Vol. 14 Issue No. 36 | September 3 – 10, 2008

Foothills Animal Rescue in need of new home

FARBy Linda Bentley | September 3, 2008

CAVE CREEK – For the past 13 years Foothills Animal Rescue (FAR), a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been providing shelter, care and adoption services for thousands of domestic cats and dogs that are stray, abandoned or become lost each year.
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‘For Sale by Owner’ sign lands property owners in jail

By Linda Bentley | September 3, 2008

‘You can’t just come on our property and take stuff’
CAVE CREEK – A few weeks ago, Gary and Jeri Rust, who own Spur Cross Gallery and the Tumbleweed Hotel, put up some signs they had made saying “For Sale by Owner” in an effort to sell their property.

JudgeBurkeAnother fine mess created by the Arizona Legislature

By Linda Bentley | September 3, 2008

Judge in quandary over right to challenge and ballot-printing deadline
PHOENIX – Last Thursday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Edward O. Burke granted the Arizona Civil Rights Initiative (AzCRI), otherwise known as Proposition 104, a temporary restraining order to halt the printing of ballots and publicity pamphlets for Arizona’s Nov. 4 General Election.


JIMLANELane barely leading Manross in bid to become next mayor of Scottsdale

By Curtis Riggs | September 3, 2008

McCullagh, Drake leading in council race
SCOTTSDALE – Early primary election totals indicate there could be a major shake-up in Scottsdale City government. City Councilman Jim Lane was leading Mayor Mary Manross by the slimmest of margins in his bid to become the next mayor of Scottsdale in the Sept. 2 primary, according to early (unofficial) totals.

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More illegal pick-ups last week at GSOTHEC