Politics and Government

Prof: Origins of Migrant Caravan Rooted in Religion

Apr 16, 2018 UA's Elizabeth Oglesby explains the heightened attention on the annual migration.

Tucson Budget $8M in the Red; $6M Set Aside For Staff Raises Next Year

Apr 16, 2018 Reworking of budget would allow for financial incentives aimed at employee retention.

Marana Unified School District Will Keep Thornydale Elementary Open

Apr 12, 2018 A tied vote leaves the school open despite years of declining enrollment.

Yuma, Cochise County Sheriffs Say Border Could Use Help of National Guard

Apr 12, 2018 Cochise sheriff says his county is short almost 900 border agents.

Are "Dark Skies" Good for Tucson?

Apr 12, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Democratic candidates for governor talk education funding; Michael F. Blake on "The Cowboy President", and a backstage visit with "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".

Tohono O'odham, Pascua Yaqui, Hopi Sue to Stop Rosemont Mine

Apr 12, 2018 The tribes say the area for the proposed mine is sacred.

DHS Secretary: No Deportation for DACA Recipients

Apr 11, 2018 In congressional testimony, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said "Dreamers" are not an enforcement priority.

Arizona House Sidesteps Vote on 1972 Equal Rights Amendment

Apr 10, 2018 House Democrats thwarted in attempt to join decades-old effort to ink women's rights in U.S. Constitution.

Arizona Legislature Challenges Off-Year Local Elections

Apr 10, 2018 The House and Senate passed a bill to force election consolidation with a turnout threshold.

Bill Requiring Abortion Reporting Passes Arizona House

Apr 10, 2018 Doctors would be required to tell why an abortion is performed

Airport Authority's Economic Impact Estimated at $7.4 Billion a Year

Apr 6, 2018 Most recent estimate shows nearly 50 percent increase in economic impact in the past five years.

Study to Look at Options for Summerhaven's Main Road

Apr 5, 2018 Pima transportation official says traffic congestion can be an issue during snow storms, summer weekends.

Bill Aims to Reduce Rate of Suicide Among Farmers

Apr 5, 2018 The proposal would create outlets like counseling for agricultural workers under financial and emotional stress.

AZ Legislature Tells Congress to Stop Forcing Nogales to Pay for Sewer Line

Apr 5, 2018 State lawmakers are getting involved in a dispute over the cross-border sewer pipe.

Report: Pima County Has Highest Property Tax Rate in Arizona

Apr 5, 2018 While the rate is highest in the state, it is below the national average.

Gov. Ducey 'Welcomes Deployment' of National Guard to Border

Apr 4, 2018 President Trump is following his two successors in sending troops to the border.

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