VOL. 21  ISSUE NO. 43   |  October 28, 2015

By Linda Bentley | october 28, 2015

Court denies preliminary injunction in Texas birth certificate case

‘In sum, the arguments of plaintiffs, while heartfelt, compelling and persuasive, are not enough … to grant relief’

AUSTIN, Texas – On Oct. 16, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Pitman denied plaintiffs’ emergency action for temporary injunction in a case (Maria Isabel Perales Serna v. Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Vital Statistics Unit: case number 1-15-CV-446 RP) brought by a group of illegal aliens against the Texas Department of State Health Services because they are unable to obtain certified birth certificates for their U.S. born children due to lack of acceptable identification.

By Linda Bentley | october 28, 2015

Federal workers earn 78 percent more than private sector workers

The federal government has become an elite island of secure and high-paid employment, separated from the ocean of average Americans …’

WASHINGTON – Earlier this month, Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute and editor of DownsizingGovernment.org, a project of the Cato Institute, issued a report titled “Reducing the costs of Federal Worker Pay and Benefits.”

october 28, 2015

Volunteer for the Christmas Pageant! Sponsored by Kiwanis

Desert Foothills Christmas Pageant. Friday, Saturday and Sunday Dec. 4 – 6, 7 p.m. at Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area in Cave Creek, in a natural outdoors amphitheater. Admission is free. Parking is free. Bring a blanket to sit up close on the ground or a portable chair. Wear warm clothes and walking shoes. A flashlight is useful. For information call 480-544-2290.

october 28, 2015

Got your early ballot? Don’t forget to use it.

Although more than 95,000 early ballots for the Nov. 3 Scottsdale Special Election have been mailed to people who requested them, only a small percentage have been voted and returned.

With only a week to go until Election Day that rate is well below previous elections, so here are some tips and information to make your election experience as easy as possible.

october 28, 2015

State lawmakers raise concerns over human rights in Iran

STATE CAPITOL, AZ – Several members of the Arizona House of Representatives, together with their Senate counterparts, recently sent a letter to President Obama expressing deep concern over the human rights situation in Iran. It detailed the deteriorating situation in Iran, particularly a recent rise in hangings and a crackdown on dissidents. In the letter, Arizona lawmakers insisted President Obama make human rights a priority when dealing with Iran, using all resources available to achieve this goal.

october 28, 2015

Border Report

Nogales CBP Officers seize $757K in hard drugs

Customs and Border Protection officers arrested four male Mexican nationals allegedly involved in separate smuggling attempts at the Port of Nogales over the weekend, resulting in the seizure of more than 109 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine.

october 28, 2015

Previously deported felon captured after fleeing from deputies

On October 21 at 6:25 p.m., a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy was travelling east on I-8 near mile-post 163 and observed a black Honda sedan travelling at a high rate of speed eastbound. Before the deputy could catch the car, it exited northbound on Montgomery Road. The black Honda slowed to turn east on Highway 84 and the deputy got close enough to initiate a traffic stop. When the deputy turned on his emergency lights and siren, the car accelerated again to a high rate of speed, estimated by the deputy to be over 100 mph. The deputy deactivated his emergency lights after about 1 mile of pursuit on Highway 84.

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