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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is considering banning criminal background questions on job applications.

The policy for state agencies would delay the process of asking prospective employees for arrest or conviction information until later in the hiring process.

The policy would tie into Ducey’s efforts at reducing convicted criminals’ tendency to reoffend and providing second chances for convicted criminals, the Arizona Capitol Times reported.

Several initiatives in the past two years have focused on this goal, from employment centers at prisons to food stamps for former drug felons to inmate fire crews.

A slide in a report put together by the Ducey administration said the policy would only apply to public sector jobs, not private companies, as a way to “model the behavior we want the private sector to follow.”

More than half of states have some form of policy that delays the process of asking about criminal records. Some states remove the box from governmental job applications, while others also require private employers to remove it.

The policy will be assessed by staff members, who will look at the impact of such policies, and what data and research show, Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato said.

“Anything we do, we want to make sure it’s having a positive impact,” he said.

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Tempe police are investigating after two people were found dead inside what police called a ‘hoarder’ house Saturday morning.
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Welcome to our chat with Chase Rankin, president and publisher of the Arizona Daily Star, and with Bobbie Jo Buel, the Star’s editor. We’re open to discuss other topics as well. Indeed, in questions submitted in advance, readers asked a wide range of questions. We’ll try to get to most of them in the next hour. We’ve been adding online content since winter and plan to continue. We’ve added eight video shows, including a new one just last week called “Election 2014.” Greg Hansen’s “Video Notebook” airs twice a week. To mention two more videos, Sarah Garrecht Gassen interviews a newsmaker once a week and Angela Pittenger shares money saving tips in her weekly “Centsible Mom” show. We are live tweeting news coverage from many government meetings, including the Pima County Board of Supervisors, Tucson City Council and school boards. The News, Opinion, and Obituary pages are the main places I spend my online time. What motivated you to put a Comics Button on the page as opposed to Living/Culture or Business/Tech buttons? I recently surveyed 16 online newspapers (Anchorage, Bismarck, Boston, Flagstaff, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, Tucson, New York (Times WSJ), and Washington) to see what buttons they had. None of these had a Comics button.

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We chose most of the buttons based on topics that receive the most interest. The comics button is there because we recently added 78 online comics and we want readers to know about that new content. The comics button may be replaced at some point.

We are still working on the navigation bar. You’ve probably noticed that we’ve slimmed it down, which we did in response to readers who said there was too much on the home page.

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Our Phoenix coverage comes from two sources: Capitol Media Services and the Associated Press. The former is operated by Howard Fischer, who was a longtime Daily Star reporter before he began his own syndicated service. Howard has lived in both Bisbee and Tucson and knows Southern Arizona well. The Star does not have reporters based outside of Tucson.

The 40 plus papers that are part of Lee Enterprises share content. A few weeks ago, for example, you might have noticed a story we published from our sister paper in Lincoln about a Nebraska born woman who was preparing to participate in a cross country air race as a co pilot. The woman lives in Tucson now.

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qualified. Overnight the Arizona cardinals soaring into the history books? Sacked again? A team naming Jen welter to its training camp and preseason coaching staff believed to be the first female ever to hold a coaching position in the NFL. She has a very accomplished background in terrells of playing and coaching. She understands the game, she’s play the game. Reporter: She will coach the linebackers and is no stranger to football first. The former college rugby player known as the first lady of men’s pro football becoming the first female to coach in a men’s pro league, the indoor football league and in 2014 becoming the first woman to play a nonkicking position in a men’s pro league despite being only 5’2″ and 130 pounds. Everybody wanted to see like, oh, my gosh, what’s going to happen when she gets hit for the first time and I got hit and popped right back up and we lined back up and did it again. Reporter: Welter the latest to burst through that ceiling. She follows Sara Thomas who in April was hired as the league’s first full time female referee. The league’s newest barrier breaker tweetingover night “I’m honored to be part of the bird gang. Love the football family here with the Arizona cardinals.” And her new players already returning the love. Pro bowler Patrick Peterson tweeting one team, one goal of the let’s go to work, coach. My apologies, it’s Dr. Jen welter. 14 years in the women’s pro league. She might be overqualified for this job. You can speak to this. Wonder how she’ll be treated in the locker room. If you can improve me as a player, they will listen. A lot of work to improve you as a player. I think she’s going to be great. Team is a team and as long as the coach is there with the same goal which is to win players listen and respond to that and like you said I think she could be overqualified. I should have known for taking a shot at the intro about inside linebackers being the smart guys. Quite a defensive end. So, ginger,
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Customs and Border Protection and others in the government that he was born in Texas. citizenship. It’s unclear how De la Garza was able to get his job despite not being an American citizen.

