Judge rejects secrecy request in Arredondo case; lawmaker pleads not guilty
A federal judge shot down the Department of Justice’s request to seal all of the evidence against Rep. Ben Arrendondo, who pleaded not guilty today to federal charges stemming from an FBI sting.
McKinley’s visit to Congress
At first glance, the portly gentleman with hands clasped behind his back might be taken for an aging schoolmaster scolding errant children at recess. But he was not an educator and the youngsters pictured here were on their best behavior. They were, after all, hobnobbing with a man named William McKinley who was president of the United States.
Stroke of genius?
Decision time is fast approaching for Antenori, who still hasn’t decided whether to pursue a Congressional race in new CD2 or seek re-election to the Senate in the new Dem-leaning LD10. “I probably won’t know ’til about 4:55 tomorrow,” he told our reporter this morning.
Appeals court upholds conviction in straw-man purchases of AK-47s
A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the 2011 conviction of a man who bought dozens of AK-47s from an Arizona gun shop over a two-week period and delivered them to another man.
Feds open comment on 500-mile New Mexico-Arizona power line
Federal officials have unveiled draft plans for a proposed $1.5 billion power line linking central New Mexico with southeast Arizona across at least 460 miles of federal, state, local and privately owned lands.
D.C. official calls Franks a “bully” for bill to limit abortions in the city
Washington’s delegate to Congress called Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, “a big bully” Tuesday for his proposal to restrict abortions in the District of Columbia.
Pentagon asks Babeu to account for surplus military gear
The Pentagon is asking the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for an account of $7 million worth of military equipment issued to non-police agencies.
Tucson councilman’s conduct on trip to be reviewed
A Tucson city councilman is being urged to resign after allegedly making inappropriate sexual remarks at a bar during a city-sponsored trip to San Diego.
Glendale faces $35 million budget shortfall
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Glendale is facing its worst budget shortfall in years as residents are expected to see three separate tax increases.
Accused Fast and Furious smuggler case set to change plea
A man charged with participating in a gun smuggling ring is expected to change his plea in the federal government’s botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.
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