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Quickhits State Politics

The trolling of Elon Musk: how US conservatives are attacking green tech

He is the charismatic Silicon Valley entrepreneur who believes his many companies - including the electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, sola…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 5:51 pm @ https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/04…

Where Unfair Voting Practices Begin

Partisan gerrymandering — the drawing of federal or state legislative districts to benefit Republicans or Democrats — is among the most corros…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 3:49 pm @ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/03/opinion/where-un…

Federal government seeks dismissal of legal action by unions on payroll fiasco

Government lawyers are calling on the Federal Court to dismiss a complaint seeking to force Ottawa to pay public servants on time while it sor…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 3:18 pm @ http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/government-phoenix…

Trump’s Win Gives Stocks in Private Prison Companies a Reprieve

These two companies, both real estate investment trusts, are not household names. In fact, on Nov. 10, Corrections Corporation of America chan…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 12:16 pm @ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/03/your-money/trump…

The Best Way to Stop Trump Is at the Local Level

Of course we think first about Congress. But Democratic governors, mayors, and state legislatures are the ones now with the real power to stop…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 11:46 am @ http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/03/t…

The Fake web: why we're so apt to believe fake news, apps and reviews

SAN FRANCISCO — Fake content is a genuine problem on the Internet.

Published: December 3, 2016 - 11:14 am @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2016/12/01/fake…

Fake Cowboys and Real Indians

For most of this past week, a winter storm has lashed at the North Dakota prairie camp where the Standing Rock Sioux are making a stand to kee…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 10:45 am @ http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/opinion/fake-…

What Exactly Is “Military Artificial Intelligence”?

We are in an era of existential fear of technology. Luminaries like Bill Joy, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking have warned against emerging tech…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 8:44 am @ http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_te…


FACT CHECK: Trump Won 3,084 of 3,141 Counties, Clinton Won 57

Claim: President-elect Donald Trump won 3,084 of America's 3,141 counties; Hillary Clinton won just 57.

Published: December 2, 2016 - 10:09 pm @ http://www.snopes.com/trump-won-3084-of-3141-count…

South Tucson police looking for machete-wielding robbery suspects

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - South Tucson police responded to an armed robbery at the Circle K store on S. Sixth Avenue early Saturday morni…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 4:19 pm @ http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/33860528/south-…

One dead, three injured after rollover crash in north Phoenix

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Fire Department says one person has died and three others are in critical condition after a crash Saturday morning. Phoe…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 2:47 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/nor…

Phoenix FD holding BBQ fundraiser for family of fallen Phoenix Fire Captain Chris Fitzmaurice

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser barbecue for the family of Captain Chris Fitzmaurice Saturday. Fitzmaurice was k…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 1:16 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/cen…

After 43 years in prison, Tucson man about to be released

TUCSON Ariz. - Eddie Collins spent his Friday the same way he spends most days. Collins said a prayer after waking up, he then had breakfast, …

Published: December 3, 2016 - 1:15 pm @ http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/after-43-…

Deadly pedestrian accident in South Phoenix early Saturday

PHOENIX - A woman has died after being struck by a vehicle Saturday morning. Phoenix fire report a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near 16t…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 12:46 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/sou…

Tucson police release images of officers, suspect in shooting

TUCSON, AZ - Tucson police say an officer who shot is progressing but remains in critical condition.

Published: December 3, 2016 - 5:11 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-central-southern-…

Remains of Pfc. Daniel Hunt, killed in Korea, find final resting place in Arizona 65 years later

PHOENIX - The homecoming more than a generation in the waiting finally happened this week.

Published: December 2, 2016 - 9:30 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/nor…

Car plows into Phoenix restaurant; impairment suspected

PHOENIX - Police took one person into custody after a car rammed into a restaurant in central Phoenix on Friday evening. 

Published: December 2, 2016 - 9:31 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/cen…

Arizona Coyotes make holiday visit to Phoenix Children's Hospital

PHOENIX — The Arizona Coyotes took some time Friday afternoon to put smiles on children’s faces. The hockey team visited Phoenix Children’s Ho…

Published: December 2, 2016 - 7:04 pm @ http://ktar.com/story/1377129/arizona-coyotes-make…

Tucson ministry hosting 'Back The Blue' event in honor of injured TPD officers

The Gospel Echoes of Tucson ministry is planning a "Back The Blue demonstration" Friday evening, Dec. 2, on the corner of Grant Road and Oracl…

Published: December 2, 2016 - 3:59 pm @ http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/33856183/local-…

