VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 8   |  February 24, 2016

By Linda Bentley | February 24, 2016

Cave Creek may also be the town too tough to describe

CAVE CREEK – During Tuesday night’s Call to the Public, Carole Perry thanked the town on behalf of the Sonoran Arts League for removing all the barricades and opening traffic lanes during the Hidden in the Hills event.

Attorney Craig Simon spoke on behalf of the Roadhouse and Hideaway to let council know about an event coming up that weekend, which he said was a showcase for custom motorcycle builders.

By Linda Bentley | February 24, 2016

Commission unanimously recommends denial for Meritage rezoning

CAVE CREEK – During last Thursday’s planning commission meeting, Planning Director Ian Cordwell announced there were no cases currently pending, leaving the next planning commission meeting date open.

He then introduced the only item on the Feb. 18 agenda; a request by Meritage Homes for a change in zoning from DR-89 (Desert Rural) to Commercial Buffer (CB).

By Linda Bentley | February 24, 2016

MCSO arrests Cave Creek burglary suspect

CAVE CREEK – On Feb. 11, Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jack Lawrence Coey, 22 and charged him with burglary in the second degree, a class 3 felony.

By Robert Romano | February 24, 2016

Grassley: 'Defer to the American people' in 2016 on next Supreme Court Justice

"Given the huge divide in the country, and the fact that this President, above all others, has made no bones about his goal to use the courts to circumvent Congress and push through his own agenda, it only makes sense that we defer to the American people who will elect a new president to select the next Supreme Court Justice."

By Rick Manning | February 24, 2016

LEADS Act stops DOJ cloud-based power grab

Imagine that the government of Ireland suspected you of nefarious and illegal activity and demanded that Microsoft or Google hand over all of your emails, even though you are a U.S. citizen living in the United States. Fourth Amendment attorneys would be coming out of the walls to assist your fight against the breach of your information stored in the cloud.

February 24, 2016

NRDC Sues EPA to Force it to Limit Toxic Chemical in Drinking Water

WASHINGTON – The Natural Resources Defense Council sued the Environmental Protection Agency in federal court in New York to force it to set limits on perchlorate.  

Perchlorate is a toxic chemical that has been detected in the drinking water systems that serve up to 16.6 million Americans.  Even at low levels, it can present serious health risks to children and pregnant women.

February 24, 2016

Researchers can tune mechanical properties of radiation-sensitive material for biomedical use

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at North Carolina State University has developed a composite material that emits light and heat when exposed to specific wavelengths of radiation and that can be customized to have specific mechanical characteristics. The composite holds promise for use in biomedical imaging, drug delivery and therapeutic treatments.

February 24, 2016

Governor Doug Ducey appoints Substance Abuse Task Force

PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey today announced members of the Arizona Substance Abuse Task Force – a coalition of leading substance abuse experts, providers and community members focused on addressing and reversing the growing epidemic of drug abuse and addiction in Arizona communities by finding the best treatments and reducing barriers to care.  The establishment of this coalition was a key component of the governor’s 2016 State of the State address.