VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 21  |  June 1, 2016

By Linda Bentley | June 1, 2016

Riders USA holds 10th annual
Flags for Our Fallen tribute

PHOENIX – Riders USA held its 10th annual Memorial Day “Flags for Our Fallen” tribute over the weekend by adorning both sides of Cave Creek Road at the National Memorial Cemetery from Pinnacle Peak to Deer Valley roads with over 350 American flags.

Each flag had a special ribbon attached with the names of warriors who gave their lives in service to our country.

Submitted by Ron Sova | June 1, 2016

Ron Sova announces his Cave Creek Town Council candidacy

As a resident of Cave Creek, I am running for a seat on the Cave Creek Town Council. I am running as an independent, not part of any group or slate, and without a hidden agenda. I believe the mayor and council should act in a nonpartisan, unified manner to maintain and improve the environment of our town.

By Linda Bentley | June 1, 2016

Ninth Circuit orders expedited appeal in Melendres v. Arpaio

Klayman says Montgomery is an ‘innocent bystander and victim of Snow’s unethical and unconstitutional misconduct’

PHOENIX – Attorney Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch and previously Judicial Watch, sat in on Tuesday morning’s hearing in U.S. District Court in the Melendres v. Arpaio case, and said District Judge G. Murray Snow, a George W. Bush nominee, “stood behind the bench like Il Duce” as he was meting out what he thought the civil sanctions should be against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other defendants.

By Linda Bentley | June 1, 2016

With permits in tow, Buffalo Chip is a go

Larry Wendt, imbedded somewhere near the center of the photo, flanked by family, friends, employees, the Cave Creek town manager and a few members of town council, held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning to commemorate the rebuilding of his Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse, which burned to the ground on Thanksgiving Day.

By Linda Bentley | June 1, 2016

Obama’s dangerous mix of Communism and the Muslim Brotherhood

WASHINGTON – On Jan. 10, 1963, Rep. Albert S. Herlong, Jr., D-Fla., read into the congressional record excerpts from Cleon Skousen’s 1958 book: “The Naked Communist,” identifying the 45 stated goals of Communism to achieve the dissolution of our country’s constitutional republic.

June 1, 2016

Fighting executive overreach, Rep. Salmon reins in agency “guidance”

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement after introducing a bill to subject executive agency “guidance” to Congressional oversight. “When we watch the news at night, we see the countless ways the federal bureaucracy has involved itself in our lives. Unfortunately, existing laws that subject rules and regulations to congressional scrutiny only apply to items called ‘rules’ or ‘regulations’. As the President’s minions in the alphabet soup of Washington D.C. agencies increasingly issue lawless edicts termed ‘guidance’ to harass the American people, we need to extend these requirements to include all decrees from the officers of the state.”

By Linda Bentley | JUNE 1, 2016

‘Guccifer’ enters plea deal in computer hacking case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On Wednesday morning, Marcel Lehel Lazar, the Romanian national also known as the hacker “Guccifer,” who claims to have easily hacked into Hillary Clinton’s email server, entered into a plea agreement, pleading guilty to one count of unauthorized access of a protected computer and one count of aggravated identity theft, which was accepted by U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris.

June 1, 2016

Defective Clean Elections initiative ineligible for ballot

PHOENIX – The Arizona Free Enterprise Club has released a legal analysis on the proposed ‘Clean Elections’ initiative, a ballot measure that would dramatically increase the amount of taxpayer fun ding politicians would receive to run their campaigns.

The analysis shows that this poorly drafted initiative contains multiple defects, most significant of which is the fact that the initiative attempts to change and amend state statutes that no longer exist. Since the proposed changes are not based on existing law, the initiative is defective and will be kept off the ballot.

June 1, 2016

New safeguards for fracking fluid discharge Segregation, tighter monitoring and ingredient disclosures for Wyoming permits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Controversial oil and gas permits allowing surface discharge of fracking fluids into a stream on a Wyoming Indian reservation have been significantly modified.  The revisions contained in the wastewater permits now posted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) resolve a challenge filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).