VOL. 21  ISSUE NO. 40   |  October 7, 2015

By Linda Bentley | october 7, 2015

Council takes another look at banner program, agrees to move horse

LaMar said he wasn’t sure where the money goes and he had concerns
with the town taking over events and subsidizing CCMEA

CAVE CREEK – Mayor Vincent Francia opened Monday night’s meeting by reminding everyone about the Taste of Cave Creek event next Wednesday and Thursday at Stagecoach Village.

During Call to the Public, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ryan Branios introduced himself to council and said after a four-year stint in District I, he’s returned to District IV in Cave Creek where he previously served for 13 years.

By Linda Bentley | october 7, 2015

Town responds to George Ross’ complaint regarding Sonoran News

‘This unfortunately does not accurately reflect the decision by council made on June 1, 2015 with respect to the Sonoran News’

CAVE CREEK – In early August, George Ross filed a 55-page complaint with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, with a copy to Arizona Attorney General, claiming Cave Creek Town Council “have clearly violated Arizona State Statutes in voting unanimously to make the Sonoran News the official newspaper for Cave Creek official notices. The enclosed packet will, in detail, provide all the necessary information. Suffice it to say that our representatives violated their sworn oath of office and their fiduciary responsibilities to their citizens.”

By Linda Bentley | october 7, 2015

School district’s abysmal leadership should guide override measure

The campaign advertising and ballot pamphlet statements claiming 100 percent of the money will go to the classroom is basically untrue

CCUSD93 – Early voting begins on Oct. 8 for the Cave Creek Unified School District’s 15 percent maintenance and operation (M&O) override ballot measure.

After publishing an article “Yes or No for Cave Creek schools” on Sept. 16, we received a couple of phone calls from individuals claiming class sizes were substantially higher than the average of 20 we reported, and asking where we got our information.

By Linda Bentley | october 7, 2015

The unintended consequences of the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act

WASHINGTON – On Oct. 3, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Hart-Celler Immigration Act, a landmark immigration reform bill at ceremony at the Statue of Liberty.
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) held a panel discussion On Thursday, Oct. 1, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, moderated by CIS Executive Director Mark Krikorian.

october 7, 2015

2,000 sq. ft. expansion to meet demands on Foothills Food Bank

NORTH VALLEY –While the national economy has started to grow modestly, that is not occurring at the same pace in our local communities. The food Bank client base continues to expand (new families are helped each week) and the trend suggests that it will continue for the foreseeable future.

In terms of financial support, their donor base continues to grow, but realistically, their financial needs far exceed the level of donations. While they receive generous support on the local level, the cost of certain food staples and services continues to substantially grow.

october 7, 2015

Border Patrol Activity

Border Patrol agents arrest 17 smugglers, 15 imposters and seize nearly 500 pounds of marijuana

Actions by agents in separate incidents during the weekend resulted in the arrest of 15 imposters, 17 smugglers and the seizure of nearly 500 pounds of marijuana in Wellton.

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