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  • Arizona Christian Artists May Face Jail Time for Refusing to Service Gay Wedding

    12/08/2016 9:06:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A pair of Christian artists may face several months in prison for refusing to make wedding invitations for a same-sex ceremony due to an Arizona city ordinance. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski of Brush & Nib Studio are appealing a court decision from a September ruling against their lawsuit, claiming that a Phoenix city ordinance violates their freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Duka and Koski are being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative law firm that often tackles religious liberty cases. ADF attorney Kristen Waggoner, who is representing the two artists, said in an interview last...
  • Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans arrive in Honolulu

    12/03/2016 7:46:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Jobeth Devera, Reporter
    It was an emotional homecoming for dozens of Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans at Honolulu International Airport Saturday afternoon. Live bands, hula dancers and other military servicemen and women gathered around Gate 18 to help welcome our nation's bravest. "I just want thank them for their time and what they've done to sacrifice for this nation," said Joshua Carmack, USN Chief Petty Officer. Each hero was escorted from the plane down an isle of hugs, handshakes and aloha. American Airlines sponsored the round-trip 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight, from Los Angeles to Honolulu, which hosted approximately 120 Pearl Harbor...
  • Christian artists could be jailed for refusing make same sex wedding invitations

    12/03/2016 12:40:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 3, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    A pair of Arizona-based Christian artists is challenging the local law that threatens to fine and imprison them for refusing to make same-sex wedding invitations. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio in Phoenix, lost a case at trial level which accused them of violating a local ordinance that protects homosexuals from discrimination, Fox News reported. The ordinance also prevents the business owners from publicly explaining their convictions or even defending their decision lest they face jail time for that as well. This apparent violation of the First Amendment protection of free speech is at the...
  • For the First Time in History, the F-35B Takes-Off at Sea With Full Weapons Load

    11/30/2016 5:04:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    Scout Warrior ^ | November 29, 2016 | KRIS OSBORN
    For the first time in history, the F-35B took off from a ship with a full-load of weapons. Integrating the F-35B will change tactics on-board amphibious assault ships The Marine Corps F-35B Short-Take-Off-and-Vertical-Landing Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter took off from a Navy amphibious assault ship for the first time with a full load of weapons -- in preparation for its planned deployment in 2018. The aircraft flew from the Navy's first America-Class Amphibious Assault Ship, the USS America, to Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., where it dropped live precision guided weapons on mock targets in the desert. The F-35B dropped...
  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...
  • Transgender cyclist is top female finisher at El Tour de Tucson

    11/21/2016 12:26:00 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 88 replies
    Tucson.com ^ | 11/21/2016 | Ezra Amacher
    Determined was a good word to describe Jillian Bearden, who won the women’s 106-mile race in 4:36.07. Bearden, who is transgender, rode for the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance — SAGA — to promote gender inclusion within cycling. Saturday marked the 36-year-old’s first El Tour, which is Southern Arizona’s largest participatory sporting event.
  • Abortion Clinic Sues to Block Investigation of Sales of Body Parts From Aborted Babies

    11/19/2016 3:09:11 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life News | November 18, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    An Arizona abortion facility filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the state Attorney General’s Office from receiving detailed information about its handling of aborted babies’ body parts. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Arizona Republic reports Camelback Family Planning, a Phoenix abortion facility, wants a judge to prohibit state investigators from reviewing certain records and to invalidate a subpoena for its owner, Gabrielle Goodrick, to testify.The abortion facility’s lawsuit claims that the attorney general’s office wants to inspect unredacted records of “patients who have had abortions and donated fetal tissue.” It also argues that Goodrick could have to testify about patients under oath.The...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/19/2016 12:07:29 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/18/2016 11:53:04 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Why is Elizabeth Holmes still leading Theranos?

