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Transgender soldiers say ban will backfire, but Pentagon defends policy

Transgender troops face an uncertain future awaiting a final court ruling on the Trump Administration's ban of transgender troops enlisting or being booted after they are diagnosed. ... Read more»

National Guard helicopter crews helped BP agents apprehend 75 people

National Guard helicopters helped Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents detain 75 people over the weekend. ... Read more»

Luke F-35 funds could be tapped for Trump's border wall emergency

Arizona lawmakers have vowed to fight the loss of any funding at Luke AFB, where $40 million in construction projects could be tapped for border wall funding under President Trump’s national emergency declaration.... Read more»

Arizona sitting out rush of states filing suit over Trump’s border emergency

Arizona is not joining more than a other dozen states in suing to halt President Donald Trump's invocation of emergency powers to pay for part of his border wall.... Read more»

Constitutional experts concerned with Trump's 'state of emergency'

President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to redistribute government funds to build his long-sought after wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but experts question whether it’s constitutional.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

If border states had an actual emergency, it might look a lot like climate change

Arizona does face real emergencies — and we could use some of that extra quarter-billion in new defense spending Trump has sought since taking office.... Read more»

Arizona, other states in ‘governors challenge’ target veteran suicides

Arizona was one of seven states that met with federal officials and veterans groups in Washington to develop a strategy for reversing the complex problem of suicides among veterans. ... Read more»

Anxiety & uncertainty for Az's transgender troops after Supreme Court ruling

A recent Supreme Court ruling is considered a major setback for transgender servicemembers, as well as a hindrance to the future of transgender individuals in the military.... Read more»

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»

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»

Navy F/A-18 fighter jets training with D-M A-10s

Training with attack aircraft in Tucson for the next two weeks are 14 Navy F/A-18s, giving Air Force pilots experience in defending themselves against fighter jets.... Read more»

FactCheck: Ocasio-Cortez’s misguided budget tweet

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that $21 trillion worth of “Pentagon accounting errors” could finance two-thirds of Medicare for All. It can’t.... Read more»

Pearl Harbor Day: USS Arizona videos

Videos of the USS Arizona, past and present. 1,177 members of the crew of the USS Arizona were killed as the battleship exploded and sank during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. The bodies of more than 900 remain entombed in the vessel, which serves as a memorial for all who died during the attack.... Read more»

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