Politics and Government

Arizona Lawmakers Wade Into Tomato Fight

Apr 21, 2019 State lawmakers are defending Arizona's agriculture industry

Yuma Declares Emergency Over Migrant Family Releases

Apr 17, 2019 Mayor Douglas Nicholls said he's looking for federal funding and a "FEMA-like response."

Equal Rights Amendment Fails to Get Vote in Arizona House

Apr 16, 2019 Democrats called for a vote to ratify the constitutional amendment.

Pima County Supervisors Back Lawsuit Over Rosemont Mine Approval

Apr 16, 2019 The suit claims approval of the mine project by the Army Corps of Engineers broke the law.

Trump Signs Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

Apr 16, 2019 The president announced his approval following a bipartisan effort to move it through Congress.

Arizona Conservatives Rally for 'Patriotism Over Socialism' in Gilbert

Apr 16, 2019 The three-hour rally included speeches by GOP Chair Kelli Ward, U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs and former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce.

Court Won't Immediately Stop Wait-in-Mexico Asylum Policy

Apr 15, 2019 The federal appeals court temporarily blocked a ruling barring the Trump administration from making asylum seekers wait in Mexico.

Planned Parenthood Sues Over Arizona Abortion Laws

Apr 12, 2019 The suit asks the court to bar enforcement of laws the group alleges violate due-process protections.

Vice President Pence, Gov Ducey Challenge Congress on Border

Apr 12, 2019 Pence said the administration isn't considering more family separations, but called for changes to the Flores Agreement.

Previewing the 2020 Election

Apr 11, 2019 A look at how Arizona's political parties are already strategizing and planning for the next election.

Vice President Pence to Visit Nogales Thursday

Apr 10, 2019 The visit comes at a time when Homeland Security has no clear leaders at the highest positions.

As the Colorado River Basin Dries, Can an Accidental Oasis Survive?

Apr 10, 2019 As the fate of the Colorado River's delta is in the hands of many groups, inadvertent wetland Ciénega de Santa Clara has an uncertain future.

Legislature Eyes Changes to Southern Arizona County Lines

Apr 9, 2019 The Legislature could create a study commission to look at changing the border between Santa Cruz Cochise counties

Congress Passes Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

Apr 8, 2019 The bipartisan bill passed with no opposition following two years of negotiations.

Nielsen Out at Homeland Security as Trump Focuses on Border

Apr 8, 2019 CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, longtime border official, will take over as acting head.

Increasing the Smoking Age Has Wide Support in Pima County

Apr 8, 2019 A new poll shows residents approve of raising the age to buy tobacco.

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