VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 19  |  May 11, 2016

By Linda Bentley | May 11, 2016

Commission recommends site plan approval for relocated Buffalo Chip

Wendt said, ‘There will be nothing shiny or new about this building’

CAVE CREEK – With Commissioner Susan Demmitt absent and Dan Baxley resigned, the planning commission voted unanimously to recommend site plan approval for an office and residence for Red Moon.

According to Associate Planner Luke Kautzman the application was filed last year but the applicant first needed to get approval from Maricopa County Flood Control (MCFC), which they have since obtained.

By Linda Bentley | May 11, 2016

Transgender war continues over Target policy and N.C. law

It’s a matter of common sense and common decency’

AUSTIN, Texas – After Target announced its “inclusivity” policy stating it would “welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” the American Family Association pledge to boycott Target stores, as of this writing, has garnered around 1.2 million signatures.

May 11, 2016

Learn CPR on May 18th during World CPR Challenge

Rural/Metro Fire Department is participating in the World CPR Challenge May 18th. The idea of the challenge is to teach as many people as possible compression-only CPR in one day. We invite all citizens of Cave Creek, Carefree, Desert Hills, and the Rio Foothills areas to join us and learn this life saving technique. This is an informal, non-certification class taught by the local firefighters that only takes five to 10 minutes to learn. Five minutes is a short investment to learn how to save a life.

May 11, 2016

Annette Reichman first deaf and visually impaired superintendent In ASDB's 104-year history

PHOENIX – Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB) Board President Mark Syms proudly announced today that the board of directors has unanimously chosen Annette Reichman to serve as ASDB's next superintendent. Ms. Reichman was chosen through an intensive and highly competitive application process, a process which has been praised by ASDB's many stakeholders as highly transparent, inclusive and comprehensive. Ms. Reichman will assume her new role as superintendent on July 25, 2016. In the months following her start date, Ms. Reichman will transition into her new role with the support of outgoing interim superintendent Marv Lamer.

May 11, 2016

Border Report

TUCSON — Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than 137 pounds of illegal drugs and arrested four individuals during multiple weekend smuggling attempts involving cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine.  

May 11, 2016

European Central Bank: U.S. economic data leaks net manipulators $20 million

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning has issued the following statement responding to a working paper from the European Central Bank purporting to show strong evidence what can only be termed insider trading by the early release of U.S. economic data by government and non-government sources:

May 11, 2016

Arizonans turn in nearly 6 tons of prescription drugs to DEA

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Phoenix Field Division finalized the collection and tally of prescription drugs turned in this past Saturday in conjunction with DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  In all, citizens across Arizona turned in over 12,712 pounds of controlled substances from their homes in a statewide cooperative effort between communities and law enforcement to safely dispose of dangerous drugs and prevent the onset of drug addiction.

May 11, 2016

Governor Doug Ducey Takes Action On Firearms Bills

PHOENIX - Governor Doug Ducey has taken action on three firearms bills. The governor signed SB 1266 (firearms; state preemption; penalties) and HB 2338 (educational institutions; firearms; rights-of-way).

May 11, 2016

Historic Bill to Protect Famed Salt River Wild Horses Heads to Governor’s Desk for Signature

PHOENIX – HB 2340 to protect the famed Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest cleared its last hurdle in the Arizona legislature today with a 51-2 vote in the House of Representatives to approve the bill and send it on to Governor Doug Ducey’s desk for signature.

Last summer, the U.S. Forest Service almost removed and disposed of the Salt River wild horses as stray livestock. HB 2340 clarifies that the horses are not stray livestock and sets the stage for preserving them for future generations.