Politics and Government

Tucson raises minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21

Oct 23, 2019 The 6-1 vote makes Tucson the fifth city in the state to adopt such an ordinance.

Group warns of consequences in Arizona if mercury emission standard is rolled back

Oct 21, 2019 A report says lives and costs are saved with the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard in place.

Rail between Tucson and Phoenix not on the table, despite growth projections

Oct 18, 2019 A study looking at the widening of I-10 does not include the possibility of a passenger rail.

Groups: Saving Mexican gray wolves requires new approach

Oct 17, 2019 Management of the endangered predators in the Southwest requires some rethinking, environmental groups say.

Census hiring 9,000 in Pima County for its 2020 count

Oct 16, 2019 Officials are taking measures locally to avoid an undercount, which would impact government services and redistricting.

Navajo voters elect new delegate to tribal council

Oct 15, 2019 Carl Roessel Slater will represent five communities in the Arizona portion of the reservation.

Mexican president cautions against politicizing USMCA trade deal

Oct 15, 2019 Legislators in Mexico ratified the agreement in June. Lawmakers in Canada and the U.S. have not.

Arizona schools chief Kathy Hoffman on priorities for 2020

Oct 11, 2019 Hoffman also reflects on what she sees as her biggest accomplishment in office so far.

Raises for Tucson mayor and council on the ballot

Oct 11, 2019 Voters will decide whether or not to increase the salaries at a cost of 25 cents a year for each resident.

Rep. Grijalva and humanitarian groups denounce cuts to refugee resettlement

Oct 11, 2019 The groups say the reducing refugee intake here endangers people fleeing violence in places like Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A New Mexico icon, Spanish conquistador faces attacks

Oct 10, 2019 A new generation of activists criticize the use of the figure because of its connection to colonialism and genocide.

Ballots are on their way to voters in Tucson

Oct 10, 2019 Tucsonans will choose a new mayor and vote on a sanctuary city initiative.

Tucson government doesn't fare well in healthy food availability, group says

Oct 9, 2019 CityHealth says Tucson should offer more nutritional options in its facilities.

Some bus drivers, riders want to pump brakes on transit center redevelopment

Oct 8, 2019 Construction will temporarily relocate the Ronstadt Transit Center, and could put riders at risk.

Democrat Kelly outraises GOP's McSally in Arizona Senate bid

Oct 8, 2019 The quarter brings Kelly's total fundraising to $14 million, compared to McSally's $11 million in the campaign so far.

Border Patrol agent dies during search in remote area

Oct 7, 2019 The FBI is leading the investigation into the agent's death south of Patagonia.

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