Politics and Government

Episode 167: Reviewing 2017

Dec 15, 2017 A look at the stories we covered in 2017, and what stories will continue to resonate in 2018.

Pima County Wins World View Lease Challenge in Court

Dec 15, 2017 An appeals court rules the county's deal with the space balloon company complies with state law.

Memo: Pima County Can Task RTA With Road Repairs

Dec 14, 2017 Proposal by Supervisor Christy hinges on the legality of handing such work off to another agency.

Older Dreamers: "We are invested in the U.S."

Dec 13, 2017 Older DACA recipients say deportation may cost them their children.

Pima County Approves Two-Year Road Repair Plan

Dec 12, 2017 Plan prioritizes residential roads in need of repair over those that must be rebuilt.

Manufacturing, Federal Spending Expected to Push Tucson Economy in 2018

Dec 12, 2017 Annual forecast predicts growth rate of at least the national average, with growth in many prominent Tucson sectors.

Border Arrests Down 24 Percent According To Yearly Report

Dec 12, 2017 Customs and Border Protection see increase in child arrests at the border in past year.

Decades-Long Dispute Over Arizona Tribe's Water Rights May Soon Be Resolved

Dec 11, 2017 Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have introduced a bill to allocate Colorado River water to the tribe and pay for construction of delivery infrastructure.

Central American Migration to US Increases Alongside Violence

Dec 7, 2017 Violence and Reagan-era policies continue to push new waves of immigrants, historian says.

ADOT Begins Work on System to Detect Dust Storms on I-10

Dec 7, 2017 System would warn travelers about low visibility conditions along 10-mile stretch of interstate.

Raytheon Tucson Receives 'Superior' Rating In Security Audit

Dec 7, 2017 Facility has maintained rating for six consecutive years.

Tucson City Council Considers Joining Opioid Lawsuits

Dec 6, 2017 City attorney given authorization to explore options and gather data for potential counsel.

'Beer Down': City Council Approves Liquor License for McKale Center

Dec 5, 2017 The license for the home of Arizona basketball still needs the go-ahead from the Arizona Department of Liquor.

Arizona Supreme Court Censures Pima County Justice of the Peace

Dec 5, 2017 Paula Aboud stole assessment and answer key, claimed actions were a practical joke.

Race To Pass Budget Puts DACA Recipients' Lives On Hold

Dec 4, 2017 Party-line agendas are complicating efforts to meet the deadline at the end of this week.

Arizona Lawmaker Looks to End Confidentiality Agreements in Cases of Sexual Misconduct

Dec 4, 2017 Lawmakers will discuss the proposal when the Legislature reconvenes in January.

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