Politics and Government

Tucson City Council Votes to Take E-Scooters for a Spin

Mar 20, 2019 A dockless electric scooter pilot program was approved to start later this summer.

States Ask Congress to Authorize Drought Contingency Plans

Mar 19, 2019 The measures are meant to prevent Lakes Mead and Powell from dropping to catastrophic levels.

Grand Canyon Park Superintendent Steps Down

Mar 15, 2019 Christine Lehnertz, the first female superintendent of the park, is the second consecutive Grand Canyon chief to leave under pressure.

USPS Announces 'Sesame Street' Stamps

Mar 15, 2019 The limited edition series will come out this year.

Utah Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Shrink Monuments

Mar 13, 2019 The move is in response to Obama's use of the Antiquities Act to set aside 1.35 million acres for Bear's Ears National Monument.

California Water Agencies at Odds Over Colorado River Drought Plan

Mar 12, 2019 The state has two powerful agencies fighting over how to get the plan approved.

E-Scooters Likely to Roll Out on Tucson Streets This Summer

Mar 8, 2019 Tucson City Council voted to revisit the final draft of the electric scooter pilot program.

Guidelines Ask Agents to Target Spanish Speakers at Border

Mar 7, 2019 The guidance applies to a program requiring asylum seekers wait in Mexico.

Arizona Chief Justice Bales Announces Retirement

Mar 6, 2019 The departure of the high court's only Democrat leaves Gov. Ducey with a fifth appointment to the court.

McSally Refunds $120,000 of Excessive Contributions

Mar 6, 2019 The FEC had flagged contributions from more than 60 donors that appeared to exceed donation limits.

Pima County Votes to Oppose Border Razor Wire, National Emergency

Mar 5, 2019 Both resolutions passed the board of supervisors on party-line votes.

Supervisors Move to Expand County Transparency

Mar 5, 2019 All commissions in will be required to provide public videos of their meetings.

Why the Drought Contingency Plan ‘Deadlines’ Don’t Tell the Full Story

Mar 5, 2019 With another deadline passed, a look at the paths leading to a completed drought contingency plan for Colorado River states.

Trump's Emergency Declaration at Border Likely to Face Challenges

Mar 1, 2019 A discussion with constitutional law expert Robert Glennon.

Sex Abuse Allegations Come Up at Hearing on Family Separations

Feb 27, 2019 A U.S. representative highlighted allegations of sex crimes against migrant children during the Obama and Trump administrations.

Government Watchdog: EPA Lacks Superfund Data for Tribal Sites

Feb 26, 2019 Sites in the Southwest include abandoned uranium mines and unlined landfills.

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