VOL. 21  ISSUE NO. 36

By Linda Bentley | SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

Yes or No for Cave Creek Schools

Perhaps their campaign really is based on influencing feelings and emotions rather than asking voters to raise their property taxes

CCUSD93 – Early voting starts on Oct. 8 in a the Nov. 3 special election which has Cave Creek Unified School District asking voters to increase their property taxes by approving a 15 percent Maintenance and Operation (M&O) override to generate an additional $4.2 million.

A few years ago, legislation was passed that raised the override limit from 10 percent to 15 percent.

By Linda Bentley | SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

Carefree comes together on Gateways

Carefree Kiwanis to fund town’s new splash pad

CAREFREE – During the Sept. 1 council meeting, Kiwanis Club of Carefree President Bob Swan took to the podium during Call to the Public and announced, on behalf of the club’s 180 members, Kiwanis has made a commitment to fund the $135,000 splash pad and presented the town with their first installment payment of $25,000.

Swan spoke of Kiwanis’ commitment to helping children.

By Linda Bentley | SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

Haggen sues Albertson’s, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
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WILMINGTON, Del. – Last week, Haggen Holdings, LLC filed a complaint against Albertson’s LLC and Albertson’s Holdings LLC in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware for more than $1 billion in damages.

Anyone who has been to the Haggen supermarket, formerly Albertson’s, at Terravita Marketplace, can’t help but notice the lack of employees, customers and merchandise.


Nogales CBP Officers Seize $467K in Hard Drugs
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Customs and Border Protection officers took a Tucson woman into custody for an alleged attempt to smuggle a combined 53 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port of Nogales.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Carissa Corona, 29, of Tucson for a secondary search of her vehicle, which led to the discovery of more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine valued in excess of $40,000 as well as nearly 41 pounds of cocaine worth more than $426,000.


DEA busts steroid traffickers and dismantles laboratories across the nation

Arizona efforts part of DEA nationwide Operation Cyber Juice
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PHOENIX – DEA officials have announced a nationwide series of enforcement actions targeting every level of the global underground trade of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, the vast majority of which are manufactured and trafficked from underground labs in China.

By Robert Romano | SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

Drop in industrial electricity consumption tells the tale of the U.S. economy
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If electricity consumption is supposed to be a reliable proxy for economic growth, the only conclusion one can come to is that the U.S. economy has not grown in any meaningful sense since 2007.

That year, the U.S. consumed about 3.89 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity. It dipped to a low of 3.72 trillion kilowatt hours in 2009 after the financial crisis and stood at 3.86 trillion kilowatt hours in 2014, according to data compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.