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Arizona Unemployment Rate Climbs

Unemployment Rate (Sea. Adj.) NA = Not Available 1) Maricopa and Pinal counties 2) Pima County 3) Yuma County 4) Coconino County 5) Yavapai County 6) Mohave County *Rates for these areas are not official BLS estimates     May ’10 Apr ’10 May ’09 United States 9.7% 9.9% 9.4% Arizona 9.6% 9.5% 9.2% *Phoenix MSA(1) 9.2% 8.9% 8.7% *Tucson MSA(2) 9.0% 8.8% 8.5% *Yuma... 

Brewer to Obama: Come to Arizona, See the Open Border

  In my meeting with President Obama yesterday, I personally invited him to visit Arizona and see our open borders for himself.  Only then might he understand that border security is the mandatory first step in any real effort to battle illegal immigration.  Unfortunately, the President declined to commit to a personal visit. He also declined my request to increase the National Guard commitment,... 

Political Factoid: Did you know?

Arizona ranks 9th in the United States for the number of women it elects to public office, with 31% of women in office. Until now, Democratic women candidates outnumbered their GOP counterparts. But, according to a National Public Radio (NPR) story released on June 3rd, Republican females are seizing the lead in the bid for Congressional House seats. In 2008, only 18 of the 54 women who ran for Congressional... 

Manuel Cruz on Ballot

CruzforArizona.com filed over 7,300 signatures on May 24 with the Secretary of State’s office.  Manuel Cruz is officially on the ballot and is a candidate for the office of State Mine Inspector.  Read More →

Red Rock National Scenic Area Advances in Congress

Sedona AZ June 10 2010: Breaking new update on this story!   Joining Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Washington DC for a Congressional subcommittee hearing today were Sedona Mayor Rob Adams and City Councilmember Barbara Litrell, both testifying of the economic need to preserve the Red Rocks with the NSA designation.  Future action is uncertain at this time.  The Coalition for the Sedona Red... 

Citizens letter regarding SFD ambulance service

If you appreciate the current level of service provided by the Sedona Fire District for Emergency Medical Services, now would be a very good time to speak up.  Read More →

Response to “Immigration Opinion from California Reader”

According to Rosemary LaBonte (and David), “Some [Ellis Island immigrants]would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground.”  Remember that if some of the Mexican immigrants got down on their hands and knees and kissed the ground, they would be kissing the ground that only a few short years ago (historically speaking) belonged to them — their long lost country. To... 

Ambulance Privatization (Bad Idea)

If you appreciate the current level of service provided by the Sedona Fire District for Emergency Medical Services, now would be a very good time to speak up. One of the Board Members, Charles Christensen, on his own, without the Fire Chief’s knowledge, put a Public Notice in the Sedona Red Rock News requesting bids from private ambulance companies to replace the medical services SFD has provided... 

Letter to the Editor

I enjoyed reading the article by Robert S. Wood. Yesterday, I sent in some comments that were intended to clarify some facts and issues that he brought up. As of today, Monday 5/10, I have not received any indication that it will appear in the ST. Thank you for giving us, the readers, an alternative newspaper that is not afraid to print stories about some of the controversial issues within our community.... 

Tuesday Tirade

Editorial By Tommy A distraught soldier grabs a weapon and kills five of his fellow troops in Iraq this week. Has to make one think why are we still there and how got there in the first place. It was back in March of 2003, six years ago that the Bush administration told America we had to go in because Iraqi President Saddam Hussien had “weapons of mass destruction;” because he was supporting... 
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