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manchester city back in the premier league title race, thrash west ham united 4-


by: reuters | published:february 2, 2017 1:34 pm gabriel jesus scored his first goal for manchester city. (source: reuters)manchester city revived their faint title hopes with an attacking mastercl against west ham united, inflicting a bruising 4-0 defeat on their beleaguered opponents at the london stadium on wednesday.city were rampant in a one-sided first half as kevin de bruyne finished off a swift counter-attack to put them ahead after 17 minutes and david silva doubled the lead from close range after good work from leroy sane.there was more misery for west ham when city’s january signing gabriel jesus scored his first goal for the club, side-footing in raheem sterling’s p six minutes before the break, and yaya toure slammed home from the spot in the second half.city, who had lost th






yaya toure returns to manchester city champions league squad


by: reuters | london | published:february 2, 2017 10:24 pm yaya toure had gone out of favour after his agent publicly made comments that weren’t appreciated by manager pep guardiola. (source: reuters)manchester city have recalled midfielder yaya toure to their champions league squad after he was left out for the group stage last year in an omission that triggered a furious response from his agent.the 33-year-old ivorian has become a first team regular again after being tipped by many to leave the club following manager pep guardiola’s arrival from bayern munich.guardiola was allowed to name 17 overseas players in his group stage squad but three can be switched for the subsequent knockout phase, with manchester city drawn against monaco in the last 16.the first, home leg is on feb. 21 and






de blasio blasted for 'helping' trump deport nyc's non-citizens


public defenders ripped mayor de blasio tuesday for saying he might add to the list of 170 crimes for which the city works with federal authorities to deport non-citizens. “for a mayor who ran on a platform of progressive change to even suggest that he is open to helping president trump deport some of our clients is disheartening and destructive,” tina luongo, chief defender at the legal aid society, told the daily news. at a budget hearing in albany on monday, de blasio said that he’d be willing to discuss expanding the list of crimes that trigger the city’s cooperation with federal immigration officials. “if there are some offenses that we should add, we are willing to do that always,” the mayor said in a heated exchange with republican emblywoman nicole malliotakis.california moves clo






cute hunting meteorologist causes up-roar, ok city news thechive : thechive


strange? the following comes from an article about mr. england which was written by “the new york times”:“england was born in 1939 in a country house with no electricity, by the light of a kerosene lamp; family lore has it that his parents paid the doctor in chickens. in high school, before england be e fully fixated on the weather,he dreamed of being a pig farmer.” source of ny times article “the weather god of oklahoma city” written by sam anderson






nypd will equip all officers with body eras by late 2019


new york city started trying police body eras years ago, but it hasn't had a formal agreement to roll them out across the entire force. it's not for lack of trying, though -- the city and the officers' union have been locked in contract negotiations for ages. an agreement is finally in place, however. as part of a new contract, the nypd will equip every officer with a body era by the end of 2019. when there are over 34,000 officers patrolling the streets, this could easily be one of the most ambitious body era projects to date.






de blasio blasted for 'helping' trump deport nyc's non-citizens


public defenders ripped mayor de blasio tuesday for saying he might add to the list of 170 crimes for which the city works with federal authorities to deport non-citizens. “for a mayor who ran on a platform of progressive change to even suggest that he is open to helping president trump deport some of our clients is disheartening and destructive,” tina luongo, chief defender at the legal aid society, told the daily news. at a budget hearing in albany on monday, de blasio said that he’d be willing to discuss expanding the list of crimes that trigger the city’s cooperation with federal immigration officials. “if there are some offenses that we should add, we are willing to do that always,” the mayor said in a heated exchange with republican emblywoman nicole malliotakis.california moves clo






manchester city’s pep guardiola hails young attackers


by: reuters | london | published:february 2, 2017 2:16 pm manchester city were rampant in a one-sided first half as goals from kevin de bruyne, david silva and january signing gabriel jesus put them 3-0 ahead at the break. (source: reuters)manchester city manager pep guardiola hailed their vibrant young frontline as the future of the club after they tore west ham united apart in a bruising 4-0 premier league win on wednesday.city were rampant in a one-sided first half as goals from kevin de bruyne, david silva and january signing gabriel jesus put them 3-0 ahead at the break.yaya toure slammed home from the spot in the second half to complete a resounding win.it was city’s attacking trio, however, that caught the eye, with jesus, making his first league start, raheem sterling and leroy sa






