Politics and Government

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf's Arizona visit covers wall construction, PPE for Border Patrol

May 12, 2020 The secretary's visit included a trip to the border wall and a Border Patrol facility in Tucson.

Pima County shares suggestions for businesses planning to reopen

May 8, 2020 State-level orders mean the county cannot currently require businesses to comply with its COVID-19 guidelines.

Arizona Legislature plan to end session hits roadblock

May 7, 2020 Legislative work was put on hold in March due to the novel coronavirus.

Senate candidates stake out financial strongholds in Arizona

May 6, 2020 The candidates pulled in a combined $10 million in campaign contributions, while Mark Kelly outraised Martha McSally on a day-to-day basis.

Presidential campaigns nearly tied in Arizona fundraising

May 5, 2020 Trump and Biden have collected a combined $1.3 million in the Grand Canyon State

Trump administration finalizes deal to send asylum seekers to Honduras

May 4, 2020 The administration forged a similar deal with the government of Guatemala last year.

Romero offers mixed reaction to Ducey's extension of stay-at-home order

Apr 30, 2020 The Tucson mayor said she approved of certain aspects of the plan but called for stricter measures.

Campaigning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Apr 24, 2020 The virus put political campaigns in neutral just as election season was ramping up.

UPDATE: Confusion over end of Arizona legislative session

Apr 22, 2020 Arizona lawmakers had originally made a plan to adjourn the session, but reversed course Wednesday afternoon.

Incomplete data and lack of testing means Arizona COVID-19 cases are undercounted

Apr 16, 2020 The governor has vowed to ramp up testing throughout Arizona, but the state’s information about current cases is still murky.

State map showing coronavirus cases by ZIP 'pretty much meaningless,' Pima County Health director says

Apr 14, 2020 Bob England says the map mostly shows where some limited groups have been tested, not the spread of the virus.

Arizona hospitals, health care providers receive $707M from relief package

Apr 13, 2020 Many hospitals, especially those in rural areas, took financial losses due with the suspension of elective surgeries.

Navajo president, vice president quarantine after contact with COVID-19

Apr 10, 2020 President Jonathan Nez said he is feeling fine and following protocol after being in proximity to a first responder who tested positive.

Budget committee projects possible $1B Arizona shortfall due to coronavirus

Apr 10, 2020 The committee director emphasized the projection is speculation due to uncertainty around the impacts of the virus.

Kirkpatrick calls for answers on fate of A-10s at Davis-Monthan

Apr 8, 2020 The congresswoman sent a letter to the Pentagon asking for an explanation about what she understands is a plan to retire 42 of the aircraft.

Betty Villegas sworn in to fill Richard Elías' seat on Pima County Board of Supervisors

Apr 7, 2020 The former housing official will serve until the November 2020 election.

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