Politics and Government

Worker morale at Homeland Security climbs, but not everywhere

Jan 17, 2020 A nonprofit found falling worker satisfaction in sub-agencies that deal with immigration.

Amid impeachment din, Senate approves USMCA by wide margin

Jan 16, 2020 Both of Arizona's senators supported the revised North American trade deal.

Mexican presidential plane back from U.S. after a year

Jan 15, 2020 The plane has been for sale in California as part of the government's austerity plan.

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick to seek treatment for 'alcohol dependence,' statement says

Jan 15, 2020 The U.S. representative from Arizona said she will start receiving treatment next week and eventually plans to return to work.

New super PAC wants Arizona Latino voters to help beat Trump in November

Jan 15, 2020 American Latinos United aims to chip away at the percentage of Latino support that Trump got in 2016.

Arizona lawmakers, House, split on vote demanding end to attacks on Iran

Jan 10, 2020 Democrats said they hoped to reassert congressional authority over war powers, and Republicans accused the other side of playing politics.

Planning for a future with less Colorado River water

Jan 9, 2020 A new book sheds light on mistakes of the past while Arizona gears up for the next round of negotiations.

Grijalva asks feds to 'respect tribal lands' during border construction

Jan 9, 2020 U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva is asking the Department of Homeland Security to formally consult with the Tohono O'odham Nation.

Trump administration wins appeal, pushes border fence projects forward

Jan 9, 2020 A lower court had stopped construction on 175 miles of the southwest border in areas along all four border states.

Mayor Romero creates task force on gun violence

Jan 9, 2020 The newly elected mayor also joined a national group of city leaders working to end gun violence.

Help wanted, and wanted, and wanted: Census to hire 57,000 in Arizona

Jan 9, 2020 Most of the jobs in Arizona involve going door to door to interview people who have not filled out the census form.

Navajo request federal funding to hire coroners

Jan 6, 2020 If successful, the tribe will be the first in the country with such a department.

Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of state border in 2019

Jan 6, 2020 The waivers were aimed at streamlining wall construction on nearly one-quarter of Arizona's border with Mexico.

Conservationists: Mexican government failing to protect vaquita

Jan 3, 2020 They say Mexico has not been able to curb illegal fishing in the Sea of Cortez that threatens the nearly extinct porpoise.

Military funding bill includes money for Arizona installations, A-10 repairs

Dec 18, 2019 The legislation does not return money diverted from Fort Hauchuca for border wall construction.

Striking mine worker unions call on government to intervene

Dec 17, 2019 The unions filed charges of unfair labor practices against Asarco in response to the company's best and final offer.

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