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Racism has become a big topic in the media in recent months and over the last year thanks to major events such as the controversy in Ferguson Mo. and the not-so-smart students singing on the bus from University of Oklahoma. In America, we brag about having the right to freedom of speech. However, recent events would suggest otherwise, especially when speech is centered around racist comments or behavior.
A referendum effort to stop the purchase of the $1 million Hilton El Conquistador Golf Course/country club was halted last month thanks to a serial number/resolution number debacle. More than 3,000 signatures proved it’s not just some cranky minority opposed to a sales tax hike and purchase kept out of public view through the negotiations process. The amount of signatures proved it’s a little more important to residents than the four-vote majority want to admit.
Over the last six months, there’s a lot of talk about Tucson’s economy improving. There’s a lot about downtown taking that turn from being a punchline to being a source of discussion for bringing in new business, new housing and new energy that could kick-start an economy that has been struggling to just crawl upward from the recession.
As a parent, its incredibly frustrating to me to hear news reports about the recent measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and has now made its way into my state. Why am I frustrated? Because its all completely preventable, and yet, we have those needlessly exposing our children to these viruses.
It’s like watching a spinning wheel go round and round each year, and when it stops – the cuts to some program aimed at helping, assisting in the care of or educating our children is the target.
The Seattle Seahawks are just waiting to see if they will play New England or the Colts in Arizona on Feb. 1, after defeating the Green Bay Packers 28-22 Sunday.
Hillary Clinton isn't the only one that continues to take steps toward a serious run for the nation's top seat. Recently, Jeb Bush resigned from all of his corporate and nonprofit board positions, showing he is seriously looking at becoming the third Bush to take office.
Keurig Green Mountain announced announced that is recalling more than 6.6 million beverage-brewing machines in the U.S.
While many theaters backed away from showing "The Interview" on the planned Dec. 25 opening after terrorists threats that have reportedly been linked to North Korea, some other theaters have expressed an interest in showing the controversial picture.
According to an ABC News report, the Miss World pageant has officially eliminated the swimsuit competition for the first time in the event's 63-year history.
At the start of election day, Republicans needed to win six key races to take over majority control of the U.S. Senate. Around 9 p.m. Tuesday night, the results went in the GOP's favor.
The Associated Press has called the Arizona governor's race. State Treasurer Doug Ducey defeated Democrat Fred DuVal. Ducey will be replacing Gov. Jan Brewer who was not eligible to run for reelection.
While Congressional District 1 is the 10th largest in the nation, and has one of the most diverse populations – both Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) and challenger Ariz. House Speaker Andy Tobin (R) agree that the majority of the district is rural and the needs of constituents are common.
Anyone with a teenager, or young child who owns an iPhone will probably understand this – Our children are much too reliant on this method of communication, and we are losing the ability to speak our minds openly in person.
The ballot set to run in the August Primary Election took shape in Arizona on May 28, as candidates worked to submit the required signatures to officially run.
On Saturday, my family and I were out doing some shopping and running some errands. During this trip, something that I’ve often got annoyed at kept coming up, but in a day where we had extra errands and things to purchase, I found it incredibly annoying.