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Boy Scout Troop 16 held a Court of Honor on Sept. 28 at the Club West clubhouse in Ahwatukee. Scoutmaster Joe Debbins and Senior Patrol Leader Mason Flowers presided over the evening’s ceremony. Over 100 combined Merit Badges, Ranks and special awards were presented to the Scouts. It was a special time of celebration. Some of the troop’s Scouts attended Camp Geronimo, earning the Big G Silver Award as well as many Merit Badges. The troop also had a group of Boy Scouts who went to Philmont Scout Ranch, backpacking over 80 miles in 12 days in the rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s largest national High Adventure Base.
DiCiccio enjoys high pay, health insurance, a car, sick time, vacation time, 40-hour work week, an office with staff, and a pension.
Proposition 487, to be decided by Phoenix voters this November, has been clouded by a lot of confusion and misinformation. Unfortunately, one of the main perpetrators is Councilman Sal DiCiccio, who in an attempt to confuse voters, has once again attacked our city’s firefighters.
There is something about homeowners associations (HOA) that get people riled up.
Defined benefit plans were created to assure that after a career serving the public and risking their lives for others, firefighters had a secure and dependable retirement income. Public employees have frequently forfeited pay raises to improve and protect their retirement benefits. They earn less during their careers, but receive good pension benefits that are guaranteed. This protects employees and family members in their retirement years.
Lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office say a court-appointed official's critique of the agency's investigation into alleged wrongdoing by some of its officers contains mischaracterizations.
A court has set a Dec. 3 hearing to hear arguments in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's appeal of a ruling that concluded his officers have systematically racially profiled Latinos in its vehicle patrols.
Why doesn’t Tom Patterson, of the far right wing disclose his “Goldwater Institute” credentials on his editorials? Is he also a tea party man?
Some Phoenix leaders voiced opinions on an abused pension system that needs an investigation as to how it was bankrupted by those whom exploited the system. Those that corrupted and stole the funds need to be investigated and punished.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has asked a judge to bar the public from witnessing an Oct. 28 hearing at which lawyers will discuss an investigation of a former sheriff's deputy.
As a registered Republican one of the biggest things that worries me about Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey is his climbing into political bed with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Why would a guy seek out the support and endorsement form a sheriff who is under federal scrutiny and court ordered regulation, has been shown to be an ineffective sheriff who blew off hundreds of cases involving rapes and child molests, has cost the taxpayers of Maricopa County well over $100 million dollars in misspent jail tax funds, has 30,000 unserved felony arrest warrants in his files, has cost us tens of millions of dollars related to lawsuits stemming from prisoners being abused and killed in his jail and who spent the last decade alienating Hispanics on both sides of the border?
Have you received a call, supposedly from Medicare, asking you to verify information, including your bank account?
Lawyers are scheduled to make arguments on Jan. 14 over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's appeal of a ruling that concluded his officers have systematically racially profiled Latinos in its vehicle patrols.
Arizona voters will decide this November if their legislators should receive a more than $10,000 bump in their wages.
Prepaid funerals can be a blessing.
Most of us homeowners get our yearly property tax total, but do not see the actual break down. So I thought that I would share how my 2014 bill is broken down for those who do not. The comparison is 2013 to 2014.
Arizona high schoolers who can't name at least one branch of government, define the United States as a capitalist country or at least know Phoenix is the state capitol could find themselves denied a diploma.
Lucian Spataro, president of the Joe Foss Institute, details what students would need to know about civics to graduate from high school under a plan his organization is pushing. Rep. Steve Montenegro, right, is going to sponsor the legislation this coming year. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Was your home flooded after the most recent rains?
A federal jury in Phoenix has convicted an Oklahoma man accused of mailing an inoperable homemade bomb to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The city of Phoenix 9/11 Memorial Ceremony was a reminder that even though 13 years have passed since the attacks, many still relive the event on this day.
The first debate between gubernatorial candidates Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal was what I expected it to be. Their positions on education and jobs are quite well known. Both spoke well, dressed alike and were pleasant. It was what was to be expected.
Maricopa County Sheriff's officials are "confident" that felony animal neglect charges, among others, should be brought against suspects involved in the deaths of animals at a Gilbert kennel.
The Obama administration is asking a federal judge to void another of Arizona's laws aimed at illegal immigration.