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Another step closer to Google Fiber

Was flipping channels and caught word of this on TV.  Seems Tempe has approved an initial plan to allow Google Fiber.  Still need the same from Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Big surprise: Cox is unhappy.  

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2015/07/30/tempe-google-fiber-arizona-cities/30911587/

#GoogleFiber  
Tempe approved the first agreement with the internet giant to provide ultra-fast internet speed to metro Phoenix residents on Thursday.
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Matthew Kuraja

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Innocent owners often find that fighting a seizure costs more than their property is worth. Now, the ACLU is trying to fight back.
Innocent owners often find that fighting a seizure costs more than their property is worth.
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Check out the Arizona location.

More than 200 cities, counties, and states across the United States are considered sanctuaries that protect criminal aliens from deportation by refusing to comply with ICE detainers or otherwise impede open communication and information exchanges between their employees or officers and federal immigration agents. These state and local jurisdictions have policies, laws, executive orders, or regulations to this effect. These sanctuary policies obstruct federal law authorizing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to administratively deport illegal aliens without seeking criminal warrants or convictions from federal, state, or local courts. Although federal regulations plainly require cooperation, the federal government has never sued nor sanctioned a sanctuary jurisdiction, nor denied federal funds. In contrast, the Obama administration has made it difficult for the states and localities which choose to aid in enforcing immigration laws, in some cases going so far as to sue to have such assistance prohibited. In addition, in a November 2014 policy memorandum signed by the Homeland Security Secretary, the administration reversed longstanding policies by directing ICE agents not to issue detainers except in rare circumstances, and explicitly allowing sanctuaries to ignore ICE efforts to take custody of deportable criminal aliens.

#phoenixaz   #immigration   #arizona  


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More than 200 cities, counties, and states across the United States are considered sanctuary cities. These state and local jurisdictions have policies, laws, executive orders, or regulations allowing them to avoid cooperating with federal immigration law enforcement authorities.
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Matthew Kuraja

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A prostitution witch hunt in Tucson uncovered ample police corruption, yet its the civil liberties of citizens suffering a blow.
A prostitution witch hunt in Tucson uncovered ample police corruption yet it's the civil liberties of citizens suffering a blow.
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The state of Arizona is listed 14th best.
There are certain states where wages, job growth and cost of living factors make them great places to live.
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Luft Hans

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It's Independents Week with LocalFirstAZ. This week some local businesses are offering 20% off with downloadable golden coupons.

LocalFirst has been doing this for several years. The week of Independence Day they have discounted advertising for locally owned businesses with local broadcasters such as AZTV and KJZZ. They also have the golden coupon deals with some of the locally owned businesses.

The local business directory is there all the time and is statewide.
NewSpring Pharmacy. Where Wellness Matters. Avondale: 10750 W McDowell Rd. Suite C-301, Avondale, AZ 85392 | 623 932 9800 | www.NewSpringRx.com. We are a Compounding pharmacy on West McDowell Road in Avondale, Arizona, that recognizes the diversity of our customers and strongly believes that one ...
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Matthew Kuraja

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I searched on Google for "AZ Gun Laws" at the +City of Peoria, AZ​​ public library and got this block message.

Citizens here are not allowed to know. 
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That was standard for the wild west. Dodge City, Deadwood and all the rest. Drop your guns off with the sheriff when you come into town and pick them up when you go. Only recently can you take your AR15 into the local Walmart.
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Matthew Kuraja

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This town is four hours away in another State. I didn't expect an Amber alert from there. 
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I got one yesterday too...
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Matthew Kuraja

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83rd, Arpaio. Not 83th. 
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Matthew Kuraja

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In case you need to know before you're next trip.
 
#10Freeway  Closure in #SouthernCalifornia  - Here's your help around it...
http://facebook.com/SocalTraffic
This week, a huge link of the Interstate Highway system has been washed away, the I-10 in Southern California's low desert.  The "Tex Wash" eastbound bridge, located 4 miles west of the "Desert Center" locator and built in 19...
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Matthew Kuraja

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Another 2nd Amendment attack on Arizona from inside.
 
Here we go again. Blame the weapons and not the crazy nut pulling the trigger.
Guns of a feather mass murder together. What do you think?
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+Robert Hamilton​​ as soon as I gave thanks for this discussion staying civil, you describe me as a coward for not wanting to waiver my right to defend myself.

When seconds count, the police are minutes away. So why then do you think the system is enough?

You keep believing a ban on guns is going to fix everything. If it's that simple, why don't we also ban cocaine, meth, and other drugs for a better community? Then we'll have a drug free America. That simple; right?
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Matthew Kuraja

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Before all the concrete and other materials blanketed the valley.
 
Camel Back Mountain in 1934, Phoenix, Arizona.
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Desert Argonaut

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#Sunset in #CaveCreek #Arizona
This was taken at Spur Cross Ranch. It a great hike with beautiful views. If your in town make sure you hike this trail.

http://ed-cheremet.artistwebsites.com/
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Matthew Kuraja

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I say it's an accurate statement that says how we've lost our way and to remember what our values used to be. 
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Luft Hans

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Any waterpark recommendations?

We're planning to hit a waterpark over the weekend. Haven't been to one in eons.

We prefer a place where the parents can spend at least part of the day hiding from the sun while the kids wear themselves out :).

Having decent in park food options would be good, but would prefer ability to bring in a cooler with our own vittles.

Non-option activity options at the park would also be good.
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I've recently been out to the train park by that a couple of times. The park looks pretty big with some huge slides.
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On the final day of the Supreme Court's term on Monday, they will issue a ruling that could affect as many as one-third of congressional districts — possibly dramatically remaking the partisan makeup of the next Congress ahead of the 2016 elections.

The case at hand, Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting, was brought by the Arizona legislature to try to be able to redraw their congressional districts. That task was instead given to an independent redistricting commission after a state referendum passed in 2000 in an effort to try to take political and partisan concerns out of the map-making process.

But because other states also use similar commissions to redraw their congressional lines after each decennial reapportionment, states and districts far beyond the borders of Arizona could be affected.

#arizona #house #vote
A Supreme Court ruling expected Monday could dramatically remake the partisan makeup of the next Congress ahead of the 2016 elections.
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The United States Supreme Court rulled in favor of the "Arizona Independent Redistricting". If you wish to see text on the rulling, please click on the link below. This is and 81 page portable document file (pdf).

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/13-1314_kjfl.pdf


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Luft Hans

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Time machine guests at the Wallace and Ladmo play.

If you went to the play, who came out of the time machine?

I went today and the guest was Pat McMahon, who also stayed afterwards to sign autographs.

Enjoyed the play. Lots of fans in attendance, which was of little surprise. A few people indicated they had no idea who Wallace and Ladmo were, they do now :).

There were many applauses, an appropriate number of boos and lots of fond memories.

I hope they filmed it and make it available on DVD. Ben Tyler, the play's author, suggested that wasn't likely from the previous runs of the play when I suggested it to him another time. I forgot to bring it up when I talked to him at the play today.
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James Britt
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In Tucson, an Unsung Architectural Oasis


Nice article on the ind of mid-20th C architecture to be found in Tucson.  The comments on the article fill in some gaps.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/14/travel/in-tucson-an-unsung-architectural-oasis.html?ref=design
One of the city’s better-kept secrets is how often you can find significant examples of mid-20th century architecture.
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Janice Dunlap

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James Garcia's take on Hamlet! Outstanding contemporary take on the Shakespeare play - worth seeing. Showing tomorrow (june 11) and next week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
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