Politics and Government

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.

Endangered Black-Footed Ferret Count Falls Short of Agency Hopes

Apr 5, 2019 A recent Arizona Game and Fish spotlight event found only four ferrets in the wild.

Trump Backs Off Border Shutdown But Threatens Auto Tariffs

Apr 4, 2019 Trump last week tweeted that he would close the border or large swaths of it if Mexico didn't stop illegal immigration to the U.S.

Arizona Officials Split on Census Citizenship Question

Apr 3, 2019 The governor and secretary of state are arguing for and against a proposed census question.

Trump's Threat to Close Border Stirs Fears of Economic Harm

Apr 2, 2019 Politicians, business leaders and and economists warned of blocking cross-border trade and the movement of people.

Agency Collecting Animals Killed by Cars, Poachers for Tribes

Apr 1, 2019 The state's wildlife agency is helping Native American tribes looking for animal parts for cultural and religious use.

Border Officials Releasing Detained Migrants in Yuma

Mar 29, 2019 Some politicians pushed back against the practice, while officials have used the term "breaking point" to describe the situation at the border.

Trump Administration Proposes Defunding Tribal College Scholarship Program

Mar 28, 2019 The program survived last year's proposed cuts, but it's on the table again this year.

Bipartisan Drought Plan Legislation Coming to Congress 'Very Soon'

Mar 28, 2019 The drought contingency plan needs congressional approval before it can become law of the river.

US Hopes to Work With Central America to Slow Migration

Mar 27, 2019 High levels of violence in those so-called Northern Triangle countries has been a key driver of migration.

Gallego Declines to Run for Arizona Senate Seat

Mar 26, 2019 Some had hoped the Phoenix Democrat would provide an option to the left of centrist Mark Kelly.

Tucson May Temporarily Stop Recycling Glass and Newspapers

Mar 25, 2019 Officials pointed to a sharp rise in financial losses due to global changes to the markets.

Arizona 360 Interview: State Dems Chair Felecia Rotellini

Mar 22, 2019 Felecia Rotellini's takeaways from the 2018 midterm election.

Arizona 360 Interview: State GOP Chair Kelli Ward

Mar 22, 2019 The former state legislator's strategy for winning in 2020.

Desperate Migrant Families Overwhelm US Border Agencies

Mar 21, 2019 The Border Patrol says it made an all time monthly high of about 66,000 apprehensions of people crossing the border in February.

Trump's Invective at John McCain Dismays Some Republicans

Mar 21, 2019 Several leading Republicans had signaled a new willingness to defy Trump and defend the late senator and veteran.

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