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Steller column: Constant attack ads could backfire in McSally-Sinema race | Local news

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This may go down in Arizona politics as the year of the pink tutu. Whether that’s a good thing for Martha McSally or for Kyrsten Sinema is unclear for now. McSally set the tone of the current ad war for the open U.S. Senate seat with her first spot, which she put out before she had even won the GOP nomination in August, attacking Sinema as a tutu-wearing war protester. The outside groups supporting McSally have followed her lead on the attack, even using the same picture of Sinema at a 2003 anti-war protest in a pink tutu. They have […]

Three Yale Law School classmates who endorsed Kavanaugh call for investigation into sexual misconduct claims

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Elise Viebeck Enterprise and investigations reporter focused on politics September 25 at 8:52 PM Three former Yale Law School classmates who endorsed Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh called Tuesday for an investigation into allegations by two women that he engaged in sexual misconduct in the 1980s. Kent Sinclair, Douglas Rutzen and Mark Osler were among roughly two dozen of Kavanaugh’s law school classmates who lauded Kavanaugh’s qualifications in an Aug. 27 letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Their support for an investigation came as Yale Law professor Akhil Amar — who taught Kavanaugh and testified on his behalf […]

Police: Bicyclist dies after crash near McQueen and Germann

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CHANDLER, AZ – Firefighters say a bicyclist has died after a collision with a vehicle in southeast Chandler. The crash happened around 4 p.m. at Airport Boulevard and Germann Road. Investigators say the driver remained on scene and was answering questions. #TrafficUpdate Intersection of McQueen and Germann will be closed https://t.co/RoPPpymHlF — Chandler Police (@ChandlerPolice) September 25, 2018 Police said the crash caused the closure of the intersection of McQueen and Germann roads. Officers advised drivers to avoid the area. Click here to check the latest traffic conditions. Further details about the crash were not immediately available. Source link

Phoenix mom accused of child abuse in baby’s death now faces first-degree murder charge | Arizona News

by cholland@azfamily.com (Catherine Holland)
A Phoenix mom is now facing a charging of first-degree murder in the death of her baby boy over the summer. Police first arrested Donielle Joyce King, 32, on suspicion of child abuse after her 1-year-old son was found dead in her apartment on Tuesday, July 17. According to court paperwork, King “admitted she left her son home when she left for work” at around 6:30 a.m. King told police she dropped off her four other kids at daycare, but that her 1-year-old son “had open sores so he was not eligible for daycare.” According to court paperwork, King told […]

Top takeaways in debate with Ducey, Garcia

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CLOSE Highlights from the debate with Arizona gubernatorial candidates Gov. Doug Ducey, David Garcia and Angel Torres in Phoenix on Sept. 25, 2018. Arizona PBS Candidates David Garcia (left), Angel Torres (second from right) and current governor Doug Ducey (right) prep for their debate with host Ted Simons (center) before the gubernatorial debate on PBS inside the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Sept. 24, 2018.(Photo: Patrick Breen/The Republic) Incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic challenger David Garcia squared off in their first public debate Monday night, a highly anticipated forum that grew contentious within minutes — […]

Should Yavapai County Ban Texting and Driving?

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Yavapai County Supervisors take a long, hard look at a texting and driving ban. Watch for delays on Washington Avenue in Prescott due to concrete work.   Temporary sidewalk and driveway closures are required while this work is underway from East Sheldon to Churchill Streets, but personnel will accommodate access for local businesses and residents.   Drivers are asked to follow the marked detour signage to get to their destinations.  Construction involves the removal and replacement of sidewalks, driveway entrances and curb and gutter.  Crews are also removing and replacing the water main and installing new storm drain in that area.  […]

2018 “Tech Ten” Legislators Announced by the Arizona Technology Council | Business News

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Arizona Legislators Honored for Their Support of Technology at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, November 8 at the Phoenix PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#aztechcouncil–The Outstanding Technology Senator of the Year, Outstanding Technology Representative of the Year and the Tech Ten Legislators were announced Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. The winning legislators will be awarded at the 2018 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI) presented by Avnet, Inc. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St. West Building, 3rd Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85004 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “The outstanding legislators on this […]

Maricopa High School increases security after social media threat | Arizona News

by sgebers2@azfamily.com
MARICOPA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)– Maricopa High School is increasing security Tuesday after an overnight threat on an anonymous social media prompted parents to contact the school. The campus was cleared overnight and there is an increased presence at the school, according to the City of Maricopa Police Department. A message to families from Brian Winter, the high school principal, asked for students to leave backpacks at home, with an exception of small purses. Bags will be checked, according to Winter. In the message, the principal said that they were unable to determine the credibility of the threat, and that it was […]

Passenger attacked at Phoenix bus stop | Arizona News

by cplanalp@azfamily.com (Carissa Planalp)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – A Phoenix woman says she was beaten at a bus stop near Camelback and 19th Avenue, but she wants to know why the bus driver didn’t try to prevent the attack. Syrena Rodriguez says she was riding the bus home Sunday around 5 p.m. when a passenger started threatening a few teen boys on the bus. “I was like, hey, I told him, ‘Stop! Those are little kids! You’re a grown man,’” says Rodriguez. “I said leave them alone.’ Rodriguez says everyone on the bus heard the commotion, but the bus driver didn’t take action. “So […]

Rep. Paul Gosar says siblings’ attack ad ‘does sting,’ blames Obama

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CLOSE Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona is calling for any undocumented immigrant attending President Trump’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday to be arrested and deported. Wochit Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., acknowledged that “it does sting” that six of his nine siblings appeared in an ad for his political opponent.(Photo: Mark Henle/The Republic) U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar acknowledged Monday that “it does sting” that six of his nine siblings appeared in an ad for his political opponent and blamed the attacks on former President Barack Obama. Speaking on “The Mike Broomhead Show” on Phoenix radio station KFYI-AM (550), the four-term Republican fired back […]