pol calls out mayor de blasio on $42m bus driver subsidy


a city pol charges the de blasio administration is circumventing the law by giving out tens of millions of dollars to subsidize the wages of school bus drivers. the city council approved $42 million in 2014 in payments to private companies to boost driver wages that year - but a city agency renewed the program for another year on its own, and is now moving to extend it for a third year. the department of small business services “does not have the authority to take action here today,” councilman dan garodnick (d-manhattan) said tuesday at a hearing on the move. “sbs should reject this rule not only because it is illegal to allocate funds in this manner, but also because the authority to perpetuate this program falls squarely within the authority of the city council.” sbs has already shelle






mosque congregation in victoria, texas offered use of synagogue after fire destr


a spokesman for the city of victoria told the huffington post that all evidence has been collected from the site and the mosque has been handed back to the congregation for demolition and rebuilding.police and the fbi are involved in the investigation.“typically, it takes a minimum of weeks, and sometimes months, before we get the results back from a fire like this,” the city spokesman said.hashmi has been part of the community since 1984. in the early years, members would meet in each others’ houses to pray. then, they prayed in rental buildings. the most recent structure was built in 2000 and serves a congregation of about 140 people. 






city of allen park removed from receivership


buy p oallen park municipal building on southfield rd. tuesday, november 4, 2014. (p o: jessica j. trevino, detroit free press)buy p olansing — the city of allen park has been released from receivership, michigan treasurer nick khouri announced today.according to a news release, city leadership will regain full control and manage all operations and finances without state oversight.“this is an important day for the residents of allen park, the city and all who worked diligently to move the city back to fiscal stability,” khouri said.according to the release, an emergency manager was in place from march 2013 to september 2014, starting the transition out of state oversight.the city has made financial and operational progress, according to khouri's office:the general fund balance has increase






city of allen park removed from receivership


buy p oallen park municipal building on southfield rd. tuesday, november 4, 2014. (p o: jessica j. trevino, detroit free press)buy p olansing — the city of allen park has been released from receivership, michigan treasurer nick khouri announced today.according to a news release, city leadership will regain full control and manage all operations and finances without state oversight.“this is an important day for the residents of allen park, the city and all who worked diligently to move the city back to fiscal stability,” khouri said.according to the release, an emergency manager was in place from march 2013 to september 2014, starting the transition out of state oversight.the city has made financial and operational progress, according to khouri's office:the general fund balance has increase






houston nightclub unprepared for major super bowl party


where the magic happens. . . . #benomadica p o posted by club nomadic (@clubnomadic) on feb 1, 2017 at 1:28pm pstclub nomadic, which will be hosting the super bowl’s biggest events including a concert by bruno mars and the directv party with taylor swift, is still working with the city of houston to get up and running in time for this weekend.we’re told producers for the 62,500-square-foot pop-up venue met with city officials on tuesday night to do an eleventh-hour walk-through.by wednesday, venue promoters had purchased all required permits and were moving on to inspections and obtaining a certificate of occupancy.city spokeswoman alanna reed tells us, “everyone is at the table and communicating . . . we’ll make it get done.” the space is set to open thursday with the chainsmokers.share t






the ‘mansion tax’ is all about de blasio’s politics of resentment


mayor de blasio would really, really like to raise taxes on “the rich.” reminding you of that looks to be his main point in calling for a new “mansion tax.”he doesn’t claim to need it to plug a hole in the city budget. it’s just that “the wealthiest among us” will likely get tax cuts out of president trump and the gop congress, so “it’s time that they pay their share of state and local taxes.”so the mayor testified this week in albany — which won’t grant his wish, since gov. cuomo beat him to the head of the soak-the-rich line with his call to extend the state “millionaires tax.”blas’ tax would be 2.5 percent on the sale of homes costing $2 million or more. and that would hit on top of the 1 percent “mansion tax” that already applies on sales of $1 million and up.but in this crazy real-est






butler scores 28 and bulls rout thunder 128-100


oklahoma city thunder guard russell westbrook (0) drives to the basket around chicago bulls forward doug mcdermott (11) during the first half of an nba basketball game in oklahoma city, wednesday, feb. 1, 2017. (ap p o/alonzo adams)(p o: the ociated press)connectlinkedinemailmoreoklahoma city (ap) — jimmy butler scored 28 points to help the chicago bulls rout the oklahoma city thunder 128-100 on wednesday night.dwyane wade had 18 points and seven ists for the bulls, who s 60 percent from the field overall and 68 percent in the second half.russell westbrook had 28 points and eight ists and jerami grant scored a season-high 15 points for the thunder, who lost their third straight overall and had their five-game home winning streak snapped. it took until the fourth quarter for someone other t






