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Babies deserve every chance at life!

Stop the shameful repeal of their protection! The time to stop the latest move by pro-abortion advocates is today. Last week, 17 members of the Arizona House introduced HB 2696. The bill is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday morning.  HB 2696 would repeal lifesaving measures for babies born alive during an abortion attempt, a law [...]

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Arizona Conservatives bash FDA for regulatory assault on e-cigarettes

Arizona’s own Goldwater institute has joined a number of center-right leaders in urging Trump’s FDA to stop government overreach into personal health decisions. The coalition is calling a proposed crackdown on e-cigarettes a regulatory assault. Conservative groups nationwide are calling on President Trump to halt FDA commissioner Gottlieb’s panic driven regulatory action. “FDA Commissioner Scott [...]

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Phoenix taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for the Suns’ arena

By Boaz Witbeck  The Phoenix City Council is considering whether to spend $150 million in taxpayer money on a plan to renovate the Phoenix Suns’ Talking Stick Resort arena. At a recent public meeting, supporters of the plan argued that it’s worth $150 million to keep the team downtown. Wanting to keep our beloved Suns in Phoenix is understandable, [...]

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Removal of Pancho Villa Statue Denied

A conservative watchdog group’s attempt to have a downtown Tucson statue removed was denied after a unanimous vote last week by the Public Art and Community Design Committee. The 14-foot bronze statue of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa on a horse stands in Veinte de Agosto Park. The statue was a gift to the state of [...]

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Voters Deserve Opportunity to Decide if More Light Rail is Right for Phoenix

It has been almost a month since our grassroots group—Building a Better Phoenix—turned in 40,000 signatures to give voters an opportunity to stop the disastrous $7 Billion dollar expansion of light rail in the city of Phoenix.  Gathering twice the number of signatures required to qualify for the ballot in under 8 weeks was an [...]

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Scottsdale Parent Chides Columnist, Scottsdale School District

To: Laurie Roberts, Arizona Republic Columnist I read the article you wrote in the AZCentral regarding HB 2002 and wanted to reach out to you to inform you that Mark Finchem’s bill and bills other legislators are working on to protect our children in the K-12 schools are absolutely needed. Activism is permitted in the [...]

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Representative Mark Finchem Introduces Bill to Create Teacher Code of Ethics Prohibiting Political Advocacy in the Classroom

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Representative Mark Finchem (R-11) has introduced legislation (HB 2002) that requires the State Board of Education, in coordination with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to create a code of ethics for teachers that prohibits political, ideological, or religious advocacy in the classroom. While the practice is already prohibited in Arizona State Statutes, [...]

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Kelli Ward: The Lonely Leader of #NeverMartha Republicans

By Calamity June Ever since Donald J Trump became the Republican Party’s standard bearer, a counter movement known as “#NeverTrump sprung up to stop the freight train of the Trump movement. These “Never Trumpers were not liberal Democrats, however. They were, and are, so-called Republicans, who just can’t stand the fact that President Trump defeated [...]

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Fair Arizona Independent Redistricting Citizen Committee Launched; Announces Former State Rep. Jill Norgaard As Chairman

Phoenix, Arizona – Fair Arizona Independent Redistricting (FAIR) is pleased to announce its formation and launch as a citizen committee dedicated to ensuring a fair, balanced and unbiased redistricting that accurately reflects the culture and values of the hardworking Arizonans who call our state home. In the coming months, FAIR will be meeting with community leaders, [...]

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Two-Time Loser Seeks to Make it 3 for 3

By Calamity June On Monday, as Arizonans returned to work from the Thanksgiving holiday, many must have thought that they were experiencing a tryptophan-induced flashback, as for the 3rd time in 3 election cycles, Kelli Ward announced that she was once again running for office. Yes, the same Kelli Ward who was badly embarrassed by octogenarian [...]

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