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Bisbee Civil Union Fight Gets National Press

April 30, 2013
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Radley Balko, of the Huffington Post, writes about Bisbee and the current Civil Union ordinance passed by the Bisbee Council last March. Bisbee Mayor Adrianna Zavala Badal has led the Bisbee City Council into the forefront of Arizona civil rights, with the controversial ordinance.
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Bisbee City Council Will Rewrite Civil Union Ordinance

April 13, 2013
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Bisbee will rewrite the civil union ordinance, after being threatened by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne over its constitutionality under Arizona law. According to USA TODAY, Bisbee agreed to rewrite the ordinance rather than be sued by the state.
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Bisbee’s Milestone Week – Civil Unions Approved, Medical Marijuana Now Available

April 4, 2013
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The Bisbee City Council approved a civil union ordinance for partners this week, and the first medical marijuana dispensary opened on Naco Highway.
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Local Reporter Refused Public Information – Only ‘Credentialed Media’ Allowed

March 11, 2013
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David Morgan, of the Cochise County Record, published a report by Jonathon Shacat, an internationally recognized journalist who was denied access to public information while researching a story on the current crossings along the border.
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Fort Huachuca Loses 11th Signal Brigade Headquarters

February 27, 2013
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The 11th Signal Brigade Headquarters is moving from Fort Huachuca, to Foot Hood, Texas. Without the Border Patrol and the Fort Huachuca payrolls, Cochise County would be in a deep recession. According to Bill Hess, of the Sierra Vista Herald, the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion will remain at the fort. Moving the 11th HQ will...
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Giffords and Kelly Take on NRA Gun Lobby

January 9, 2013
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Two years ago, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head, killed six of my constituents, and wounded 12 others. Since that terrible day, America has seen 11 more mass shootings but no response from Congress to prevent gun violence. After the massacre of 20 children and six of their teachers...
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Thanksgiving – Norman Rockwell Again

November 22, 2012
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Thanksgiving – Norman Rockwell Again

Mother and son peel potatoes for Thanksgiving in 1945. Painting by Norman Rockwell.
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Veteran’s Day – Homecoming Marine by Norman Rockwell

November 12, 2012
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Veteran's Day - Homecoming Marine by Norman Rockwell
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Bisbee Events and Celebrations

October 18, 2012
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Bisbee almost always has lots of events, celebrations and music. Where wobblies, hippies and ne'er-do-wells celebrate workers and slackers alike.
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First ‘Fast and Furious’ Defendant Makes a Plea Bargain for Almost 5 Years in Prison

October 17, 2012
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Accused 'straw buyer' of US firearms, Danny Cruz Morones entered a Plea Bargain in Federal Court, pleading guilty to charges connected with the 'Fast and Furious' gun walking scheme, and will now serve four years and seven months in prison.
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