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  • Multitudes died in concentration camps during WW II. .Fort ceremony remembers Holocaust

    04/17/2015 7:21:34 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — The death of 6 million Jews and millions of others was partially the fault of untold others who remained silent as Nazis and their supporters went on a murderous campaign from 1933 to 1945. That was the message sent by those who spoke at Fort Huachuca’s annual Days of Remembrance ceremony, during which horrors of the Holocaust were recalled.
  • Police: 5 found dead in Phoenix home after shooting; may have started as 'family dispute' [ROP]

    04/17/2015 7:15:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    www.abc15.cm ^ | 04-16-2015 | Staff
    PHOENIX - Five adults were found dead inside a north Phoenix home after a shooting Thursday in a suspected dispute about the family's business, police said. Phoenix police said a dispatcher received an "unknown trouble" call around 2 p.m. and then heard gunshots in the background. The names and ages of the three men and two women weren't immediately released. But police said the three men were brothers and the dead women apparently were the men's mother and a wife of one of the brothers. Police said a gun was found next to one of the men who had a...
  • Ducey vetoes gay-adoption bill

    04/14/2015 6:21:36 PM PDT · by Coronal · 10 replies
    East Valley Tribune ^ | Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed legislation Monday that would have allowed county attorneys to refuse to help with adoptions, setting the stage for a legal fight over whether gays have the same right to assistance as heterosexuals.
  • Arizona Police Car RAMS Suspect.. Police Car Hit Suspect Mario Valencia Dash Cam Video

    04/14/2015 4:41:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 2015-04-14 | Les Grossman
    Arizona Police RAm Suspect.. Police Hit Suspect Mario Valencia With Car Dash Cam Video Dashcam video shows Arizona cop car ramming armed suspect TUCSON, Ariz. -- Police in Arizona released video from a dashboard camera showing how a police officer used his cruiser to put an end to a crime spree in February, CBS affiliate KOLD-TV in Tucson reported.
  • April is a special month for Army kids az

    04/14/2015 9:31:11 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — April is a special month for the Army as it celebrates the most precious and youngest of its soldiers — the children of those enlisted — especially considering that often GI parents and their kids are separated by the needs of military. Saturday, the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Fort Huachuca and the grounds outside were turned over to the young as a place for them to cavort, to play games, and to...
  • Arizona legislator Kelli Ward to formally explore run against Sen. John McCain

    04/14/2015 6:17:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    ktar.com ^ | 4/13/15
    PHOENIX -- An Arizona legislator said she's formally exploring a possible primary challenge to Sen. John McCain, a fellow Republican and five-term incumbent. State Sen. Kelli Ward said in Monday's announcement that she wanted to provide a "new, positive, principled voice for Arizona in Washington" and that she's received strong encouragement to run in 2016.
  • Arias gets life in prison with no chance of parole for murder of ex-boyfriend

    04/13/2015 10:37:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/13/15 | Jennifer Girdon /fox/ap
    A judge sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without the possibility of parole Monday, for the murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. The decision by Judge Sherry Stephens was largely a formality after a jury deadlocked last month on whether to give Arias the death penalty or life in prison. The mistrial removed the death penalty as an option. The only decision left was whether the judge would allow the 34-year-old Arias to be eligible for release after 25 years. She declined to do that, meaning Arias will spend the rest of her life in prison.
  • Unions fight to preserve Obama’s immigration actions, their members

    04/11/2015 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
    Two of the country’s most powerful and politically influential labor unions are backing President Obama in the recent court challenge to his 2014 executive action on illegal immigration, saying they support the president’s effort because "undocumented workers" need more workplace protection and their participation helps the U.S. economy. The AFL-CIO and the National Education Association on Monday each filed so-called amicus briefs in a federal appeals court case in which Texas and 26 other states are challenges the president’s 2014 memorandum on illegal immigration. The memorandum essentially expands work authorization and delayed-deportation programs for illegal immigrants. And it provides similar...
  • Family of 8 at Arizona Walmart Get Into Brawl with Cops....