    11/18/2016 11:38:20 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Nov 18, 2016, 1:40pm PST | Ron Leuty Reporter San Francisco Business Times
    It's worth asking why Elizabeth Holmes is still leading the embattled blood testing company Theranos Inc. But there may be a good reason why she still is in charge, one that has little to do with the scandal-ridden company's performance to date. Forget what venture capitalist Tim Draper — one of the first to invest in the Palo Alto company — implied this week that Holmes is being attacked because she's a young, female entrepreneur. The simple fact is that Theranos has not been able to deliver on its technology from a commercial, scientific or regulatory standpoint, and that falls...
  • Theranos Whistleblower Tells All On Intimidation And Coercion Tactics Employed To Silence Him

    11/18/2016 12:05:55 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 17, 2016 7:20 PM | by Tyler Durden
    2016 has not been too kind to Elizabeth Holmes, the Steve-Jobs wannabe in charge of fraudulent Theranos. She has thus far been banned for 2 years from operating labs, removed from hosting fundraisers for Hillary and lost her entire net worth. And now, the Wall Street Journal has published the "tell-all" story of the whistle-blower, 26 year old Tyler Shultz, who brought the the whole Theranos farce crashing down. It's a sordid tale complete with all the expected twists and turns of a Jason Bourne thriller including intimidation, coercion and private detectives. Tyler Shultz is the grandson of George Shultz,...
  • Democrat Lawmaker Calls Trump a ‘Bigot,’ ‘Demagogue,’ ‘Sexual Predator,’ ‘Liar,’ ‘Con Artist’

    11/17/2016 10:08:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 17, 2016 | 4:26 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A Democrat congressman told the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday that the next president of the United States is a bigot, a demagogue, a liar, a sexual predator and a con artist. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) said in a floor speech at the end of the day’s proceedings that President-elect Donald Trump could not be treated like any other politician or like any other Republican. “Because he is not. Trump represents something much more dangerous,” he said. “While none of us want to be in this case, we have a duty to treat him like the threat that he...
  • Anguished by Trump, Lena Dunham Flees to Posh Arizona Resort, Asks Rocks for ‘Guidance'

    11/17/2016 7:06:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Heat Street ^ | November 16, 2016 | Andrew Stiles
    Woke celeb Lena Dunham sought solace in the Arizona wilderness this week as she works to overcome her post-election anxiety. She posted of photo on Instagram that shows her hiking in a fashionable sports bra and flashing a “true smile” while hiking in exclusive Sedona, Ariz., on Monday. Sedona is home to a number of facilities offering “spiritual retreats,” “vision quests,” and other forms of “emotional healing” adventures. In a note accompanying her Instagram post, Dunham expressed love for her fans and described how she had “whispered some wishes for you into the big red rock” after asking “the Canyon...
  • Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—And His Family

    11/16/2016 6:06:29 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 16 2016 | By John Carreyrou
    After working at Theranos Inc. for eight months, Tyler Shultz decided he had seen enough. On April 11, 2014, he emailed company founder Elizabeth Holmes to complain that Theranos had doctored research and ignored failed quality-control checks. The reply was withering. Ms. Holmes forwarded the email to Theranos President Sunny Balwani, who belittled Mr. Shultz’s grasp of basic mathematics and his knowledge of laboratory science, and then took a swipe at his relationship with George Shultz, the former secretary of state and a Theranos director. “The only reason I have taken so much time away from work to address this...
  • Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is a victim, venture capitalist Tim Draper says

    11/16/2016 1:02:01 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 15 2016 | Michelle Fox | @MFoxCNBC
    Embattled Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is a victim who has been "totally attacked," venture capitalist Tim Draper told CNBC on Tuesday. Holmes has been under fire since a series of reports by The Wall Street Journal suggested the blood-testing start-up's testing devices were flawed. "Elizabeth Holmes is a great example of maybe why the women are so frustrated. She is a woman entrepreneur who built a fabulous company, did great things for consumers and she got attacked," the founding partner of Draper Associates and Draper Fisher Jurvetson said in an interview with "Closing Bell." "This is a great entrepreneur who...
  • Walgreens Claims Theranos Voided 11.3% of Test Reports

    11/16/2016 12:57:38 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 10:25 p.m. ET | By Christopher Weaver
    Theranos Inc. allegedly voided 11.3% of all blood-test reports that the Silicon Valley laboratory firm provided to customers of Walgreens stores through a yearslong partnership between the two companies, according to legal papers the drugstore chain filed Tuesday. Theranos, whose main lab failed an inspection by U.S. regulators earlier this year, told Walgreens in June that it subsequently voided 31,000 test reports provided to the chain’s customers, Walgreens said in the public version of a sealed lawsuit.
  • Agents Brace for Pre-Trump Border Surge

    11/15/2016 4:52:42 AM PST · by GilGil · 9 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 11/14/2016 | Brendan Kirby
    “You can expect to see CBP pushing back and holding those people,” said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. “They’re going to want to make it look like they’re in lockstep with [Trump] … We’re already seeing it now.” Judd said the processing center at Nogales, Arizona, is set to open soon, and he added that he expects other processing centers to open, as well, in order to increase detention capacity. Career-level supervisors will be more worried about offending the incoming administration than the outgoing one, Judd said.
  • Walgreens Turns on Theranos in $140M Suit for Breach of Contract

