David Morgan Fights SV City Hall – And Wins an Appeal

May 19, 2012
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David M. Morgan, Cochise County journalist and muckraker, has won a legal appeal against Sierra Vista and the city treasurer, concerning his ongoing fight for a ward system to elect the mayor and council of Sierra Vista.
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Brian Terry Memorial Act Renames Naco Border Patrol Station

May 15, 2012
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President Barack Obama signed the Brian Terry Memorial Act, which will rename the Border Patrol Station in the Bisbee area in honor of the slain agent. Brian Terry was murdered over a year ago, with an assault rifle that was part of the infamous "Fast and Furious" gunwalking cases, where ATF and FBI agents documented sales, buyers and surveillance that allowed arms to be smuggled into Mexico.
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Fire Restrictions in Southern Arizona Prohibit Fires and Smoking Outdoors

May 7, 2012
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Fire restrictions, effective May 7th, are in effect for Southern Arizona parks and public lands.
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Laundered Drug Money Rescued Banks on Brink of Collapse

April 12, 2012
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Laundered Drug Money Rescued Banks on Brink of Collapse

At the height of the 2008 banking crisis, Antonio Maria Costa, then head of the United Nations office on drugs and crime, said he had evidence to suggest the proceeds from drugs and crime were "the only liquid investment capital" available to banks on the brink of collapse. "Inter-bank loans were funded by money that originated from the drugs trade," he said. "There were signs that some banks were rescued that way."
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Border Watch Groups and Militias Disband and Disperse From Busts and Infighting

April 9, 2012
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After years of emotional demonstrations, rallies, and interviews, the prominence of border watch groups and the nativist militias has diminished as a political force and now is fighting accusations of overt racism and anti-Semitism.
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Songs for the 99% – Politician by Cream – 1968 Live

April 6, 2012
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I support the left though I'm leaning, leaning to the right. I support the left though I'm leaning to the right. But I'm just not there when it's coming to a fight.
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Songs for the 99% – Merle Travis Sings Sixteen Tons

March 15, 2012
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You load sixteen tons what do you get? You get another day older and deeper in debt. Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go. I owe my soul to the company store.
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How Banks Launder Drug Money Without Going to Jail

February 27, 2012
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Here is a primer on how to launder drug money through a major US bank, and not have anyone really go to jail. Wikileaks has released emails from the quasi-intelligent think tank, STRATFOR, detailing the 375 billion dollar Casa de Cambio run by Wachovia.
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Songs for the 99% – The Wall Street Shuffle by 10cc

February 19, 2012
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10cc performs "The Wall Street Shuffle" live in Japan, 1994.
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Arizona Statehood – One Hundred Years

February 14, 2012
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February 14th is Arizona Statehood Day. Congratulations and happy birthday, Arizona!
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Cartel Informants Protected by FBI in ATF Fast and Furious Cases

February 14, 2012
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One of the best ways to increase profits and provide security for an illegal conspiracy is to work out a deal with the FBI, and become an untouchable. Like Whitey Bulger! Or the Mexican suspects of the bloody Fast and Furious gun running team! Or Arizona politicians!
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Bisbee Wellness Initiative

February 13, 2012
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The Bisbee Wellness Initiative is a complementary and alternative therapies free clinic. Their therapies are offered to help maintain wellness, promote health, and educate the community as to their effectiveness. They are meant to complement, not replace, conventional medicine giving you a balanced integrative approach to health care. All are welcome.
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Ron Barber to Run for Gifford’s Congressional Seat

February 10, 2012
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Today, Southern Arizonan and former Gabrielle Giffords District Director Ron Barber announced his candidacy for Congress in Arizona's 8th Congressional District. Barber pledged to continue Gabrielle Giffords' legacy of working across the aisle to solve problems for the people of Southern Arizona such as protecting veterans and seniors, investing in clean energy to create jobs and securing the border.
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Man Charged in Brian Terry Murder Was in Jail When Shooting Occurred

February 8, 2012
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A second man charged in connection with the Brian Terry homicide was in jail on the night of the shooting. However, the sealed records do not show what charges were made, and he may have been indicted as part of a wider conspiracy.
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Halftime in America – Detroit Makes Cars and Jobs

February 6, 2012
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Admit it. We needed to save the auto industry, for both economic and national security. Clint Eastwood got the job to tell us this.
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Bisbee and Naco Raided in Drug Bust

February 2, 2012
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Bisbee and Naco area residents were arrested on warrants during the last 48 hours, on indictments for trafficking marijuana. Nine homes in Naco, Bisbee and Sierra Vista were raided, and several arrests were made. KVOA leads with a lurid, hyperbolic headline: Feds take down members of a violent drug cartel. What they mean is that a bunch of juvenile delinquents have been smuggling cannabis in school backpacks. This qualifies as violence, under Arizona media guidelines.
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Brian Terry’s Family Sues ATF and Phoenix Gun Shop

February 2, 2012
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The Brian Terry family has filed a lawsuit targeting both the Gun Shop and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for his death last year near Arivaca.
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Democrats Blame Phoenix ATF for Operation Fast and Furious Scandals

February 1, 2012
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"Based on the evidence before the Committee, it is clear that ATF agents in Phoenix and prosecutors in the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office embarked on a deliberate strategy not to arrest suspected straw purchasers while they attempted to make larger cases against higher-level targets. Although these officials claimed they had no probable cause to arrest any straw purchasers at the time, allowing hundreds of illegally purchased military-grade assault weapons to fall into the hands of violent drug cartels over the course of five years created an obvious and inexcusable threat to public safety on both sides of the border.
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Naco, Sonora – Scenes and People

January 29, 2012
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Scenes from Naco, Sonora. The people and the cinematic vistas. Naco, Sonora - Escenarios de Hoy, la gente y buenas vistas cinematicas.
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