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US: Arizona (News/Activism)

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  • Anti-Trump GOP group slams president over race relations in new TV ad (Lincoln Project)

    06/01/2020 8:26:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 01 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    A Republican group that opposes President Trump’s re-election is running a scathing new TV commercial on Monday that targets the president over his comments and record on race relations. The spot from the Lincoln Project – which comes amid a wave of racial protests and violence – is titled "Flag of Treason" and highlights people carrying and waving Confederate flags at Trump rallies and other political events. The group says they’re spending a half-million dollars to run the ad on broadcast and cable television this week in the key general election battleground states of Arizona, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin,...
  • Huge Pressure Coming From Certain Members Of The Mayor And Council Offices To Immediately Release The Rioters We Arrested This Weekend

    06/01/2020 5:40:02 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/01/2020
    In conversations with City staff today, huge pressure coming from certain members of the Mayor and Council offices to immediately release the rioters we arrested this weekend.If they don't get their way, they are threatening to vote against the budget this week. 
  • Gov. Ducey: Statewide emergency declared; curfew to take effect at 8:00 p.m.

    05/31/2020 1:43:14 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 32 replies
    Fox10News ^ | 05/31/2020 | None
    PHOENIX - Arizona will be under a curfew, starting at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, according to Governor Ducey. Gov. Ducey made the announcement on his verified Twitter page Sunday. The Governor said he has issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency as well, and has also authorized an expanded National Guard mobilization.
  • Gunshot fired into Republican field office during local Trump campaign event, RNC says

    05/29/2020 9:47:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29 2020 | Brooke Singman
    EXCLUSIVE: A gunshot was fired through a window of a Republican National Committee office in Mohave County, Arizona during a Trump Victory event Thursday night, GOP officials tell Fox News. An RNC official told Fox News that at around 7:00 p.m., a group of five GOP volunteers were gathered in the Mohave County Republican Office in BullHead City, Ariz., to host an online “MAGA Meet Up” --an online tool the campaign uses to talk with supporters-- when a gunshot shattered a window near the front door. The official described the door as being in “extremely close proximity” to where those...
  • The Church Doors will be Open for Masses this Weekend!

    05/28/2020 10:50:50 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 9 replies
    This weekend, May 16-17, we will begin to offer a full schedule of Masses at St. Mary and St. Juan Diego churches. However seating is restricted to just 25% in the church. At St. Mary's, we will be able to seat 125 people in the church, 10 in the chapel, and 50 in the Hall. At St. Juan Diego, we will be able to seat 250 in the church, 50 in the chapel, and 10 in the Tepeyac Room. Everyone, 3 years and older, is required to wear a mask when in the church, except when receiving communion. Because seating...
  • Arizona sues Google over tracking user location data without consent

    05/28/2020 10:24:39 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2020 | Alex Swoyer
    Arizona sued Google this week, alleging the big tech company engaged in deceptive and unfair business practices to obtain users’ location data for advertising purposes in order to gain a profit. The 50-page complaint alleges Google tracks the location of its users even if the consumer had disabled the tracker. After a roughly two-year probe, Arizona says Google also makes it confusing and increasingly difficult for a consumer to opt-out of the tracking and information collection. “While Google users are led to believe they can opt-out of location tracking, the company exploits other avenues to invade personal privacy,” Arizona Attorney...
  • Virus may have peaked for Navajo hospitals

    05/28/2020 9:50:46 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 27, 2020 | Theresa Davis
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Navajo Nation health care facilities may have reached their peak of COVID-19 hospitalizations in late April, several weeks ahead of earlier projections, according to an updated surge plan from the Indian Health Service. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez credited cooperation with lockdowns and public health orders as factors in the decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations. “The Navajo public listening to those warnings flattened the curve early, and as you can see the curve is flattening now,” Nez said during a town hall update Tuesday. “… If you were wearing a mask, you’re a warrior.” The Navajo Area Indian...
  • Melanie Gibb describes Chad and Lori Daybells’ religious beliefs and her relationship with the couple