    11/12/2016 2:19:03 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 8 replies
    Inside Counsel ^ | November 11, 2016 | By Ben Hancock
    SAN FRANCISCO – Walgreens has filed a $140 million breach of contract suit against Theranos Inc., compounding the woes of the Silicon Valley-based medical device startup. The suit was filed under seal in Delaware federal court on Tuesday. It's not clear what exactly the Illinois-headquartered pharmacy chain is alleging, but the docket describes the case as a breach of contract suit with a demand of $140 million.
  • Something in the air

    11/11/2016 10:17:00 AM PST · by pfflier · 12 replies
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    There is something in the air. Yuma, Arizona is the butt of many jokes but it is a military town with two bases, The USMC Air Station and the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground just to the north.Today they had their annual Veteran's Day parade. It was way different than the past several years and you could feel the difference. There always have been flags but this year, there were many more and not just in the parade but in the spectator areas too. People and groups were not afraid to show their love and support of our flag. Many...
  • AP: Trump wins Arizona per AP (Foxnews reports)

    11/10/2016 4:43:49 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 76 replies
    Just announced on tv.
  • Alaska Called for Donald Trump

    11/09/2016 6:50:15 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9 November 2016 | The pundit class
    Go to this site, Politico or any of the others featuring presidential maps. They have finally called Alaska for Donald Trump, not that the result was ever in doubt, but it just shows the bile of the media. Meanwhile, Arizona is still in doubt even with Trump's solid lead. So is Michigan, Minnesota and New Hampshire, with Hillary holding a steady but still narrow lead in only the last two.And didn't Trump actually win one electoral vote in Maine's 2nd congressional district? Or is that still undecided? Maine is solid Clinton colored.Does it really kill them that much to admit...
  • Controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio loses

    11/08/2016 11:39:39 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/09/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN) — Joe Arpaio, the poster child for hardline immigration policy in the United States, has lost his reelection run for sheriff in Arizona's largest county, according to an Associated Press projection.
  • The Restoration of the Grand Theatre

    WELCOME The Mission of the Grand Theatre is to foster Cultural, Educational and Economic Development in the Greater Douglas Community. The Grand Theatre, located in Douglas, Arizona, has been the focus of the Douglas Arts and Humanities Association (DAHA) since the mid-1970’s. During that time, the Grand was acquired, debris removed, utility services restored and the building is now structurally stabilized. DAHA has, over the years, implemented Arts and Humanities program within the community. Please explore our website and join us in the effort to help improve the quality of life in the Douglas region. LATEST NEWS • Wall of...
  • US Supreme Court reinstates Arizona ballot collection ban

    11/05/2016 9:14:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov. 5, 2016 | Bob Christie&#8201;|&#8201;AP
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated an Arizona law that makes it a felony to collect early ballots, stepping into a contentious political issue days before the presidential election and dealing a blow to Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts. The unsigned order from the nation’s highest court overturns an appeals court decision from a day earlier that blocked the new law and drew celebration from Democrats. Groups immediately launched renewed efforts to help voters deliver their ballots to the polls, then stopped after the high-court ruling.
  • Supreme Court allows Arizona 'ballot collection' law

    11/05/2016 9:36:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/5/16 | Ariane de Vogue
    CNN)The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed an Arizona law barring organizers from picking up ballots and delivering them to election stations to remain in effect. The ruling is a blow to Democrats in the state who say the law could disenfranchise thousands of voters, especially in minority communities that rely upon neighbors and activists to collect and hand-deliver the ballots. Friday, a 6-5 ruling by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals granted a preliminary injunction of the law; the Supreme Court's order stays that decision. There were no noted dissents.
  • After Action Report Tim Kaine Tucson Rally on 11/03/2016

    11/05/2016 1:13:36 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 31 replies
    Vanity | 11/05/2016 | \/\/ayne
    It was uncharacteristically chilly as I headed for Tim Kaine’s Tucson “get out the vote” rally Thursday afternoon. I expected 10 or 20 people since it was raining and Kaine’s last rally had 30 but wondered about a leaked email I’d recently seen from the Arizona DNC asking loyal Arizona Democrats to host out of state activists in their homes. While the activists were here doing their dirty work, would they take some time off to balloon Kaine’s rally population? Perhaps so because there were hundreds of rally attendees. I was late due to unavoidable circumstances and it was 15...
  • The Latest: Arizona US judge denies voter harassment order (Democrats)

