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New Times publishers win $3.7 million abuse of power lawsuit

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted to pay Phoenix New Times publishers $3.7 million for politically motivated actions taken by county officials against the journalists. [azcentral.com] Last week’s settlements bring to at least $17 million the final taxpayer cost of... (Continue reading)

Dennis & Me: Remembering Dennis Farina

OPINION By DAVID CONGALTON Actor Dennis Farina died Monday morning at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 69. Medical reports indicate a blood clot. Genuine, well-deserved praise has splashed across the Internet in honor of this former... (Continue reading)

High Court snuffs Arizona voter-ID law

An Arizona voter-approved law requiring people desiring to vote t0 prove they are U.S. citizens was struck down Monday morning by the U.S. Supreme Court. (The Blaze) The so-called voter-ID law in Arizona was the biggest test to date of... (Continue reading)

Valley Fever cases drop in SLO County

Cases of Valley Fever in San Luis Obispo County have dropped from 225 cases in 2011 to 163 cases in 2012. For the past few years, cases of the disease have been on the increase with 87 reported in 2009... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria CEO dies in Arizona shooting

The chief executive officer of a Santa Maria telecommunications company died in a shooting Wednesday in an Arizona office building. [KCOY] Steven Singer, 48, was the CEO of Santa Maria based Fusion Contact Centers. A 70-year-old shooter wounded two other... (Continue reading)

Plans afoot for nonprofit campaign transparency

Two California senators are seeking to require more disclosure of nonprofit campaign contributions in the aftermath of a political campaign marked by secret, out-of-state infusions of huge amounts of cash. (Sacramento Bee) Democratic Sens. Ted Lieu and Leland Lee said... (Continue reading)

Shadowy right-wing contributor unmasked

A national conservative group has been identified as the source of a heretofore anonymous last-minute contribution of $11 million infused into two California initiative campaigns. (Sacramento Bee) Compliance from Americans for Job Security of Nevada came only after a rare... (Continue reading)

Illegal youths may get driver’s licenses

California and Arizona are the first two states to decide if youthful illegal immigrants should be able to acquire driver’s licenses when the Obama administration grants their work permits. Arizona said no, California, yes. (San Jose Mercury News) The California... (Continue reading)

Democratic congresswoman shot at point-blank range in Arizona

SECOND UPDATE: Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy issued the following statement Saturday afternoon in response to the Arizona shootings: “The attacks on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, members of her staff, and others are absolutely appalling. This event is horrific and acts of such... (Continue reading)

California GOP does not support Arizona immigration law

The California Republican party stood by gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and decided not to endorse Arizona’s controversial immigration law during their semiannual convention this weekend. [WashingtonIndependent] Conservative activists in the state have been pushing for party support of SB 1070... (Continue reading)



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