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7-3-18 Briefs

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July

There Will Be No Briefs Posting on the 4th of July. Have a wonderful holiday and don’t forget to remember our folks in uniform who made this holiday possible for 242 years. – ft

AZSOS Settles Lawsuit - Applicants Must Prove Citizenship To Receive A Ballot: Nearly 5 Years To The Day after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling set up a dual-track system of elections in Arizona, the state has settled a related lawsuit and has ensured each applicant’s eligibility to participate in state or federal elections will be verified before the individual’s registration becomes active. The bifurcated voting system arose out of a conflict between a 2004 voter approved ballot initiative requiring proof of citizenship when registering and a Supreme Court decision that mandated the state process individuals who register to vote with a federal form without establishing citizenship.The lawsuit filed by the League of United Latin American Citizens and Arizona Students’ Association, claimed the state’s voter registration process was unduly burdensome, was formally settled on June 4. “We’ve worked hard to settle this lawsuit and are extremely pleased with the result,” said Secretary Reagan.   “The registration system will now verify the eligibility of each and every person who has yet to provide evidence of citizenship.  With this agreement in place we’ll have confirmed an individual’s eligibility before issuing them a ballot with any state elections listed.  While the Supreme Court has ordered Arizona to allow people who have not provided such proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections, it’s a relief the system will now proactively verify eligibility for all applicants.We’ve always said that it should be easy to vote and hard to cheat. I’m proud to say this compromise achieves both.  Voters will now have the clarity they need along with a heightened level of election integrity.” www.azsos.gov (602) 542-4285.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce DC Fly-in. Dan Harbeke -Union Pacific, Kelly Molera - Arizona Chamber, Scott Higginson – I-11 Coalition, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, Glenn Hamer - Arizona Chamber, Susan Anable - Cox Communications, Dawn Grove - Karsten Manufacturing Corp. / PING, Mark Gaspers - The Boeing Company, Renee Eastman – Saslt River Proejct and Allison Gilbreath – Arizona Chamber.

The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet Wed., July 18 at 11 am for a social, followed by their 11:30 am program/lunch at the Gray hawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House. Speakers will be US senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward and Maricopa County GOP Chairman Chris Herring. $35 per person. Reservations required: pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com

Patti and Don Woolley on behalf of the Patriot Alliance will be hosting the 2018 Kegger at 5:30 pm., Thur., July 19 at the American Legion Post 66, Duval Mine Road (next to Titan Missile Museum,) Sahuarita, AZ, I-19 Exit 69 and go West. First beer is free for all! Contact: Patriot Alliance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PATsSCValley/

The Conservative American Latino Organization, advocating traditional American values with a little Latino twist, will meet between 8-10am, Sat., July 14 at Culver's 1025 N Avondale Blvd., Avondale, AZ  85323. They invite all Conservatives who believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the founding principles that made America Great and want to keep America and Arizona great. Contact: Founder/CEO  CID De La Fuente at getcalo2018@gmail.com or see a short presentation of "GETTING TO KNOW YOU" at  https://youtu.be/QDFn3N5vgZY

The Tempe Republican Women’s Red, White & Blue Potluck is scheduled at 6 pm., Sat., July 14 at the home of Caroline Coler, 2307 N Bullmoose Drive in Chandler. see map

America's problem sn't too little democracy. it's too much America’s Problem Isn’t Too Little Democracy. It’s Too Much. How the online mob is shattering the system the Founders designed.

Friends of CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano will be walking neighborhoods with him on Wed., July 18 and Thurs, July 20, Details tba.

Barbara Rochester is holding a meet & greet/fundraiser for CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano on Wed., Aug 15 at the American Legion Post 19 in Yuma. Details tba.

The Yuma Tea Party Candidate Forum, scheduled for Sat., July 28, has been cancelled.

The Colorado River Tea Party-Yuma will meet Dr Robert Branch, Supt of Public Instruction candidates and CD3 candidates Nick Pierson and Sergio Arellano on Thur., Aug 16 at Community Church.

