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Dec. 14 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. After that tragedy the entire country wanted to know how such a terrible thing could happen. And more importantly, how can we prevent it from ever happening again?
Calling the Arizona legislation constitutionally flawed, proponents of abortion rights on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to block the state from enforcing a ban on the procedure at 20 weeks.
The Tucson Police Department is scrapping its policy of forbidding individuals from taking photos of its records.
Recently I saw a story about 10 tons of marijuana being seized at the Arizona border, and I couldn’t help but think, “Why?” Why are our brave police officers and border patrol agents wasting their time on seizing marijuana when there are millions of dollars of dangerous hard drugs and thousands of illegal immigrants slipping through the border?
This year, The Veterans For Peace have been banned from the city of Phoenix Veterans Day Parade. The organization “Honoring Arizona Veterans,” led by Gordon James, decided that members of Veterans For Peace did not serve our country honorably. This was stated at a Phoenix City Council meeting by one of Mr. James’ representatives.
It is not illegal in most Arizona cities to text and drive.
A recent opinion was published in the AFN indicating that we at AZ PASS (Arizona People Acting for a Safer Society), a local grass-roots organization dedicated to reducing gun violence, have only “smoke and mirrors” behind our views.
Last month, two events occurred in the same week that once again had us searching for answers. On Sept. 16, a heavily armed civilian contractor with a history of disorders fatally shot 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. Later that week, terrorists attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, in a three-day rampage that resulted in the deaths of at least 61 civilians and six Kenyan soldiers.
“If you can’t modify something you’ve bought, do you really own it?”
Arizona’s top prosecutor is ready to agree that a century-old state law making begging a crime is unconstitutional and cannot be legally enforced.
A judge late Thursday cleared the way for politicians to immediately start taking much more money from private donors and political action committees for their campaigns.
The Gilbert Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday decided to recommend that the Town Council designate an arts, culture and entertainment district in the downtown Heritage District.
Justine and Brian Denison say they adhere to all the growing practices required for organic certification, yet if they label their beans and tomatoes “organic” at the farmer’s market, they could face federal charges and $20,000 or more in fines.
First it was bars, restaurants and office buildings. Now the front lines of the “No Smoking” battle have moved outdoors.
On July 31, signs went up banning bicycles from access to the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort. This is a 1.7-mile two-lane road that winds along a beautiful artificial stream on its way to the resort entrance. This road is very popular among local cyclists, who travel it mostly in the early morning hours. The signs were erected at the request of the Wild Horse Ranch Development Authority. This is a private road and not subject to the bicycle access requirements of public roads.
Someday, the world will look back on this era and shake its collective head about decades of insanity. The world will wonder how we ever managed to live in these conditions. The world will congratulate itself that it finally saw the light and wonder why it took so long to do so.
Calling the statute an infringement on free speech, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants a federal judge to block police in Arizona from enforcing a law making begging a crime.
Members of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission asked the Arizona Supreme Court on July 17 to void a new state law that sharply raises — and in some cases blows the cap off — how much candidates can collect in campaign donations from individuals and political action committees.
Hands-free technologies make it easier for motorists to text, talk on the phone and update social media sites while they drive, but these features come with big safety risks.
Desert Vista golfer Matt Liringis did away with the long putter that helped him win the DIvision I state title in advance of the USGA's decision to ban anchored putters.
City of Phoenix offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
In her June 2 AFN commentary, Ellen Davis states that “AZPASS is asking only for sensible laws.”
After more than five hours of heated debate and public discourse, the Phoenix City Council amended the Phoenix City Code to ban discrimination in employment on the basis of “sexual orientation,” “gender identity or expression” and “disability.” Phoenix City Ordinance No. G-5780.
I have a book in my personal library titled, “How to Lie with Statistics.”
The Phoenix City Council has approved a sweeping ethics reform package for elected officials that Mayor Greg Stanton says gives the city some of the toughest ethics rules in the nation.