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Border Patrol Report Shows Officers Created Dangerous Situations To Justify Opening Fire

March 11, 2014
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The US Border Patrol has handed down new guidelines for use of deadly force after its agents killed 19 people in 67 shooting incidents between 2010-2012... Why did they fear for their safety? Because they put themselves deliberately in that position, according to a report commissioned by the CBP and written by law...
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Songs for the 99% – El Chapo Guzman por Los Tucanes de Tijuana

February 22, 2014
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El Chapo Guzman has been re-captured in Mazatlan, Sinaloa. Los Tucanes de Tijuana have the story...
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Bisbee Glows with Vogue Intrigues – Bribes, Bullies and Axed Trees

February 20, 2014
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The Bisbee City Council votes against the Bisbee Glow Stair Climb, and drama ensues. Another Fun Night at the Bisbee City Council!
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BioTeQ Suspends Bisbee Project – Announces Furlough After Years of Losses

November 10, 2013
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The end of BioTeQ in Bisbee was announced in a Wall Street Journal press release. Copper from a bioreactor was leached by microbes into a commercial concentrate. Lower copper prices impacted the profitability, as damage from summer rains caused a reassessment between the two companies.
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The Constitution-Free Zone of the United States – Bill of Rights Waived Goodbye

October 5, 2013
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Did you know that Cochise County and even Tucson is a land with a different interpretation of the Bill of Rights than the rest of the United States? Within 100 miles of the border, the federal government has assumed extraordinary power to search and seize individuals without warrants, or probable cause. Are you aware that nearly...
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Bisbee Mine Tour Will Remain Open As Negotiations Continue

August 14, 2013
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In a special session called on Tuesday night, the Bisbee City Council was notified by letter that Freeport McMoran will continue the lease that allows Bisbee's Mine Tour to continue. For the next forty six weeks, the Queen Mine Tour will continue to be Bisbee's premier attraction.
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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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