    11/04/2016 9:33:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Elko Daily Press ^ | November 4, 2016 | The Associated Press
    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on legal arguments over allegations Republican volunteers are engaging in voter intimidation in the guise of preventing voter fraud (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A federal judge in Phoenix is refusing to issue an injunction sought by Democrats that would have ordered Republicans not to engage in illegal voter intimidation tactics at the polls next week. U.S. District Judge John Tuchi's Friday evening ruling says the state Democratic Party hadn't shown evidence that the Republicans were conspiring to conduct illegal voter intimidation. He says he's willing to revisit the issue if evidence of voter intimidation...
  • J. Christian Adams: Biggest Threat to 2016 Election Is Illegal Alien Voting

    11/03/2016 8:59:18 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/03/2016 | John Hayward
    J. Christian Adams of the Election Law Center and the Public Interest Legal Foundation and author of the book Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow to discuss threats to the integrity of our voting system. “For example, take citizen voting. There is something called a citizen checkbox. That’s the only way we have to stop foreigners from getting on the voter rolls. When you register to vote, you simply check a box: ‘Yes, I’m a United States citizen.’ There’s no verification in most states. You just get on the rolls because...
  • First-Time AZ Voter: My Illegal Immigrant Parents Motivated Me To Vote Because Of Immigration

    11/04/2016 2:16:11 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 4, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    First-time voter Stephanie Rodriguez, the daughter of illegal immigrants, told an MSNBC reporter Friday she is the only person in her family that can legally vote. Rodriguez, a voter in Arizona, said she cast her vote because of immigration. "I was motivated to vote by my mother, who is not able to vote, as soon as my ballot arrived at home," Rodriguez said. "She was like here it is, Stephanie, you can do it!"
  • New CNN / ORC polls suggest new strength for Trump, Clinton rise in Florida

    11/02/2016 9:28:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 2, 2016 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Both the Clinton and Trump campaigns have hit the ground hard in Arizona, Florida, Nevada and Pennsylvania, and new CNN/ORC polls across the four states paint a picture of a tight race to the finish in critical battlegrounds. Clinton holds a 4-point edge among likely voters in the historically blue-tilting Pennsylvania, and Trump tops Clinton by 5 with voters in red-leaning Arizona. Though both states tilt in the same direction as their 2012 results, the leaders' margins are tighter than their predecessors' final leads were in each state. Florida appears to be as tight a contest as ever, with Clinton...
  • New Arizona poll: Trump up 45-41 over Clinton, marijuana Prop. 205 down

    11/01/2016 4:22:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | November 1, 2016 | Mike Sunnucks
    A new Arizona poll by Phoenix-based consulting firm Data Orbital gives Donald Trump a 45 percent to 41 percent lead over Hillary Clinton in their U.S. presidential battle. That is within the 550-person poll’s margin of error....
  • Hillary plant..her campaign paid people to incite violence at Trump rallies (Phoenix)(TR)

    10/31/2016 8:13:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 31, 2016 | Barbara McMahon
  • Arizona Working on New Rules to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz After It Sold Baby Parts

    10/30/2016 6:03:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | October 28, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Arizona lawmakers have been working hard to try to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, but they have faced numerous roadblocks along the way. This week, state attorneys agreed not to enforce a new state law that would stop taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthood in exchange for the abortion giant dropping its lawsuit against the law, the Arizona Daily Star reports. State officials admitted that the law, which would allow the state to cut off Medicaid funding to abortion groups that fail to segregate taxpayer money from funds used for abortions, is not ready to be implemented because...
  • Dirty Rats at Arizona Republic put "Clinton up 5 in AZ" on front page(D0 NOT believe this poll)

    10/30/2016 7:44:56 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 32 replies
    10.30.2016
    The article about this POLL is dated 10-20-16, 10 DAYS AGO....IT was linked on their front page TODAY & was taken ***10-10-16 through 10-15-16*** and has an undecided of 20%. The 20% undecided are composed of 26% Independents, 19% Republicans and 14% of Democrats THE IN THE POLL HAS DATA IN IT BETWEEN 2 AND 3 WEEKS OLD Their switchboard number: 602-444-8000 Their email address is: newstips@arizonarepublic.com.
  • LIVE:2 Trump Rallies 10/29/2016 Golden, CO @ 12pm and Phoenix, AZ @ 3pm MT.

