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GOP and Democrats at Odds Over Redistricting

Proposed Congressional Map is Fatally Flawed and a Partisan Giveaway to Democrats –Governor calls process Botched Governor Jan Brewer today blasted a new Arizona congressional map preliminarily adopted this week by the Independent Redistricting Commission.   “The IRC proposal is simply gerrymandering at its worst,” said Governor Brewer. “This unaccountable, unelected Commission has misused its […]

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Volunteers Needed at Schultz Fire Burn Area

Volunteers are needed to help fill sandbags for the Schultz Flood area.  Beginning today, the United Way of Northern Arizona staff will be at the Silver Saddle gas station on the corner of 89A and Silver Saddle Road to help in the process.  Volunteers are needed for the next several days. ·         Thursday, September 15th: 9am […]

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CCC Celebrating 20 Years

Officials and community members helped kick off today’s year long celebration of CCC, and its many roles in Northern Arizona.  A ceremony held on the Lone Tree campus today, celebrated the college’s many accomplishments, and speakers talked about the future of the institution. CCC President Leah Bornstein tells Flagstaff Business News, the college is working […]

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Lawmakers Praising Gabrielle Giffords Return to D.C.

Representative Gabrielle Giffords made a surprise visit to the U.S. House of Representatives today, her first time in the capitol since she was shot earlier this year in Tucson.  She came to cast her vote in favor of the debt-ceiling compromise.  Representative Giffords, who was able to walk on her own accord, received a standing […]

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Additional Fire Restrictions for Flagstaff and Coconino

Coconino National Forest officials are implementing additional fire restrictions.  Under these restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal or wood stoves continue to be prohibited on the forest, including in developed campgrounds. The restrictions also limit smoking to within enclosed vehicles or buildings. Fireworks are always prohibited on National Forest System lands. Additional restrictions prohibit: chainsaw use from 11 […]

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Open Burning Banned in the County

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors today approved an emergency resolution to ban open burning on public and private lands in the unincorporated areas of Coconino County.  The ban will take effect on Saturday, June 11, at 10:00 a.m. and will remain in effect until fire danger conditions subside. The ban includes all open fires, […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Employer Sanctions Law

The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld Arizona’s law that revokes the business licenses of businesses and corporations hiring illegal immigrants.  The 5-3 vote was a rejection of challenges to the law by a coalition of business people and civil rights organizations.  Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is calling the decision a victory: “I could not be […]

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Marking Anniversary of Prop 100 Passage

Governor Jan Brewer issued this statement on the temporary one-cent sales tax. “It was one year ago today that Arizona voters made an important statement, agreeing to a temporary tax increase in order to fend off more drastic cuts to critical state services. I had fought for this measure, Proposition 100, despite having never voted […]

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