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Politics

Schweikert admits House ethics violations, agrees to reprimand, $50,000 fine

Rep. David Schweikert has admitted to 11 counts of campaign finance violations, misuse of congressional office funds and pressuring legislative staff to do campaign work, the House Ethics Committee said Thursday. The Fountain Hills Republican faces reprimand by the full House and has agreed to pay a $50,000 fine in the matter as part of

Politics

Updates from Washington: Congressman Paul Gosar

It was a busy week in Washington, D.C. as Pelosi procrastinated the consideration of our national defense, appropriations, and economic relief measures until the time of expiration. Below are highlights regarding some of my efforts: Gosar Offers Amendments to Homeland Security Appropriations This week, House democrats included appropriations provisions that prevent resources from being allocated

COVID-19

COVID-19 on pace to become third-leading cause of death in state

Six months after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Arizona, the disease is well on its way to becoming the third-leading cause of death in the state this year, following cancer and heart disease, according to state data. As of Sunday, July 26, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,305 deaths from

Education

With little guidance, schools offer range of ‘pandemic schooling’ plans

When Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman ordered state schools to open for some type of in-person instruction on Aug. 17, they gave school administrators the flexibility to design a plan that best suits their districts. What they didn’t give them were directions on how to plan for what one educator called

Local

1980 Groundwater Management Act

Arizona’s Groundwater Management Act, passed by state lawmakers in 1980, remains one of the most stringent groundwater codes in the county. It addresses concerns about how to support water supply needs for economic development and residents’ quality of life in areas of the state with a high reliance on groundwater. Five active groundwater management areas

Legal Beat

Prescott Valley PD Seeks to Inform Citizens Of New Scam

The Prescott Valley Police Department is receiving numerous reports from our citizens regarding fraudulent claims being opened in their names from the Department of Economic Security (DES) Unemployment Insurance Division. These cases are being opened by unknown suspects nationwide and are not easily traced to a local jurisdiction. As a result, these cases are all

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