    04/11/2015 6:07:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 63 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4/10/15 | Justen Charters
    Now One Person is Dead After Reaching for a Gun. On Friday, Arizona’s Cottonwood Police Department released dash cam footage of a brawl between a traveling family from Idaho and a group of cops that quickly turned deadly. The incident happened on March 21st, in parking lot of the Cottonwood Walmart. Police were responding to a call about a Walmart employee being assaulted as she entered the restroom. When law enforcement confronted the people who were identified as suspects, now known as the Gaver family, they weren’t being cooperative at all.
  • Sens. McCain and Levin urged IRS to target Tea Party, conservative groups

    04/11/2015 4:22:02 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 194 replies
    examiner.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    Government documents obtained by a top "Inside the Beltway" watchdog group and released on Thursday reveal that Internal Revenue Service's Lois Lerner was strongly urged by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, her assistance in attacking certain non-profit political groups. The organizations they selected for targeting by Lerner were part of the Tea Party and conservative movements. Newly released documents revealed that Sen. Levin (left) and Sen. McCain both urged the IRS to target conservative groups in the wake of the Citizens United decision. The group that investigates and exposes government corruption, Judicial Watch, released newly acquired...
  • Christian Family Band Members in Deadly Arizona Parking Lot Brawl, Police Say

    04/11/2015 7:54:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    Officers wanted to question them about the alleged assault of a Walmart employee who was going into the store bathroom. The police were accompanied by another Walmart employee. ... Several times on the video the group appears to surrender, but starts fighting again. The melee goes for several minutes until backup officers arrive and make arrests. Police charged four members of the family with assaulting an officer and resisting arrest. Two minors were also taken into custody and are being held at a juvenile detention facility.
  • State Sen. Kelli Ward Announcement: Exploring Challenging McCain for US Senate

    04/09/2015 12:28:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2015-04-09 | Michelle Moons
    Much-anticipated challenger to U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), state Senator Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City) announced early Thursday that she is officially exploring a 2016 run for the U.S. Senate. Ward supporters have been strongly encouraging state Senator and military wife Ward to run. In a message to supporters, Ward relayed, “I am receiving huge support from the grassroots.”
  • Border mayors meeting in Sierra Vista. Economic development tops list of issues

    04/09/2015 6:21:13 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A number of city leaders from both sides of the international border will gather in Sierra Vista this week to discuss a range of issues that affect their communities and how they can work together to best address them. On Friday, the Border Mayors’ Coalition will host a number of guest speakers with an eye on economic development, including Lea Marquez-Peterson, the president and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “I will be discussing the growing importance of the Hispanic community in the State of Arizona and the opportunity for Arizona businesses in Sonora,” Marquez-Peterson...
  • Fort one of two installations chosen for special project. to protect land in and around the post

    04/09/2015 6:14:01 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    FORT HUACHUCA — This southern Arizona Army post is one of two military installations chosen to use special funds to conserve land in and around the fort as part of a multiple federal agency program called Sentinel Landscapes. The program involves federal, state, private and non-profit groups, which have committed more than $25 million in funding to support the two military installations to conserve and restore habitat, implement conservation practices and strengthen local economies, according to a Wednesday news release by the Departments of Agriculture, Defense and Interior. Within the Fort Huachuca Sentinel Landscape, the U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources...
  • {Chemical] Abortion Reversals Becoming Scientific and Partisan Debate

    04/09/2015 5:38:57 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 8, 2015 | Caitlin Owens
    A provision in a new Arizona law requiring doctors to tell women that their abortion may be reversible has made national headlines, incited outrage from abortion-rights groups, and sparked heated criticism from the medical community. An almost identical provision in an Arkansas law signed this week by Gov. Asa Hutchinson has not seen much media coverage. Even the man who has pioneered the idea of abortion reversals—Dr. George Delgado—said he hadn't heard of the Arkansas law until National Journal informed him of it during a phone interview. Delgado, medical director of Culture of Life Family Services in San Diego, has...
  • McCain Promotes Senate Re-election, Lindsey Graham for President