    10/29/2016 4:37:14 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 675 replies
    Saturday, October 29, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald Trump rally in Golden, CO at the Jefferson County Events Center. Live coverage begins at 12:00 PM MT. Saturday, October 29, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Phoenix, AZ at the Phoenix Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 3:00 PM PT.
  • AZ Early Voting: 38.7% Republican, 36.4% Democrat, 24.9% Other.

    10/26/2016 12:58:20 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 52 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/26/2016 | The AZ Data Guru
    10/26 @SecretaryReagan unofficial #earlyvoting totals for #AZ: 765,535 ballots received. 38.7% Republican, 36.4% Democrat, 24.9% Other. The Maricopa county numbers indicate to me that Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be re-elected.
  • Gen. Robert Abrams: Army Needs More Training to Adopt New Tech, Prep for Conflicts

    10/26/2016 8:51:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Sean Kimmons (Army News Service)
    Gen. Robert Abrams, chief of U.S. Army Forces Command, sees a greater need for training opportunities to help service branch personnel adopt new technologies and prepare for future multi-domain conflicts. Abrams noted soldiers at present maintain a ratio of about 1-to-1.3 in terms of deployed time versus dwell time for skill development, the Army said Friday. “Our No. 1 constraint for training is time available,” Abrams told an Association of the U.S. Army discussion on readiness. “Our commitments worldwide across the globe in support of our combatant commanders remain at a very high level, while we continue to simultaneously downsize...
  • Early voting suggests tight race in key states despite Clinton camp boast

    10/24/2016 5:13:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 135 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 24, 2016 | Joseph Weber
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is touting some “eye-popping” advantages in early voting, in an apparent effort to energize Democratic voters, but preliminary figures suggest the race remains tighter than her aides acknowledge. The preliminary numbers appear to show Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, with an edge in several of the roughly 10 battleground states that will decide the 2016 White House race. “We're seeing eye-popping vote-by-mail application numbers,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said on “Fox News Sunday.” In Arizona and North Carolina, for example, more registered Democrats than Republicans have indeed cast early ballots. But such numbers are open to...
  • Riding strong B Troop wins big at National Cavalry Competition

    10/23/2016 5:47:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — Four members of B Troop — representing Fort Huachuca’s 1880s historic soldiers on horseback — returned from the National Cavalry Competition at Fort Reno, Okla., last month with top honors. “We cleaned house,” smiled Martina Peters, who has been a B Troop member for 12 years. “For a small group of all-volunteers, we did exceptionally well,” she added. B Troop, 4th Cavalry Regiment (Memorial), with Chris Zimmerman as program coordinator, came home with the Best Cavalry Unit honors, as well as the coveted Major Howze award, a mobility test consisting of a mock saber charge. The group...
  • Vanity-Don't be fooled, Arizona & Texas are not going "Clinton Blue".

    10/21/2016 9:19:44 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 35 replies
    Over the last few days or so....The Hillary Clinton political machine has openly prroclaimed that both Arizona & Texas are now in play in the POTUS race, and that the Clinton campaign is going to spend abut $2M dollars on ads in these states to turn them to Hillary Clinton's favor. Both Arizona & Texas are large, important states in this POTUS election. Clinton spending a "PALTRY" $2M dollars in each of them is like spending a drop of water into a a bucket with a gaping hole inside it. I cam assure you neither of the states will ever...
  • I-10 widening priority for Babeu

    10/20/2016 6:59:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Casa Grande Dispatch ^ | October 19, 2016 | Kevin Reagan
    CASA GRANDE — Republican Congressional District 1 candidate Paul Babeu says he plans to make improvements to Interstate 10 a greater priority for the federal government. Babeu, who is Pinal County sheriff, assembled a number of Republican state lawmakers on Monday to discuss his intentions as a congressman to prioritize widening a portion of I-10 that runs between Phoenix and Casa Grande. His plan is to work on expanding this section from two lanes to three in each direction. Doing so, Babeu said, improves safety and economic development. “This is directly linked to a prosperous future for western Pinal County...
  • Poll: Clinton beating Trump by 5 in Arizona

