Politics and Government

Understanding the role of Tucson's mayor

Jun 17, 2019 Former mayor Tom Volgy on the powers of the office.

Three Democrats, one independent in the running to be mayor of Tucson

Jun 13, 2019 The race for Tucson mayor is heating up. This week The Buzz talked with the candidates vying to lead the city.

Supervisor Elias stresses importance of Clean Water Act to Senate committee

Jun 13, 2019 Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias about the importance of the Clean Water Act in the desert Southwest.

UA receives $1.5M grant to expand intelligence degree program

Jun 12, 2019 The new degree transforms an already-existing program and will incorporate cybersecurity, intelligence and information operation.

On stressed Colorado River, states test how many more diversions watershed can bear

Jun 12, 2019 The river is running short on water, and this is pushing some states to tap into every available drop before things get worse.

Senators, representatives from Arizona try to deal with border sewage pipe

Jun 11, 2019 Four members of the Arizona delegation filed bills aimed at maintaining the leaky line.

DHS watchdog retires; governor's aide awaits Senate vote

Jun 11, 2019 Joseph Cuffari is waiting as part of a long list of nominations being considered for agency's next inspector general.

Mexican government boasts of negotiation success, though ultimatum from US awaits

Jun 11, 2019 While both countries have touted the agreement brought about by tariff threats, a Mexican official suggests the crisis is not over.

Arizona plans for drought contingency plan impacts

Jun 10, 2019 Water managers are preparing for a future with less Colorado River water.

In Mexico, deportations triple as new caravan arrives

Jun 6, 2019 The number of migrants taken to a migratory station in Mexico has also tripled.

Feds cut services to unaccompanied migrant kids in shelters

Jun 6, 2019 The agency overseeing shelters is slashing education, legal aid and recreation for migrant kids.

Tohono O'odham Nation elects new leadership

May 30, 2019 Ned Norris Jr. and Wavalene Saunders will be the next chairman and vice chairwoman of the nation.

Kirkpatrick town hall audience asks the congresswoman to push for presidential impeachment hearings

May 30, 2019 U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick says even a hearing on impeaching the president requires bipartisan support.

State superintendent of public instruction says state budget gives education short shrift

May 29, 2019 Superintendent Kathy Hoffman says the Legislature missed an opportunity to make a much-needed investment in the state's struggling education system.

Honduran man plans return to his home country, despite risks

May 28, 2019 31-year old Yomeiny Mairena wants his children to appreciate what they have by understanding why he risked his life to get to the U.S.

House committee debates latest version of the Dream Act

May 23, 2019 The move follows a recent Trump immigration proposal that leaves out "Dreamers."

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