    04/08/2015 5:53:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Michelle Moons
    Topping off the day of his Senate re-election bid announcement, Senator John McCain joined Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, taking the opportunity to emphasize national security issues and express his support of Senator Lindsey Graham for president. McCain has recently expressed that he expects to face a primary challenger for the Senate seat in the 2016 primary.
  • Obama Leaves U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati Behind In Iran

    04/08/2015 10:21:44 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 8, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Justice: A Marine veteran has been held captive in Iran since August 2011, when he was taken prisoner while visiting family and charged with spying. Does President Obama hear his plea for unconditional freedom? With the exception of deserters like Bowe Bergdahl, those who put on a uniform and serve their country seem like afterthoughts to this administration, if they're thought of at all. Just ask Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine sergeant allowed to languish 214 days in a Mexican jail for the crime of missing a highway exit. Or now, Amir Hekmati of Flagstaff, Ariz., a Marine vet who sits...
  • Conservatives target McCain's re-election bid

    04/08/2015 7:52:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/8/2015 | Rick Moran
    “There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain,” SCF President Ken Cuccinelli said in an email to supporters Tuesday of the party's 2008 nominee for president. “John McCain lost his way a long time ago and it's time to replace him with a strong conservative leader who will support and defend the Constitution.”
  • Minor meltdown at education town hall

    04/08/2015 1:06:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | April 05, 2015 | MICHELLE McMANIMON Sun Staff Reporter
    Audience members were invited to ask the panel members questions during the second half of the meeting. The questions came from teachers, NAU students and faculty, high school students, parents and other Flagstaff residents. But many of those questions were actually thinly veiled criticisms of Thorpe and Allen’s well-documented opposition to raising corporate taxes. At times, audience members shouted “raise taxes” and snickered or groaned at Thorpe and Allen’s claims that lower taxes would fix Arizona’s economic woes by attracting businesses. So when an FUSD parent walked up to the microphone, decried how college tuition rates in Arizona have increased...
  • [Flashback] John McCain Says This Is 'Probably' His Last Term

    04/07/2015 6:51:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 9/13/13 | Tom Kludt
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested Thursday that he may call it quits after his current term. McCain was giving an interview to the entertainment website The Wrap at a launch party for Pivot, the television channel that carries his daughter Meghan's series, "Raising McCain." At one point during the conversation, McCain was evidently interrupted by two supporters of President Barack Obama who thanked the senator for siding with his 2008 rival as of late. "The president and I, he's in his last term, I'm probably in mine, the relationship we have had over the past three years is quite good....
  • Senate Conservatives Fund targets McCain

    04/07/2015 12:44:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/6/15 | David McCabe
    The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) has launched an effort to defeat Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), bashing him for failing to uphold the principles of a “true conservative” just hours after he announced his intention to run for reelection. “There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain,” SCF President Ken Cuccinelli said in an email to supporters Tuesday of the party's 2008 nominee for president. “John McCain lost his way a long time ago and it's time to replace him with a strong conservative leader who will support and defend the Constitution.” Cuccinelli’s email links...
  • I’m running again in 2016, my friends, says ... JOHN McCAIN!

    04/07/2015 6:59:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2015 | Matt Vespa
    Yes, the entire conservative wing of the Republican Party just made a huge eyeroll. Mr. Maverick made his long-awaited announcement official last night; he’s going to run for re-election next year (via NBC News):Click above link for the video “I have decided to run for re-election,” the Arizona senator told NBC News in an exclusive interview revealing his plans to pursue a sixth term on Capitol Hill. “I’m ready. I am more than ready. In some ways, I am eager.”McCain is currently 78 years old but will be 80 by Election Day in 2016. He defended his vitality, saying...
  • John McCain announces 2016 re-election bid

