Politics and Government

Native American tribes give unanimous approval to proposal securing Colorado River water

May 24, 2024 The Navajo Nation Council has signed off on a proposed settlement.

Arizona doctors can come to California to perform abortions under new law signed by Gov. Newsom

May 23, 2024 California's law is meant to circumvent an Arizona law that bans nearly all abortions in that state.

Arizona Republicans move forward controversial immigration bill

May 22, 2024 Senate Republicans passed a ballot measure that could empower local law enforcement to arrest people who they believe entered the country illegally.

Arizona support for Biden drops below previous election levels, new poll shows

May 22, 2024 The numbers show the current president is losing momentum faster than former President Trump among Arizona voters.

Hobbs signs housing bills that encourage middle housing and casitas

May 22, 2024 According to Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, about 50% of land in Arizona is zoned for single-family homes. This new legislation will help combat that.

AZ unemployment drops to near-record level

May 21, 2024 Arizona has approached the record low annually for three years

Family of Tohono O'odham man killed by Border Patrol last year files wrongful death suit

May 20, 2024 Raymond Mattia was killed in the Tohono O’odham community of Menagers Dam the night of May 18, 2023.

Department of Defense awards $20 million to South32 for accelerated manganese production

May 17, 2024 Funding aims to boost domestic supply and expedite ore delivery by up to two years at the Hermosa Project near Patagonia.

Rep. Grijalva calls for extension of public scoping period for Hermosa Mine Project

May 16, 2024 He emphasizes importance of language inclusivity in a letter to the US Forest Service.

US border arrests fall in April, bucking usual spring increase as Mexico steps up enforcement

May 16, 2024 U.S. officials have largely attributed the decline to more enforcement in Mexico.

Judge tosses Republican lawsuit that sought to declare Arizona’s elections manual invalid

May 14, 2024 Two other lawsuits challenging the manual are still alive in a county court.

AZ state legislature attempts to stop California regulation on trucking fleets

May 14, 2024 The legislature, along with 16 other states, argue the regulation violates the Constitution's Commerce Clause.

Proposed settlement is first step in securing Colorado River water for 3 Native American tribes

May 14, 2024 The Navajo Nation has one of the largest single outstanding claims in the Colorado River basin and will vote soon on the measure in a special session.

Forest Service begins public scoping period for South32 Hermosa Mine Project

May 10, 2024 If approved the mine will supply zinc and manganese.

Business and faith leaders speak out against new immigration ballot referral

May 9, 2024 A group of business and faith leaders are opposing a GOP proposal that would expand employers’ requirements to confirm citizenship status when hiring, under penalty of up to a $10,000 dollar fine and a class 6 felony.

Arizona law bars universities from boycotting Israel

May 6, 2024 A state law passed in 2016 prohibits the state and local governments from adopting investment policies that include boycotting Israel.

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