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Gov. Brewer vetoes controversial gun bills

azcentral.com — Arizonans with a valid gun permit still may not bring their guns into some public buildings and events. Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed House Bill 2339, which allows guns in public buildings and events that do not provide security guards and metal detectors at each entrance.
RT @12News: DETAILS: @GovBrewer vetoes controversial gun bill that would have allowed guns in public buildings ow.ly/w3zrZ
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Mesa college, Westminster, closing campus after 1 year

azcentral.com — Westminster College, one of five established liberal-arts schools that came to Mesa after the city launched a highly publicized recruiting drive, announced Tuesday it is closing its Mesa campus after only one year. A news release from the college cited "less than expected enrollment and market demand" in Mesa.

Glendale's request to cover Super Bowl safety costs rejected

azcentral.com — The Arizona Senate rejected a bill that would have reimbursed Glendale for its public-safety costs surrounding the Super Bowl. The measure, House Bill 2547, would have allotted up to $2 million for the host city of a major event for safety-related expenses. The bill, which failed 16-10, was Glendale's second attempt to secure funding for Super Bowl-related expenses.

Mayor Greg Stanton to host online Phoenix budget hearing

azcentral.com — Phoenix will host its last hearing on City Manager Ed Zuercher's trial budget at 6 p.m. tonight, and residents wanting to participate can do so from the comfort of their home. For the third year in a row, the city manager and Mayor Greg Stanton will host an interactive online budget forum.
RT @dustingardiner: .@MayorStanton to host online #phxbudget hearing at 6pm: azc.cc/1ibheQ9 So far, mayor has dodged most questions…
Wondering what tax and fee increases could be used to fix #Phoenix's $38M deficit? Check out slideshow w/ this story: azc.cc/1ibheQ9
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Arizona high court: Pot metabolite doesn't prove DUI

azcentral.com — The state's high court ruled Tuesday that motorists with marijuana metabolites in their system cannot be charged with DUI on that basis alone, indicating the court was unconvinced the mere presence of the metabolite proves impairment.
AZ high court rules drivers can't be charged for DUI based on marijuana metabolite alone. bit.ly/1f0yspa
NV law is 2 nanograms per milliliter, very low standard RT @mgsquires AZ high court: Pot metabolite doesn't prove DUI azc.cc/1iGvCEE

Arizona gets $11 million in grants for under-performing schools

azcentral.com — The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday it would send nearly $11 million to Arizona to boost under-performing schools. The money will go to the Arizona Department of Education, which will distribute the federal School Improvement Grants to schools through a competitive application process, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Dan Bickley reflects Pat Tillman's legacy

azcentral.com — azcentral sports' Dan Bickley discusses the impact and legacy of Pat Tillman on the Valley.
RT @azcsports: Columnist @DanBickley remembers Pat Tillman on the 10th anniversary of his death: ow.ly/w2Kj2
RT @azcsports: Columnist @DanBickley remembers Pat Tillman on the 10th anniversary of his death: ow.ly/w2Kj2

Tempe police make arrest in 1999 killing of Scottsdale man

azcentral.com — Tempe police investigators and U.S. Marshals agents arrested a man in connection with a 1999 death of a 19-year-old Scottsdale man who was found in the trunk of a car in a Mesa parking lot, according to a police statement.

In Arizona we can finally get high ... on justice

azcentral.com — I'm feeling little giddy, a little inebriated, tipsy in a way that rarely occurs. In fact, I'm positively high ... on justice. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a person who is not impaired cannot be convicted of DUI. I know. It sounds ridiculous. It sounds unnecessary. But this is Arizona.
Arizona's anti-marijuana zealots get stoned, in a manner of speaking. bit.ly/1k4Nb18

Arizona autism center hopes to grow preschool program

azcentral.com — When 4-year-old Gage Sprintz was diagnosed with autism, his parents were already driving his 2-year-old brother, Gavin, who also has autism, from their Gilbert home to the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center Community School near downtown Phoenix. An ideal situation would have allowed Jon and Kori Sprintz, both full-time chiropractors in Mesa, to drive both sons to the SARRC school.
RT @Eugene_Scott: Today is my birthday. Give me a gift by reading my story about education expansion needs for kids w/ #autism. http://t.co…
Today is my birthday. Give me a gift by reading my story about education expansion needs for kids w/ #autism. azc.cc/1ibhGxW

Bundy doesn't merit conservative support

azcentral.com — I don't know why populist conservatives have rallied behind Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who is grazing cattle on federal land in defiance of federal court orders prohibiting it. Nor do I understand why the conservative commentariat, rather than forthrightly condemning the populist support, have tended to excuse or rationalize it.
Support for Nevada rancher's illegal activities undermines conservative case for changing federal land policies. azcentral.com/story/robertro…

Runners take back Boston

azcentral.com — After his run, the azcentral sports columnist reflects on the day, the atmosphere, the crowds, the race security and more. BOSTON -- Waiting for the start of Monday's Boston Marathon, I met another runner, Woody Harrell, a North Carolina native, who once ran a 2-hour, 37-minute marathon in Boston.

How would you describe employee morale within your city?

azcentral.com — The Republic will regularly ask West Valley elected officials to share their thoughts on issues. Last week, The Republic reported that Glendale officials were trying to boost employee morale. The city has more than a 17 percent turnover rate this year, one of the highest in the Valley, according to city research.
RT @JackeeCoe: See how officials, including @PeoriaAZ's mayor, describe employee morale in this week's West Valley Sound Off: http://t.co/6…
See how officials, including @PeoriaAZ's mayor, describe employee morale in this week's West Valley Sound Off: azc.cc/1iDrHso

4/23: Sweet Republic to open ice cream shop in Phoenix

azcentral.com — Sweet Republic, one of the Valley's premier ice-cream shops, will open a Phoenix branch near 16th Street and Bethany Home Road on Wednesday, April 23. Owners Helen Yung and Jan Wichayanuparp are planning to host a grand-opening party in a few weeks.

EVIT opens Apache Junction campus

azcentral.com — The East Valley Institute of Technology's third campus is at Apache Junction High School.
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