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Arizona lawmakers pass bill some compare to controversial SB 1070

On Wednesday, the Arizona legislature passed a bill that would make it a state crime to enter the country unauthorized.
February 28, 2024

The Buzz: What happens when Washington comes to town?

The Buzz rides along as a federal advisor goes on a tour with city officials.
February 23, 2024

AZ Treasurer makes push for an additional financial education course as a high school graduation requirement

A bill in the legislature proposes to add that requirement.
February 23, 2024

Gallego leads Lake in new poll, no answers from Sinema

If the Independent chooses to run, a three-way race could be tight.
February 22, 2024

White House official gets Tucson tour

The Mayor used the opportunity to show what the city is doing with federal dollars.
February 21, 2024

No new jail for Pima County, but a new jail commission is moving forward

Republican Supervisor Steve Christy said the decision was “kicking the can down the road,” but the four remaining Democrats say the county needs more information on potential alternatives to incarceration.
February 20, 2024

AZ Board of Regents defends UAGC acquisition to Hobbs

The letter was sent late Tuesday afternoon.
February 20, 2024

Bisbee Main Street fire's cause still unknown

The mayor set to give an update at City Council meeting Tuesday
February 20, 2024

Arizona voters prepare for Presidential Preference Election: What you need to know

Here are some frequently asked questions that voters have for the presidential preference election.
February 17, 2024

The Buzz: Changes to Arizona's elections

Election moves come as the state prepares for more mandatory recounts.
February 16, 2024

Hobbs on Senate's failure to pass Bipartisan Border Security Package: "It is incredibly unfortunate and frustrating."

The Q & A was hosted by the Sky Islands Regional Partnership — formerly known as the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce
February 15, 2024

Arizona Republicans challenge Biden’s designation of a national monument near the Grand Canyon

The monument designation will help preserve 1,562 square miles (4,046 square kilometers) just to the north and south of Grand Canyon National Park.
February 12, 2024

Mexican families fleeing violence grows exponentially in Tucson Sector

The number of Mexican families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border grew nationwide in 2023, but nowhere is that more true than in Arizona’s Tucson Sector where the number of Mexican people in a family grew from 8,500 in 2022 to more than 120-thousand.
February 12, 2024

Arizona rock climbers speak out against National Park Service

The anchors used by climbers is the issue.
February 11, 2024

GOP organizations sue Arizona's top election official in latest dispute over election manual

The suit alleges violations of public comment and public disclosure requirements, along with specific provisions state officials approved for the manual.
February 10, 2024

AZ GOP frustrated over new election bill

If the bill passes and is signed into law, it would solve an election calendar issue that could happen if a recount is needed for the primary election.
February 7, 2024

BlackStar Orbital SpaceDrone Manufacturing Facility coming to Sierra Vista in 2026

The company will build and test its portable satellite called the SpaceDrone at the new facility
February 6, 2024

Republicans pass voting center ban in the AZ House

The bill would instead establish voting precincts of 1,000 people.
February 6, 2024

Your Vote 2022: Election Wrap-Up

A look at the November 8 general election
November 11, 2022

Your Vote 2022: Breakdown of Judicial Candidates

Voting on judicial candidate races, how your ballot is counted, and how candidates move to the middle.
November 4, 2022

Your Vote 2022: Gubernatorial Candidates Kari Lake and Katie Hobbs

This week, excerpts from interviews with Arizona gubernatorial candidates Kari Lake (R) Katie Hobbs (D).
October 28, 2022
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