September 2, 2021

Water

Court rejects Trump clean water rule with ‘significant’ Arizona impact

Environmental groups welcomed a federal judge’s decision this week to overturn Trump-era clean-water regulations that were so narrow that many waterways in Arizona ended up being excluded from federal oversight. The Monday ruling by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez said the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule has “been particularly significant in arid states” like Arizona and New

Opinion

Opinion: Media Get Hate Crimes Wrong — Again

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] An article in yesterday’s Washington Post warns that hate crimes are one the rise: The number of hate crimes in the United States rose in 2020

Legal Beat

Arizona publisher drops poisoning claims against ex-wife

An Arizona newspaper publisher who repeatedly claimed that his ex-wife poisoned him has dropped lawsuits against her ahead of a trial that was scheduled to start this week. Joseph Soldwedel sued Felice Aspiranti amid a bitter divorce after police found no evidence of his claim that she tried to kill him with a heavy metal

Abortion

Texas bans most abortions, with high court mum on appeal

The nation’s most far-reaching curb on abortions since they were legalized a half-century ago took effect Wednesday in Texas, with the Supreme Court silent on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. If allowed to remain in force, the law, which bans most abortions, would be the strictest against abortion rights in the

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