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Legal Beat

Former Caretaker in Mohave County Sentenced to 5 years for Escape and Theft

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 65-year-old Michael Thomas DeArmond, a former caretaker who worked in the Kingman area, was sentenced to five years in prison for Escape and Theft. In 2018, DeArmond was originally arrested for violating the terms of his probation stemming from a 2015 case (CR-2015-00159). DeArmond was released from custody in May

Education

Virtual Teacher Training Institute Launches To Support Arizona Teachers And Students

A new, $7.5 million partnership will help the state’s K-12 teachers deliver quality instruction and support for online and blended learning environments as Arizona grapples with the challenges of starting a school year during a global pandemic. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, Helios Education Foundation and Arizona State University today

Politics

Updates from Washington: Congressman Paul Gosar

It was a busy week in Washington, D.C. as Pelosi procrastinated the consideration of our national defense, appropriations, and economic relief measures until the time of expiration. Below are highlights regarding some of my efforts: Gosar Offers Amendments to Homeland Security Appropriations This week, House democrats included appropriations provisions that prevent resources from being allocated

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

The Persistent 12 Plants Too Tough to Kill

Gardening may be one of America’s favorite hobbies, but it does have a downside:  Imagine investing dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars redecorating your bedroom, only to have it crumble to ashes in less than a year!  That is a good analogy to planting and nurturing a garden that withers away after one season.

State

AG Brnovich Announces $100 Million in Consumer Restitution Milestone

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his administration has now secured well over $100 million in restitution for Arizona consumers since he took office in 2015, which exceeds the total restitution awards secured by the AG’s Office from 2000-2014 combined. Each year, the AG’s Office received more than 15,000 consumer fraud related complaints. “The

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