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Snow, Rain Moving In

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A cold, wet weather system is moving into our state that will likely remain into the new year.  Forecasters say the storm is likely to dump a heavy amount of snow in the high country, and may even bring some light snow to the deserts.  “Most areas above 5000 feet are looking at 5 to 8 inches” says Dave Vonderhide with the National Weather Service in Flagstaff, where he says up to ten inches of snow could fall, while more than a foot of snow could fall along the Mogollen Rim.  Rain is likely in the deserts, but a few areas like Carefree, Cave Creek and Wickenburg could see some light snowfall as well.  Along with the moisture will come another drop to below normal temperatures.   –Jeff Scott /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;...

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Snow, Rain Moving In

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A cold, wet weather system is moving into our state that will likely remain into the new year.  Forecasters say the storm is likely to dump a heavy amount of snow in the high country, and may even bring some light snow to the deserts.  “Most areas above 5000 feet are looking at 5 to 8 inches” says Dave Vonderhide with the National Weather Service in Flagstaff, where he says up to ten inches of snow could fall, while more than a foot of snow could fall along the Mogollen Rim.  Rain is likely in the deserts, but a few areas like Carefree, Cave Creek and Wickenburg could see some light snowfall as well.  Along with the moisture will come another drop to below normal temperatures.   –Jeff Scott /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;...

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Random Thoughts

BY THOMAS SOWELL Random thoughts on the passing scene: Now that Barack Obama is ruling by decree, he seems more like a king than a president. Maybe it is time we change the way we address him. “Your Majesty” may be a little too much, but perhaps “Your Royal Glibness” might be appropriate. It tells us a lot about academia that the president of Smith College quickly apologized for saying, “All lives matter,” after being criticized by those who are pushing the slogan, “Black lives matter.” If science could cross breed a jellyfish with a parrot, it could create academic administrators. Mitt Romney seems to be ready to try again to run for president in 2016. But most defeated presidential candidates who ran again lost again. There are much stronger Republican candidates available now than there were in 2012, including governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. At this crucial juncture in the nation’s history, why run a retreaded candidate? Explaining differences in achievements between groups often pits those who attribute these differences to ability against those who attribute differences to barriers. Neither seems to pay much attention to differences in what people want to do. Few guys from my old neighborhood were likely to end up as violinists or ballet dancers, simply because that was not what they were interested in. When Professor Jonathan Gruber...

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Clear choice, or clear trauma?

By MICHAEL GERSON   WASHINGTON — One outcome of and proof for ideological polarization is the way it has made stalwarts appear like centrists. In what world is Hillary Clinton — feminist heroine, author of Hillarycare, sworn enemy of the vast right-wing conspiracy — not progressive enough? In what parallel universe is Jeb Bush — a tax-slashing, school-voucher-supporting, pro-gun former Southern governor — some kind of moderate?   George Wallace, who managed to be foolish on an amazing variety of topics, claimed there wasn’t “a dime’s worth of difference” between the Democratic and Republican parties. It wasn’t really true in 1968. It is dramatically less true today. The political parties have sorted themselves both regionally and ideologically. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that across a variety of policy issues, “Democrats now give uniformly liberal responses, and more Republicans give uniformly conservative responses than at any point in the last 20 years.” Clinton and Bush are each, roughly, in the mainstream of their respective parties. But those streams have dramatically diverged. A Clinton-Bush presidential contest would be among the clearest choices in modern political history. Yet for some — who prefer an ideological palette consisting entirely of neon colors — the contrast is not nearly vivid enough. The main question for Democrats in 2015: Will there emerge a credible challenge to Clinton from the populist left?...

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TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE/DRUGS FOR SALE/MARIJUANA FOR SALE – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Roland Dean Asuncion Jr., 18, of Kingman, late Sunday (12/28) afternoon for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence and misconduct with weapons, all felonies.  At about 1:52 p.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 3500 block of Northern Avenue.  During the investigation, deputies arrested Chad Kawika Bagano, 21, of Kingman, for disorderly conduct per domestic violence and criminal damage per domestic violence, misdemeanors.  The victim identified as Asuncion is Bagano’s younger brother.  Bagano was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  Upon further investigations, deputies learned that Asuncion has marijuana inside his bedroom.  A search warrant was requested.  While the search warrant was pending, Asuncion entered the residence and locked himself inside and everyone else outside including his father.  Deputies believed that Asuncion was destroying evidence.  Deputies attempted to have Asuncion exit the residence without success.  Eventually deputies contacted Asuncion through his bedroom window and informed him to exit.  Asuncion exited the residence where he was taken into custody without further incident.  At approximately 4:49 p.m., a search of the residence was conducted after the search warrant was approved.  Deputies located marijuana in the toilet and on the floor.  A search of Asuncion’s bedroom revealed several smoking pipes, a scale,...

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