    04/07/2015 6:45:59 AM PDT · by kingattax · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4-7-15 | BY KELLY COHEN
    Sen. John McCain is running for re-election in 2016. The Arizona Republican, who was first elected in 1986, will seek a sixth term, he said. The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and 2008 presidential nominee will be 80-years-old by Election Day, but told NBC News his Senate career is "just getting started." "I say, watch me," he said to critics of his age. "Take a look. Take a look at my 18-hour days. Take a look at the hearings we have. Take a look at my legislative accomplishments." McCain said he will win re-election by continuing to be...
  • Sen. John McCain Announces He's Running for 6th Term

    04/07/2015 4:54:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 7, 2015
    U.S. Sen. John McCain has announced he will run for re-election in 2016. The Arizona Republican made the announcement to run for a sixth term on Monday in an interview with NBC News. McCain uses his position as chairman to criticize President Barack Obama on national security. "I have never been more concerned about the security of this nation because of the feckless leadership of the president of the United States," he said. McCain, 78, will be 80 by Election Day, but he said his Senate career is "just getting started."
  • 'You can’t govern the country based on being angry’ (McCain Mini-Me 2016)

    03/25/2015 7:17:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | March 25, 2015 | Manu Raju
    Ted Cruz vows to repeal “every word” of Obamacare and Common Core if he becomes president. He would “abolish” the IRS, flatten the Tax Code so Americans can fill out their taxes on a postcard, and “finally, finally, finally” secure the border. To which Lindsey Graham says: not going to happen.
  • Mother Warns of Brain-Eating Amoeba That Killed 20-Year-old Daughter

    04/04/2015 8:49:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 | Danya Bacchus
    Koral Reef, 20, died after developing a brain-eating amoeba called Balamuthia that her mother believes she contracted during a family trip to Lake HavasuTwenty-year-old Koral Reef's life was just beginning. She said yes to the dress and married her high school sweetheart. But Reef never got the chance to enjoy her happily ever after when she developed a rare, brain-eating amoeba that took her life. Reef’s mother, Cybil Meister, believes a family trip to Lake Havasu in Arizona was the catalyst for the infection that killed her daughter. “She started with the headaches, the stiff neck, the sensitivity to light...
  • Low turnout for DREAMers driver’s licenses in Arizona

    04/03/2015 4:22:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2015 6:24 PM EDT | Astrid Galvan
    Only about a third of the young immigrants who became eligible three months ago for an Arizona driver’s license after a lengthy legal battle have obtained one, according to state data. The immigrants, often referred to as DREAMers, are part of a federal program that shields them from deportation and gives them a Social Security number and work permit for two years. President Barack Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in 2012 for young people who had been brought to the United States illegally as children. A similar program that would benefit parents of U.S.-citizen...
  • Rand Paul's excuse for avoiding the 'religious freedom' law controversy doesn't add up

    04/03/2015 12:10:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 2, 2015 | Hunter Walker and Colin Campbell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is the only major Republican likely 2016 presidential candidate who hasn't weighed in on the controversy over Indiana's "religious freedom" law that erupted this week — and his explanation for avoiding the issue is questionable.
  • GOP hopefuls criticize Obama marijuana policy but hedge on their own

    04/02/2015 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Mr. Obama has respected those decisions. Others have refused to say how they would wield the federal bureaucracy against marijuana. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of the few potential candidates to take a firm stance, saying he would insist on following federal statutes that outlaw the drug....
  • Western governors file report on sage grouse conservation efforts

    04/02/2015 7:10:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Agri-Pulse Communications ^ | April 2, 2015 | Sarah Gonzalez
    The Western Governors' Association released a report today highlighting the voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage-grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The association, which represents the governors of 19 Western states, said that “the breadth and depth of voluntary conservation efforts across the region, if allowed to run their course, will provide the bird with the necessary habitat to live and thrive.” The greater sage grouse is found in 11 states and its habitat encompasses 186 million acres . The U.S....
  • State Department To Fly Central American Children Into US