fc pune city ashique kuruniyan to return home from villareal due to injury


by: pti | pune | published:february 1, 2017 3:29 pm after being monitored by their medical staff during the last week, villarreal have now confirmed that the youngster has been sent home to continue his rehabilitation. (source: file)villarreal youngster ashique kuruniyan, signed on loan from indian super league club fc pune city, has suffered an injury and is set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury.ashique picked up an injury during training last week and ultrasound reports confirmed a grade-2 injury detecting a muscle tear in the middle third of the hamstrings. further mri reports confirmed the same, which means that the player will be completely rested from all sporting activities for about four to six weeks.after being monitored by their medical staff during the las






some embly required - ny daily news


with the promise of a major federal plan to rebuild vital infrastructure yet to come into focus, mayor de blasio s es together scarce dollars to keep his city’s structures standing sturdy. included in the city capital budget unveiled last week is a down payment on $1 billion to fix hundreds of leaking new york city housing authority roofs slowly rendering buildings uninhabitable. another $571 million will keep roads and bridges navigable, including the near-derelict brooklyn-queens expressway stretch by the waterfront. completion of the long-awaited third water tunnel is as important as it gets. commend the commitment to keep a growing city’s backbone healthy. but wince at the price tag, plus maintenance to keep other infrastructure in good repair — $90 billion over 10 years. then weep to






tao is partnering up with madison square garden


madison square garden is acquiring a majority stake in nightlife-and-hospitality pioneer tao group that’s rumored to be valued at $400 million, sources confirmed to page six.tao group’s founders — marc packer, rich wolf, noah tepperberg and jason strauss — will retain a substantial stake in tao group and will continue to run day-to-day operations, we’re told.tao group operates venues in new york city, las vegas, and sydney with brands tao, marquee, lavo, avenue, the stanton social, beauty & es and vandal, and they plan to soon open new spots, including in la, chicago, and more globally.sources say the deal will see the two companies joining forces to create vip premium hospitality experiences at msg’s live events and venues including madison square garden, radio city hall, the beacon t






nyc pols vote for bills to improve three-quarter house rules


the city council voted wednesday for bills to crack down on so-called three-quarter houses, where landlords have been accused of abuses against poor, addicted, or mentally ill tenants. the buildings, which get their name because they’re one step beyond traditional halfway houses, rent out beds to single adults, often people who are formerly homeless, coming out of jail, or battling drug addiction. one bill will ban landlords from requiring tenants to get medical treatments in order to live in a house. three quarter house landlords have been accused of forcing residents to go to unnecessary drug treatment programs — even if it means relapsing into an addiction they had previously beaten — and then collecting kickbacks from the program. another piece of legislation will require that tenants






chelsea can only lose the title from here, says pep guardiola


by: afp | london | published:february 2, 2017 2:10 pm manchester city boss guardiola is adamant the 10-point gap between his fifth-placed team and chelsea is too much to overcome. (source: reuters)pep guardiola claimed premier league leaders chelsea have nothing to fear from manchester city despite his side’s 4-0 demolition of west ham.guardiola’s team delivered a swaggering display at the london stadium on wednesday as goals from kevin de bruyne, david silva, gabriel jesus and yaya toure secured city’s biggest league win since october.chelsea manager antonio conte was watching from the stands and must have been impressed by city.but city boss guardiola is adamant the 10-point gap between his fifth-placed team and chelsea is too much to overcome.chelsea are also nine points clear of secon






phoenix will consider petition to become 'sanctuary city'


the petition calls for the police department to stop complying with federal immigration enforcement.the phoenix city council on feb. 15 will address a petition that asks for phoenix to become a sanctuary city.(p o: the republic)in the wake of the executive order from president donald trump cracking down on local municipalities that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement, phoenix will soon have to answer community calls about whether to declare itself a "sanctuary city."the city council on feb. 15 will address a citizen petition that asks for the designation, and that calls for the phoenix police department to stop following an operations order requiring officers to participate in federal immigration enforcement."sanctuary city" describes a community that has policies that pr






phoenix will consider petition to become 'sanctuary city'


