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Phoenix Among Eight Finalists To Host Republican Presidential Nominating Convention In 2016

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Phoenix is among the eight finalists to host the Republicans' presidential nominating convention in 2016. Party leaders will consider the Republican National Committee's list of potential host cities in the coming months. The cities are Las Vegas, Nevada, Denver, Colorado, Phoenix, Dallas, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri and three in Ohio – Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati. The finalists largely represent swing ... Read More »

Arizona Firefighters Hold Annual “Fill The Boot” Campaign To Help Benefit Muscular Dystrophy

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Area firefighters are banding together this weekend to help Fill The Boot. The annual campaign will help benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. John Randle appeared on our Eye on the Desert Southwest program explaining why the firefighters want to help MDA.   They will be taking donations in the roundabout at Yuma Palms on Saturday and then at Sam’s Club ... Read More »

Yuma Lettuce Days To Be Held This Weekend

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Yuma Lettuce Days will begin on Saturday.   This year's headline chef is two-time Top Chef contestant Chris "CJ" Jacobson. Jacobson will present two live cooking demonstrations each day, backed up by an all-star talent lineup that includes a hometown gal turned cupcake baker, local chefs and even some school cooks who will share their secrets for satisfying more than 22,000 hungry kids ... Read More »

Department Of Homeland Security Awards Contract To Build Security Towers Along Mexican Border In Arizona

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The Homeland Security Department has awarded a $145 million dollar contract for a series of border security towers to be built along the Mexican border in Arizona.   Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Friel says the contact was given to EFW Incorporated, a government contractor from Fort Worth, Texas. Friel says the integrated fixed towers will detect, track, identify ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Agents Arrest Suspected Narcotics Smuggler

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On Tuesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler with nearly nine-pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a false compartment within an SUV. Border Patrol agents encountered a 21-year-old woman driving a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero as she approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. A Border Patrol Canine Detection team alerted to the SUV ... Read More »

Congressman Gosar Co-Sponsors Bill To Permanantly Ban Taxes On Internet
 Access

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar issued the following statement after announcing his co-sponsorship of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, legislation that would amend the Internet Tax Freedom Act to make the current ban on state and local internet access taxes permanent. He said “My position on tax policy is clear: no new taxes. The last thing our nation needs ... Read More »

Safety Of Electronic Cigarretes Still Up For Debate

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Electronic cigarettes often are advertised as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes, but there are still a lot of questions in Arizona about their safety. E-cigarettes provide users with nicotine through a liquid solution that also contains other substances and flavorings. Because they were invented only a decade ago and are not yet regulated, Thomas Glynn with the American Cancer ... Read More »

Casa Grande Officer Disciplined For Shocking Prisoner

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A Casa Grande Police Department has disciplined one of its employees for electronically shocking a handcuffed and shackled prisoner last year. Officer Thomas Anderson says a Police Department transport officer shocked the prisoner three times on May 28th 2013 when the inmate refused to get into a police van. Transport officer Cornelius Riley received a ten-hour suspension. Anderson says officers ... Read More »

Governor Jan Brewer Vetoes
 Religious Freedom Bill

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination.   The bill backed by Republicans in the Legislature was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. But opponents said it invited discrimination. Loud cheers erupted outside the ... Read More »

Arizona House Committee Approves Bill Allowing Classroom Teachers To Have Guns In School

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An Arizona House committee has approved a bill allowing classroom teachers to have guns in schools. House Bill 2412 would allow school districts to authorize an unlimited number of teachers and other staff to be armed. They must complete 24-hours of training from approved instructors and yearly re-training. The guns must be kept in lockers and used only in emergencies ... Read More »

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