An indictment filed Wednesday in Tucson said De la Garza lied about his citizenship in October during a background check update tied to his job. passport.

The agency hired him in April 2012, spokeswoman Teresa Small confirmed in an email Friday. She did not provide further comment. attorney’s office, declined to comment on how the officer’s true citizenship had been missed when he was hired.

Customs and Border Protection issued a statement saying De la Garza was arrested on Feb. 22 in Douglas, Arizona. The agency’s statement, however, didn’t reveal De la Garza’s job status or explain how the agency came to hire a Mexican citizen as an officer.

Over the years, the federal government has been criticized for not performing adequate background checks on people seeking jobs as border agents. The criticism usually crops up when the government considers adding a large number of officers at the United States’ southern border.

Matthew H. Green, a Tucson attorney who represents De la Garza, declined comment.

Investigators said the midwife who claimed De la Garza was born in Texas had a conviction for conspiring to make false statements on birth certificates in 1984. They also said De la Garza’s records from Mexico confirmed that he was registered for school using a Mexican birth record, according to court records.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on March 23.

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Title of my autobiography: JUST Happened Thing I can live without: Music. It conveys creativity, stories and a whole range of emotions. It brings us back to specific memories and times in our lives. It encourages us to get out there and dance or sing. It provides the rhythm to live our lives

Drink of choice: Green tea (non alcoholic) or a pomegranate mojito for fun.

Guilty pleasure band and/or film: If we going for guilty pleasures, I have to say Ace of Base still has a special place in my heart. Movie America such a dude movie, but cracks me up ( Da mon Chosen career in an alternate reality: Anthony Bourdain role in Reservations. Who wouldn want to travel the world, meeting its people and exploring the food and culture!?

Worst OCD tendency: I apparently shake my fries before I eat them. Good friends pointed this out years ago and I realized I was doing this subconsciously to toss aside the floppy ones.

Quote I might have said: ought to take chances. Not taking chances will lead to a life of colorless mediocrity. They be comfortable. But something in their spirit will be missing. Carlos Hortas, Dean of Yale University (So I didn say it, but sounds like me.)

Which actor or actress, and why: Mila Kunis. She smart, witty and unique. Keeps it classy while keeping it real.

Favorite YouTube video: For inspiration:Best place in Kansas City no one knows about: Record Bar. OK, so some people do know about it, but it is completely underrated! One of my favorite spots to catch live music in an intimate setting and actually has a great brunch!

Kansas City obligatory tourist stop: Oklahoma Joe One thing Kansas City has that other Silicon Prairie cities don Google Fiber

Best thing going for Kansas City startup community: Momentum and connectivity between groups/organizations. We are an underdog of sorts and everyone loves an underdog!

Last local restaurant I ate at: Thomas on 39th piano and the most amazing turtle cheesecake. Oh, and did I mention wine!?

Best meal I had in Kansas City: Magnolia (on Cherry). Amazing brunch, dinner also is fantastic. Southern cuisine soul food with flare!

Kansas City would be better if we had better transportation options or if it was more walk/bike friendly. We need Uber, Sidecar, Lyft, etc. Let continue to connect KC!

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Social media pet peeve: Ignorance plastered all over. Oh, and Facebook game invitations.

App I obsessed with: MyFitnessPal. Also, Eat24 needs it!

Silicon Prairie startup crush: EyeVerify. Pretty amazing stuff and wonderful accomplishments/exposure lately!

Something most people don know about me: Growing up, I was in musicals. I was a thespian in Ohio show choir think Good times.

Entrepreneur I most want to grab a drink with: Leila Janah. She is an extremely strong female entrepreneur who is truly an inspiration. She is more focused on making a difference than making millions (Samasource creates living wage digital jobs for women and youth in emerging markets).