    04/02/2015 5:56:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 04/01/2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Potentially millions of current and former illegal immigrants now have the opportunity to fly their children to the U.S. with taxpayer dollars. Once they arrive, they will be eligible for benefits including a free education, healthcare and food stamps. The State Department and Department of Homeland Security will administer the program, ... Some of the benefits they will receive are a free education, medical care, living expenses and food stamps. ... The U.S. has already sent staff to the region and began accepting applications in December. If applicants don’t qualify for refugee status, they can be considered for parole status
  • Senator blocking ed board nominee over Common Core support (may run against McCain)

    04/02/2015 4:38:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    yourswestvalley.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX -- The head of the Senate Education Committee is blocking the confirmation of one of the governor's picks for the Board of Education because the nominee supports the Common Core academic standards. Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City, refused to schedule a hearing on Tim Carter. He is the Yavapai County school superintendent. More to the point, he was involved in crafting the standards. And that was too much for Ward to take. "There's a large outcry against Common Core,'' Ward told Capitol Media Services Tuesday. And Ward has made it quite clear she wants them scrapped. The move...
  • Disabled Navy Vet Left ‘Devastated’ After All of His Guns Are Confiscated (Neighbor falsely accuses)

    04/01/2015 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 1 2015 | Jason Howerton
    A disabled U.S. Navy veteran in Glendale, Arizona, is “devastated” after he says police confiscated 28 of his guns, valued at over $25,000, after a neighbor made “false” allegations that he threatened him. Rick Bailey, a 56-year-old retired software systems engineer, told TheBlaze on Tuesday that he and his neighbor were engaged in a months-long dispute over his landscaping company. He said his neighbor would park two large, smelly “dump trucks” used for his business and other vehicles in the small cul-de-sac where they live. Bailey said he eventually filed a complaint with the city and the neighbor was ordered...
  • APRIL FOOL'S - Herald/Review partners with Charmin for dual-purpose paper

    04/01/2015 8:49:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Matt Hickman
    In an ever-changing media world, where dual purposeness is every bit as important as speed and both more important than accuracy, the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review has exciting news to announce. Beginning Aug. 17, the Herald/Review, will offer to its subscribers the opportunity to experience the morning news in ways never before felt. Herald/Review publisher Francis Wick announced today that, thanks to a partnership with Charmin, Inc., a subsidiary of Tactile Media International, Cochise County’s paper of record will be additionally printed on rolls of bathroom tissue, complete with convenient cardboard roll for built-in application. “Let’s face it, every...
  • <b>APRIL FOOL'S:</B> Dems want to make Spanish Arizona's official language

    04/01/2015 8:44:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    Sensing vulnerability in the GOP’s control over state government after four rocky months under the Ducey administration, Arizona Democrats are wasting no time in trying to crank up voter turnout for 2016. And if Andy Dresden, D-Casa Grande get his way, that aggressive posture will swim in waters never before tested in Arizona, or any other state for that matter. “I am proposing a bill to make Spanish the official language of the Great State of Arizona,” said Dresden, who admitted he, himself, ‘even in a Taco Bell drive-thru,’ does not speak Spanish, “There’s a reason America has never had...
  • Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery calls veteran 'enemy' during marijuana debate

    04/01/2015 6:44:29 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 103 replies
    ABC15 Arizona ^ | 3/31/2015 | Sara Goldenberg
    The Maricopa County attorney is coming under fire for calling a veteran an "enemy" during a debate-- and he's not backing down from his words. This all unfolded at a debate over legalizing marijuana last week hosted by the Tempe Republican Women. Bill Montgomery told a veteran he had no respect for him after the vet asked for a meeting to discuss how medical marijuana has improved his life. "With all due respect sir, your name calling, 'potheads' offends me,” said Don Ream during a Q & A portion of the debate. Ream is a Vietnam veteran. He's been a...
  • NUCLEAR ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

    03/31/2015 4:06:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Vanity | 3/31/2015 | Self
    My heart is broken right now realizing that harm has been done to LGBT people in this country. Much of it is real involving bullying and sexual abuse, among other things. But much of it is also imaginary leading to imaginary notions about 'enemies'. Those who have conservative religious beliefs about sexuality have been defined by activists that include major business leaders like Apple CEO Tim Cook as bigots, racists, KKK and Nazis. With that notion in their heads and with business- political-media support, one shudders to think what is happening at this moment in the attack on the Indiana...
  • Outrageous public pensions could bankrupt these states