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NOTES FROM READERS

Opinions expressed by readers are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Commentary running over 400 words is subject to editing. Briefs posts candidate announcements, but does not endorse candidates, nor do we post endorsement statements. - ft.

Former two-term Maricopa County Republican Chairman Rob Haney: The latest mid June approval ratings show AZ voters rate Governor Doug Ducey at 31%.  And only 26% believe he deserves to be re-elected. This may reflect his failure to stand up to the anti-gun lobby and his cave-in to the union government employees who violated their contract and illegally went on strike. Or it may reflect Ducey's close ties to the McCain syndicate of corruption. In any case, we need a conservative who is not beholding to the Republican Establishment just like Trump.That Constitutional Conservative is Ken Bennett and he is running under the "Clean Elections" provisions of AZ law and needs us to give $5 contributions for him to qualify for campaign funds as he explains in his attached memo.   Please click on the link indicated and give him $5 so we can get this show on the road.  Also, consider giving him seed money as I have done. When we have a candidate who is willing to stand up to the political machine, the least we can do is support him with a $5 donation. Please do it now.

LD27 PC Art Olivas: Well Frosty, you can say that I am right down disgusted with the RINOs that run the AZGOP and just about to give up on our LD27. I have been to HQ. at 24th St. 3 times to get help in my run for PC in LD27. They ask for my name, address, phone # and e-mail followed by a song and dance of Chairman Lines not being in the office but has been working hard for us. When I asked what is he doing? I get no answer. I ask for a walk list for my precinct I get walked over to the printer by someone who knows not how to work it and then tells me he will email to me and never does. Now about LD27's Meetings our Chairman is almost never in attendance; most of the time he is out of the U.S.A. When I ask where is he? He has business - I think they say in  Columbia. If he was not going to come to the meeting why did the LD27 click vote for him? I had never heard of him. We are down to about 14 PCs per meeting from about 75-80 per meeting. If that was not bad enough, after all the park parties that I have been against -- our treasure has gone down from about $3,500 to $1,600. The LD27 click knows what we have to do but nobody wants to do it and if someone steps up they get no help - so they volunteer no more! As my run for PC in my precinct. When I have asked for help from our Chairman He says he will get back to me but never does! No walking list from him. This is the way it is. Now I ask how can we fix our party if we can't fix our own LDs? I have asked you to stop following lobbyist and endorsers, they are looking out for themselves not for you! You have to get off you’re a** and research for yourself. When you follow like a puppy you will be treated worse then a dog!! you can take that to the bank!! I say what I mean and I mean what I say el tudy Mexican bandit- Arthur Olivas Jr.

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: We could be headed downhill like a snow ball headed for hell.   While POTUS Trump paints a positive picture of the status of our nation, it falls on deaf ears of the ‘obstructionist!  Couple that with the, now, Democrat   Obstructionist Party and the self aggrandizing Republican party.  To start with, looks like the Democrats (and RINOs) object to anything President Trump does, period. Look at the dysfunctional Republicans in congress who can’t get their act together on immigration.  Look what happened in the NY primary where a top ranked Democrat was defeated by a socialist.    And ICE??  And more!!!! Signs are everywhere that the attack by the millenniums is on.  As Maggie Thatcher said, “Socialism only works until the money runs out!”  And when the U.S. can no longer support the welfare system for illegals, free college,  and other government ‘handouts’, what happens then??? This being an election year, has anyone seen an aggressive Get out  the vote (GOTV)  program by the AZGOP? IF the laid back county chairs comprised the AZGOP executive committee, they could meet and come up with a plan to have every precinct committeeman contact EVERY registered Republican voter in the state, by telephone, U.S. mail, email, or door to door, and impress on the voters just how important this of year election could be.  Lay out some details!  Don’t wait until the ‘blue wave’ hits us!!  The millenniums and obstructionist are coming for us.   Just watch and see what happens at the Supreme court selectee hearing!

