Politics and Government

Pima County officials concerned as asylum seeker surge continues, funding dwindles

Sep 12, 2023 Pima County officials express growing concern as the influx of asylum seekers continues while federal funding decreases, raising fears of potential street releases due to funding shortages by May.

Cochise County gets federal money for anti-opioid program

Sep 11, 2023 The money comes from a grant from the federal government.

Tucson migrant aid groups tell Sinema: Federal funding insufficient

Sep 8, 2023 Migrant aide workers from Tucson and throughout Arizona met with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Friday to discuss funding issues to assist the ongoing multitude of migrants coming through the southern border.

The Buzz: The benefits and drawbacks of becoming a city or town

Sep 8, 2023 As Vail considers incorporating, we ask what changes in a community when it adds local government.

Congressional watchdog describes border wall harm, says agencies should work together to ease damage

Sep 7, 2023 A report released by the Government Accountability Office offers the first independent assessment of damage caused by the building of more than 450 miles of wall.

Tucson moves to begin settlement of COVID-era lawsuit

Sep 6, 2023 The 2021 lawsuit argued that the City of Tucson violated its contract with the Tucson Police Officer’s Association when it implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy.

Wadsack recall falls short

Sep 5, 2023 Supporters could not gather the signatures they needed.

Free tutoring now available to combat pandemic-learning loss in AZ

Sep 5, 2023 Students in grades one through eight, who failed state math, reading and writing proficiency tests, are eligible for free tutoring services.

US government cancels loans for former Ashford University students and plans to recoup costs from UA

Aug 31, 2023 The university denies any liability for Ashford's actions and will be “assessing its options.”

New English language learning proficiency testing rules spark controversy

Aug 29, 2023 The new changes will effect Spring 2023 reassessment and the 2023-2024 placement.

Pima County Attorney’s Office says seized money will go towards non-profits

Aug 28, 2023 Up to $2,500 will be awarded to community initiatives that apply.

Ciscomani wants to expand rural internet access with new legislation

Aug 28, 2023 CONNECT Act hopes to address issues with existing program.

US will start training Ukrainian pilots on F-16s at air base in Arizona

Aug 24, 2023 The training will take place at Morris Air National Guard base at the Tucson International Airport.

Oro Valley transit services division launches a new online passenger portal

Aug 24, 2023 The portal is not an app but can be accessed via desktop, tablet, or mobile devices.

Grijalva and Ciscomani sitdown together

Aug 23, 2023 The talk was an opportunity to hear about differences and common ground.

AZ Supreme Court agrees to hear abortion challenge

Aug 23, 2023 The state's 15-week abortion ban will be decided by the justices.

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