VOL. 21  ISSUE NO. 35


New Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation merchandise reminds motorists that “Left Turns Kill”

PHOENIX – The Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation (AMSAF), which has made tremendous progress in making change in the Arizona motorcycle industry, now is offering short- and long-sleeved shirts to assist in getting the word out about motorcycle safety in Arizona. In 20142015, AMSAF helped hundreds of Arizona residents complete a basic rider course through the many credentialed training schools across the state. With the shirts’ statement, and the monetary donations, more and more riders will be able to learn the skills they need to make smart, safe motorcycling decisions – life-saving decisions.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection Citizen’s Academy Invitation

YUMA – Yuma Sector Border Patrol, San Luis Port of Entry, and Office of Air and Marine are hosting an integrated U.S. Customs and Border Protection Citizen’s Academy.  This program is designed to provide Yuma County business, civic, religious and community leaders, and residents an inside look into how CBP secures the border at and between the ports of entries in southwestern Arizona.  Participants will become familiar with CBP’s mission and each component’s distinctive roles and responsibilities to secure America’s borders.  Participants will tour the border and have an opportunity to volunteer in interactive demonstrations, such as tracking, search and rescue, self-defense, firearms tactics, and inspections for prohibited agricultural items.  


New test for high school students seeks to rewrite history for political gain

WASHINGTON, DC – Liberal elements in the education sector are putting a new spin on American history, according to Stanley Kurtz of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.  He says it is an attempt to hijack the history of the U.S. for future leftist political gains.

By Linda Bentley  |   SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

Bike lane project to cost $127,635 more than expected

CAVE CREEK – The town held a special meeting on Aug. 24 to authorize the expenditure of $50,630 for its share of the $127,635 additional construction funds required to proceed with the Cave Creek/Carefree bike lane project.

By Linda Bentley  |   SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

Prinzhorn to bid town adieu

david prinzhornHis resume was already beefed up several months ago to include the town of Cave Creek in his work experience

CAVE CREEK – Utilities Manager David Prinzhorn has announced to Town Manager Peter Jankowski last week he intends to terminate his employment with the town.

According to Jankowski, Prinzhorn has not yet provided the town with his resignation in writing detailing why or when he intends to depart.

By Linda Bentley | AUGUST 26, 2015

Seattle under fire for illegal gun and ammo tax

“The … ordinance is nothing but a ‘poll tax’ on the Second Amendment and an effort to drive Seattle’s firearms retailers out of business”

SEATTLE – On Monday, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), National Rifle Association (NRA), National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Outdoor Emporium, Precise Shooter LLC and two private citizens filed a complaint in King County, Wash. Superior Court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the city of Seattle.


Gateway partisanship becomes great divide

Farrar said, ‘To completely disregard their expertise, I can’t see us being so cavalier’

CAREFREE – During a special council meeting on Aug. 27, council voted unanimously to authorize spending an additional $77,005 for its share of the additional $127,635 required to complete the Cave Creek/Carefree bike lane project.

Town Planner Stacey Bridge-Dunzak explained the town only received two bids for the project, both of which were higher than the total ADOT project estimate.


Clock ticks for Roadhouse to remove improvements in town ROW

‘Government’s desire to spend drives the process. Property tax bills have no real relationship to the value of your property.’

CAVE CREEK – On Aug. 4, Town Engineer David Prinzhorn sent a letter to O’Toole Land LLC, the recorded property owner of the Roadhouse, owned by Jim O’Toole and Mark Bradshaw, at 6900 E. Cave Creek Road, advising them to cease and desist the use of newly constructed improvements that the town has determined are encroaching into dedicated town of Cave Creek public right-of-way (ROW).


Prop 13 Arizona redux for another ballot run

‘Government’s desire to spend drives the process. Property tax bills have no real relationship to the value of your property.’

PHOENIX – Lynne Weaver, chair of Prop 13 Arizona, an initiative to restructure property taxes and limit increases to no more than 2 percent per year, registered her ballot proposition with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office on Aug. 24.

Weaver needs to collect at least 225,963 valid signatures to place the initiative on the November 2016 ballot.


Mexico files brief in Texas birth certificate suit

AUSTIN, Texas – Since reporting last month about the lawsuit brought by a group of illegal aliens residing in Texas against the Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit (Texas) to obtain certified copies of birth certificates for their Texas-born children, commonly referred to as “anchor babies,” the United States of Mexico (Mexico) has weighed in.
Last week, Mexico filed a motion for leave to file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in support of the plaintiffs.