the petition calls for the police department to stop complying with federal immigration enforcement.the phoenix city council on feb. 15 will address a petition that asks for phoenix to become a sanctuary city.(p o: the republic)in the wake of the executive order from president donald trump cracking down on local municipalities that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement, phoenix will soon have to answer community calls about whether to declare itself a "sanctuary city."the city council on feb. 15 will address a citizen petition that asks for the designation, and that calls for the phoenix police department to stop following an operations order requiring officers to participate in federal immigration enforcement."sanctuary city" describes a community that has policies that pr






phoenix will consider petition to become 'sanctuary city'


the petition calls for the police department to stop complying with federal immigration enforcement.the phoenix city council on feb. 15 will address a petition that asks for phoenix to become a sanctuary city.(p o: the republic)in the wake of the executive order from president donald trump cracking down on local municipalities that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement, phoenix will soon have to answer community calls about whether to declare itself a "sanctuary city."the city council on feb. 15 will address a citizen petition that asks for the designation, and that calls for the phoenix police department to stop following an operations order requiring officers to participate in federal immigration enforcement."sanctuary city" describes a community that has policies that pr






phoenix will consider petition to become 'sanctuary city'


the petition calls for the police department to stop complying with federal immigration enforcement.the phoenix city council on feb. 15 will address a petition that asks for phoenix to become a sanctuary city.(p o: the republic)in the wake of the executive order from president donald trump cracking down on local municipalities that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement, phoenix will soon have to answer community calls about whether to declare itself a "sanctuary city."the city council on feb. 15 will address a citizen petition that asks for the designation, and that calls for the phoenix police department to stop following an operations order requiring officers to participate in federal immigration enforcement."sanctuary city" describes a community that has policies that pr






phoenix will consider petition to become 'sanctuary city'


the petition calls for the police department to stop complying with federal immigration enforcement.the phoenix city council on feb. 15 will address a petition that asks for phoenix to become a sanctuary city.(p o: the republic)in the wake of the executive order from president donald trump cracking down on local municipalities that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement, phoenix will soon have to answer community calls about whether to declare itself a "sanctuary city."the city council on feb. 15 will address a citizen petition that asks for the designation, and that calls for the phoenix police department to stop following an operations order requiring officers to participate in federal immigration enforcement."sanctuary city" describes a community that has policies that pr






unlucky leicester city slide further into relegation mix


by: reuters | published:february 1, 2017 1:06 pm leicester city are 16th, level on points with swansea below them and just two clear of the relegation places. (source: reuters)sam vokes grabbed a late winner as burnley piled more pressure on struggling premier league champions leicester city on tuesday.with the match seemingly heading for a goalless draw, vokes hooked home from close range off a headed knockdown from michael keane to secure burnley’s fifth successive home win.the ball hit the wales striker’s hand before he scored but referee mike dean dismissed leicester’s appeals.“it was a handball. it was for everybody, for the television, but not for the referee,” leicester manager claudio ranieri told the .“the referee is the boss. he didn’t see it and we lost – in this moment everyth






phoenix will consider petition to become 'sanctuary city'


the petition calls for the police department to stop complying with federal immigration enforcement.the phoenix city council on feb. 15 will address a petition that asks for phoenix to become a sanctuary city.(p o: the republic)in the wake of the executive order from president donald trump cracking down on local municipalities that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement, phoenix will soon have to answer community calls about whether to declare itself a "sanctuary city."the city council on feb. 15 will address a citizen petition that asks for the designation, and that calls for the phoenix police department to stop following an operations order requiring officers to participate in federal immigration enforcement."sanctuary city" describes a community that has policies that pr






phoenix will consider petition to become 'sanctuary city'


the petition calls for the police department to stop complying with federal immigration enforcement.the phoenix city council on feb. 15 will address a petition that asks for phoenix to become a sanctuary city.(p o: the republic)in the wake of the executive order from president donald trump cracking down on local municipalities that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement, phoenix will soon have to answer community calls about whether to declare itself a "sanctuary city."the city council on feb. 15 will address a citizen petition that asks for the designation, and that calls for the phoenix police department to stop following an operations order requiring officers to participate in federal immigration enforcement."sanctuary city" describes a community that has policies that pr






