Blogs by Rusty Bradshaw

I have been fortunate to spend nearly my entire working career in the same field – community journalism. I enjoy just about all aspects of my work, particularly meeting and working with people. My goals remain what they have been for many years – to provide interesting reading and images for readers and give them balanced news coverage… see more

It’s Rusty’s Ramblins instead of Rusty’s blogs.


ASU researchers in Tempe use virus deadly to rabbits to kill cancer cells.
What Is Cancer Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy uses medicine to improve your immune system’s ability to identify and destroy cancer cells. Immunotherapies can be used alone or combined with other treatments. Here’s what you should know about these promising drugs.


States have received 21 million doses since the Food and Drug Administration in December authorized two vaccines – from Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc – but only about 6 million have been administered. I took my first shot yesterday, God Bless America.

  Breaking Health News

‘I just ask God to help me’: Texas funeral home crushed by death as U.S. COVID toll nears 500,000
Sunday is traditionally a quiet day for Chuck Pryor’s Houston funeral home, but on this Sunday in February, almost a year after the global pandemic reached Texas, the phone was still ringing.


Arizona opens vaccine appointments to everyone 16 and olderArizona is among the first states to allow anyone to sign up for vaccine appointments. 

In an interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on This Week,  Governor Doug Ducey called out the Biden administration for failed border policies that have led to a surge in illegal immigration, weakened security and a historic humanitarian crisis. On Friday, Governor Ducey visited the border in Cochise County to see firsthand the situation being made worse by the Biden administration’s policies.

As vaccinations continue to ramp up across the state, Governor Ducey announced more than one million Arizonans are officially fully vaccinated and a vaccination site in Yuma is expanding. The Governor this week also traveled to Douglas to discuss safety in border communities and across the state. Details below: 

Rejecting claims the measure amounts to little more than window dressing, a House panel voted Tuesday to give local governments more power to regulate short-term vacation rentals.

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Eastbound US 60 near Morristown overnight lane restrictions planned March 15 and 17
The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for the following nightly lane restrictions along US 60 at London Road and Center Street in the Morristown area, for maintenance repairs: 

Arizona has administered its 2 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine as the state and local partners work to get the currently limited supply into arms as quickly as possible. As of this morning, 2,016,512 doses had been administered to 1,312,951 individuals, including 711,074 who have received both doses.

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Ducey swings open school doors

By: Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services March 3, 2021

City of Surprise

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 10 years that Surprise Police Chief Dan Hughes resigned, August 13, 2010.

CANCELED – FS20-811 Development Project Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Please be advised, GYS Development LLC on behalf of Brown Family Holdings LLC, will host a Neighborhood Meeting to discuss the project referenced below.

NOTE: This meeting has been rescheduled for March 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Bikeways and Trails


Will You Live To Be 100? I hope to make it, God Bless.

Our odds of living to 100 are dramatically better than those of our grandparents, and babies born today have it even better.

This week’s guide to Crisis Management
 This week’s email features a look at Landmark COVID ruling roils commercial leasing bar; Allocating risk of COVID-related delays in construction contracts; Update HR policies to handle workplace complaints; The risks of factoring agreements; Helping small business get to the light at the end of the tunnel.

2/26/2021 / Rusty Bradshaw: Being the senior editor of our major news orgination do you know why the City of Surprise is so secretive about aquiring the Circle City water company ? Tonight special meeting. K. Executive Session
1. Consideration and action to recess into executive session for the purpose of discussion and consultation with the City Attorney for legal advice and to consider its position and instruct the City Attorney regarding the Council’s position in matters related to the Circle City Water litigation
pursuant to A.R.S. 38­431.03(A)(3) and (4).

CCWC is a small water service company located in the northern part of Surprise’s future planning and water service area. In addition to its infrastructure and customer base, CCWC also has a sizable CAP allocation which, if acquired, would greatly grow the City’s ability to access more Colorado River water. Having greater access to renewable water supplies affords the City the ability to meet future demands and avoid shortfalls.

