VOL. 17 ISSUE NO. 52   |   DECEMBER 28, 2011 – JANUARY 3, 2012


Bicyclist hit by driver making left turn airlifted

CAVE CREEK – Michael McQueen was airlifted to the hospital shortly after 9 a.m. on Tuesday after being hit by a motorist making a left turn onto northbound Cave Creek Road from Carefree Highway.  Keep reading ...


Bella Vista Loop attached to multi-parcel rezoning application

CAVE CREEK – Planning Director Ian Cordwell introduced rezoning applicant Michael Rockwell, owner of Azul-Verde Design Group, to the handful of attendees at the Dec. 19 meeting, and noted it was a “required public meeting for an imminent zoning case that would follow an amendment to the town core plan.”   Keep reading ...


Piling on the political vendetta against Arpaio

U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow ruled any Hispanics stopped since Jan. 1, 2007 may file suit against MCSO in a class action complaint

PHOENIX – As they say in Hollywood, it’s all in the timing. And the timing of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (DOJ) Dec. 15 report to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery stating it has reasonable cause to believe the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing, couldn’t be met with more skepticism.  Keep reading ...


TUSD loses appeal on Raza Studies program

Testimonial evidence demonstrates that MAS classes cause students to develop a sense of racial resentment toward the ‘white oppressor’

PHOENIX – On Dec. 27, Administrative Law Judge Lewis D. Kowal issued a decision affirming Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal’s June 15, 2011 determination that the Raza or Mexican-American Studies (MAS) program in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) violates ARS §§15-112(A)(2-4) by promoting racial resentment, being designed primarily for one ethnic group and advocating ethnic solidarity instead of treating pupils as individuals.  Keep reading ...

DECEMBER 29, 2011

Gov. Jan Brewer speaks on federal drawdown of National Guard Troops from border

“This is the wrong time for the Obama administration to call for the removal of National Guard troops from the southern border…   Keep reading ...

DECEMBER 29, 2011

Deadline approaches for Centennial Legacy Project designation

PHOENIX – With only 53 days until the Grand Canyon State celebrates its centennial, Secretary of State Ken Bennett and the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission (AHAC) are urging Arizonans commemorate the state's 100th birthday by developing "Legacy Projects."  Keep reading ...

DECEMBER 29, 2011

Senate Leadership calls for end to 53/47 contribution rate for state employees

PHOENIX – Senate President-elect Steve Pierce and Majority Leader Andy Biggs recently announced a bill will be offered in the upcoming legislative session ending the recent 53 percent employee/47 percent employer contribution rate split. That split went into effect in July, as part of the FY 12 budget.  The change plugged a $40 million hole in the budget and reduced employee paychecks.  Keep reading ...

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