office space market remains immune to demoneti ion, real estate news, et realest


new delhi: of the total uptake of office space in 2016, nearly 40% of the total net absorption took place in the last quarter of 2016, according to international property consultants cushman & wakefield.“the demand for office space, though similar to that seen in 2015 was better than market expectations, especially in the second half of the year. despite many changes globally, that could change the course of business, india remained one of the most optimistic markets in the recent times. we expect this positive outlook to continue into 2017,” says anshul jain, managing director, india cushman & wakefield.bengaluru recorded the highest net absorption during the year. the city's net absorption rose 28% to 12.7 msf during 2016. the new high in 2016 is roughly 5% higher than the last n






office space market remains immune to demoneti ion, real estate news, et realest


new delhi: of the total uptake of office space in 2016, nearly 40% of the total net absorption took place in the last quarter of 2016, according to international property consultants cushman & wakefield.“the demand for office space, though similar to that seen in 2015 was better than market expectations, especially in the second half of the year. despite many changes globally, that could change the course of business, india remained one of the most optimistic markets in the recent times. we expect this positive outlook to continue into 2017,” says anshul jain, managing director, india cushman & wakefield.bengaluru recorded the highest net absorption during the year. the city's net absorption rose 28% to 12.7 msf during 2016. the new high in 2016 is roughly 5% higher than the last n






man accused in 2006 crown heights arson wins $325g from suit


years after brooklyn prosecutors dropped charges against a man accused of torching a crown heights tenement and killing four people, the ex-defendant has reached a $325,000 settlement in his civil rights lawsuit. attorneys for samuel martinez and the city filed papers on the pact last month in brooklyn federal court. the 2006 early-morning fire killed a mother, her 4- and 1-year-old, and another woman. martinez was indicted in 2012, but the case fell apart because informants proved unreliable.woman breaks down on witness stand in brooklyn arson trial martinez’s lawsuit said evidence of the questions surrounding the informants were not turned over to the defense. the exculpatory facts were discovered in an investigation by martinez's own defense.(handout) once the criminal action was over,






phoenix will consider petition to become 'sanctuary city'


the petition calls for the police department to stop complying with federal immigration enforcement.the phoenix city council on feb. 15 will address a petition that asks for phoenix to become a sanctuary city.(p o: the republic)in the wake of the executive order from president donald trump cracking down on local municipalities that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement, phoenix will soon have to answer community calls about whether to declare itself a "sanctuary city."the city council on feb. 15 will address a citizen petition that asks for the designation, and that calls for the phoenix police department to stop following an operations order requiring officers to participate in federal immigration enforcement."sanctuary city" describes a community that has policies that pr






leicester city’s leonardo ulloa won’t strike after failing to leave


by: reuters | published:february 2, 2017 1:16 pm leonardo ulloa has started only one league game this season (source: reuters)leicester city forward leonardo ulloa will remain “professional” despite failing to get a move from the premier league champions in the january transfer window, he told sky sports on wednesday.the 30-year-old argentine, who was not available for tuesday’s 1-0 loss at burnley because of a thigh injury, handed in a transfer request but was frustrated that leicester were not listening to offers for him from other clubs.ulloa, who featured in their run to the title last season, has started only one league game this term and took to twitter on monday to accuse manager claudio ranieri of betraying him, claiming he would never play for the club again.with hardly any time






green for the nypd officers in blue


woe to the new york city mayor who enters reelection season shouldering unfinished business with the patrolmen’s benevolent ociation, the fiercely uncompromising union buoying 24,000 rank-and-file nypd officers. mayor de blasio skillfully unloaded that heavy burden this week, and the pba picketers who routinely staked out his brooklyn gym, by settling salary hikes retroactive to 2012 and forward to the end of july — at a price to be paid well beyond his years at city hall, if the cops ratify the deal as expected. in the best of the bargain, the union agrees to allow body eras on every nypd patrol officer, a vital boon to police accountability. in the worst, pba president pat lynch squeezed the city, and his own future members, for pay hikes above and beyond the 9% of other city unions hav






new york city teacher accused of training roosters for fighting


federal prosecutors have accused a new york city teacher of breeding and training roosters for fighting in his bronx backyard.prosecutors from the office of manhattan u.s. attorney preet bharara charged hector cruz, who was arrested tuesday, with one count of animal fighting. they said he trained the roosters for fighting, or a sport in which roosters fight each other with a knife or other blade attached to their legs. the fight ends when one dies or refuses to fight, the complaint said.the charges against mr. cruz, 59 years old, e out of an investigation by the new york police department and u.s. department of agriculture into the breeding of roosters for fighting, the complaint said.an attorney representing mr. cruz declined to comment. mr. cruz, who has worked for the department of educ