The Surprise Independent has Surprise, Arizona the 6th best place in the West U.S to live for high salaries and the low cost of living.

Surprise, AZ (February 18, 2021) The city of Surprise will be performing pavement preservation activities on the following roadways, weather permitting:

·       Cactus Road will be closed between Litchfield Road and Solar Canyon Way on February 22

o   North and southbound traffic on Litchfield Road will not be impacted

o   Traffic restrictions will be in place on Cactus Road, Solar Canyon Way to Dysart Road, February 22-26

·       Waddell Road, 175th Avenue to Citrus Road, will have traffic restrictions from February 22-26

o   Left turn restrictions from Waddell Road to south 175th Avenue will be in place after schools are in session

In response to COVID-19, the City of Surprise is communicating with public health partners at the regional, state, and national level to make sure we’re working together to provide the most accurate and timely information to our community and to safeguard the health and safety of our residents

Rusty Bradshaw

Camfecting, in the field of computer security, is the process of attempting to hack into a person’s webcam and activate it without the webcam owner’s permission. The remotely activated webcam can be used to watch anything within the webcam’s field of vision, sometimes including the webcam owner themselves. Wikipedia

Did you run out of books with raunchy pictures or are you now spending more time looking for the news in Surprise & else-where ? If you could only subscribe to one magazine or book. Which would you pick ?

Who talks more, men or women ?

Doug Ducey

This year, Students need to continue to grow, we need to get vaccines out of freezers and into Arizonans’ arms, and we need to prioritize tax reform to ensure Arizonans and our local businesses keep more of their hard-earned money. 

This is not from Ducey /Open your mind to what I shall disclose, and hold it fast within you; he who hears, but does not hold what he has heard, learns nothing. Dante Alighier

Do not be afraid; our fate Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift………..Dante Alighieri

Go to the Arizona Water Blueprint


Ducey doles out $115M CARES Act funds to universities

A program at the University of Arizona to test 250,000 people to see if they’re immune to COVID-19 hasn’t gotten the public demand that was expected.

Ducey fires agency director who defended tax hike

The head of the state Department of Revenue was ousted December 29, the apparent victim of taking a legal position on a new tax contrary to that of Gov. Doug Ducey, his boss.

State Supreme Court rejects GOP bid to void election

State tax collector wants Prop 208 to take effect

The state Department of Revenue wants a judge to quash efforts by business interests and some Republican legislators to keep a new tax to fund education from taking effect.

The state’s high court late Tuesday threw out a bid by the head of the state Republican Party to void the results of the presidential race.

State’s oldest residents elevated on list for first COVID-19 immunizations

Arizona’s oldest residents are going to be moved up on the list of who gets the first COVID-19 immunizations.

COVID-19 vaccinations have started 

The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived which means the end of this pandemic is in sight. We are committed to full transparency, so we’ll keep you informed on everything related to the vaccine and what you can do to keep you and your loved ones safe. 

Because the initial vaccine supply is limited, we’ve started administering it to frontline health care workers and they will continue to be the first to receive it. Watch this video of our first health care workers getting vaccinated. 

Holidays in Surprise

2020 City of Surprise Observed Holidays

 Holiday Observed
 New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1, 2020
 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Monday, January 20, 2020
 Presidents’ Day Monday, February 17, 2020
 Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2020
 Independence Day Friday, July 3, 2020
 Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2020
 Veterans’ Day Wednesday, November 11, 2020
 Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, 2020
 Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 27, 2020
 Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2020
 FLOATING HolidayAny one scheduled workday off*

 * Please refer to Employee Policy Manual regarding when the floating holiday can be scheduled.

If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed as the holiday.
If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as the holiday.

Council Meetings

All meetings of the city council and mayor subcommitties will comply with the requirements of Arizona Revised Statute. Title 38, Chaper 3, Article 3-1. Prepare for tomorrow : Success comes clear strategy and effective execution.

The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal , with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. Ronald Reagan