    05/28/2020 8:31:26 AM PDT · by bgill · 3 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | May, 28, 2020 | Nate Eaton
    "Melanie Gibb likely knows more about Chad and Lori Daybell’s relationship than anyone else. She was Lori’s best friend, attended conferences where Chad spoke and was with them the moment they met. She saw the pair’s friendship quickly turn into something more and says Lori confided intimate details about the couple’s activities, beliefs and future together. Gibb is an extremely private person who has been in hiding since December. That’s when police announced Lori’s children, 8-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, were missing. Their mother has refused to say where they are and is in the Madison County...
  • CAIR spokesjihadist says the “U.S. military should NOT be honored on Memorial Day”

    05/26/2020 12:40:10 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | MAY 25, 2020
    CAIR spokesjihadist says the “U.S. military should NOT be honored on Memorial Day” MAY 25, 2020 BY BARENAKEDISLAM ZahraBilloo(Nothing has changed since this was first posted in 2016) Zahra Billoo , executive director of designated terrorist group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Francisco), harbors a deep and abiding hatred for America and has decided that Memorial Day should not honor those American soldiers who have died for their country. Top Right News (h/t Mike F) You read that right. As nearly all Americans come together on Memorial Day to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the country’s...
  • Border Wall Update (25 May 2020)

    05/25/2020 12:41:07 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 43 replies
    @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 25 May 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    194 miles completed, 251 miles under construction, 286 miles under pre-construction.
  • Why Did Arizona Democrats Kill a Bill Protecting Citizens From Police Overreach?

    05/24/2020 12:07:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | 5.22.2020 | SCOTT SHACKFORD
    It’s all about the revenue. Civil forfeiture brings in money, and lawmakers are more worried about their budgets than residents’ due process and property rights. An Arizona bill requiring police and prosecutors to get a criminal conviction before they could attempt to force defendants to forfeit their assets died Thursday at the hands of a bloc of mostly Democrat lawmakers. Civil asset forfeiture is a mechanism that lets law enforcement seize and keep the assets of people believed to have committed crimes. Many states do not require defendants to actually be convicted — or sometimes even charged — with a...
  • Mexico demands the U.S. finally explain Obama’s ‘Fast and Furious’ fiasco

    05/21/2020 9:16:41 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 24 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 05/21/20 | Steve Pomper
    In the movie “Cliff Hanger,” John Lithgow’s character, Qualen, utters a line that reminds me of how unscrupulous Democrat muckety-mucks like the Clintons and Obama operate. Qualen says, “Kill a few people, they call you a murderer. Kill a million and you’re a conqueror.” Similarly, with the Clintons and Obama, commit a few crimes, they call you a petty criminal. Commit a million and you’re untouchable. Well, maybe not a million—then again. You get the point. We’re now seeing a cascade of unearthed evidence of what seems to be an apparent three-plus-year coup attempt by the Obama administration and media...
  • Navajo Nation passes NYC for COVID-19 rate

    05/21/2020 1:44:30 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 20, 2020 | Elise Kaplan
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Nation has a higher rate of reported COVID-19 cases than New York City, according to an analysis of state and local data sources. In fact, it appears to have the highest rates in the country, surpassing previous hot spots New York state and New Jersey. According to the Navajo Department of Health, the reservation had 4,253 cases of the illness caused by coronavirus as of Wednesday night. This means it has a rate of 2,449 cases per 100,000 based on 2010 census data that reported 173,667 people living on the reservation, which spans parts of...
  • 'Hello, I'm gonna be the shooter of Westgate 2020': Gunman, 20, drinks beer and shows off his guns on Snapchat before opening fire on an Arizona mall and injuring three shoppers as his mother raced to parking lot to stop him

