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Amer Taleb's journalistic talent took him to Japan this summer, where he and other winners of the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition toured multiple cities on a nine-day study trip. While in Hiroshima, he bought a silver keychain in the shape of a coin that was inscribed with a charge to work toward a more peaceful world.
1. U.S. helps break siege that trapped Yazidis atop an Iraqi mountain
1. American general killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan
1. Kerry arrives in Israel to push peace
Mayor Satish Hiremath is running for mayor again and is asking for our votes. Unfortunately, as of now, I cannot vote for him. When I vote for a mayor, I want that person to demonstrate quality leadership on key issues that affect our community.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court’s ruling that convicted Arizona double-murderer Michael Murdaugh should get a new hearing on his death sentence.
If it were me, I’d be ashamed. If a judge told me I had cheated children out of money I owed them, that I had violated the law by giving them less money than I was legally bound to give, I would hang my head in shame, and I’d ask the judge, “How much do I owe?”
Despite that fact that we are in the year 2014, one of the issues that continues to be debated is abortion. While I understand the moral debate, believe me I have my thoughts on it, I don’t understand why it continues to be discussed and debated by lawmakers.
Senate Bill 1062 suddenly became a hot issue with emotional rants on both sides. An article in The Arizona Republic quoted Felecia Rotellini, Democrat, stating that, “SB 1062 is not about the free expression of religion. It is about discrimination. As a result, it undermines the heritage and values of our country and state – the preservation of liberty, justice and equality under law. . .”
On March 30, the Sunday Evening Forum, in its premiere return will feature Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (ret) hosting an “armchair” interview with former Arizona chief Supreme Court Justice Stanley Feldman at Tucson's Fox Theatre.
WASHINGTON – Born and raised in Arizona, fresh out of law school and married, Rachel Winkler said she didn’t worry at first about the rigors of having a spouse in the military.
Arizona gained national attention again last week when the legislature decided they needed to “protect religious freedom” by allowing businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians.
WASHINGTON – When the Supreme Court’s justices sit down Friday to consider which cases to hear, one appeal will be familiar – an Arizona murder case that the justices have taken up the last 12 times they met.
Visitors to Arizona's state prisons must continue paying a one-time fee that goes toward maintaining state-run lockups.
Jill Broussard, Pinal County School Superintendent, is a wife, mother, coach and teacher. She also is the dynamic leader of the Pinal County School Office and Education Services Agency. She oversees the payroll of more than 6,300 teachers and educational staff over 20 public school districts.
Since Geri Ottoboni has followed Sen. Melvin’s agenda exactly, repeating it doesn’t necessarily make it true. Has she witnessed that medical radioisotopes are in short supply? The French, who have closed their recycling program, have always shipped their waste to Japan. It was General Eisenhower who first warned us of the dangers of nuclear power. The Germans are now leaders in solar power and have nothing to do with Nuclear.
First, I’d like to laud Ms. Grimes for her editorial for holding our elected officials to task. She may have a bully pulpit as the editor of the Explorer, but she is also a private citizen. She was not only entitled to, but as each of us is, was responsible to share her viewpoints where she felt our politicians were not properly representing us.
1. SENIOR JURIST SWORN IN AS TEMPORARY EGYPTIAN HEAD OF STATE Adli Mansour, the chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court, was sworn in as Egypt's acting head of state on Thursday, hours after military officers removed the country's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. In his first reported remarks, Mansour praised the protesters whose mass demonstrations spurred the military action, saying they "corrected the path of its glorious revolution." He also held out an olive branch to Morsi's Islamist supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood. [New York Times] ………………………………………………………………………………
The U.S. Supreme Court had a busy week last week, handing down some landmark decisions that help pave the way to make legalizing gay marriage easier, a strange non-decision on affirmative action and another giving states more rights when it comes to voter registration.
Arizonans who manage to get a raise to keep pace with inflation could are not going to get relief from what could be a nasty surprise on their income taxes.
PHOENIX -- The pair of Supreme Court rulings Wednesday on the issue of gay marriage did leave Arizonans who support the issue with one small victory.
Shannon Trezza is a Certified Legal Document Preparer licensed by the Arizona Supreme Court and a Certified Estate Planner. She graduated from the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners, and completes a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education per year to keep up with the changes in the law.