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Ken Dixon: Counting guns, and excuses

In the bastion of Bambi blasters, I'm wondering where they'll put the inevitable African elephant, now that the Tweeter-in-Chief will allow the international sporting class to drag back the carcasses of endangered, super-smart, social "trophy" animals into the United States, ivory tusks and all, aft

CONNECTICUT POST - 2017-11-19 00:00:43

Native son: Renowned sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt remembered at Slater

You've probably noticed them around the area - bronze statues of historical figures from Revolutionary times. They stand quiet and familiar, yet thousands of people pass by them every day without much of a second thought. Statues of Nathan Hale watch students walk to and from class on the campuses o

THEDAY - 2017-11-19 08:01:00

New Haven mayor seeks $10,000 raise

NEW HAVEN - Fresh off a resounding re-election victory, Mayor Toni Harp is hoping to start her third term as mayor earning more than her two previous terms. City Manager Stephen J. Librandi made a request to increase Harp's annual salary by $10,000 in a letter to Board of Alders President Tyisha Wal

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-11-19 16:34:12

Sandy Hook lawsuit: Wrong way to stem violence

There is a right way and a wrong way to advance a public-policy cause. A minority of victims' family members in the Dec. 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings are pursuing the wrong way. They aim to reverse a federal law by persuading a court to do what Congress thus far has declined to do


NewArts Finds Perfect Partnership With Walnut Hill Community Church

BETHEL - In the grueling hours and days following 12/14, Walnut Hill Community Church (WHCC) Pastor Brian Mowrey said his congregation committed to doing anything possible to help its Newtown neighbors as they began grappling with the horror and taking their first tentative steps toward recovery. Si

NEWTOWN BEE - 2017-11-19 06:41:36

Growers feel the squeeze as county's citrus industry drops

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - From a 2-acre plot on north Merritt Island, Steve Crisafulli looks at rows of orange trees, searching for a glimmer of hope for Brevard's dying citrus industry. Crisafulli - a Merritt Island resident whose last name has been synonymous with the citrus business for five ge

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-11-19 08:37:33

State Budget Results In Less Financial Pain For Cheshire

File photo - Connecticut State Capitol The Town of Cheshire dodged a destructive financial crisis after state legislators passed a veto-proof budget at the end of October that restored much of the state aid previously proposed to be cut. With Governor Dannel Malloy's executive order no longer contro

CHESIRE HERALD - 2017-11-19 07:00:23

Blumenthal 'bot' attack reveals web's toxic side

It's the potential dark side of this period in public life, when entertainers and politicians are targets of sexual harassment claims by men and women who sense a new freedom in publicly airing their sometimes decades-old claims. An apparent hoaxer who targeted U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Friday

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-11-18 23:05:13

Not many differences as Democratic governor candidates square off

The question at Thursday's forum with the two Democratic candidates for governor wasn't so much who to vote for. It was who has the best shot at beating the Republican candidate next year - most likely Gov. Doug Ducey. That's because there was very little separating Steve Farley and David Garcia on

GREEN VALLEY NEWS AND SUN - 2017-11-18 19:26:00

Unapproved economics class with ties to Koch network being taught in TUSD

Tucson's largest school district has allowed a controversial economics class with a biased textbook and ties to the Koch network to slip through the cracks and be taught at four high schools without being properly vetted or approved. Now, in the middle of the second year of the yearlong class, the T

TUCSON.COM - 2017-11-19 02:31:00

Woman in crash died of natural causes

A Sahuarita woman who lost control of her car and crashed near Anza Trail School Nov. 14 died of natural causes, not injuries caused by the crash. Dr. Greg Hess, chief medical examiner for Pima County, released the cause of death Friday. Maria Paquette, 63, was northbound on Rancho Sahuarita Bouleva

GREEN VALLEY NEWS AND SUN - 2017-11-18 02:54:00

Their husbands died in bike accidents; now they speak for safety

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - This weekend El Tour De Tucson will bring thousands of cyclists all around our area. But two cyclists will not be on their bikes. Their widows have a safety message to keep in mind when bikes and cars share the road. At La Canada and Sahuarita Road there's the site of a cyclist

KGUN 9 - 2017-11-18 02:35:39

Sahuarita man get max sentence for Willcox manslaughter

A Sahuarita man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with the 2010 death of 45-year-old Gregory Neely, of Willcox. Forty-four year old David Anthony Verdugo was sentenced Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Division 5 Superior Court of Judge James Conlogue. In September, Verdugo was found gui


Serial shoplifter gets 'outrageous' prison term

Jared Lee Martinez of Tubac went on a shoplifting spree in which he was caught four times in a little more than three months, including three times at the Wal-Mart in Nogales. He pleaded guilty to three offenses and called the 2.5-year prison term he received for them "outrageous." Court documents s


Flu case up in Arizona but numbers can be misleading

The number of flu cases in Arizona this season is alarming. According to the Department of Health Services Department, there have been 378 cases already. During the same time last year, there were only 60, an increase of 448 percent. The numbers in Pima County are equally alarming. Thirty-four cases

TUCSONNEWSNOW.COM - 2017-11-18 00:35:11

Man sentenced to death for murder of Phoenix girl locked in box

The man who stuffed a family member into a locked box as punishment has been sentenced to death. A jury decided on the death penalty on Thursday for John Allen. Last week, he was found guilty of first-degree murder, three counts of child abuse and conspiracy to commit child abuse. Prosecutors said A


Flood Preparedness Week comes to Elko

ELKO - Representatives from several organizations presented the public information about flood awareness at Walmart for three hours Friday afternoon. "We've done presentations like this in the past," Larry Whitworth of the Division of Water Resources said. "Except now flooding is striking closer to

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS - 2017-11-19 13:15:00

Victims remembered one year after plane crash

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. The fence near the site of the American Medflight crash has been a memorial to the victims since the day after the accident, holding banners flowers, crosses, teddy bears and t-shirts. TONI R. MILANO, tmilano@elkodai

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS - 2017-11-18 17:30:00

Elko Band Councilman Felix Ike arrested

ELKO - A tribal elder states he was wrongfully arrested Wednesday when he and another Elko Band Council member attempted to retrieve documents at the Elko Indian Colony. Felix Ike, 72, an Elko Band councilman, said he was "illegally arrested by Western Shoshone Department of Public Safety Officers w

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS - 2017-11-18 01:45:00

What's Happening Around Elko

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. ELKO & SPRING CREEK - Didn't it seem like everyone used to decorate more for the holidays when you were a kid? Well, let's get back into that spirit! Let's have a Christmas decoration contest for the homes in our com