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Arizona prisons urged to end ban on book about black men

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Arizona prisons urged to end ban on book about black men … Prison Legal News, a monthly journal, sued corrections officials in 2015 for refusing to …. in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty. Source link

Plan to build country’s third largest copper mine in Arizona sparks controversy

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TUCSON, Ariz. — The San Rita Mountains, nestled in the Coronado National Forest, is home to Juniper trees, a variety of birds and even wildcats like ocelots and jaguars. But soon, it may also be the site of the third largest copper mine in the country. The fully-permitted project will excavate a roughly 6,500-foot-wide and 2,900-foot-deep pit, in addition to an on-site facility. Officials at Hudbay, a Toronto-based mining company that plans to develop the mine, say the structure could “fundamentally change mining,” with its dry stack tailing technology to significantly reduce water usage. PERU’S MILITARY TRIES TO CURB ILLEGAL GOLD MINING IN AMAZON “We’ve participated […]

How the Industrial Development Authority helps the county | News

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You may have heard of the La Paz County Industrial Development Authority, and how they have served as an issuing agency for bonds for various projects. Perhaps you’ve wondered with an IDA does, how they benefit the county, and why there is no liability to the county for the bonds issued through the IDA. From a 2015 article in the Parker Pioneer:  “IDAs were established under the Arizona Industrial Development Financing Act. They are covered under Arizona Revised Statutes Title 35, Chapter 5, ‘Industrial Development Financing.’ Most of the state’s counties and municipalities have one. The IDA board members are […]

Phoenix Councilman Tried to Steer Arizona Governor on McCain’s Seat

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Phoenix Council Member Sal DiCiccio urged Governor Doug Ducey to appoint former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, a Republican-turned-Democrat, to the late Senator John McCain’s seat, according to a text message obtained by Phoenix New Times. DiCiccio sent the message to Ducey on September 2, eight days after McCain’s death from brain cancer. The text also went to Kirk Adams, Ducey’s former chief of staff. “Grant Woods was my first boss out of college working for then Congressman McCain. He was a great leader for our office and embodies the special relationship Sen McCain had for our state,” DiCiccio wrote. […]

Arizona leaders weigh in on Alabama abortion law

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KVOA, virtual channel 4, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Tucson, Arizona, United States. KVOA consistently delivers the stories that people care about, and a highlight of its top-rated newscasts is News 4 Tucson Investigators, the station’s award-winning investigative unit. TUCSON- Alabama’s new, restrictive abortion law remains in the national spotlight. Arizona leaders are weighing in. Our sister station News 12’s Brahm Resnik got reaction from U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally on the ban. Sen. McSally is pro-life and Sen. Sinema is pro-choice but yet both seem to disagree with Alabama’s new ban on abortion. Alabama House Bill […]

9th Circuit Court to reconsider ruling on Arizona’s ‘ballot harvesting’ ban | Local news

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PHOENIX — A federal appeals court will give Democrats a new chance to argue that an Arizona law banning “ballot harvesting” is illegal. In a brief order, the majority of the judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said they want to review and reconsider a 2-1 ruling by one of their panels last year that upheld the 2016 law, which bars Arizonans from collecting and delivering the ballots of others. In that ruling, the majority brushed aside complaints from the state and federal Democratic parties that the Republican-controlled Legislature had no evidence of fraud from the practice. Nor […]

Some of the Most Important Education Issues Facing Arizona (And One Item That Doesn’t Make the List.)

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click to enlarge Let’s see, what are the most important education issues facing the legislature this year? Fulfilling its promise to continue raising teacher salaries is definitely on the list. So is increasing charter school transparency and oversight to weed out rampant corruption and profiteering. And decreasing teacher shortages. And decreasing class sizes. And increasing education budgets so old buses can be replaced, old schools can be maintained and old textbooks and technology can be updated. And let’s not forget ridding the state of its destructive English Immersion model for ELL students. Other problems could be addressed as well, […]

Pentagon asked for more help, concertina wire, on border | Arizona and Regional News

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security has asked the military to provide more help securing the U.S.-Mexico border, two defense officials said Friday amid a political standoff over President Donald Trump’s demand for more money to build a border wall. The acting secretary of defense, Pat Shanahan, has not decided how to respond to the DHS request, but in the past the Pentagon has provided help when asked. At one point last fall there were nearly 5,900 active-duty troops along the border in Texas, Arizona and California to assist border patrol agents and to erect wire barriers. That […]

US court to reconsider appeal on Arizona election issues

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A federal appeals court will reconsider its earlier ruling against a challenge to Arizona’s restrictions on collection of early ballots and refusing to count votes cast in the wrong precinct. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday a larger panel of judges will review an appeal of a trial judge’s denial of the challenge by Democratic Party officials who said Arizona’s practices disproportionately affect minority voters. A three-judge panel on Sept. 12 ruled that not counting ballots cast in the wrong precinct and making third-party ballot harvesting a felony created “a minimal burden.” The Sept. 12 ruling also […]

Letter: Controlling the minds of children | Politics-local

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Mark Finchem is now into mind control. His latest proposed bill would bar teachers from discussing any controversial or political issue in the classroom. First, who will decide what is controversial or political? The ruling party? Second, kids see these issues several times a day on TV and the internet. Are they supposed to wipe them from their minds? Or is it better that they discuss these in an educational setting meant to teach them to analyze, research and evaluate the data? Are they to grow up in Never Never Land where the fantasy spewed by the people in power […]