Politics and Government

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."

#RedForEd advocates say Arizona budget plan ignores schools

May 23, 2019 The teacher-backed organization says a $1 billion surplus should be used to help restore previous education funding levels.

Western states sign historic agreement to deal with drought

May 21, 2019 The drought contingency plan has been years in the making.

McSally Files Military Sexual Assault Bill

May 15, 2019 The bill is designed to reduce sexual assault in the ranks.

County Commission on Border Security Grant Becomes Contentious

May 15, 2019 Personal agendas on border issues often turn meetings into shouting matches, calls for committee's dismantling.

Border Wall to Go Up in National Monument, Wildlife Refuge

May 15, 2019 DHS has again waived environmental laws to build more barriers along the southern border.

Attorney General Brnovich Gets Heat for Nunchucks Stunt

May 14, 2019 The Arizona attorney general posted a video of himself displaying his nunchuck abilities.

Federal Budget Could Mean More Help for Homeless Veterans

May 14, 2019 The new budget puts aside billions of dollars for housing.

Trump Administration Seeks to Build Border Wall Across Protected Lands

May 8, 2019 Environmental groups say a new wall would further endanger wildlife and habitat along the border.

Arizona House Approves Changes to Citizen-Initiative Process

May 8, 2019 The proposal would give more power to the attorney general to review the language of initiatives.

Arizona Changes Medical Records Law to Ensure Patient Access

May 8, 2019 The law requires providers that shut down to transfer records to the patient or to an entity like the statewide health information exchange.

Pima County Approves Federal Funds For Border Enforcement

May 7, 2019 Opponents say $1.5 million will be used to help immigration officials with deportations.

City Spends $20K to Shelter Migrants

May 3, 2019 So far neither the state nor the federal government has offered to help offset those costs.

Panel to Review Applicants to Replace Arizona Supreme Court Judge

May 2, 2019 A call is out for applications to replace Chief Justice Scott Bales, who will retire July 31.

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