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Burnell Turner update: El Mirage man facing felony charges after car, foot chase


EL MIRAGE, AZ - An El Mirage man is facing six felony charges after a freeway chase with authorities and then a foot pursuit through a neighborhood. Burnell Turner had his initial court appearance Monday. He's being held on $12,000 bond and doesn't have a ...

Keith Wilds


He will be missed by all. Keith is survived by parents, Dennis Wilds of Mankato, MN and Shirley Cumberland of El Mirage, AZ; siblings, Jessie Stark of Buckeye, AZ, Emily Wilds of El Mirage, AZ and David Wilds of Mankato, MN; brother-in-law ...

El Mirage, AZ Weather


Partly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 108F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms before midnight. Low 82F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

El Mirage man leads DPS on 32-mile pursuit


A traffic stop on Interstate 10 Thursday night led to a 32-mile pursuit that ended with the driver being taken into custody in El Mirage, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. An Arizona state trooper stopped a vehicle that was weaving on ...

DPS: Man led officers on 42-minute chase


A man led authorities on a 42-minute pursuit Thursday night, from the Buckeye area to his home in El Mirage. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said a trooper pulled over Brunell Turner, 57, who was weaving between lanes on Interstate 10 ...

Fix Auto Announces 10 New Franchise Additions


They are: · Fix Auto El Mirage (El Mirage, AZ), formerly Premier Coach Works, operated by Karl Copenhaver · Fix Auto Express Gresham (Gresham, OR), operated by Shon Kim, who also operates Fix Auto Gresham, a full-service body shop · Fix Auto Fairfield ...

El Mirage police chief Steve Campbell to retire on Sept. 18; No immediate word on a successor


EL MIRAGE, Arizona — The police chief in El Mirage is retiring in about two months. City officials announced Wednesday that Steve Campbell's last day on the job will be Sept. 18. Campbell's retirement comes after serving more than 34 years in law ...

Arizona school bus driver yells at kids, refuses to let them off bus VIDEO


EL MIRAGE, AZ - An Arizona school bus driver is facing backlash after he refused to let students off the bus. Captured on surveillance video, the driver can be seen telling elementary school children that they won't be allowed to leave the bus until they ...

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Carpenter El Mirage (AZ) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in El Mirage (AZ). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in El Mirage, Arizona work with, builds and fixes items and structures…

DPS identifies man arrested after chase in El Mirage


A man led officers on a chase through the west valley on Thursday night. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a DPS trooper attempted to pull a vehicle over after noticing it weaving …

DPS identifies man arrested after chase in El Mirage


A man led officers on a chase through the west valley on Thursday night. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a DPS trooper attempted to pull a vehicle over after noticing it weaving …

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How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted. Senate.gov

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to Congress.gov for the texts of the legislation.

House.gov

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes.

Congress.gov

Congress.gov provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using Congress.gov search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)

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The importance of local education funding in EL MIRAGE ARIZONA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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The Guardian and a warning to EL MIRAGE ARIZONA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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