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Nassar sent to Tucson federal prison

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Nassar sent to Tucson federal prison

By SoAzNewsX A published report says that convicted USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been relocated to the federal prison in Tucson. Nassar is now listed as a resident of the high security Federal Prison on Wilmot Road south of Interstate 10, reported Tucson television station KOLD. Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in […]


Legislators propose tougher laws to stop wrong-way crashes

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Legislators propose tougher laws to stop wrong-way crashes

By Chris McCrory / Cronkite News Lawmakers are working on several bills designed to stop wrong-way driving as public officials remain frustrated at the emotional and financial cost of crashes. The bills include adding road spikes and toughening the penalty for wrong-way driving to an automatic felony. In January, seven motorists were arrested for wrong-way driving […]


Gilbert lawmaker seeks to ban enforcement cameras across the state

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Gilbert lawmaker seeks to ban enforcement cameras across the state

By Nicole Gutierrez / Cronkite News A Gilbert lawmaker wants to ban photo-enforcement cameras across the state, saying they generate money for the company that makes them and cities that use them, but do little to keep the streets safe. “It’s actually been shown in many areas to cause more accidents than it prevents,” Rep. Travis […]


Ducey reissues moratorium on regulatory rulemaking

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Ducey reissues moratorium on regulatory rulemaking

By SoAzNewsX Governor Doug Ducey this week reissued a fourth annual executive order renewing his moratorium on all new regulatory rulemaking by state agencies in Arizona. Governor Ducey’s first action in office was issuing the initial moratorium, which fulfilled a key campaign promise to expand our state’s economy by reducing the regulatory burden on small businesses. The […]


Nogales CBP officers catch three people in separate failed smuggling attempts

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Nogales CBP officers catch three people in separate failed smuggling attempts

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended three people involved in separate failed attempts to smuggle more than 41 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin into the United States over the weekend, according to a news release from the Border Patrol. Officers working at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing Friday […]


Coronado National Forest to waive fees in honor of Presidents Day

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Coronado National Forest to waive fees in honor of Presidents Day

By SoAzNewsX The U.S. Forest Service, including the Coronado National Forest will waive fees at most day-use recreation sites on Feb. 19, in honor of Presidents Day. Day. The fee waiver day is the second of four such opportunities offered by the agency during the 2018 calendar year. Coronado National Offices will be closed Feb. […]


John McCain rejoins immigration debate with broad amnesty bill

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John McCain rejoins immigration debate with broad amnesty bill

Sen. John McCain rejoined the immigration debate Monday with a generous amnesty proposal for potentially 3 million illegal immigrants in exchange for promises of future border security – but the White House quickly rejected the plan, saying it fails President Trump’s test. With the Senate slated to begin debating immigration by the end of this […]


McSally to Trump on MS-13:“We’ve got to stop them at the border where I live”

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McSally to Trump on MS-13:“We’ve got to stop them at the border where I live”

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally yesterday attended a meeting at the White House with President Trump to discuss cracking down on MS-13, also known as La Mara Salvatrucha— a violent transnational Salvadorian gang with a chilling motto: “mata, viola, controla” – which means “kill, rape, control.” According to the Department of Justice, MS-13 is one […]


The cost of illegal immigration

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The cost of illegal immigration

By Ruthie Blum / Gatestone Institute In his State of the Union address on January 30, US President Donald J. Trump referred to the brutal murder of two 16-year-old girls from Long Island in December 2016 by members of the “savage MS-13 gang,” responsible for a spate of other gruesome killings in the area, as well. Many of these gang members, […]


Arizona considers dental therapy bill

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Arizona considers dental therapy bill

By Haley Sledge / Heartland Institute A bill that would authorize dental therapists in Arizona is under consideration in the state’s Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. The committee, chaired by state Sen. Nancy Barto (R-Phoenix), heard testimony on Senate Bill 1377 (S.B. 1377) on February 7. Dental therapists are similar to primary-care nurse […]