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"Undocumented Immigrants, U.S. Citizens, and Convicted Criminals in Arizona"

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:53:05 GMT

The title of this post is the title of this new paper authored by John Lott available via SSRN that a helpful reader made sure I did not miss. For a host of reasons, John Lott is a controversial empiricist, and this latest paper could surely stir up some new controversies.




Arizona ranked most 'pro-life' state in U.S. by anti-abortion group

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:33:03 GMT

After years of enacting laws to restrict abortions, Arizona has been named the most pro-life state in the country by Americans United for Life. Kim Leeds attends an anti-abortion rally in 2014 near a Planned Parenthood center in Tempe.




The Latest: Arizona snowfall creating hazardous conditions

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:18:28 GMT

The Latest on Arizona weather : 12:20 p.m. Hazardous driving conditions are reported on Interstates 17 and 40 in the Flagstaff area as snow falls across parts of northern and eastern Arizona. Officials say there are reports of slide-offs and crashes as roadways become slick from snow.




Four-star receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. set to join Arizona Wildcats

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:43:51 GMT

Wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. appears to have arrived at his new home away from home. The former four-star recruit tweeted a "location pin" Saturday night.




Arizonans near nuclear test site lose hope for compensation

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:21:07 GMT

Some residents of the part of Arizona closest to above-ground nuclear testing conducted in southern Nevada during the Cold War said they're tired and giving up hope for compensation for radiation exposure. The sense of resignation comes as remaining members of a Mohave County group advocating for so-called "Downwinders" age and die, the Kingman Daily Miner reported.




Zdebski leaving Walled Lake Western for Chandler Hamilton in Arizona

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:59:27 GMT

WIXOM >> And in a blink of an eye, he was gone. In a bombshell move, Walled Lake Western's esteemed football coach Mike Zdebski has accepted the head coaching gig at Chandler Hamilton High School in Arizona effective immediately.




Vatican astronomer's presentation provides heavenly insight

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:23:40 GMT

Despite the perception that astronomy and, indeed, all science was incompatible with faith, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno says it is, in fact, quite the opposite. The Director of the Vatican Observatory since September 2015 and a holder of numerous degrees, including a doctorate in planetary science from the University of Arizona, Br.




Flagstaff City Council OKs resolution opposing border wall

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:59:48 GMT

The resolution cites the project's costs, environmental concerns, deaths of migrants illegally entering the United States, and opposition to the proposed wall by the Tohono O'odham Nation. The southern Arizona tribe's reservation sits on the border.




Arizona plan to combat opioids would limit dosages, amounts

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:22:13 GMT

By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press PHOENIX - Legislation proposed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to address the opioid crisis bars doctors from prescribing more than an initial five-day supply of pain medication in most cases and limit the maximum dose they could prescribe to most chronic pain patients. The governor's top health policy advisers told reporters Friday that the limits and increasing regulation of pain clinics are key parts of the plan to be introduced in the Legislature next week.




Surprise police: We failed to process sex-offender notifications

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:47:15 GMT

The Surprise Police Department failed to complete 22 neighborhood sex-offender notifications, and never evaluated 10 other registered sex offenders. Readers can send news tips to azcentral.com via the newspaper's social media channels, email or by calling the office.




Audit: Unusual, questionable spending for some student fees at Arizona universities

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:21:44 GMT

Money from student fees was spent on promoting boxed wine over bottled wine, computer tablets and recruiting student athletes, according to an audit. Those words - that university instruction should be "as nearly free as possible" - are still sparking confusion, angry debate and now a lawsuit.




Women's marches planned across Arizona; police expect 20,000 at state capitol

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:13:10 GMT

Here's what you need to know about the women's marches in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Payson, Ajo and Nogales. Thousands rally during an equal rights march at the Arizona State Capitol on Jan. 21, 2017.




Arizona assures Grand Canyon will remain open if shutdown ensues

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:46:28 GMT

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, center, gives his State of the State address as he is flanked by House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, left, R-Chandler, and Senate President Steve Yarbrough, right, R-Chandler, at the Capitol, in Phoenix, Jan. 8, 2018. FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.




Arizona guarantees Grand Canyon won't close over shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:46:27 GMT

In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, center, gives his State of the State address as he is flanked by House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, left, R-Chandler, and Senate President Steve Yarbrough, right, R-Chandler, at the Capitol, in Phoenix. Arizona officials on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, guaranteed that the Grand Canyon National Park will remain in full operation if Congress fails to pass a budget and a government shutdown ensues.




Arizonans Consumed Record 43 Tons of Cannabis in 2017: 50 Percent Higher Than '16

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:07:50 GMT

Phoenix New Times obtained an early copy of the year-end numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services , and they show continued rapid growth in the state's medical-cannabis industry. In 2017, patients smoked, ate, vaped, or otherwise consumed more than 43 tons of cannabis products, including flower, edibles, and concentrates.




Return to Sender: Amazon Rejects Arizona Bids to Host New Headquarters

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:24:16 GMT

Tucson sent Amazon a cactus. Metro Phoenix drafted a mysterious package of incentives.




ARIZONA 360

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:39:22 GMT

Minimum wage increase - Discussion - Most Arizonans earning minimum wage got a $.50 raise at the start of 2018. Under the voter-approved Prop 206, Arizona's minimum wage will gradually go up to $12 by 2020.