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As threats to national and global security continue to increase, Raytheon Missile Systems president, Taylor Lawrence, said it’s important Southern Arizona’s largest employer continues to have the opportunity to grow.
In what will likely be the only debate in Tucson, the three candidates running for Arizona governor gathered at the Jewish Community Center on Sept. 18 to take part in the event hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Arizona has long had an outsized spot on the national political stage, and that will likely put our next governor right smack in the middle of a pretty big spotlight.
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. . .”
With the defeat of SB1062, it will be hard for consumers to identify local merchants and businesses that hoped the bill would pass. I would really appreciate them putting signage near their front entrances - maybe a black heart or other symbol identifying themselves so that I, as a consumer, can make a conscious effort to patronize their shops or not... in my case, the latter.
Cathi Herrod and her husband, Michael, a Maricopa County Superior judge both have law degrees. Cathi is president of the Center for Az. Policy. This group strongly supported SB1062.
The latest controversy surrounding the ill-advised passage of HB 1062 shows how out-of-touch with reality the Republican-led Arizona Legislature has become.
I don’t know about yours, but my Facebook news feed was abuzz with SB1062 (or, what has been dubbed Arizona’s legalized prejudice bill) news this week. Locals and out-of-state friends alike weighed in with opinions on the highly controversial bill, some with insightful commentary and others with unfounded rants either in favor or opposition of. The topic saturated news and social media channels on both a local and national level. Which is why I wasn’t the least bit surprised when two of my teenage daughters brought up the topic for conversation at home.
1. Brewer vetoes Arizona's anti-gay bill
After a week of controversy, protests and debate, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Wednesday night.
Governor Jan Brewer is holding a special press conference at 6 p.m. to give their response to Governor Brewer’s decision on SB1062.
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.
A bill being viewed by some as discriminatory and by others as a protection of religious freedom will go before Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday.
1. The longest-serving member of Congress ever decides to retire