Governor Brewer names new leader for Arizona National Guard
The commander of the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing in Tucson has been named the new adjutant general of the Arizona National Guard.
Judge throws out parts of civil suit against Horne
Both sides claimed victory as a federal judge dismissed the bulk of Margaret “Meg” Hinchey’s retaliation lawsuit against Attorney General Tom Horne and a top aide, but allowed the case to proceed on several allegations.
Electricity deregulation advocate challenges opponent to debate
A senior policy expert at the Goldwater Institute said he has challenged an anti-deregulation critic to a one-on-one debate over a proposal for Arizona to dismantle its monopolistic system of providing electricity to homes and industries.
High court speeds up challenge to new way of appointing judges
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to fast-track a legal challenge to a law giving the governor a larger selection in appointing judges.
Filling in the blank
Reagan today amended her exploratory committee, which she opened in December without listing an office, to declare that she’s officially eying the secretary of state’s race.
Arizona, 21 other states to have federal timber payments reduced
The federal government will deduct more than $860,000 from its timber payment to Arizona this year, some of the more than $15 million the U.S. Forest Service said it will withhold from 22 states.
Brewer urges bell-ringing to recall King speech
Governor Jan Brewer is urging Arizonans to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by ringing bells.
DiCiccio holds strong lead in heated Phoenix race
Fiscal hawk Sal DiCiccio has a big lead over challenger Karlene Keogh Parks in a hotly contested Phoenix City Council race.
McCain: Pathway to citizenship essential to immigration reform
Any immigration reform plan that makes it through Congress must include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the country, Sen. John McCain said during an immigration forum in Mesa today.
Pythian Castle, Bisbee
The Knights of Pythias was one of a number of fraternal organizations founded in 19th Century America. (Others were the Grange, the Knights of Columbus, Order of Hibernians, and the Order of Elks. The Freemasons and Odd Fellows, two of the best-known groups, were founded in England in the 18th Century.) The Pythians were founded in Washington D.C. in 1864 by Justice H. Rathbone and five clerks. By 1900, there were almost 1 million members.
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