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Tribes say 'no thanks' to plan for scaled-back Bears Ears monument

Leaders of five tribes accused lawmakers Tuesday of 'cherry-picking' tribal members to support an 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears monuments, and said proposed tribal management of the new monument would be in name only.... Read more»

McSally describes scene of deadly Va. Amtrak crash

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally said Wednesday's crash of an Amtrak train carrying GOP members of Congress to a retreat was "an awful tragedy for the victims, for the families." One person died and another is fighting for his life after the crash in Virginia.... Read more»

Trump's infrastructure talk has McSally looking toward border

President Trump's call for Congress to pass a bill to drive $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending has Rep. Martha McSally looking toward the border.... Read more»

FactChecking Trump’s State of the Union

The president exaggerates his accomplishments in his address to Congress.... Read more»

Gosar call to arrest illegal immigrants at Trump address causes stir

Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union address, where another state lawmaker, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.... Read more»

Same speech, different views: Democrats, GOP differ on Trump's State of the Union

The White House promised that President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address to Congress and the nation would be a unifying message, but Arizona lawmakers found little to agree on Tuesday.... Read more»

Bill would limit marketing, publishing info about medical-marijuana dispensaries

Medical-marijuana businesses and advocates oppose a bill from a Mesa Republican that would make it a felony to publish unverified information about dispensaries, saying it’s an effort to block business.... Read more»

New evidence in border wall kickback scheme could suggest wrongdoing beyond fraud

Fresh details have been alleged about a plan to make millions off the first border wall in Texas, with a court filing talking of kickback deals worked out over drinks and steak dinners.... Read more»

Wish you were here: CBP tries to sell Nogales to reluctant officers

In real estate, the saying goes, it’s all about location, location, location. Apparently, that same rule also applies when it comes to recruiting Customs and Border Protection agents.... Read more»

Customs rotates officers into Nogales to deal with staffing shortages

Ports of entry at Nogales are as many as 300 CBP officers shy of their approved staffing levels, according to the officers’ union, leading to long lines that threaten the region’s economy.... Read more»

Mending relations with Hispanic community is ongoing process, Penzone says

A year after taking office, Maricopa Sheriff Penzone said one of his main objectives has been the rejection of racial profiling, something that had plagued the department before he was elected. Discrimination is not tolerated in his agency, he said, and those who defy the rules and policies are being held accountable.... Read more»

New solar panel tariffs will be felt by Arizona companies, consumers

New tariffs imposed last week by the Trump administration on imported solar products will benefit domestic manufacturers, but could hit consumers and other parts of the solar energy industry hard, experts said.... Read more»

Supreme Court rejects appeal of Az's longest-serving death-row inmate

The Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a repeat murderer and rapist who has been on Arizona’s death row for 40 years for a string of grisly crimes in Maricopa County.... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Counts: TUSD needs a systems thinker and that's why I'm running for the board

Leila Counts: On November 6, the voters living in the Tucson Unified School District will have an opportunity to vote for a new vision, new set of values, and new type of leader for the school governing board. ... Read more»1

Governor signs sweeping law to confront Arizona opioid crisis

Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed into law a sweeping plan to confront the opioid crisis that provides $10 million for treatment, restricts timetables for opioid prescriptions and protects from drug prosecution Good Samaritans who call for emergency help if someone overdoses.... Read more»

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