    10/20/2016 5:43:22 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 78 replies
    politico.com ^ | October 19, 2016 7:20 AM EDT | By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Poll: Clinton beating Trump by 5 in Arizona Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 5 percentage points in Arizona, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll released Wednesday. Clinton tops Trump in Arizona, 39 percent to 34 percent. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson garners 6 percent support, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein registers at 1 percent. Twenty-one percent, however, are undecided. Story Continued Below Arizona has voted for the Republican candidate for president in 15 of the last 16 presidential elections, yet Clinton's campaign is making a play for the state. Clinton has deployed some of her top surrogates in...
  • As Trump stumbles, Clinton weighs a striking choice: Expand the map or stick to the plan

    10/16/2016 9:05:17 PM PDT · by Heff · 86 replies
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton faces a striking choice in the final three weeks of the campaign: to expand her efforts to states that Democrats haven’t won in a generation, or to stay a current course that, if conditions hold, would deliver her a resounding electoral college victory. After two tumultuous weeks focused on Donald Trump’s behavior toward women, Clinton is ahead in nearly all of the key battleground states where her campaign has directed the most resources, according to many recent polls. But some once-solidly Republican states — notably Arizona, Georgia and Utah — now also appear to be...
  • Veteran will celebrate 70th birthday as guest Drum Major with the MI Corps Band

    10/16/2016 6:38:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SIERRA VISTA – Gordy Coolman will be celebrating his 70th birthday as guest drum major for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band in the local Veterans Day parade on Nov 11. “They are accepting me as a guest, as a military veteran on Veterans Day, and they are honoring me on my birthday, which is really extraordinary,” said Coolman. “I am so honored and appreciative of their acceptance of me. It’s a blessing.” Coolman, who served in three branches of the Armed Forces - the Marines, Air Force and Navy - retired from the Navy with 34 years service....
  • McCormack receives France’s highest honor

    10/16/2016 6:13:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    The Government of France is pleased to announce that an Arizona veteran from Sierra Vista, Captain Robert J. McCormack, was approved to receive the award of the National Order of the Legion of Honor in the rank of the Chevalier (Knight). The award is the highest honor that France bestows on its citizens and foreign nationals. The award was presented by Mr. Garret M. Steenblik, Honorary Consul of France for Arizona, at a private ceremony on Oct. 8 at the Pima County Public Library at 101 N. Stone Ave. in Tucson.
  • A Contrast of Justice: Sheriff Joe won’t get the Hillary Treatment

    10/12/2016 5:08:08 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2016 | James Longstreet
    The Department of Justice is taking Sheriff Joe Arpaio to court.  He will be asked to provide computers and hard drives.  He will be accused of breaking the law for attempting to enforce a law, a federal law. He is going to court because he was instructed by authorities to not enforce or attempt to enforce federal law.  From azcentral.com: “Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will pursue a criminal-contempt charge against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for defying orders to halt the immigration-enforcement operations ….” “Arpaio’s charge stems from a December 2011 federal-court order that barred his agency from enforcing federal immigration...
  • John McCain: 'I might write in Lindsey Graham'

    10/11/2016 6:31:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 145 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 10, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    During a debate Monday evening in Phoenix, Ariz., in which the Republican incumbent faced off against Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, McCain revealed he just might write in a friend of his in the Senate. "I think I might write in Lindsey Graham," McCain replied, referring to his fellow senator and former Republican presidential candidate. "He's an old, good friend of mine and a lot of people like him," he added with a smile.
  • Catholic Caucus: This Priest Knows Exactly Who to Vote For

    10/07/2016 7:27:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | 10.06.16 | SBrinkmann
    Anyone who is still wondering how to vote on November 8, and who sincerely wants to vote their conscience, need only listen to this extraordinary homily given by a priest who knows exactly who to vote for. On October 2, 2016, the Very Reverend John Lankeit of the Diocese of Phoenix began his homily by warning the congregation that the devil is a divider who will use almost any tactic to separate Christians from Christ. “He doesn’t typically come right out and say, ‘Deny Jesus Christ!’ because he knows that someone who loves Jesus would immediately reject the suggestion. So,...
  • Virginia- Trump 50, Clinton 45 Pennsylvania Trump 50 Clinton 46 ...

    10/06/2016 9:17:07 AM PDT · by GilGil · 47 replies
    Trump Twitter ^ | 10/6/2016 | Trump Twitter
    In addition, Arizona Trump 46 Clinton 44 Colorado Trump 45 Clinton 43 Iowa Trump 49 Clinton 42 Georgia Trump 51 Clinton 38