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Remembering the Victims in Tucson

Today the President and the First Lady will travel to Tucson, Arizona to attend a memorial service for the victims of the tragic mass shooting last Sa...

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Remarks by the President on the Shootings in Tucson, Arizona

President ObamaTHE PRESIDENT:  As many of you are aware, earlier today a number of people were shot in Tucson, Arizona, including several who were meeting at a supermarket with their congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords.  We are still assembling all the facts, but we know that Representative Giffords was one of the victims.  She is currently at a hospital in the area, and she is battling for her life.

We also know that at least five people lost their lives in this tragedy.  Among them were a federal judge, John Roll, who has served America’s legal system for almost 40 years; and a young girl who was barely nine years old.
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Remains found in Apache Junction wash are Adrienne Salinas'

Tempe police have confirmed the skeletal remains found in Apache Junction are those of missing 19-year-old Adrienne Salinas.

Tempe police Sgt. Mike Pooley said confirmation was made by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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Registering but Not Voting: Arizona Voters Send Mixed Message

*statistics from Secretary of State’s Office http://www.azsos.gov/election/PreviousYears.htm.   Numbers calculated include both active and inactive voters. Inactive voters are defined per ARS §16-166 of voters to whom voting materials (except sample ballots) were mailed but returned as undelivered.

With National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23, O’Connor House is encouraged, but not satisfied with Arizona voter registration and turnout statistics. While there is a 3 percent increase in voter registration since July 2013, only 27.2 percent of eligible voters turned in a ballot for the Aug. 26 primary. This does not bode well for the coming Nov. 4th General Election if voters are unenthusiastic to cast their ballots.

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Register scrap dealers to deter metal thieves, Arizona HB 2262 proposes

There is a new breed of thieves roam­ing through the Valley, but their efforts could soon be regulated by a new Ari­zona bill, HB 2262.

Metal thieves are creating a criminal epidemic throughout the nation and now into Arizona, according to Republican Rep. Thomas Forese, who spoke on the bill in a press conference the morning of Feb. 6.

After two years of working with victims of metal theft, Mr. Forese put his foot for­ward in supporting the house bill on behalf of protecting future victims. The goal is to make scrap metal dealers register with the Arizona Department of Public Safety so thieves can be stopped before they go any further.

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Register by today to vote Nov. 2

Register to VoteToday is the last day to register to vote in the general election.

Voters have until midnight to register.

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Regents: Higher education gives state good return on investment

Arizona university students pick up more of the tab on their education, the Student Financial Aid Report 2011 by the Arizona Board of Regents shows.
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Redistricting: New congressional maps, Republicans take issue

Redistricting: New congressional maps, Republicans take issue TEMPE --   A divided Independent Redistricting Commission late Tuesday adopted a plan for the state's nine congressional districts that Republicans contend is not only politically unfair but unnecessarily splits up communities with common interests. 
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Redistricting Panel to Meet Week of Nov. 28

PHOENIX (Nov. 18, 2011) - The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will resume meeting the week of Nov. 28 to consider the public comment that it has received on the draft congressional- and legislative-district maps it adopted in October.

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Redistricting panel adopts draft legislative map

The members of Arizona’s Indepen­dent Redistricting Commission voted 4-1 Oct. 10 to adopt a draft legislative-district map, according to a press release.

The draft has been posted to azredis­tricting.org. It is the result of collabora­tion between commissioners Scott Free­man (R-Maricopa County) and Linda McNulty (D-Pima County), who merged their earlier, individual efforts into the 30 districts.

“ They both rose to the occasion in a huge way,” said Chairwoman Colleen Mathis (I-Pima County). “Now people have something they can evaluate,” Ms. Mathis added, pointing out that Arizo­nans will be able to tell the commis­sioners specifically what they like and dislike.

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Residential Customers Rank SRP Highest in West, U.S.

#1 in All 6 Performance Categories in 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Survey

Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP high marks for customer satisfaction.  In a report issued today by J.D. Power and Associates, SRP received the top score for residential electric service in the Large Utilities segment in the western United States for the 12th consecutive year and the highest total among the nation’s largest utilities for the fifth year in a row.

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Residential Customers Rank SRP Highest in West, U.S.

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#1 in All 6 Performance Categories in 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Survey

Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP high marks for customer satisfaction.  In a report issued today by J.D. Power and Associates, SRP received the top score for residential electric service in the Large Utilities segment in the western United States for the 11th consecutive year and the highest total among the nation’s largest utilities for the fourth year in a row.

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Reps. Paul Gosar and Kirkpatrick Introduce the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act

U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-4) and Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1) introduced the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, H.R. 687. This legislation authorizes a land exchange that will protect environmentally sensitive lands while opening up the largest copper mine in North America. Arizona House Members Matt Salmon (AZ-5), David Schweikert (AZ-6), and Trent Franks (AZ-8) all supported the legislation as original co-sponsors.

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Reps. Gosar, Salmon, Schweikert and Franks to Host Congressional Field Hearing

U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) joined by Congressmen Matt Salmon (AZ-05), David Schweikert (AZ-06) and Trent Franks (AZ-08), will host a congressional hearing on I.R.S. abuse and E.P.A. overreach. This hearing was previously scheduled for July 1, but was postponed due to the tragic Yarnell Hill Fire.

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Rep. Paul Gosar's Statement on the Current Yarnell Hill Fire

U.S. Congressman Paul  Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) issued the following statement in response to the fast-moving Yarnell Hill Fire, in Yavapai County, that has claimed lives and destroyed homes according to recent reports. 

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Rep. Paul Gosar Wishes A Happy Passover

U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) today issued the following statement regarding the beginning of the Festival of Passover: 

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Rep. Paul Gosar Introduces The Arizona Land Sovereignty Act

U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) introduced the Arizona Land Sovereignty Act (H.R.1495), preventing any president from unilaterally designating national monuments without input from the public. On Tuesday, April 16th, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held a legislative hearing on Rep. Gosar’s bill. Arizona Reps. Franks, Salmon, and Schweikert signed on as original co-sponsors. 

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Rep. Gosar: We Will Continue to Seek Enactment of the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act

U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar (AZ-04) issued the following statement regarding his major jobs and conservation legislation, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013 (H.R. 687): 

"Today's setback will not discourage me from my continued fight for this important Arizona jobs bill."

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Rep. Gosar Votes to Boost Pipeline Construction and Job Creation

HR Paddock and Supervisor Pete Rios receive plaques for their service to the PCEBT.

Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) voted in favor of the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act (H.R.1900), bipartisan legislation that expedites the federal review process for natural gas pipeline permitting. The House of Representatives passed H.R.1900 by a vote of 252-165.

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Remnants of Hurricane Simon pose rain threat to AZ

A tropical weather system off the tip of Baja, CA, will begin to increase rain chances for Arizona early this week.

Simon has weakened to a Category 1 hurricane and threatens to move into central Baja Monday night, forecasters said. 

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