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Scam calls from Town of Chino Valley

We have been notified by community members they are receiving phone calls from local numbers that show up as Town of Chino Valley on caller id. When the phone is answered the person calling informs the intended victim they are a police officer with Chino Valley. The caller goes on to say that the person

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Supreme Court hears Arizona voting law case with national implications

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told the Supreme Court Tuesday that voting laws struck down for reflecting the state’s “long and unhappy history of official discrimination” are really no more than “common-sense and commonplace” voting protections. But critics argue that Arizona laws banning ballot-collection and out-of-precinct voting impose substantial burdens on Black, Latino and Native

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Feds oppose release of Arizona man who wore horns in riot

Prosecutors in Washington are opposing the pretrial release of an Arizona man who stormed the U.S. Capitol nearly two months ago while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns. Prosecutors told a judge in a filing Monday that Jacob Chansley should remain jailed until trial because he is a danger to

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Virginia lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana in 2024

Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until 2024, when retail sales of the drug would also begin. With a compromise bill clearing the House and Senate, Virginia becomes the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and

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‘Blame Trump’ defense in Capitol riot looks like a long shot

The “Trump-made-me-do-it” defense is already looking like a long shot. Facing damning evidence in the deadly Capitol siege last month — including social media posts flaunting their actions — rioters are arguing in court they were following then-President Donald Trump’s instructions on Jan. 6. But the legal strategy has already been shot down by at

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Joe Biden’s AG Pick

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, outlined his priorities to the Senate this week. As attorney general, he would try to grant the Left’s racial wish list and make life worse for anyone who resists. One of Mr. Garland’s priorities is combating “systemic racism.” As he said in his opening statement: “We do not yet

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