Politics and Government

"Never again, para nadie."

Aug 21, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: New state law that may provide justice for greater numbers of Indigenous women and girls; A reaction to the Trump administration changing the Endangered Species Act; and a very short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Trump moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

Aug 21, 2019 The new rules would allow the government to hold families in detention much longer than 20 days, which critics say would traumatize migrant children.

Mark Kelly leads Martha McSally in new poll

Aug 20, 2019 It is the first time either candidate's lead has been outside the margin of error in the race for U.S. Senate.

Chicago man gets probation for threatening then-Sen. Flake

Aug 20, 2019 The man left a voicemail for the former Arizona Senator during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Court limits order that had stopped Trump asylum limits

Aug 16, 2019 Most crossing the southern border are Central Americans fleeing violence and poverty, who would largely be ineligible for asylum.

County puts off vote to raise tobacco age to 21

Aug 6, 2019 The delay caused the city to postpone its vote, and council members say they may try to pass an ordinance on their own.

Arizona sees nearly 50,000 new voters in last four months

Jul 31, 2019 The report says the state currently has 3.8 million active, registered voters.

Head of CBP defends agency's response to migration 'crisis'

Jul 31, 2019 Mark Morgan says politicians and the news media are unfairly demonizing border agencies.

US moves to limit asylum for threatened family members

Jul 30, 2019 The U.S. attorney general says not all family units can be considered a "social group" for the purposes of asylum.

As Southwest water managers grapple with climate change, can a 'Grand Bargain' work?

Jul 29, 2019 The approach aims to rebalance some of the bad math that came from promising water to too many people.

Supreme Court allows use of Pentagon funds for border wall

Jul 26, 2019 The court said Friday that it would lift a freeze on the money put in place by a lower court.

Term extended for Mexican elected governor with US ties

Jul 25, 2019 A researcher says the rules change signals Mexican political institutions are being tested.

Tohono O'odham Nation inaugurates leadership

Jul 24, 2019 Ned Norris Jr. and Wavalene Saunders had previously served as chairman and vice chairwoman.

Catholic Community Services secures new space for immigrant shelter at juvenile detention center

Jul 22, 2019 The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved the lease Monday.

Four Democrats running for open city council seat

Jul 18, 2019 The candidates will face off in the August primary for Ward 1, on the city's west side.

Secretary of State Pompeo plans travel to Latin America

Jul 17, 2019 Pompeo is expected to talk about issues like free trade and immigration with counterparts in Mexico and other countries.

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