I do what I do because it challenges, inspires, piques my curiosity and creativity and makes a bigger impact daily. I consistently interact with some of the most fascinating and driven people I ever met and this holds me to my personal promise to keep pushing beyond my own boundaries.

Before I was in startups I worked with a large corporation for more than six years helping to communicate vision and implement change within the company culture. I moved around quite a bit with that company to Virginia Beach, Baltimore and eventually Kansas City. I also did a brief stint in marketing and sales at a small KC startup. I now found my place where my skills and experience align with my passions!

If money wasn an object, my next company would be either something incorporating creative endeavors into the busy professional lives or a dream vacation/travel scout. I would obviously have to scope out all the best scenes first in order to report back!

The Silicon Prairie startup scene is missing cohesion as a whole community. Lots of amazing groups, but we can work together more strategically to fill the gaps in the entrepreneur journey.

In five years, I look back on what we all did and feel proud. However, I sure it will still be a work in progress and we will still be it.
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March 11, 2018 Sioux Falls, SD The Sioux Falls Storm are set to set to play their 2018 home opener on Monday, March 12th against the Cedar Rapids Titans. Kickoff is set for 6:05 PM at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

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February 24, 2018 SIOUX FALLS, SD The Sioux Falls Storm open their season at 4:05pm on Sunday against the Arizona Rattlers, defending Indoor Football League champions.

The Storm begin this season as the underdog as they look to reclaim the top spot in the IFL. In 2017, the Storm posted a league best 15 2 record but fell short of hoisting the elusive United Bowl trophy after a 50 41 defeat by the Rattlers.
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DANVILLE Vermilion County basketball teams have always struggled with the shooting background at the David S. Palmer Arena.

The large open areas behind the baskets along with the bigger court are two of the biggest adjustments that teams have to make in the Vermilion County Tournament.

As the top seeded team in the boys tournament, the Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin Blue Devils were the last time to step on the court as they opened pool play against the Westville Tigers on Tuesday night.

“It’s definitely an adjustment when you get onto this court,” said Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin coach Gary Tidwell.

The Blue Devils overcame a 33 percent shooting performance with a tenacious defense that forced the Tigers into 25 turnovers on the way to a Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin 44 30 victory.

“We were missing a lot of open shots,” said Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin sophomore guard Drew Reifsteck. “We had to rely on our defense to force those turnovers.”

But, Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin (12 6) didn’t have problems shooting from the perimeter. The Blue Devils were 8 of 17 behind the 3 point arc, 47.1 percent.

It was the shots in close to the basket that gave them problems.

Bis Henn/Ross Al made just 7 of 28 (25 percent) on shots inside of the 3 point arc most of them were point blank layups.

“That was really uncharacteristic,” Tidwell said. “When you get those type of opportunities to score around the basket, you need to capitalize. We just didn’t do a good job of finishing.

“Our defense was forcing turnovers and creating some really good scoring opportunities.”

The Blue Devils found themselves holding a slim 28 26 lead with just over seven minutes remaining after Westville senior Tylan Stricklett scored on a drive to the basket. The Tigers were on a 12 0 run and it looked like the Vermilion County Tournament was going to have its first nail biter in the boys tournament.

But Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin senior Wyatt Edwards finally had the answer for the Blue Devils, knocking down a 3 pointer from the top of the arc.

Travis Lappin followed with another 3 pointer and a short jumper in the lane as Bismarck Henning/Rossville Alvin went on a 12 2 run to regain the double digit lead.

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who had a game high 15 points to go along with a game high six assists. “Those were a couple of really big shots for us at a critical time.”

Joining Reifsteck in double figures for the Blue Devils was Edwards with 13 to go along with his game high seven steals.

Westville, which outrebounded Bis Henn/Ross Al 39 18, was never able to take the lead in the second half.

Brandt Williamson was the leading scorer for the Tigers with nine points, while Stricklett pulled down a game high 12 rebounds. on Thursday.

Hoopeston Area overcame a 21 20 halftime deficit to beat Armstrong Potomac, keeping its hopes alive of repeating as the county champions.

Senior Ryan Drayer scored seven second half points as the Cornjerkers opened the third quarter with an 8 0 run to take a lead they would never relinquish.

