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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 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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Matthew Kuraja

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83rd, Arpaio. Not 83th. 
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Luft Hans

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The Wallace and Ladmo Show play is on stage again.
 
The Wallace and Ladmo Show play is on stage again. It's a great tribute to the show that every fan should see.

It started today and only runs for a couple weeks, so clear room in your schedule now.

The play is well written. It does have the dual advantages of being a brilliant true story and being written by former W&L Show writer Ben Tyler.

The play is set during the 60s with a great behind the scenes view of the show and features time machine special appearances.

There is also now a Wallace and Ladmo foundation to support Arizona children in the performing arts.

See the following for tickets to the play.

http://www.greasepaint.org/index.php/our-season#sputba2
During their 36 year, daily run, “The Wallace and Ladmo Show” encouraged and promoted the arts. After the show ended December 31, 1989, those associated with the TV show were approached about a sculpture of the trio – Wallace, Ladmo,...Read More
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Matthew Kuraja

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FYI, in case it's you. 
Live in Glendale? Buy a lottery ticket? You better check your numbers!
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Hilary St Jonn

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Sorry, I did this from the wrong account earlier (I'm not active on here personally.

My Kiwanis Club is collecting gently used and new baby items for teen moms and pregnant teens in Phoenix. Let's help these moms "beat the odds". 

Please share and contribute if you can. Thank you!
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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 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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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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Matthew Kuraja

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FYI, Arizona.
 
How does your state rank when it comes to asset forfeiture laws?
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Luft Hans

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Our one one-hundredth of an inch of rain today set a record! Let the good times roll...
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And now we're absolutely smashing the record!
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Matthew Kuraja

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Cooler summers mean more people may now want to move here!  The heat is what kept everyone from crowding in!  LOL
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