VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 11   |  March 16, 2016

BY LINDA BENTLEY | March 16, 2016

SOS Reagan picks Glassman to co-chair new advisory council

PHOENIX – It was a surprise to learn Rodney Glassman, who ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat against Sen. John McCain in 2010 when he lived in Tucson, has recently reregistered as a Republican.

And now that he’s a registered Republican, Secretary of State Michele Reagan recently announced she has tapped Glassman to co-chair her newly formed Technology, Transparency & Commerce Council.

BY LINDA BENTLEY | March 16, 2016

Obama’s Army briefs soldiers on evils of white privilege and oppression

Four hundred soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon, Ga. Received an Equal Opportunity briefing on April 2, 2015, which included a discussion about “white privilege.”

WASHINGTON – Upon learning about an Equal Opportunity briefing provided on April 2, 2015 to the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon, Ga., which included a discussion of “white privilege,” Judicial Watch, a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to obtain copies of any and all presentation materials used.

Judicial Watch filed its request on May 6, 2015, asking the Department of the Army to produce the records within 20 days.

BY LINDA BENTLEY | March 16, 2016

Governor signs bill to maintain election integrity, reduce ballot fraud

PHOENIX – Last week the state legislature passed HB 2023 relating to ballot abuse and transmitted it to Gov. Doug Ducey, who signed it into law.

The new law makes it illegal for anyone to collect and fill out ballots with the intent of fixing an election by representing themselves as election officials.

The practice, known as “ballot harvesting,” whereas persons, other than those whose ballot it is, collect ballots, fill them out and hold on to them for an unlimited amount of time before delivering them to the elections department, is now a class 6 felony.

March 16, 2016

Daryl Singletary concert set for Saturday night after 7:30 p.m. Fiesta Days Rodeo performance

On Saturday night, April 2, Nashville recording artist and Country music superstar, Daryle Singletary takes the stage in the arena at the Cave Creek Memorial Rodeo Grounds following the rodeo performance. 

One night only, rodeo fans get to hear hits such as "Too Much Fun" and "I Let her Lie" along with his new smash hit, "There's Still A Little Country Left" - a song where the superstar sings about the Cave Creek Rodeo.

March 16, 2016

Seniors receive the best care, highest standards maintained

Urgent need to take advantage of expansion opportunity

Imagine the following:
You are a senior who is experiencing the pain of being severely neglected.

Your lifelong companion has just passed away, leaving you confused and afraid with no one to care.

You are alone for weeks with no food or water and too weak to cry for help.

You are battling a terminal illness with no home or family.

You finally find shelter in a cold dark place where hundreds of cries for help go unanswered.

Just when you think there is an ounce of hope you hear you're too old, too sick. All hope is lost. Could this horrible place really be the end?

March 16, 2016

Donald Trump on Track to win Arizona

Trump and Cruz supporters bullish on the future of the party

PHOENIX — A recent survey concerning the remaining four GOP candidates for president of the United States of America have been conducted by MBQF, a public affairs consulting firm.

The results from the survey show high efficacy primary Republican voters across Arizona represented by likely 2016 turnout models.  

In the most recent automated telephonic survey of 751 high efficacy primary republican voters, conducted on March 8, 2016, the survey calculates a 3.57 percent theoretical margin of error, plus or minus in percentage points, 95 percent of the time.

March 16, 2016

Law Enforcement support for Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues

Detention Officers and Deputy Sheriffs back Arpaio for another term

PHOENIX – Political support from Arizona law enforcement associations continues to grow for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s campaign for a seventh term. Today the campaign announced that the Arizona Association of Detention Officers (AZDO) has endorsed Sheriff Arpaio.

This endorsement adds to a growing list of major law enforcement organizations which have already publicly endorsed the Sheriff. So far, these groups include the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA), the Arizona Police Association (APA), and the Sheriff’s Office Deputies Law Enforcement Association (DLEA).

March 16, 2016

Governor Doug Ducey appoints Self-Driving Vehicle Oversight Committee

PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey today announced members of the Arizona Self-Driving Vehicle Oversight Committee – a team of transportation, public safety and policy experts who will support the state in the research and development of new “self-driving technology” that will allow vehicles to drive without direct or active human operation. The creation of this committee aligns with the governor’s mission to boost economic growth, create new jobs and promote 21st-century innovation that improves the way Arizonans live.

March 16, 2016

Consumers have right to control providers' use of personal data

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler recently laid out a consumer-centric plan to give consumers control over how Internet service providers (ISPs) use, protect and share customer information.

March 16, 2016

Bike lane project now more than 60 percent complete

The construction of the bike lanes in Carefree along Tom Darlington Drive, Cave Creek Road and Pima Road is well along the road to completion. The construction of this project is now more than 60 percent completed, and the contractor has communicated that they are on schedule to complete this project in June as called for in their contract with the Arizona Department of Transportation. For a description of this project and the construction schedule, please click on the following link: go to www.Carefree.org and click the “About” tab, and then click the heading “Bike lane Project Info.”

March 16, 2016

Suspect with active warrant for murder – rescued

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued and arrested a man March 9 wanted for murder by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

After a man activated a rescue beacon near Ajo, Arizona, agents, including a Border Patrol agent certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, responded to the location and provided aid while awaiting transport to a local hospital.