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In 1967 Ronald Reagan signed a game-changing bill into law legalizing abortion in California. Today, some Christian and Jewish religious leaders and organizations are increasingly speaking out in support of a woman’s right to choose. Notably, a recent poll found that 70 percent of Americans do not support further restrictions on abortion access.
Close to one out of every seven votes cast this year will come from Hispanics, according to a non-partisan organization promoting Latino turnout. And group members predict that large percentage of them will vote for Democrats — but not necessarily because of what those candidates offer, but how Republicans are campaigning.
Petra Falcon and Francisco Heredia of the One Arizona Coalition detail efforts to increase Hispanic voting in the state. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
LD 18 voters deserve the opportunity to cast an informed vote, but Jeff Dial is depriving voters of that opportunity by dodging ALL LD 18 Senate Debates, including the Clean Elections Debate. His opponent, Janie Hydrick, on the other hand, has appeared at the debate venues, and answered, at length, any and all questions from debate moderators and audience members. Her answers have shown her to be the candidate who embraces the moderate values of LD 18 residents.
The college student-led Hong Kong protest has captured the attention of many in the Valley, especially Hong Kong students who are attending college here. Some people hope that the protesters will achieve their goals, while some hope that local students living in a comfortable environment will learn from it. There are others too who aren’t overly supportive of the protests.
DiCiccio enjoys high pay, health insurance, a car, sick time, vacation time, 40-hour work week, an office with staff, and a pension.
A federal judge is being asked to rule that “dark money” groups that now don't disclose the source of their contributions can also legally hide how they're spending the money — and on whose behalf.
Dear Councilmembers and Mayor:
Viola Klype is a candidate for the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board.
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.
The work ethic and attitude of a candidate is indicative of the legislator that he or she will be. I have had the pleasure of working with Jill Norgaard over the past months on her campaign for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 18. I have witnessed firsthand her tireless commitment to reach voters, business leaders, and the community at large to share her vision for a better Arizona.
I should have written this letter a few months ago but I might have some procrastination on my part. In case you don’t know me, my name is Scott Ryan and I was running for the State House of Representatives in LD18 as a Independent.
Allison Hurtado lists the website FOR Proposition 487 in her Oct. 22 article as if it were an unbiased website when in reality; the website she lists is a compilation of half-truths and right wing misinformation to persuade voters to vote for Prop 487. Since she listed the for website, she should also have listed the VOTE NO on Prop 487 website: www.NoOn487.com. If she were to inform readers to go to this website, they would find that “In 2013, Phoenix voters in a landslide passed smart, sustainable pension reform that will save City of Phoenix taxpayers more than $600 million over the next 23 years. Passing Prop 487 would wipe away most of those savings.” [Source: City of Phoenix Update, 6/10/2014]. In addition, “Pension spiking, which this measure (Prop 487) claims to address, already has been eliminated in contract negotiations earlier this year.”
Like many of you, the great schools in Ahwatukee attracted us to this community. The education of our children should be important to all of us as it impacts our economy. When companies look to move to Arizona they look at the education and skills of the community and we have a lot of room for improvement.
As a registered independent voter in Arizona Congressional District 9, there are some excellent reasons for me to support Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema for reelection.
Election time is here. While the ballot is filled with candidates for state level offices, it is imperative that our community pays close attention to the local elections that can dramatically influence our way of life.
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.
As a very concerned Arizona resident and caring grandmother, I feel it is very important to inform Arizonans
Regarding the recent Appeals Court decision that the Arizona Legislature must pay our schools $1.6 billion for the years the controlling Republicans did not include the funding per the overwhelmingly-approved 2008 Voter Initiative. Wake up, Arizona voters/taxpayers, you are in debt because the legislative Republicans pulled their dirty tricks beginning with the 2009 budget by deliberately not including the
An open letter to our police:
In response to Jim Thompson’s letter “Ponder carefully your vote this November,” let me first state that I have no problem with Mr. Thompson expressing his views. He makes it very clear who he is. I always welcome the light he shines on people like himself.
Congressional District 9 candidates Kyrsten Sinema and Powell Gammill will debate each other tonight on Eight, Arizona PBS.
The pansies and sexual deviants, funded and pimped by the Democrat Party, and aided and abetted by that great socialist propaganda machine, the American “education” system, have plunged the United States into total decline...
Arizona dramatically lags in funding education for everyone. We used to have free all-day kindergarten. Now we don’t. We used to fully fund soft capital materials used in the classroom (textbooks, technology, and furniture). Now we don’t. We used to have full CORL funding for capital and operating costs. Now we don’t. Now we are asked to believe that our schools are to supply a great education with a 25 percent decrease in funding. How do we do that as we grope towards the bottom with this 25 percent cut?
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