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Michelle Obama to stump in Arizona for Clinton

Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Election 2014

PHOENIX —First lady Michelle Obama will campaign in Phoenix on Thursday on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.The announcement by Clinton’s campaign follows word that daughter Chelsea Clinton will campaign for her mother in Tempe on Wednesday and that Sen. Bernie Sanders will campaign for Hillary Clinton in Flagstaff

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Pinal official confirms FBI subpoena related to RICO funds

Fri, Sep 9, 2016

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Pinal County Communications Director Joe Pyritz has confirmed the county received an FBI subpoena regarding the private Arizona Public Safety Foundation.Pyritz said the county itself was not subpoenaed and has nothing to do with the focus of the inquiry.AZPSF spokesman Joseph Trasser declined to comment on the subpoena

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Pinal County Sheriff

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Report Nonunion Workers Lose Pay As Labor Unions Lose Clout

Mon, Sep 5, 2016

Labor

WASHINGTON – The steady decline in union membership has had a ripple effect on wages of nonunion workers, costing them a potential $14 to $52 a week in pay, according to a report this week by a Washington think tank.

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Tags: Arizona, Minimum wage, Economy, Labor

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Pinal County Election Results

Fri, Sep 2, 2016

Election 2016

Unofficial Pinal County election results as of 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2

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Feds reviewing use of private immigration facilities

Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Immigration

TUCSON— Federal immigration officials are considering phasing out the use of private contractors at its detention facilities like one in Eloy amid pressure from immigrant advocates to end the practice.U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday that he’s asked an advisory council to review whether U.S. Immigration

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Immigration, Private Prisons, Department of Homeland Security

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Court OKs tougher law for Libertarians

Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Election 2016

PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday upheld a law that its proponents admitted is designed to help elect Republicans by keeping Libertarians from siphoning away votes.In a unanimous ruling, the justices acknowledged that the new law increased the number of signatures a Libertarian is required to get to

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Candidates for D2: STV not set up for business

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Election 2016

SAN TAN VALLEY — Candidates for Pinal County Supervisor in District 2 spoke to an audience of 50 or so people about how they would draw more head-of-household jobs to San Tan Valley at a forum Aug. 17 at San Tan Foothills High School.Three of the five candidates attended. Debra

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Pinal County to reduce its tax rate

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Pinal County

FLORENCE –– Thanks in large part to a successful lawsuit against the state by Pima County, Pinal County property owners will see a significant drop in their property taxes this year.The state has agreed not to appeal a court ruling that said passing a 1 percent tax cap on to

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Letter to the Editor, Reveles; Trump’s views thrown on party

Fri, Aug 12, 2016

Election 2016

Casa Grande DispatchEditor, Casa Grande Dispatch:News items report that Sen. John McCain continues to condemn Donald Trump’s disgraceful comments about the parents of fallen Capt. Humayun Khan. McCain tells us “I hope Americans understand that the (Trump) remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers or

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Election 2016, John McCain, Roberto Reveles

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Election officials won’t enforce new voting law

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Election 2016

PHOENIX — The top election officials in the state will not enforce a new law that makes “ballot harvesting” a crime.“We’re not police,” said Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson. “People bring early ballot to us, we’re going to process them like we always have,” said Maricopa County Recorder Helen

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Tags: Arizona, County Recorders, Election Law, Ballot Harvesting

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