The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) 13th Annual Meeting of Members will be held October 13, 2018 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix.  Details can be found at our website. This meeting is open only to AzCDL members and their guests. Through August 31, annual meeting tickets may be purchased for $10 (limit 4).  No other discounts will be offered.  This special discount is limited to current (unexpired) members.  If your membership has expired, you must renew it in order to take advantage of this steeply discounted price.  To determine your membership status, visit our Membership page and follow the instructions at the top of the page.Ticketing is automated and online.  If you are a current AzCDL member and plan on attending this year's annual meeting, click here for instructions on purchasing tickets and making your entrĂ©e selections for yourself and your guests.  You will need to enter your membership number in order to purchase tickets.  If you are unsure about your membership number, contact Fred at treasurer@azcdl.org.Your additional donations are welcome.  Standard ticket pricing is $20 and for $25 we'll include an AzCDL cap. The deadline for making your reservations is September 29.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.
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AZRRT CALL TO ACTION – BALLOT MEASURES - Jose Borrajero joseb4538@gmail.com

1. AZ is one of the states in which legislation is not limited to the state legislature. Citizens are allowed to create law, and we are in the process of doing.
1. HOW TO SUBMIT ARGUMENTS PRO OR CON – BALLOT MEASURES: Arguments may be submitted to the Secretary of State for inclusion on the information pamphlet that will go to all voters prior to the election. To submit arguments and to read the rules and requirements, go to
https://ballotarguments.az.gov/ All the information needed may be obtained at that site, including a list of all propositions, but there are four important points to keep in mind.
1. The deadline to submit arguments is July 11
2. The deadline to submit signatures is July 5. We may not know if a measure has made it to the ballot until then.
3. Arguments limited to 300 word, the shorter the better as long as the points are well made.
4. There is a fee of $75 for each argument submitted.
With this in mind, AZRRT suggests the following course of action:
1. Begin the process today. Do not wait until July 5 to begin the process. Since the window is so small, waiting may not allow enough time to do a proper job.
2. Choose the propositions to be responded to, pro or con.
3. Begin gathering talking points and developing a strong argument.
4. Very important. We should not be just trying to make a point. Our goal should be to convince voters. While many of us would love to offend the other side, for this purpose persuasion is the key. Save the offensive language for other occasions.
5. Submit arguments to the SoS once you have a good indication that the chosen proposition(s) will be on the ballot. This could be as late as July 5.
2. AZRRT SUGGESTIONS ON THREE IMPORTANT BALLOT MEASURE
National Popular Vote. “NO”. Talking points at National-Popular-Vote

Tax Increase For Education. “NO”. Talking points at ED-tax-increase
Clean Elections Reform. “YES”. Talking points at Clean-Elections.doc

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ELECTED OFFICALS COMMENTARY

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko introduced her first bill (June 28) since being sworn into Congress. H.R. 6259, the Make Education Local Act of 2018, would allow individual states to submit their own education plans, known as a State Management Decision, to the Secretary of Education. After approval by the Department of Education, all federal funding programs would roll into one pot of money for the state to implement their individualized education plan. “Our children are our future, and it is important that each child have access to high-quality education free from Washington mandates,” said Lesko. “Arizonans know their schools better than any bureaucrat. My bill will allow individual states to submit their own education policy plan to the Secretary of Education to free up dollars so funding will go directly to students and teachers instead of being spent to comply with federal regulators. This bill is just the first step in improving and strengthening education in Arizona classrooms. I will continue to work with local leaders and education advocates to do more to improve education for all of our students. We are committed to fixing our entire education system so that it works for each student.” Original cosponsors of H.R. 6259 include Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Rep. Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04), Rep. Martha McSally (AZ-02), and Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06).

