VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 5   |  February 3, 2016

By Linda Bentley | February 3, 2016

Planning commission sends general plan to council

Gorraiz said massive amounts of water, as used to fight the Buffalo Chip fire,
was unnecessary and irresponsible

CAVE CREEK – The planning commission voted unanimously to reappoint David Smith and Bob Voris as chairman and vice chair, respectively, with no other nominations.

Planning Director Ian Cordwell announced the next planning commission meeting, scheduled for Feb. 18, would include a rezoning case for a two-acre parcel next to Lowe’s.

The general plan was the only item on last Thursday’s agenda.

By Linda Bentley | February 3, 2016

Council returns Wild West Days to CCMEA

Citizen declares his loss of confidence in town’s planning staff

CAVE CREEK – During Monday night’s Call to the Public, Dan Devlin, who introduced himself as chair of the Canyon Ridge Estates Trail Committee, said the community has elected a new board and has approved the Surrey Trail reroute to Lot 37.

Devlin thanked council, staff and the community for their patience while they “got their house in order.”

February 3, 2016

Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona congressional leaders call for removal of Arizona from The Ninth Circuit

PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey has announced a partnership with members of Arizona’s congressional delegation to remove Arizona from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, with legislation severing ties to be introduced in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

Senior aides to Governor Ducey, Senator Jeff Flake and Congressman Matt Salmon have been meeting and studying the issue for several months. The governor in October sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressing well-documented and widespread concerns over the Ninth Circuit’s judicial performance, culture and capacity to deliver legal rulings in an efficient and reliable manner.

byalan korwin | February 3, 2016

That new study by John Lott

If you like stats with your gun debate this scratches the itch. Since President Obama's election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year.

Among the findings in our report:
The number of concealed handgun permits is increasing at an ever-increasing rate. Over the past year, 1.7 million additional new permits have been issued – a 15.4 percent increase in just one single year. This is the largest ever single-year increase in the number of concealed-handgun permits.

By Andy Ericson | February 3, 2016

LD1 COS MTG in the Valley!

Since LD1 is so large, not everybody can make it to Prescott for COS meetings.  There have been requests to have a meeting to accommodate the southern District 1 supporters.  If you live in the valley, come to the convention of States Public meeting on Saturday, February 13, 1-3pm, at North Valley Assembly of God 28660 N Black Canyon HWY, Phoenix, AZ. The church is on west side of Interstate 17. Take 17 (North or South) to JoMax, take the frontage road, on the east side of 17, north to Dixieletta; come back across 17, to the frontage road on the west side of 17, and go south. The church will be on the right side about 3/4 of a mile. Go to google maps for clarification.

February 3, 2016

Heartland Institute experts comment on petition to halt President Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’

A group of 27 states and state agencies – as well as the Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, and a dozen other groups and associations – is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to stay implementation of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) regulations. The petitioners argue the CPP rules represent an overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency.

February 3, 2016

Amazon sells Hitler's "MEIN Kampf" but pulls book that says Sandy Hook "MASSACRE" was elaborate FEMA Drill

DULUTH, Minnesota – Amazon.com is offering Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic rant "Mein Kampf" for sale but has withdrawn one of its brisk sellers titled "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook"(NDSH), which does not advocate gassing Jews or doing violence to any human being for any reason.

"What is apparently so dangerous about our Sandy Hook book, is that the Newtown, CT, elementary school massacre of December 14, 2012, which supposedly killed 20 children and six staff, was actually a two-day FEMA drill, where no children or adults died," said James Fetzer, McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, the book's editor. FEMA is the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

February 3, 2016

Grand Canyon State home to nearly 3.3 million voters

PHOENIX – The latest voter registration figures have been released and according to Secretary of State Michele Reagan, the number of registered voters has declined to 3,254,397, a decrease of 45,509 since the last report in October of 2015. 

Of the state's 3.25 million voters, 34% are Republicans, 28% are Democrats and 37 percent have either registered with independent parties or not designated a party preference.

Libertarians and members of the Green party make up a little less than one percent of the state’s total registration while the Americans Elect Party recently failed to qualify for continuing representation on the state ballot.