Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press Updated 4:36 pm PDT, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Don Brandt, center, CEO of Arizona Public Service and its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Corp., appears before the Arizona Corporation Commission in Phoenix, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Don Brandt, center, CEO of Arizona Public Service and its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Corp., appears before the Arizona Corporation Commission in Phoenix, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Photo: Tom Tingle, AP Photo: Tom Tingle, AP Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Don Brandt, center, CEO of Arizona Public Service and its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Corp., appears before the Arizona Corporation Commission in Phoenix, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Don Brandt, center, CEO of Arizona Public … [Read more...] about Utility regulators grill Arizona Public Service executives
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Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, flew to Canada for one of his regular visits to the Yukon mountains to hunt stone sheep with friends. He was accompanied by Secret Service agents on that August 2017 trip, just as he had been since his father was sworn in as president six months earlier. The Secret Service frequented several Vancouver hotels: Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront and Lakeview Inn and Suites. But it spent the most money at the president’s hotel, the Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver, according to documents obtained by POLITICO.Story Continued Below The Secret Service is required to protect the president’s children, but the tendency of Trump and his family to funnel funds to their own properties has complicated what had been a routine practice. Critics say the Trumps are using the presidency to boost the president's businesses by forcing the federal government to spend taxpayer money at Trump … [Read more...] about Why the Secret Service spent thousands at a Trump hotel
Are there any American “heroes” we can agree on in 2019? This might sound like an abstract question, but for the Fourth of July weekend, Politico Magazine has decided to make it more concrete, asking experts: Who would you put on a new Mount Rushmore? Every year, more than 2 million people drive to Keystone, South Dakota, to stare at the 60-foot-tall granite heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The sheer size of those heads evokes our sense of the heroic—people who didn’t just achieve something but embodied larger American values. “What makes the hero a hero is the romantic notion that he stands above the tawdry give and take of everyday politics,” H.W. Brands wrote in his biography of Roosevelt.Story Continued Below For all their contributions to American history, it is hard, in 2019, not to think about the fact that two of the four figures on Mount Rushmore—all white men—owned slaves, and … [Read more...] about Who Should Be on the Next Mount Rushmore?
The Detroit News Published 5:22 PM EDT Apr 28, 2019 Federal Judge Damon Keith of Detroit died Sunday morning at 96. Dignitaries from around Michigan weighed in to offer their respects. Some of the statements run full-length, others have been excerpted. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: “Judge Damon Keith was a civil rights icon. In his decades of public service, he stood up for what was right, even if it meant facing attacks and threats from others. Because of his strength, his determination, and his commitment to ending racism in our country, Michigan is grateful and better for it. We should honor Judge Keith’s legacy by working together to build a Michigan where everybody, no matter who they are or where they come from, can get ahead.” Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan: "Detroit lost a dear friend this morning with the passing of Judge Damon Keith, and America lost a national treasure. "Judge Keith left as indelible a mark on this nation and our city as any jurist in … [Read more...] about Leaders pay respects to late Judge Damon Keith
Bob Christie and Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press Updated 10:49 pm PDT, Thursday, April 25, 2019 FILE - In this July 28, 2015, file photo, electricians, Adam Hall, right, and Steven Gabert install solar panels on a roof for Arizona Public Service company in Goodyear, Ariz. Over the last five years, Arizona’s largest utility has broken away from its decades-long practice of not meddling in elections involving their regulators. Arizona Public Service recently acknowledged giving $10 million to groups that backed the utility’s favored candidates in 2014 elections for the commission regulating it. less FILE - In this July 28, 2015, file photo, electricians, Adam Hall, right, and Steven Gabert install solar panels on a roof for Arizona Public Service company in Goodyear, Ariz. Over the last five years, ... more Photo: Matt York, AP … [Read more...] about Arizona utility finally comes clean about political spending