Politics and Government

Raising the Age of Tobacco Purchase

Aug 17, 2018 Tucson is preparing legislation to up the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products. Officials say it's all about access.

Marana Developing Plan to Treat Two Contaminated Wells

Aug 16, 2018 Wells have tested positive for compounds not regulated by federal laws.

Trump Signs Bill Named for Sen. McCain, Doesn't Mention Him

Aug 14, 2018 In remarks about the the $716B defense bill the president did not mention McCain, with whom he has a long-running feud.

Outside Spending on Record-Setting Pace in Arizona Senate Race

Aug 14, 2018 The open seat is attracting millions of dollars.

Judge Sides With Pima County On Part 2 of World View Case

Aug 13, 2018 Ruling says the county properly entered into no-bid contracts with builders so it could meet World View's needs.

Open Seat Adds to Already-Competitive Southern Arizona District

Aug 10, 2018 Eleven Republicans and Democrats are vying to represent Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, as Martha McSally seeks a Senate seat.

Pima County Sheriff on Operation Stonegarden

Aug 10, 2018 Sheriff Mark Napier argues for controversial federal funds based on border enforcement

City Council Takes Initial Step in Raising Tobacco-Purchase Age

Aug 9, 2018 The council has asked the city manager's office to prepare an ordinance that would raise the age to 21.

Maricopa County to Appeal Ruling in Lawsuit Over Arpaio Patrols

Aug 8, 2018 The appeal isn't aimed at recouping the millions of dollars covered by taxpayers, but rather to correct court decisions and reduce county legal costs, a prosecutor said.

Pima County Supervisors Again Delay Vote on Federal Grants for Sheriffs

Aug 7, 2018 Party line vote continued grant talk until a September 4th meeting.

Congress Watchdog: Border Wall May Cost More, Take Longer

Aug 7, 2018 The Government Accountability Office said CBP doesn't have enough info to know if it is using resources in a cost-effective manner.

Federal Law Enforcement Grants Appear on Supervisors' Agenda Again

Aug 6, 2018 Operation Stonegarden grant debate began in February and has been put off numerous times.

Tucson Council to Consider Raising Age to Buy Tobacco

Aug 6, 2018 Members to explore options for increasing minimum purchasing age to 21.

Where in the World is Jeff Flake?

Jul 31, 2018 The U.S. Senator's trip to Africa stalls votes on Trump nominations.

Immigration Officials Defend Handling of Family Separations

Jul 31, 2018 The officials ran into criticism from Democrats and Republicans appalled by the policy.

Mexican President-Elect Wants Fewer Migrants to US

Jul 31, 2018 López Obrador has spoken of mitigating the factors that push people to immigrate from Central America and Mexico.

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