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CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Editor’s Note: Please keep announcement to 400 words. If extended, they will be subject to editing. Opinions expressed below are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Briefs does not endorse candidates. – ft

CD1 candidate Tiffany Shedd: I’m Tiffany Shedd. My roots in Arizona go back over 100 years. Living and working on a 4th generation cotton farm, my heart belongs to rural Arizona. But our way of life is being threatened. That’s why I’m running for Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. Arizona deserves a leader who understands our way of life. As a constitutional conservative, no longer can I just sit aside and watch politicians from out of town run for office for the mere purpose of progressing their own careers rather than the lives of the people in this district. We can secure our border, we will take care of our veterans, and as an NRA certified shooting instructor, I’ll defend our gun rights.I am running for Congress to bring real representation to rural Arizona.I hope that you will join me in this fight to Defend the West.

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CANDIDATE COMMENTARY

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words. If extended, they will be subject to editing. Opinions expressed below are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Briefs does not endorse candidates. – ft

House candidate Stuart McDaniel: Early ballots go out on August 1st and I need your help!  Please consider making a donation today. I need all the help and support to fight for conservative values in rural Arizona. Over the last week, I've received new endorsements and have been busy in our community! In case you missed it, I was on KAFF Country radio to discuss the campaign and legislative priorities. You can listen here You can also hear me on The Big Talker with Jeff Oravits at 97.1FM, Live streaming here Our new yard signs are in! If you are interested in displaying a sign, please contact me at info@mcdanielforhouse.com. Thank you!

LD20 Senate candidate Charles Loftus: No politics. No solicitation.  Tomorrow is the most significant holiday to the United States of America there is. I hope you enjoy, have fun and celebrate with all of us "Americans" the absolutely amazing thing that is and that created America.   It is worth protecting. 

US Senate candidate Martha McSally: President Trump has already appointed one strong conservative to the Supreme Court and has put together a list of highly qualified potential nominees. Friend, we are truly at a historic moment in our nation's history. This is the greatest opportunity in several generations to return our nation to the ideals we were founded upon. President Trump has the opportunity to put forth another Supreme Court justice who has a constitutional interpretation faithful to the Framer's original design — a design that promotes self-government, liberty, and equality under law. Remember, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who has proven himself to be a powerful constitutionalist leader on the Supreme Court, was confirmed by less than 10 votes. Now the Senate is gearing up to push through another conservative Supreme Court justice with the possibility of more retirements before the end of President Trump's first term. In addition, there are countless other federal circuit and appellate court positions still awaiting to be filled because Democrat obstructionists are holding them up. But it all comes down to how the Arizona Senate seat falls in the 2018 midterm election. If Chuck Schumer wins the Democrat majority, Kyrsten Sinema will fall in line with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and keep President Trumps future nominees from ever seeing the bench. We are doing everything we can to win on the ground across the state, but the national Democrat establishment is doing all they can to stop us. We are counting on people like YOU to step up to help today, Friend. Whether you can contribute $5, $50 or $500, it will go directly toward funding our efforts here on the ground in Arizona. donate

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ELECTED OFFICIALS COMMENTARY

Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Phoenix is closing on the downtown Sheraton sale, remember that the real loss to taxpayers is $252 Million.The politicians and government staff who pushed this hotel are now forcing the public to pay for their mistakes. I have submitted a public information request to the city manager demanding the names of each and every person-- politicians and government staff alike-- who pushed for this hotel originally. It is not fair for the public to continue to pay for the incompetence of people who were hired to serve them. This is the final, sad chapter in an orgy of corporate welfare and insider dealing that has cost the citizens of Phoenix far more than anyone at City Hall will admit.Inept staff who insisted on making this deal are claiming the loss is $36 Million, but the true total is much higher.
$350 million-- original cost of the hotel
$255 million-- sale price of the hotel
$95 million loss
But it gets worse. Taxpayers are also on the hook for:
$47 million-- operational losses since hotel was built
$97 million-- corporate tax giveaways
$13 million-- the hotel fund that was handed over to a large corporation
$157 million in additional losses
Bringing the total loss to taxpayers up to $252 million. Even using their numbers, anyone in the private sector who did a deal like this would get fired in a heartbeat for such a loss. Yet the politicians and city staff do it, and are never held accountable. How many cops could $252 million have added to our force? How many miles of paving?
How many units of low-income housing? Those are real things our citizens will never get because of this deal.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July 3

