Politics and Government

Air Base Prepares for Potential Government Shutdown

Sep 27, 2023 Military officials are requesting that Congress prioritize defense if they are unable to pass a budget.

1,200 University of Phoenix students to get debt relief

Sep 22, 2023 $37 million will erase student loan balances.

Housing and Water: How government, environmentalists and developers shape Arizona homes

Sep 20, 2023 The state's mild winters are often a plus for people who move here. So how does that growing population interact with a shrinking water supply?

Cochise County Elections Director Resigns, Again

Sep 18, 2023 Cochise County Elections Director Bob Bartelsmeyer submitted his resignation last Friday

The Buzz: Increasing broadband access in rural Arizona

Sep 15, 2023 As billions in grant dollars roll in, how is internet access growing around the state?

Record Job Growth for Arizona

Sep 15, 2023 The state added 57,000 new jobs last year, according to the Office of Economic Opportunity.

Tucson voters to consider tying city council salaries to county supervisors

Sep 14, 2023 Proposition 413 will be up for a vote this November.

Pima County officials concerned as asylum seeker surge continues, funding dwindles

Sep 12, 2023 Pima County officials express growing concern as the influx of asylum seekers continues while federal funding decreases, raising fears of potential street releases due to funding shortages by May.

Cochise County gets federal money for anti-opioid program

Sep 11, 2023 The money comes from a grant from the federal government.

Tucson migrant aid groups tell Sinema: Federal funding insufficient

Sep 8, 2023 Migrant aide workers from Tucson and throughout Arizona met with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Friday to discuss funding issues to assist the ongoing multitude of migrants coming through the southern border.

The Buzz: The benefits and drawbacks of becoming a city or town

Sep 8, 2023 As Vail considers incorporating, we ask what changes in a community when it adds local government.

Congressional watchdog describes border wall harm, says agencies should work together to ease damage

Sep 7, 2023 A report released by the Government Accountability Office offers the first independent assessment of damage caused by the building of more than 450 miles of wall.

Tucson moves to begin settlement of COVID-era lawsuit

Sep 6, 2023 The 2021 lawsuit argued that the City of Tucson violated its contract with the Tucson Police Officer’s Association when it implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy.

Wadsack recall falls short

Sep 5, 2023 Supporters could not gather the signatures they needed.

Free tutoring now available to combat pandemic-learning loss in AZ

Sep 5, 2023 Students in grades one through eight, who failed state math, reading and writing proficiency tests, are eligible for free tutoring services.

US government cancels loans for former Ashford University students and plans to recoup costs from UA

Aug 31, 2023 The university denies any liability for Ashford's actions and will be “assessing its options.”

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