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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Arizona’

Grand Canyon Hybrid Bison On a Tear

Over 350 hybrid bison have been on a rampage in the northern region of Grand Canyon National Park, and the herd has been tearing up vegetation, impinging on the native habitat of the endangered Mexican spotted owl, knocking down Native American cliff dwellings and befouling the water supply by using it as a toilet. The animals were originally introduced to …

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Police Sting Op Sends Accidental Texts to Man

KSAZ News 10 in Arizona reports that a man found himself in the middle of a scary situation recently when his phone started receiving text messages from an unknown sender. This wasn’t just some comical incident where someone texts a wrong number, perhaps with a hookup offer or other message that makes for great entertainment fodder on the Internet days …

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Joe Arpaio Admonished in Court Over Training Videos

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, along with his top deputy, Jerry Sheridan, appeared in court before U.S. District Judge Murray Snow, who was not too pleased with a video of the sheriff training his deputies. “I intend to have my order followed,” Reuters reported the judge said in court. Snow had issued the order for the sheriff’s office to …

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1991 Temple Slaying: Man Sentenced To 249 Years

More than twenty years after the cold blooded murder of peaceful Buddhist monks shocked the region, the case against Johnathan A. Doody is put to rest once again. Old wounds were reopened in 2011, when an appeals court threw out Doody’s prior conviction on a technicality: Investigators had gotten a confession in an inappropriate manner. If Arizona prosecutors wanted to …

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Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, Eschews Re-election

In 2008, Janet Napolitano was asked by President Barack Obama if she would be willing to become his Secretary of Homeland Security. Upon accepting his invitation, Jan Brewer, then Secretary of State in Arizona, ascended to governor due to succession rules outlined in Arizona’s state constitution. Since that time, Brewer has been one of the most prominent governors in the …

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Wichita State Basketball Improves To 34-0, Wins MVC

It probably was not something that anyone had expected entering the 2013-2014 NCAA basketball season, but the Wichita State basketball team was able to keep their streak going, and finish the season without losing. Due to the fact that the Wichita State Shockers play in a mid-major conference, they have not been given a No.1 ranking all season, despite being …

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Michele Bachmann: Anti-Gay Bill Should Have Passed

Michele Bachmann has tough words for Jan Brewer following the Arizona governor’s decision to veto a controversial “anti-gay” bill this past Thursday. “I believe that tolerance is a two-way street, and we need to respect everyone’s rights, including the rights of people who have sincerely held religious beliefs.” Bachmann voiced her opinion on the bill during an interview with The …

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Arizona Governor Expected to Veto Anti-Gay Law

“I can assure you, as always, I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona.” Though Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has not shown her intention either way, signs show that she will most likely veto S.B. 1062, a bill that allows private business owners to refuse to serve gay and lesbian customers in the name of “religious freedom.” …

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Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill Gets Pushback From Apple, Other High-Profile Companies

Apple has joined a host of high-profile businesses in urging Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a controversial piece of legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community on religious grounds. The bill, Senate Bill 1062, amends sections of the Arizona statues to empower business owners to exercise what they would call “freedom of religion,” and what …

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Jan Brewer: Arizona Gov. To Make Decision On Anti-Gay Bill

To veto or not to veto? That is the question for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who is facing a big decision on a controversial issue. The Arizona Legislature has recently passed a bill that would allow business owners to turn away service to lesbian and gay customers, as long as they hold deep religious beliefs to do so. If passed, …

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Yelp CEO Pens Letter To Jan Brewer Urging Veto Of SB 1062

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has written an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, which was just posted to the company’s blog. Stoppelman urges Brewer to veto SB 1062, the controversial bill that would allow businesses in the state to refuse service to anyone based on religious freedom. Here’s the letter in its entirety: Dear Governor Brewer: I write to …

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Arizona Senators: Legalizing Homophobia?

In a so-called attempt to preserve the religious sanctity of Arizona businesses, lawmakers in the state passed legislation making it perfectly legal to boot someone out of your establishment for being gay. So long as you’re really really really religious, it’s perfectly fine. Because nothing pisses off Jesus quite like giving homosexuals coffee. Senators Adam Driggs, Steve Pierce and Bob …

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