The Cochise County Republican Executive Committee will met between 4-6 pm., July 3 at 325 W Fry Blvd in Sierra Vista (map). Contact: Telephone: 1+520-417-1000   ccrc@cochiserep​s.com

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 am., Tues., July 3 in the Pima County Adm Blvd, 130 W Congress St., in Tucson. (map)

The Pima County Republican Club Luncheon will start at 11:30am, Tues, July 3 at Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S Tucson Blvd in Tucson. (map)

Turning Point USA wlll meet at 6:30 pm., Tues.,July 3 at the UofA. more details»

JULY 5

Concerned Citizens For America (CC4A) will be hosting LD6 Sen Sylvia Allen, Sedona mayoral candidate Pete Conrad, and city council candidates Mike Ward, Bill Chishol, Jr. and Noelle Jullian for a discussion on “Home Rule” and its implications for Sedona residents hosts at 6:30 pm., Thurs., July 5 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road, Sedona. Contact: Andrea Kadar andreakadar7@yahoo.com

The Green Valley Tea Party and Republican Club of Green Vally/Sahuarita will meet at 9 am., Thurs., July 5 at Friends In Deed, 301 W Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley, (map). Speakers will be Sahuarita Town councilman are Kara Egbert and Heritage Acton Young Republicans activist Nathan Duell and Supt of Public Instruction candidate Tracy Livingston.

JULY 10

Republican Women of Prescott will host all Republican candidates running for Arizona Secretary of State at their Tues., July 10 luncheon in the ballroom at the Prescott Resort. Door open at 10:30 am., luncheon at 11:30 am. Display tables will be set up outside of the ballroom. For table space call Anita at 928-443-0464 RSVP for the luncheon to Elsie at 928-778-0235. Contact: Sherrie Hanna, 1st VP programs 928-533-2925

The Huachuca Area Republican Women's Club will meet at 10:30 am., Tues., July 10 at the Elks Lodge, 1 S Elks Ln, Sierra Vista, (map). Registration/social at 10:30 am. luncheon begins at 11 am. $16 with reservation; walk in - $18. Contact Nancy at esp4youcards@gm​ail.com or 366-0012 RSVP.

The Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Executive Committee will meet at 7 pm, Tues., July 10 at the AZGOP HQ (instead of the usual first Tuesday of the month).  Contact Cindy Casaus cindy.casaus@gmail.com

or Chairman Chris Herring chrisherringaz@yahoo.com

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SEEING RED AZ

· More-Proof-Ken-Bennett-Has-Gov-Doug-Ducey-Running-Scared

· Report: Gov-Ducey-Poised-To-Appoint-Cindy-Mccain-To-Us-Senate It’s No Surprise Ducey Is Faring Badly In Two New Polls. A Newly Released Nbc/Marist Survey Of Az Voters Shows Only 26% Say He Deserves To Be Reelected. Emerson College Polling Has Ducey’s Approval At 31%.

· Weekend-Reading-Guaranteed-To-Make-You-Smarter If You Read Nothing Else Today, Read This

· Desperate-Democrat-Party-Uses-Outlaw-Tactics Coordinated Rallies In Favor Of Illegal Immigration, Funded By Leftist Billionaires George Soros And Tom Steyer, Are Taking Place Across The United States Today

· Trusting-Jeff-Flake-On-Supreme-Court-Nominee-Is-A-Fools-Errand Now Claims He Won’t Stall President Trump’s Scotus Nominee

· As-If-You-Need-More-Reasons-To-Ditch-The-Arizona-Republic

· Scotus-Hands-Trump-Travel-Vindication-Flake-Fumes

· Joe-Arpaio-Needs-To-View-Larger-Picture-Act-Admirably

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Duet of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra - May 12, 1960