    03/30/2015 5:31:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Yahoo -FT ^ | 3-30-2015 | Steven Malanga
    Some of the worst public-sector pension problems in America are playing out in states and cities where legislation or local court rulings have granted extraordinary protections to workers’ retirement benefits—far beyond those enjoyed by private-sector employees. ... One can see a glimpse of Illinois’s possible future in Arizona. Last year, the state’s Supreme Court overturned 2011 pension reforms that, among other things, sought to curb expensive annual cost-of-living increases for judges, legislators, and ... The predicament faced by Illinois and Arizona should be a warning, especially to other states where government pensions enjoy extraordinary legal protections. Raising benefits or shortchanging...
  • USDA bans viral Arizona llamas from appearing in public (Feds prevent photos)

    03/30/2015 4:44:44 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 28, 2015 | Nicole Hensley
    The trail-blazing escape artists known as Kahkneeta and Laney are prohibited from making public appearances after their owners were contacted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with bad news. USDA officials revealed Bub Bullis and Karen Freund lacked the proper permits to show the animals off at public events, like the senior home show-and-tell they escaped on Feb. 26 in Sun City, Ariz. "They just totally destroyed everything I had planned for my retirement," Freund told the Associated Press. "We've taken them to schools before. Now they're telling me I can't do anything, even like a photo shoot."
  • Arizona Gov. Ducey Says Bill To Abolish Common Core Not ‘Necessary’ (flip-flop)

    03/30/2015 9:52:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/30/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Though Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona ran as a candidate opposed to the Common Core standards in 2014, he claims a bill that would abolish the controversial initiative in his state is not “necessary” and wants, instead, to “fix” the standards.Arizona Capitol Times reports that Ducey has “walked a fine line” in the debate over the highly controversial standards, and, rather than call for repeal and replace the Common Core – rebranded as the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards by his predecessor Gov. Jan Brewer (R) – he has called on the Arizona Board of Education to review...
  • Special forces set to swarm Southwest and operate undetected among civilians in...military exercise

    03/29/2015 12:17:39 PM PDT · by EBH · 69 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Updated: 23:56 EST, 28 March 2015
    Seven Southwestern states will soon be infiltrated by 1,200 military special ops personnel as part of a controversial domestic military training in which some of the elite soldiers will operate undetected among civilians. Operation Jade Helm begins in July and will last for eight weeks. Soldiers will operate in and around towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado where some of them wil drop from planes while carrying weapons loaded with blanks in what military officials have dubbed Realistic Military Training. But with residents of the entire states of Texas and Utah dubbed 'hostile' for the...
  • Price decline hits oil patch

    03/29/2015 10:19:40 AM PDT · by Perkinsbob54 · 5 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 3/25/15 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    At least 2,000 jobs will likely be lost in New Mexico’s oil and gas industry in the coming months because of sharp declines in the price of crude oil, according to estimates by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.
  • Potential McCain Challenger Kelli Ward: Widespread ‘Dissatisfaction’ with McCain Job Performance

    03/29/2015 9:22:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/28/15 | Michelle Moons
    Rising star in Arizona, State Senator Kelli Ward, took time out of her busy late season legislative schedule to give Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle an exclusive interview on the weekly Breitbart News Saturday radio program. Buzz over fresh political leader Ward grows daily with talk that she is the “David” considering taking on threatened political “Goliath,” U.S. Senator John McCain, in the 2016 primary election. Ward started out telling Boyle she’s “still in the consideration phase,” while she finishes out the current Arizona legislative session. She said this week she’ll be focusing her efforts on her duties in the state Senate....
  • Thrift Store Shopper Finds Loaded Gun Inside Used Golf Bag

