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State of the Union

Trump: 'Lawless border is threat to safety of all Americans'

The text of President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and released by the White House:... Read more»

Experts: 4 reasons why Trump can’t declare national emergency to build border wall

President Trump has hinted there’s a “good chance” he will declare a national emergency during his State of the Union address in order to build a border wall. Experts, however, believe there are obstacles to using a national emergency to build a wall.... Read more»

Pentagon more than doubles active-duty troops deployed to border

The Defense Department said it will send an additional 3,750 active-duty troops to the southern border to support Customs and Border Protection officers by stringing razor wire, helping operate mobile surveillance equipment and other support activities.... Read more»

I-10 down to single lanes near Pinal Air Park on Tuesday night

Interstate 10 near Pinal Air Park Road northwest of Marana is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane in each direction Tuesday night to facilitate a bridge project.... Read more»

Dorman adds name to Democratic mayoral primary list

After several months of dipping her toe in the water, developer Randi Dorman has jumped into the Democratic primary race as Tucson looks to choose a new mayor in 2019.... Read more»

'Someone did not do due diligence': How attempt to review Texas' voter rolls turned into a debacle

Texas officials flagged 95,000 voters for citizenship reviews. But after thousands have already been cleared, questions are being raised about how they handled the process.... Read more»

Labor Dep't waters down injury reporting rule targeted by business

A requirement that employers disclose more information about worker injuries to safety officials and the public has been scaled back by the Trump administration.... Read more»

Pentagon defends use of active-duty troops on border

Pentagon officials told lawmakers that there’s nothing unusual about the 2,300 active-duty troops at the Mexican border, calling it in line with similar deployments under previous administrations. Another 3,750 troops will be deployed soon.... Read more»

Rodriguez to recap 2018 election processes

The Pima County Recorder will give the public a run-down on how the 2018 election was run locally, including explaining how early ballots and provisionals are handled, during sessions Tuesday and Wednesday.... Read more»

How Arizona's national parks survived the longest gov't shutdown in U.S. history

With the help of volunteers and people coming together for a common purpose, two of Arizona's three national parks weathered the 35-day partial federal closure mostly none the worse for wear.... Read more»

LGBT non-discrimination bills have some bipartisan support in Az Legislature

Sponsors of a bipartisan push to protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination have better prospects than in previous years but still face powerful opposition.... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers agree on crucial drought contingency plan

Arizona lawmakers beat a midnight deadline set by the federal government by just a few hours Thursday, agreeing on a plan to balance drought and water supplies in the Colorado River Basin.... Read more»

Trump’s bogus ‘catch and release’ statistic

In arguing for border wall funding, President Trump claimed — without any evidence — that only 2 percent of those apprehended crossing the border and released pending immigration hearings appear in court. But administration officials put the figure at about 50 percent, while immigration experts say it is even higher.... Read more»

Nogales CBP officers seize record-breaking 250-lb load of fentanyl

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers seized 254 lbs. of fentanyl Saturday — worth $3.5 million, it was the largest single seizure of the drug in CBP history. The haul was discovered at a border crossing, along with nearly 400 lbs. of meth.... Read more»1

Tucson faces potential legal battle with state over 'sanctuary city' petition

A petition to declare Tucson a sanctuary city is being circulated for signatures, and if it becomes city code, it could conflict with the last vestige of Arizona’s infamous SB 1070 – the so-called “show me your papers” law.... Read more»

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