· File Your Taxes on A Postcard: It's Coming in 2019

· AZ Congressman Andy Biggs Votes No on Immigration Bill That Included Amnesty

· AZ Representative Paul Gosar Votes Against Amnesty

· AZ Candidate for Senate Martha McSally Votes for Amnesty

· Watch VIDEO: GOP Releases Toughest Political Ad Showing Democrats Vitriol Against Trump

· Trump Shows Favoritism To Illegals: Americans Kids Are Separated

· 9 US Consulates & One US Embassy In Mexico Where Illegals Can Apply For Asylum

· Illegal With Kids Shouldn't Be A Get Out Of Jail Free Card

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· AZSOS Settles Lawsuit - Applicants must prove citizenship to receive a ballot

· “Conscience of a Conservative” – Goldwater’s Trumps Flake’s

· We Dare Call It A Conspiracy

· Long-term justice: Younger Supreme Court candidates on Trump's list favored

· More Winning - Supreme Court Rules Against Mandatory Union Fees In Janus V. AFSCME

· VIDEO: "The Plan To Save The World"

· Q's Back...

· Up Next: 1970s-Style Bombings, Warns Progressive

· A Fish Rots From The Head Down

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NEWS LINKS

· Senator-Suggests-Gowdy-For-Scotus

· US-Is Top Tier Country For Combatting-Human-Trafficking

· Sean Hannity On Attacks From The Left, Defending America Hannity Joins Mark Levin To Discuss His Background, President Trump's Agenda And The Promise Of The American Dream.

· Why I Left Liberalism And The Democrat Party

· Sweltering-Heat-Wave-Bakes-Large-Part-Of-Nation-As-July-4th-Approaches

· Illegal-Immigrant-Arrested-For-Starting-Wildfire-In-Colorado-Police-Say

· Trump-Predicts-Electoral-Doom-For-Democrats-With-‘Abolish-Ice’-Push: ‘They’re-Going-To-Get-Beaten-So-Badly’

· Criminal Groups Seek To Decide Outcome In Many Mexican Races

· Trump Orders Army To Dump Obama’s Pc Training And Re-Focus On Main Mission: Taking Out The Enemy

· Maxine Waters Just Cold-Cocked With Karma In The Face By Bar Owner – Begs For Mercy

· Every Congressman Who Just Blocked Trump’s Big Bill Furious At What He Took From Them

· Chairman Of Child Abuse Charity Just Busted With Toddler And Has Hillary Clinton In A Full Panic

· Oklahoma Liquor Store Just Enraged Every Dem In Town With Warning Sign To They Put Up

· Obama Comrade Betrays His Boss, Admits Barack’s Order To Sabotage America

ARIZONA

· Judicial-Watch-Obtains-IRS-Documents-Revealing-Mccains-Subcommittee-Staff-Director-Urged-IRS-To-Engage-In-Financially-Ruinous-Targeting

· Ken Bennett’s Kleenex Box Budget Presentation

· Dog-Attacked-By-Rattlesnake-On-Anthem-Hike

· Arizona's Biggest Blood Drive Needs Donors

· Arizona-Lobbyist-Kevin-Demenna-Drug-Arrest

· Guayule, A Desert Rubber Plant

· Is This Edna Again? Sunday’s Comic

· A Little Coke, No Ice: Sunday’s Comic

· Keeping The AZGOP Peace: Sunday’s Comic

· TUSD Money To Burn: Sunday’s Comic

· Probing Holder: Sunday’s Comic

· Arizona Among The Most Patriotic States

· More Than 150,000 Mexican Citizens Living In US Registered To Vote For July 1 Election

· A Fourth Without Fireworks: Flagstaff Has Been There Before

· Flags To Fly At Half-Staff In Honor Of Yarnell 19

· People Say They’ll Pay Twice What They’re Actually Willing To Spend

· Driver, 5 Undocumented Aliens Arrested After Car Chase

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