VOL. 19  ISSUE NO. 48   |    NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 3, 2013


Planning commission seeks half-mile notification for all cases

‘We need to draw the line on costs somewhere’

CAVE CREEK – During the Nov. 21 meeting, with Vice Chairman John Ford and Commissioner Dan Baxley absent, the planning commission voted unanimously to table the general plan amendment and rezoning applications for Carefree Highway Community Church until Jan. 16, the next meeting, because the applicant, Pastor Norm Suratt, was recovering from a heart attack.


U.S. Supreme Court to consider religious objections to Obamacare

‘We see no reason the Supreme Court would recognize constitutional protection for a corporation’s political expression but not its religious expression’

WASHINGTON – With two conflicting lower court decisions in disputes over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider two cases: Hobby Lobby, Inc., the Oklahoma City-based crafts chain with 13,000 full-time employees and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., a Pennsylvania wood cabinet manufacturing company that employs 950 people.

NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Town of Cave Creek – Request for Letters of Interest – Planning Commission Position(S)

The Town Council of the Town of Cave Creek is currently seeking letters of interest from citizens wishing to serve on the Town of Cave Creek Planning Commission. Currently there are two positions on the Commission with a term expiration of December 31, 2013.
Letters of interest must be received by the Town of Cave Creek on or before NOON, Monday, December 9, 2013.  Letters should be submitted to Carrie A. Dyrek, Town Clerk, Town of Cave Creek, 37622 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, Arizona, 85331. 
Town Council will review all letters of interest and conduct interviews at the December 16, 2013 Regular Council Meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Town Hall Council Chambers, 37622 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331.

NOVEMBER 27, 2013

ADF to 13,000+ school districts: Christmas is constitutional

Letter explains First Amendment protections for Christmas expression, participation

SCOTTSDALE – Alliance Defending Freedom issued a letter Wednesday to more than 13,000 school districts nationwide to explain constitutional protections for religious Christmas carols that some districts have censored due to misinterpretations of the First Amendment. The letter also backs up the legitimacy of schools participating in community service projects sponsored by religious organizations and offers free legal assistance to districts that need help.

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