News archive from 8 November 2017

Rep. Ted Poe won't seek re-election

Rep. Ted Poe won't seek re-election

Humble Congressman Ted Poe will not seek re-election, his office announced late Tuesday. The decision not to serve after his term is up in 2019 comes after Poe was treated last year for leukemia. “Thanks to the good Lord, I’m in good health, but it’s...

Chron, 19:10 in Politics
 

Woman returned to Arizona from Mexico to face charges in $800K embezzlement

A woman who fled the country after she was charged with embezzling more than $800,000 from her Tucson employer was returned to the United States on Sunday from Mexico to face charges from 2015. Tara Valencia, 38, was wanted by the Internal Revenue...

 

Maricopa County elections boss Fontes flubs voting place rule; no problems with lines

Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, a week after apologizing for insulting a voter, flubbed an election place rule Tuesday as he was trying to promote Election Day. Fontes, a lawyer and Democrat who took office this year following voting-day...

 

Liquor chief defended Arizona winemaker who resigned from board

As the Arizona Governor’s Office put the first winemaker member of the state’s liquor board under renewed scrutiny, the director of the department attempted to vouch for him. John Cocca, the director of the Arizona Department of Liquor, offered a...

 

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald's 'A Football Life' premieres Friday

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTS Drew Stanton on advice from Palmer, facing Seahawks | 1:02Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton discusses advice from Carson Palmer and facing the Seahawks...

AZCentral, 19:35 in Sport
 

94-year-old woman abducted from Scottsdale home, left in trunk

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? A 94-year-old woman was kidnapped during a home invasion, then left in the trunk of her car early Tuesday, Scottsdale police said. Police said the woman was taken at 6 a.m. from her home near...

 

Phoenix could sue drug companies for opioid crisis

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEEXAMINING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC Opioid deaths take toll on life expectancy | 0:51U.S. life expectancy increased between 2000 and 2015. But according to a research letter, drug poisoning deaths from opioids stunted those...

 
Even for a low-turnout Harris County election, this year's turnout is awful

Even for a low-turnout Harris County election, this year's turnout is awful

Even by the standard of low-turnout, off-year elections, voter turnout for the November 2017 contests is shaping up to be abysmal.  Less than 59,000 cast early ballots by mail or in-person, and political observers assume an even smaller number will do...

Chron, 20:03 in Politics
 

Who is 5-star guard Luguentz Dort and why did he choose ASU?

Let's be honest: Five-star prospects usually land 100 miles down the road at the basketball factory in Tucson. Luguentz Dort, an aggressive guard from Canada, is different. He chose Arizona State. Dort is expected to sign with the Sun Devils on...

AZCentral, 20:04 in Sport
 

Detroit Lions primed for NFL playoffs, with favorable schedule ahead

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Free Press columnist Shawn Windsor and sports writer Dave Birkett break down a convincing Lions win over the Packers, and look ahead to the NFC North division race in the second half of the season Monday, Nov. 6, 2017....

Usa Today, 20:30 in Sport
 

Texas constitutional amendments receive support from early voters

AUSTIN - Early voting results show Texas voters overwhelmingly supported seven amendments to the state's Constitution Tuesday, including one that will allow credit unions to conduct raffles in order to encourage Texans to save more money. Final...

Chron, 20:40 in Politics
 

Incumbents open up early leads in two HCC board contests

Two Houston Community College trustees have taken early leads based on early and absentee voting, while the open race for District IX appears more competitive. Incumbent Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, a retired educator and real estate broker, was leading...

Chron, 20:40 in Politics
 
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett suffered minor stroke in August

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett suffered minor stroke in August

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett suffered a minor stroke almost two weeks before Hurricane Harvey walloped the Houston area. Emmett had what is called a microvascular ischemia on Aug. 15 during a trip to the Port of Victoria, a spokesman confirmed. He...

Chron, 20:40 in Politics
 
Abbott offers advice to House panel studying future of bathroom bill

Abbott offers advice to House panel studying future of bathroom bill

AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott, offering advice to a special Texas House committee that is studying the state's economic competitiveness, on Tuesday proposed 18 changes that he insists will allow the Lone Star State to remain competitive for years to come...

Chron, 20:40 in Politics
 

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton uses humor to relieve pressure as Seahawks game nears

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTS Drew Stanton on advice from Palmer, facing Seahawks | 1:02Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton discusses advice from Carson Palmer and facing the Seahawks...

AZCentral, 20:41 in Sport
 

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