Graham Eighner finished with a team high 14 points for Hoopeston Area (15 5), while Lucas Hofer had 10 points to go along with a team high seven rebounds.

Armstrong Potomac junior Dalton Loschen corralled a tournament high 13 rebounds in the contest to go along with six points and four assists. Senior Shawn Reardon finished with a game high 15 points and nine rebounds. The Trojans fall to 3 16 on the season.

Salt Fork 57, Georgetown Ridge Farm 33

DANVILLE A big second half performance from Salt Fork sophomore Payton Taylor helped the Storm cruise to a 24 point victory over the Buffaloes.

Taylor scored 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds after halftime, as he finished with a game high 16 points and 11 rebounds. He was one of four Salt Fork players to finish in double figures as Brady McMasters had 13, Blaize Cobb Griffin chipped in with 12 and Gavin Chew contributed 10.

McMasters and Chew each shared game high honors with four steals each, while Cobb Griffin had three steals to go along with a team high three assists for the Storm (16 4).
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Gail Jones, of Muncy Valley, was asked to establish a pottery studio at Eternity Gospel Ministry in a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. Last November, she and her husband, Wyatt Timmins, flew out to help empower women to create a means of income for themselves through art. Shown in the photos are Jones, the women she taught hand building to and some of the pieces they made.In 2015, Eternity Gospel Ministry in Karen, a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, reached out to artist Gail Jones, of Muncy Valley, to help open a clay studio. The ministry wanted her to set up the Eternity Pottery Studio and instruct people to teach future classes.It took most of 2016 to get everything sorted out for Jones and her husband, Wyatt Timmins, to get to the country last November.They took with them three 55 gallon drums and a kiln.was all about empowering women and doing what God called me to do, Jones said.By teaching women how to make pottery, they can possibly sell it to create an income for themselves.The church also wants to put the art program into its preschool as not many children get exposed to the arts because academics are seen as more important, Jones said.Upon arrival in Karen for her month long trip, Jones was given a 20 foot by 16 foot room that was a storage closet. For three days she, Timmins and others cleared it out, painted and had outlets installed.Jones worked with a carpenter to have benches and a table made to seat six people. When she was telling them how tall she wanted everything, it did not translate well.benches were normal but the table was really tall, Jones said. sitting I could raise my arms and touch the table top. Jones was beginning to start teaching the art of hand building, Timmons was teaching and preaching at the church. He spoke during multiple services during the month as well as taught adult Sunday school and worked with Bible students.In addition to the table situation, Jones faced other similar challenges each day, which were frustrating.Once the studio was prepared, in order to start teaching Jones needed clay. She met an art teacher named Peter who made his own low fire clay.She said it was softer with no grog, which are particles of ground up pottery to bind the clay. The clay was about a week old, which is more fresh than she is used to.The first time she was going to fire it in the kiln, the electricity went off.didn know it went out, Jones said. was immature, I was ready to have a meltdown. Kenya, people put in tokens to get electricity. Once the meter runs out, the power is shut off.She began teaching a group of 20 women during the day then a group of young professionals in the evening. Both groups were excited to begin learning but it was not as easy as they may have hoped.Due to a language barrier and some not having a knack for it, those aspects made teaching a challenge for Jones.knew I was supposed to be there, she said. I realized not all of them are fit for it. weeks of not getting very far with that group, she met a chef named Matilda.is my angel from God, Jones said.At first Jones was not interested in trying to teach someone else to handle the clay. She had assumed that it would be another challenge to add to her plate.Fortunately, things do not always go the way one thinks they will.The two women met in the studio where Jones showed Matilda how to press the clay to make a plate.Having a culinary background, Matilda asked Jones if she was meant to make it as if she were preparing a tart. Jones said she smiled and knew that God had provided the right person to be the studio instructor.They continued to work together and one day Jones brought in different stamps to create unique dishware.grabbed a circle and plastic fork, then she took what I showed her and quickly turned it into an African piece, she said.Jones heart was full. She was glad to see that Matilda was able to take her experience as an African woman and translate it into art. Her prayer had been answered.wanted to give them the basics but have them make it their own, Jones said. is what my heart cry was. was able to translate her culinary skills to the studio with ease.
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am running because I am a native of Tioga county and an advocate of agriculture, Melissa Bravo said.