Chef Kevin Binkley's Newest Restaurant, Binkley's, Opens This Weekend

Teresa Traverse A A James Beard Award-nominated chef Kevin Binkley's newest fine dining restaurant, Binkley's, has finally arrived and is open…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 12:47 pm @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/restaurants/chef-ke…

Trump Warns US Companies There Will Be "Consequences" For Outsourcing Jobs

by Tyler Durden Dec 1, 2016 6:52 PM Emboldened by his "victory" with Carrier Corp, which agreed to keep 1,100 workers in the US instead of out…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 11:15 am @ http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-01/trump-war…

Ford Miffed by EPA's 'Eleventh-Hour Politics,' Turns to Trump

Find Reviews by Make: Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields doesn’t have kind words for the Environmental Protection Agency’s surprise decision t…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 11:11 am @ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/12/ford-miff…

Yet another restaurant coming to downtown Gilbert: Culinary Dropout at The Yard

For months I’ve been asking Sam Fox‘s people about rumors his Culinary Dropout concept is coming to downtown Gilbert, but always was told, ‘‘W…

Published: December 2, 2016 - 3:29 pm @ http://mouthbysouthwest.com/2016/12/02/yet-another…


Remarkable gains for farm animals in 2016

Each December, I write a series of blogs running through the big accomplishments of the year for The HSUS, Humane Society International, and o…

Published: December 2, 2016 - 11:25 am @ http://blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2016/12/hsus-f…


MXSW Weekend Guide for Dec. 2-4

Grand opening at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Chandler

Published: December 2, 2016 - 10:29 am @ http://mouthbysouthwest.com/2016/12/02/mxsw-weeken…

Blog: McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks at locations nationwide

In light of several cities passing $15-an-hour minimum wage laws, McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks at many locations around the count…

Published: December 2, 2016 - 10:02 am @ http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/12/mcdona…

Best Winter Escapes in the United States

The Alaska Railroad operates year-round, connecting Anchorage and Fairbanks. Watch landscapes drenched in ivory, sapphire blue skies, and wild…

Published: December 2, 2016 - 8:59 am @ http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-trip…

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The Best Food Festival in Every U.S. State

When it comes to quirky food festivals, America stands united. Our cross-country map of state-by-state cuisine celebrations, adapted from Nati…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 6:51 pm @ http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/travel-in…

The trolling of Elon Musk: how US conservatives are attacking green tech

He is the charismatic Silicon Valley entrepreneur who believes his many companies - including the electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, sola…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 5:51 pm @ https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/04…

Silver Alert issued in locating Howard Peter Wahl of Sun City

SURPRISE — Surprise police have issued a Silver Alert in help locating Howard Peter Wahl. Wahl, 83, was last seen driving away from Fry’s Groc…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 5:51 pm @ http://ktar.com/story/1377526/silver-alert-issued-…

Sweat lodge guru's return angers victims

Relatives of those who died in a 2009 sweat lodge ceremony speak out Self-help guru James Arthur Ray, who led ceremony, is out of jail and wri…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 5:19 pm @ http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/01/us/sweat-lodge-james…

For the Cardinals, this Sunday vs. Washington is 'all that matters'

TEMPE, Ariz. — It’s one of those sports cliches, how a team ignores the standings because the only thing that matters is the next game on the …

Published: December 3, 2016 - 5:20 pm @ http://arizonasports.com/story/947755/for-the-card…

South Tucson police looking for machete-wielding robbery suspects

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - South Tucson police responded to an armed robbery at the Circle K store on S. Sixth Avenue early Saturday morni…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 4:19 pm @ http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/33860528/south-…

Where Unfair Voting Practices Begin

Partisan gerrymandering — the drawing of federal or state legislative districts to benefit Republicans or Democrats — is among the most corros…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 3:49 pm @ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/03/opinion/where-un…

Trump ‘Villains and Heroes’ to Mingle at Annual Mercer Costume Party

Each Christmas season since 2009, the Mercer family’s costume party on Long Island has been the subject of awed gossip in Republican circles. …

Published: December 3, 2016 - 3:49 pm @ http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12…

Federal government seeks dismissal of legal action by unions on payroll fiasco

Government lawyers are calling on the Federal Court to dismiss a complaint seeking to force Ottawa to pay public servants on time while it sor…

Published: December 3, 2016 - 3:18 pm @ http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/government-phoenix…

Fox Wins Night With PAC-12 Championship Ratings, ‘I Love Lucy’ Holiday Special Down

TV AP It was a big 41-10 win for the Washington Huskies over the Colorado Buffalos last night in the PAC-12 championship game and a solid and …

Published: December 3, 2016 - 2:48 pm @ http://deadline.com/2016/12/huskies-pac-12-champio…

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