VOL. 21  ISSUE NO. 34

AUGUST 28, 2015

Wellton Border Patrol agents seize marijuana; arrest 26 in separate incidents

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized approximately 376 pounds of marijuana and arrested 26 individuals east of Yuma, in separate incidents over a five-day period. The first incident occurred on August 22, when agents arrested eight people after the driver of a vehicle attempted to circumvent the checkpoint after he drove through Dome Valley. Agents initiated a traffic stop and discovered seven occupants were Mexican nationals in the U.S. illegally. The driver was a United States citizen.

By Linda Bentley | AUGUST 26, 2015

Prinzhorn to bid town adieu

david prinzhornHis resume was already beefed up several months ago to include the town of Cave Creek in his work experience

CAVE CREEK – Utilities Manager David Prinzhorn has announced to Town Manager Peter Jankowski last week he intends to terminate his employment with the town.

According to Jankowski, Prinzhorn has not yet provided the town with his resignation in writing detailing why or when he intends to depart.

By Linda Bentley | AUGUST 26, 2015

Bike lane project to cost $127,635 more than expected

CAVE CREEK – The town held a special meeting on Aug. 24 to authorize the expenditure of $50,630 for its share of the $127,635 additional construction funds required to proceed with the Cave Creek/Carefree bike lane project.

By Linda Bentley | AUGUST 26, 2015

Seattle under fire for illegal gun and ammo tax

“The … ordinance is nothing but a ‘poll tax’ on the Second Amendment and an effort to drive Seattle’s firearms retailers out of business”

SEATTLE – On Monday, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), National Rifle Association (NRA), National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Outdoor Emporium, Precise Shooter LLC and two private citizens filed a complaint in King County, Wash. Superior Court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the city of Seattle.

AUGUST 26, 2015

Deputies arrest 8 smugglers and seize 400 pounds of marijuanasmugglers on the ground

Florence – On August 19 at 8:30 p.m., a Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy working with the Anti-Smuggling Unit, attempted to stop a 2005 Ford van driving north on Anderson Road, near Stanfield, Ariz. The van did not yield and continued driving eastbound into the desert area at Eclipse Road. The van stopped and 8 males jumped out and fled into the surrounding farm lands.

AUGUST 26, 2015

Nogales CBP Officers seize $598K in hard drugs

Customs and Border Protection officers took four male Mexican nationals into custody during separate incidents earlier this week for alleged attempts to smuggle a combined 55 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin through the Port of Nogales.

AUGUST 26, 2015

Goldwater Institute asks Oro Valley to stop restrictions on “sign walkers”

PHOENIX – On Thursday, August 20 the Goldwater Institute sent a letter asking the mayor, council and town attorney of Oro Valley, Ariz., to stop enforcing its illegal restrictions on “sign walkers”—people who carry signs to advertise local businesses—and to revise its town ordinance to be in compliance with Arizona law and the U.S. and Arizona constitutions.

AUGUST 26, 2015

Initiative to regulate and tax marijuana estimated to raise more than $40 million annually for education in Arizona

PHOENIX – Backers of a proposed 2016 ballot initiative to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol estimate the measure would raise more than $40 million annually for education in Arizona. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol highlighted the potential revenue Wednesday by presenting the state with a jumbo-sized check during a “back-to-school” news conference in front of the state capitol. 

AUGUST 26, 2015

Deadline approaching for Mayor’s Constitution Day Contest

Students have a unique opportunity this month to celebrate the U.S. Constitution and its significance … but time is running short to act.

The deadline is Aug. 31 to enter Scottsdale Mayor W. J. “Jim” Lane’s third annual Constitution Day Essay and Art Contest.

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