Bravo, a Republican, said she is very concerned about the future of dairy farming. It a complex issue, she said, that has failed to generate much alarm in government.

are just trying to save their livelihood, Bravo said. am just trying to help agriculture. noted she is an educator with a strong agricultural background who was raised on a farm.

She said Tioga County, which is part of the 68th House District, has lost many jobs in recent years in manufacturing,
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the food and gas industries, with agriculture absorbing those negative ripple effects.

aren local and state governments focused on bringing jobs back here? she said. seems like we have outsourced to the point where there is no will, and I want to change that. opioid crisis, she noted, has impacted communities in the Northern Tier and needs to be addressed.

Bravo, 49, has never held public office. She holds a master degree in agronomy and has been a certified crop adviser since 1997.

She is certified to teach through Source4Teachers and is a substitute teacher in the Southern Tier School District.

She had held a multitude of other positions as well.

career has revolved and evolved around a progressive blending of agronomic consulting, investigative research and regulatory mediation and facilitation, she said.
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Tuesday, May 16, atCasey Park, Owasco and Seward elementary schools and Auburn Junior High School. Residents who previously voted at the former West Middle School will now vote at Seward. Call the district at (315) 255 8850 or (315) 255 8822 for more information on where to vote if you’re not sure.

Proposed budget:$75,272,249 . +2.5 percent

School board candidates (three seats, three year terms)Elected office and community service experience: Elected board member of the Auburn Enlarged City School District for one term; elected President of the Auburn/Cayuga County Branch of the NAACP for five consecutive terms; elected president of the National Organization for Phi Iota Alpha Latin American Fraternity Inc., one term; elected president of the Iota Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for four consecutive years; elected president Nuestra Esperanza, the Latino Student Union for two consecutive years

Top three priorities:

1. To continue to explore ways to be fiscally responsible by efficiently and innovatively using all available resources within the district and community. In addition, continuing to advocate for equitable and restorative resources from Albany. We would do this by creating the Auburn Advocacy Taskforce comprised of parents (District Parent/Teacher Organization), taxpayers, business owners, district officials, district business official and school board members that are dedicated to advocating for equitable distribution of educational funds for Auburn. This would enhance student achievement and promote educational excellence by closing the achievement gap in our district and improving the graduation rates for all subgroups.

3. To enhance the safety and security of all students, staff and district personnel by ensuring their personal safety as well as the use of technology to effectively and efficiently support student success in the 21stcentury.

During my tenure on the school board, I have actively participated in the process of selecting two superintendents, passed five school budgets and have served on the long range planning committee, audit committee, and policy committees. While on the policy committee my first year, I ensured that we reviewed policies that were outdated and challenged the administration to ensure they were properly updated. Today, as a committee, we continue to update the policies and ensure that all stakeholders, (teachers, administration and staff members) are aware of the policies that directly affect them. The board has had a more transparent approach to conducting business by having open discussions at board meetings in order for community members to understand the day to day decisions the board makes. My decision to bid for a second term on the school board is based on the fact that the work is not complete. In 2017, the Auburn Enlarged City School District continues to face challenges. The district must continue to forge ahead with a visionary leader that understands the work that needs to be done. We must continue to find innovative ways to be fiscally responsible while holding Albany accountable for their fair and equitable share. We can do this by forming a year round advocacy task force that will strategize and mobilize to ensure the Auburn Enlarged City School District is properly funded. Washington’s board president, I am a commissioner on the Auburn Human Rights Commission, I am the secretary of the Auburn Chapter of the NAACP, I am on the board of the Harriet Tubman Center for Justice and Peace, and I am a group member of Celebrate! Diverse Auburn

Top three priorities:

1. Focused on the budget for the next three years (and find solutions) as it has been projected that we will sustain even larger gaps in the years to come, in the district we all are impacted positively or negatively by this budget.

2. We should focus on our high school graduation rates and drill down to see what are the barriers for our students, look for ways to build inclusion with the families, and then develop a strategic plan to address them.

3. We need to look at the education model that is used in our district, is it meeting our student’s needs and addressing the deficiencies?
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