tucson, Arizona, participated in the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) ship selection draft as a future member of the U.S. Navy’s Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) community. More than 280 midshipmen at 70 Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) units around the country have […]

Pima County Administrator names two new department directors

Pima County Administrator names two new department directors

By SoAzNewsX County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry lifted the interim tag off two department directors this week. Maureen “Reenie” Ochoa is the new director of the Pima County Stadium District, which operates Kino Sports Complex. She has been serving as interim director since December. Lisa Josker is the new director of Facilities Management. She has been […]

Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos facing assault charges

Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos facing assault charges

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos is embroiled in yet another controversy. He’s been accused of aggravated assault against the head of the sheriff’s deputies union. Complete details of the incident are sketchy because law enforcement members are involved. But, Sergeant Kevin Kubitsky told Tucson police that he was […]

Rep. McSally, Sen. Ernst to hold press conference on WASP

Rep. McSally, Sen. Ernst to hold press conference on WASP

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) will hold a press conference on March 16 at 1:30 PM ET at the U.S. Capitol to call on the Army to reinstate the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) at Arlington National Cemetery, according to McSally’s office. The lawmakers have led the fight in […]

McCain says Russian withdrawal from Syria is political

McCain says Russian withdrawal from Syria is political

By SoAzNewsX Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said today the announcement that the Russian military will begin withdrawing some of its military forces from Syria probably means the conflict will continue:  “The announcement that Russia will begin withdrawing some military forces from Syria signals Vladimir Putin’s belief that he has […]

Auditor General harshly critical of government tax program says tax group

Auditor General harshly critical of government tax program says tax group

By Jennifer Stielow / Arizona Tax Research Assn A recent audit by the Arizona Auditor General (AG) revealed many critical flaws surrounding the calculation, collection, distribution, and reporting of the Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET). According to the AG’s review of 268 leases, nearly half are currently under eight-year abatement; and therefore, no revenue is […]

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