    03/29/2015 8:22:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 3/29/2015 | unknown
    He took the weapon to Bullhead City police, who say it was not registered or reported lost or stolen.
  • Potential McCain Challenger Kelli Ward Tells Mark Levin: ‘This Is A David And Goliath Story'

    03/27/2015 5:41:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/26/15 | Michelle Moons
    “Believe me, I know this is a David and Goliath story,” Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City) told national radio host Mark Levin. Her interview centered around the possibility that Ward may challenge Republican establishment incumbent Senator John McCain in a 2016 primary. Levin describes Ward as a “constitutional conservative,” recalled her work at the Assembly of State Legislatures meeting, and remarked that he considers her less-than-lengthy political career an asset. “I am a family physician and very, very proud of that,” Ward began. “I’m definitely not a career politician. I’m somebody who I never thought I would...
  • GOV. WALKER SPEAKS TO PHOENIX CHAMBER, NO CAMERAS ALLOWED

    03/27/2015 8:44:52 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/27/2015 | Rich Tucker
    Politicians frequently claim they’ve been misquoted or misunderstood by reporters. See Scott Walker’s spokeswoman’s response to a Wall Street Journal report about his position on amnesty. But there’s a sure way to avoid that: Keep reporters out of the room. The Phoenix Business Journal reports that’s what Gov. Walker did when he spoke this week to the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. It was part of a series featuring presidential contenders. “I’d love to tell you what he had to say that was important enough for him to travel thousands of miles from home, but I can’t,” Travis Arbon writes. “The...
  • Military Drill Identifying “Hostile” U.S. States Sparks Alarm

    03/27/2015 5:10:14 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    The New American ^ | March 27, 2015 | Alex Newman
    A massive U.S. military drill dubbed “Jade Helm 15” lists Texas, Utah, and part of California as “hostile” or “insurgent pocket” territory. The unclassified information about this drill is causing widespread alarm nationwide, with more than a few analysts suggesting it may be some sort of exercise practicing to impose martial law on Americans fed up with an out-of-control federal government. During the exercises, which will take place over the summer, Special Forces from various branches of the military will work with local law-enforcement in scenarios that, to critics at least, sound suspiciously like they are aimed at subduing rebellious...
  • Former CFO on Food Stamps After Controversial Viral Video About Chik-Fil-A

    03/26/2015 11:04:11 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 77 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/21/15 | Joseph Diaz and Laura Effron
    A former CFO is now on food stamps after a video he posted on YouTube two and half ago criticizing Chick-Fil-A went viral and destroyed his career. Adam Smith, 37, was the CFO of a medical device manufacturer in Arizona, until the summer 2012, when he -- and thousands of other people -- started protesting against Chick-Fil-A for the fast-food chain’s anti-gay stance...
  • Army Special Operations Command pushes back against alarmist claims about upcoming exercise

    03/26/2015 11:05:22 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 102 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | March 21, 2015 | Jon Harper
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Army Special Operations Command is pushing back against alarmist claims that an upcoming U.S. military exercise is a preparation for imposing martial law or subduing right-leaning groups and individuals. Conspiracy theories about the exercise, known as JADE HELM 15, appeared online this week. Some commentators railing against the event referred to an online slide show allegedly created by USASOC, which outlined a special operations exercise slated to take place across multiple states, outside the confines of U.S. military bases. In the slide show, a map of the southwest region of the United States labels Texas and other...
  • VIDEO: Fifth-grader brings AZ state senator to tears as he critiques Common Core

    03/23/2015 9:49:51 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 23 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 3/23/15 | Brad McQueen
    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Fifth grader Aaron Bencomo brought the Arizona Senate Education Committee to tears as he testified in support of HB2190, a bill to end Common Core in the Grand Canyon state. With his mom Kristi sitting to his left beaming with pride, Aaron decimates the “one size fits all” Common Core standards detailing how they are destroying his love of leaning as they ignore kids’ unique learning needs for the sake of conformity. I dare you not to tear up as Aaron cites from the Declaration of Independence to support his desire for the adults in the room...