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  • Williams, Jensen deny doing business with Desert Divas

    A list of Desert Divas clients posted on Greg Patterson’s website is authentic – we got our own copy from the Phoenix Police Department late this afternoon. It includes some notable names, including one matching prominent Arizona lobbyist Mike Williams.

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  • Poll: McCain, Obama, Kyl have similar approval ratings in AZ

    It appears Sen. John McCain is viewed by Arizona voters only slightly more favorably than President Obama, at least when it comes to the percentage of people who think the two federal officials are doing an “excellent” or “good” job. A new Rocky Mountain Poll by …

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  • Trio incorporated to buy East Valley Tribune

    It appears David Ganezer, of the Observer newspaper group, and a Mesa resident named Rebecca James have incorporated in Arizona in an effort to take over operations of the East Valley Tribune.

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  • Poll: Brewer’s ratings slip among Arizona Republicans

    Another poll shows dismal approval ratings for Gov. Jan Brewer. This time, pollsters contrasted her performance, as judged by Arizona residents, with those of former governors Janet Napolitano and Jane Hull. And, if the approval/disapproval ratings of former governors can be used as a benchmark, …

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  • PV mayor walks away with big win in Cap Times online poll

    Even I was surprised by the results of our online poll. I expected Dean Martin to rank highly, as well as Jan Brewer. But I had no idea Vernon Parker would top the results. On Sept. 9 we asked readers to vote for the person they would …

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  • A last-ditch effort to buy the East Valley Tribune

    Just prior to the Aug. 31 announcement that Freedom Communications Inc. was seeking bankruptcy protection, it appears there was a last-ditch effort to sell a large portion of Freedom’s assets in Arizona, including the East Valley Tribune. It’s not clear whether any agreement is under …

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  • Symington’s revelation begs further study

    Those of us in the Capitol Times newsroom just spent nearly an hour discussing Fife Symington’s revelation to the Yellow Sheet that he is leaning toward a run for governor in 2010, and we can’t come to a consensus about whether he’s serious. Some of us believe he sincerely wants to run, and that he eventually will. Others, though, aren’t so sure.

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  • Writing on the wall, and Freedom’s bankruptcy

    The East Valley Tribune’s parent company, Freedom Communications Inc., is seeking bankruptcy protection after several years of declining revenue and massive shake-ups at its largest newspapers. The corporation owns a handful of TV stations and more than 30 daily papers, including its flagship Orange County …

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