A bill to prevent police from profiling motorcyclists as outlaw bikers hit a snag this week when a Democratic lawmaker introduced changes that included allowing police officers to stop bikers wearing “hate symbols.’’Read More »
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Concerned about medical marijuana co-ops attracting blight and crime to residential neighborhoods, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk is pushing a bill in the state Senate that would reaffirm counties’ zoning authority over marijuana and cannabis cultivation.Read More »
A federal agency is backing a request from Gov. Jan Brewer to declare a drought disaster that will help ranchers and farmers.Read More »
Gosar has been the early beneficiary of Babeu’s campaign problems, and he appears well-positioned to capitalize on Babeu’s supporters if the sheriff drops out of the race.Read More »
A Phoenix developer has unveiled plans for a large resort in Yavapai County by 2014. ABM Development Services President Gregory Arrington says the resort would be built near Poland Junction, between Mayer and Dewey-Humboldt, at an estimated cost of about $80 million.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar confirmed rumors that have been swirling around in political circles for months, announcing on Saturday that he will move to Prescott and seek reelection in Arizona’s new 4th Congressional District. Gosar announced this morning that he’s ...Read More »
As a volunteer police officer in this northwestern Arizona city, Harley Pettit saw young people get in trouble for everything from drugs and alcohol to vandalism. In a small community with not a lot to do, he said, the last thing young people need is another way to get into trouble.
He’s worried that’s exactly what medical marijuana will give them.
A long-time judge on the Yavapai County bench has died. The Daily Courier reports Judge Thomas Lindberg died Saturday from a brain tumor. He was 58.Read More »
In two Arizona counties, the civil rights movement may soon be giving way to a new era, one in which elections officials don’t need the federal government’s permission to make such mundane administrative changes as moving polling places or changing voter-registration deadlines.Read More »
With the legislative session about to start, a commission appointed by Gov. Jan Brewer has missed a year-end deadline to recommend steps that the state can take to privatize services and improve efficiency of programs.Read More »