Author: Jessi

Road Work

In the Arizona Strip area, the blade and mower will be working along Highway 91. In the Meadview area, general road maintenance will be ongoing. In the Kingman area, the blade will be active on Huffman Rd. Off of Stockton Hill Rd. the blade will be working on Calle Salinas and Cane  Springs Wash Rd., as well as Red Wing Canyon Rd. Off Route 66 the  blade will be active on Hackberry Rd. In the Golden Valley area, Estrella Rd. will be prepped for millings.  General Road Maintenance throughout the area continues. In the Mohave Valley area, the pick up Broom will be active on Silver Sands Dr. Pot holes will be patched as needed. Near Yucca, the blade will be active on Apache Rd., Knox Dr., Carman Dr., Mary Dr., Ashurst Rd., Anegam Rd., Angel Rd., Shep Ln., and Clife Rd. in the Mindy Mill area. In the Lake Havasu City area, crews will be cleaning Little Finger Culvert. In the Wikieup area, the blade will be active on Burro Creek Crossing...

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GOP hopes to mimic national gains in Arizona races for House seats

By Justin McDuffie WASHINGTON – Most polls and political experts predict Republicans will gain seats in the House in Tuesday’s elections, and the same scenario could play out in Arizona where the three tightest races are all seats held by Democrats. One political scientist noted that the state regularly has competitive congressional races, but that Democrats this year are burdened by a president with unusually low popularity. One key to the outcome, he said, could be participation by minority and younger...

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Democrats, Republicans stump across state as Election Day approaches

TUCSON – Democratic and Republican hopefuls were out in full force in whirlwind of campaign activity across the state in the last days leading up to Tuesday’s elections. In Tucson, second lady Jill Biden joined Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Fred DuVal and Rep. Ron Barber, D-Tucson, whose rematch with Republican Martha McSally has been called one of the tightest House races in the nation. McSally and other Republicans were stumping all over the state, meanwhile, as the party’s “Road to Victory” tour with gubernatorial nominee Doug Ducey and congressional hopeful Andy Tobin made stops in several towns over the weekend and into Monday....

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Shuffle elsewhere: Arizona does well on zombie attack survivability

By CAMARON STEVENSON Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona has been known to lure new residents with its favorable climate and low taxes, but three new studies may give the state a fresh appeal: zombie apocalypse survivability. Travel site Hopper and real estate search firm Estately recently ranked Arizona as a good place to be in the event of a zombie outbreak, while online real estate firm Trulia took the other tack, ranking the state as less zombie-friendly than others. In both scenarios, Arizona came out as good for those with a heartbeat. The rankings – based on such things as good-for-zombies obesity ratings and traffic tie-ups and good-for-humans gun ownership and hardware stores – are the latest in the offbeat “best of” lists that pop up regularly from companies seeking a little buzz. And Halloween seemed to get several thinking of zombies. “It’s a fun way to entertain people and get some brand recognition,” said Estately’s Ryan Nickum, who said the zombie listing got a “pretty substantial” reaction on Facebook. It’s not the first time such lists have been used to attract attention. Estately, for example, has published lists of the states with the most-immature men and each state’s most-popular cocktail. Trulia got in to the spirit of the season with a survey on prospective homebuyers’ feelings on haunted houses, but it has also put out lists of cities...

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Time Off To Vote

It’s election day and if you need to leave work early or come in late to get out the vote, your boss has to accept it.  A little known law states an employee is entitled to take time off from work by up to three hours in order to vote.  According to the  Secretary of State’s office, if “there are less than three consecutive hours between the opening of the polls and the beginning of his regular work-shift or between the end of his regular work-shift and the closing of the polls,” the employer is required to give that employee paid leave or time off to vote.  The employee cannot be penalized by deduction in pay.  If you happen to fall into that category of having to be at work while the polls are open, employees should give their employer a heads up that they will be in later or leaving early to vote.  According to the law, if an employer refuses an employee the right to leave to vote, or subjects an employee to a penalty or reduction of wages, the employer “is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.” —Kris Dugan...

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