Gov. Doug Ducey has called for an “immediate halt” to the federal government’s settlement of all refugees in Arizona, joining a host of Republican governors who have in some way sought to reject new Syrian refugees in the wake of last week’s devastating terrorist attack in Paris.Read More »
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Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal compared Common Core opponents to “barbarians at the gate” May 13 and vowed to fight them to preserve the educational standards, setting off a Twitter attack by conservative blogger and syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court decided Nov. 21 to leave intact the criminal record of a death row inmate who died of natural causes before his case ended.Read More »
Former Phoenix residents Tyler O’Connor and Enrique Garcia took different paths to the Army.
O’Connor knew at age 7 that he wanted to be a soldier and spent four years in Army ROTC at Arizona State University to earn a commission in the infantry. Garcia decided much later to enlist, about a year after high school. O’Connor wound up serving in Afghanistan, Garcia was deployed twice to Iraq.
A Casa Grande man has pleaded guilty to a kidnapping charge in an attack on state Rep. Frank Pratt late last year. The Arizona Republic says Hilyard Bardney Scott entered the plea Tuesday in Pinal County Superior Court.Read More »