Politics and Government

Trump administration wins appeal, pushes border fence projects forward

Jan 9, 2020 A lower court had stopped construction on 175 miles of the southwest border in areas along all four border states.

Mayor Romero creates task force on gun violence

Jan 9, 2020 The newly elected mayor also joined a national group of city leaders working to end gun violence.

Help wanted, and wanted, and wanted: Census to hire 57,000 in Arizona

Jan 9, 2020 Most of the jobs in Arizona involve going door to door to interview people who have not filled out the census form.

Navajo request federal funding to hire coroners

Jan 6, 2020 If successful, the tribe will be the first in the country with such a department.

Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of state border in 2019

Jan 6, 2020 The waivers were aimed at streamlining wall construction on nearly one-quarter of Arizona's border with Mexico.

Conservationists: Mexican government failing to protect vaquita

Jan 3, 2020 They say Mexico has not been able to curb illegal fishing in the Sea of Cortez that threatens the nearly extinct porpoise.

Military funding bill includes money for Arizona installations, A-10 repairs

Dec 18, 2019 The legislation does not return money diverted from Fort Hauchuca for border wall construction.

Striking mine worker unions call on government to intervene

Dec 17, 2019 The unions filed charges of unfair labor practices against Asarco in response to the company's best and final offer.

Interior secretary announces study impacting Colorado River water talks

Dec 16, 2019 States are set to begin negotiations next year over a new set of agreements about the river's future.

Journalists roundtable: USMCA & 2020 Outlook

Dec 13, 2019 The panel also discusses political news in Southern Arizona.

Rep. Raúl Grijalva on impeachment, USMCA and climate change

Dec 13, 2019 The Arizona congressman sat down with Christopher Conover at AZPM in November.

US government loses two border fence funding lawsuits

Dec 13, 2019 Together, they block nearly $4 billion in military funds to build a new border fence.

Senate bill could roll back tribal authority in domestic violence cases

Dec 10, 2019 It's one of two U.S. Senate bills that would renew the Violence Against Women Act.

Mexican consul in Tucson is raising eyebrows

Dec 6, 2019 The recently arrived diplomat from Mexico is allegedly holding partisan meetings at his office.

Tucson youth will hold another climate strike Friday

Dec 5, 2019 Students will take to the streets once again to demand action on climate change.

Sinema sponsors bill to help cover cost of family leave

Dec 5, 2019 The bill is a bipartisan proposal with White House support.

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