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The Siege of Naco

The remains of a Dodge touring car struck by a bomb in Naco, Ariz., in April 1929.

These are the remains of a Dodge touring car struck by a bomb in Naco, Ariz., in April 1929. The bombing took place during the last stages of the Cristero Revolution in Mexico, a religious and political revolt against the federal government, which had outlawed the Catholic Church.

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Better call Saul Tom

Attorney Tom Ryan is officially seeking the removal of Commissioner Bitter Smith from office. Today, the lawyer filed a complaint with Brnovich’s office, alleging that Bitter Smith was not qualified to run for office because of a conflict of interest: She works as a lobbyist for the telecommunications industry, which the commission oversees.

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Brownstein will close by the end of the year

Lobbyist Janna Day, managing partner of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Phoenix office, told our reporter today (Sept. 1) that the firm decided to shutter its operations in the Valley because it was unable to build the kind of legal practice it wanted around some of its core areas, such as natural resources and real estate law.

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New Kyl center at ASU steps in to resolve water rights conflicts (access required)

Kyl center for water policy

The Kyl Center for Water Policy opened last November at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy. Since Sarah Porter was hired as director in January, she and her team have set out to resolve the long-standing issue of determining the nature, extent and relative priority of water rights in Arizona. The process is known as general stream adjudication.

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