    05/21/2020 6:46:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05 21 2020 | Lauren Fruen, Ryan Fahey
    Three people were shot at the Westgate Entertainment Center in Glendale at about 7.25pm Wednesday The suspected shooter was identified as 20-year-old Armando Hernandez by his mother, 12News reports A string of Snapchat clips, believed to have been taken by Hernandez, show a man carrying out the rampage 'Hello, my name is Armando Junior Hernandez and I'm gonna be the shooter of Westgate 2020,' he says while sitting in his car outside the mall. 'Let's get this done' He flashes a beer can before showing off guns and ammunition in the backseat of his car The gunman then films himself...
  • At least two struck in shooting at Arizona entertainment district

    05/20/2020 8:43:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    NBC ^ | 05 20 2020 | Dennis Romero
    At least two people were struck by gunfire and a third was in custody after a shooting Wednesday evening in a suburban Phoenix entertainment district, police said. The extent of injuries was not immediately known. Arizona's Glendale Police Department asked residents to stay clear of the Westgate Entertainment District, but tweeted that "There are no more reports of any active shooting." State Sen. Martin Quezada, D-Phoenix, said on Twitter that he had seen the attack. "I just witnessed an armed terrorist with an AR-15 shoot up Westgate," he wrote.
  • Stacey Abrams is the Democrats’ Sarah Palin

    05/20/2020 4:51:57 PM PDT · by fwdude · 157 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2020 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Stacey Abrams is running a less-than-subtle campaign to be Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate. Republicans should hope she succeeds. If selected, she would displace Sarah Palin as the least-qualified person ever to serve on a major-party ticket. Biden should understand this, because he saw firsthand how much damage Palin’s selection did to then-Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the Republican presidential nominee in 2008. Preelection polls showed that 6 out of 10 Americans said Palin was not qualified for the job, and a Stanford University study found that she cost McCain more than 2 million votes.
  • Conservative lawmakers press Trump to suspend guest worker programs for a year

    05/20/2020 3:08:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 20 2020 | Juliegrace Brufke
    A group of GOP lawmakers led by House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) is calling on the Trump administration to temporarily stop issuing any new guest-worker visas amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to President Trump on Wednesday, the lawmakers praised the White House’s decision to limit the number of immigrants coming into the country during the health crisis, but argued more action needs to be taken to ensure Americans who have lost their jobs due to the outbreak have ample opportunities to find new employment. “We should not force Americans to compete with foreign nationals while...
  • Man arrested after shooting at individuals in Tonto National Forest

    05/19/2020 4:57:16 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 36 replies
    12 News ^ | 12:24 PM MST May 19, 2020 | 12 News
    MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — A man was arrested after allegedly shooting at individuals near Needle Rock Beach in the Tonto National Forest, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies interviewed witnesses at the scene who said that the man, 26-year-old Jacob Valentino, fired multiple shots near people recreating in the area, MCSO said. According to witness testimony, Valentino was fishing along Verde River when he shot a handgun at a group with children present, deputies said. After the group had fled, Valentino allegedly walked to his car in the parking area. Valentino was seen entering and exiting his vehicle...
  • Raytheon shutting its ABQ operations

    05/19/2020 12:54:51 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 19, 2020 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Raytheon Technologies Corp. is shutting down operations at the Sandia Science and Technologies Park in southeast Albuquerque, where the company employs about 200 people. Raytheon’s Albuquerque operations will be transferred to other company facilities outside of New Mexico, company spokesperson Heather Uberuaga told the Journal Tuesday morning. “After careful and deliberate consideration, Raytheon Technologies has chosen to close the company’s Albuquerque facility and relocate support for key capabilities and customer programs to our other facilities around the country,” Uberuaga wrote in an email. “We think this move is in the best interest of our customers as we...
  • Yuma 1 Border Barrier Project

    05/18/2020 5:45:15 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) ^ | 05.06.2020 | Robert DeDeaux U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Border barrier panels stretch along Arizona farmland at the Yuma 1 project near Yuma, Arizona, May 6. These projects are being executed by USACE, as directed through the U.S. Army by the Secretary of Defense, in response to Department of Homeland Security’s request for assistance to help secure the United States southern border by blocking drug-smuggling corridors through the construction of roads and fences, and the installation of lighting under Section 284 of Title 10, U.S. Code. DoD and USACE are executing these projects in support of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.