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Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his sixth State of the State address Monday, and it included some ideas that could affect Pinal County in a major way. Of course, Ducey’s address merely sets the stage for the annual legislative session, and legislators will complete the budget months from now. But …

The federal government last week launched a test program to collect DNA from people in immigration custody and send it to the FBI criminal database. The plan is to make the program go nationwide. This brought immediate objections because permanent residents with “green cards” and asylum seek…

Former national security adviser John Bolton shook up the Trump impeachment standoff recently with his announcement that, if subpoenaed, he is “prepared to testify” before a Senate trial. It’s still not clear, of course, when or even if a trial might occur, since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi i…

The Casa Grande City Council took a big step Monday toward implementing Mayor Craig McFarland’s longstanding idea of setting up a marketing office in conjunction with the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce. The plan, heard by the council but not acted on yet, involves raising the city h…

Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to be among the leaders for the Democratic presidential nomination, with growing financial support and a dedicated following. Even if he is not the nominee, the Democratic platform will be influenced by his philosophy, so the question is asked, “Is Bernie Sander…

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