Valley Storm Knocks Out KO Boxing Gym in South Phoenix; Donations Sought for Repairs

KO Boxing Gym down for the count?
The storm that pummeled the Valley last week delivered a knock-out blow to KO Boxing Gym in South Phoenix.

Michelle Rosado, a Valley woman who promotes boxing through Face II Face Events, is hoping that Valley residents and boxing fans will pitch in to help rebuild the gym.

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Phoenix Cop Jeff Gordon, Son of Mayor Phil Gordon, Faces Discipline for "Inappropriate Contact" While On Duty; Details Pending

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Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon
​The Phoenix Police Department's
Professional Standards Bureau has completed an internal investigation into allegations that Phoenix Police Officer Jeff Gordon engaged in "inappropriate contact" while on duty. 
But the reports detailing what got Gordon, who is the son of Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, in trouble won't be available until early next week, a police spokesman tells New Times.  

Police have not released details of who Gordon engaged in inappropriate contact with, or what discipline the cop faces.

The mayor's son, a six-year veteran of the PPD, was placed on paid administrative leave after allegations of "inappropriate contact" (read sexual activity) with someone while he was on duty.

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Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's Son Cuts Off Fingers in Saw Accident; Docs Able to Reattach

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Nigel demonstrates table saw techniques that don't usually end well.
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's son, police Officer Jeff Gordon, has been on paid administrative leave since January as police officials conduct an internal investigation over allegations of "inappropriate contact."

The Phoenix Police Department won't say much more than that, but apparently Jeff' Gordan has been using his paid time off to install wood floors in his home, and he accidentally lopped off two fingers in a table-saw accident on April 18.

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Arizona Schools Get C- in National Schools Report; That's Good Enough to be Ranked 5th-Worst in Country

There's no shortage of discouraging news for Arizona today. In a prior post, we told you about Maricopa County's dismal national ranking in terms of job loss, and the latest news on the education front isn't any better.

According to the annual report from Editorial Projects in Education, Arizona ranks fifth-worst in the country in K-12 education.

Arizona earned an overall mark of C-, but in certain, individual areas, the Grand Canyon State fared much worse. For example, Arizona teachers got a big, fat D.

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Arizona Juvenile Facilities Report High Sex Activity With Staff; State Above Average for Incidents in National Survey

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Arizona State Government
Adam Henning, principal at Adobe Mountain School

​Arizona's incarcerated juveniles are having sex with staff members at one of the highest rates in the country, according to a survey published by the U.S. Department of Justice.

In a survey of thousands of kids held in juvie halls across the United States, 10.3 percent reported some kind of sexual victimization by staff members. Another 2.6 percent reported being victimized by another youth. While no Arizona facility made the DOJ's list of the 13 worst offenders, the state's three juvenile prisons came shamefully close. In just about every category of offenses, the percentages of victimization in the state's three facilities were above average.

Nationally, the most frequent kind of sexual victimization involved a female staff member and male youth.

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