manchester united held to draw, manchester city dazzle


by: reuters | london | published:february 2, 2017 1:43 pm zlatan ibrahimovic, daley blind, marcus rojo and marcus rashford were all denied by a solid performance from hull city’s goalkeeper eldin jakupovic (source: ap)manchester city turned on the style to dismantle west ham united 4-0 and revive their fading premier league title aspirations as manchester united’s hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow with a goalless home against struggling hull city on wednesday.city produced a scintillating first-half display, scoring three times before the break through kevin de bruyne, david silva and new boy gabriel jesus, before yaya toure’s penalty capped a one-sided romp at the london stadium.clinical finishing was in short supply at old trafford, however, where united e up against an inspired p






staten island chuck predicts an early spring on groundhog day


spring may be on the way. famed weather reporter rodent staten island chuck declared that the city will enjoy an early end to winter after he failed to see his shadow during the annual groundhog day ceremony at the staten island zoo. other ground hogs, of course, have argued on this point in the past. dozens of groundhog day enthusiasts were on hand for staten island chuck’s prediction — but not mayor de blasio, who famously fumbled the current staten island chuck’s predecessor during the 2014 ceremony. that groundhog died a few weeks later of internal injuries.de blasio to skip groundhog day celebration at staten island zoo “we doubt the groundhog will be heartbroken,” city hall spokeswoman jessica ramos said about the mayor’s planned no-show. staten island zoo officials said chuck has a






2 s dead in irvine, calif., dubbed ‘america’s safest big city’


two people were s dead in “america’s safest big city” tuesday afternoon during a family fight, police said. officers in irvine, calif., arrested the accused gunman, 37-year-old nolan pascal pillay, inside the home where his alleged victims lived, ktla reported. the southern california city has earned the title america’s safest big city for its history of low crime. between 2013 and 2015, it had the lowest violent crime rate of any u.s. city with more than 200,000 people, and it saw just one murder in the first six months of 2016, according to fbi statistics.two people were s to death in irvine, calif., tuesday.(ktla) the tuesday shooting marks the first two killings of the year for irvine.bratton: nyc on pace for safest january in city’s history police said they found two people dead insi






why phoenix needs elected city prosecutors


closeskip in skipxembedxshare bishop monty moody leads a church in a building behind his peoria home. and he is a major donor to candidates running for elected office -- in phoenix. thomas howthorne/azcentral.com former councilman: we need transparency at city hall. why not ask voters if they agree?bishop monty moody's redeemed international church on november 27, 2016 in peoria, ariz.(p o: patrick breen/the republic)for years now, phoenix insiders have talked about the influence of city consultants and vendors, but now we see the depth of subterfuge that some will take to influence our elected officials (“cashiers checks, cash and questions,” jan. 8). this isn’t just “dark money” — this could be illegal.at the end of reading dustin gardiner and rob o'dell's article, the ultimate question






why phoenix needs elected city prosecutors


closeskip in skipxembedxshare bishop monty moody leads a church in a building behind his peoria home. and he is a major donor to candidates running for elected office -- in phoenix. thomas howthorne/azcentral.com former councilman: we need transparency at city hall. why not ask voters if they agree?bishop monty moody's redeemed international church on november 27, 2016 in peoria, ariz.(p o: patrick breen/the republic)for years now, phoenix insiders have talked about the influence of city consultants and vendors, but now we see the depth of subterfuge that some will take to influence our elected officials (“cashiers checks, cash and questions,” jan. 8). this isn’t just “dark money” — this could be illegal.at the end of reading dustin gardiner and rob o'dell's article, the ultimate question






mark-viverito won't back changes to immigration crime list


city council speaker melissa mark-viverito said she won’t back any additions to the list of offenses that spur the city to cooperate with the feds on deportations, after mayor de blasio said he’s open to expanding the list. the city refuses most requests from immigration and customs enforcement to detain immigrants who have been arrested for possible expulsion from the country, one of the policies that has made it a so-called sanctuary city targeted by president trump. but there are 170 serious crimes for which the city does agree to hand over the offender. “this council is extremely proud of the work that we have done to stop needless deportations. we’re not going to succumb to any fearmongering,” mark-viverito said wednesday when asked if she’d consider expanding the list. “we’ve struck