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Huckelberry: County plans to seek Stonegarden funding to care for asylum-seekers

A week before the Board of Supervisors considers a controversial border enforcement grant, a top official said Pima County intends to apply for additional funding under the Homeland Security-led grant to cover care and transport for asylum-seekers who have been released here by U.S. immigration officials. ... Read more»

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Hoover Dam

‘Marvel’ of a bridge restores route between Phoenix, Las Vegas

Towering 900 feet above the Colorado River, the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge makes the Hoover Dam, just a stone's throw away, look small.... Read more»

Analysis

Stimulus opponents sought money out of public view

Those asking for money include Arizona's John McCain, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana. Also, Tea Party favorites like Sen. Scott Brown and Rep. Michele Bachmann.... Read more»

Jorge Luis Garcia

Az Senate leader Garcia dies, was running for Corp. Commission

State Senate Minority Leader Jorge Luis Garcia — who was campaigning for a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission — died Friday. Garcia was one of two Democrats running for the two Corporation Commission seats up for election.... Read more»1

Tourism

Tombstone’s Apache Spirit Ranch caters to Germans

After nearly a year of construction, Apache Spirit Ranch has opened its doors to foreign tourists looking to experience the Old West. The ranch, located on the outskirts of Tombstone, is specifically designed for Germans.... Read more»

Brewer had thyroid cancer biopsy, Dougherty says

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer recently underwent a biopsy for thyroid cancer, according to an anonymous source, investigative journalist John Dougherty reported on his Facebook page Thursday.... Read more»3

Proposition 113

Out-of-state group backs effort to require secret ballot in union votes

The fate of a ballot measure that would require secret ballots to form unions may hinge on whether voters think unions or employers are bigger bullies to workers.... Read more»

Proposition 110

Land swaps would preserve bases, aid conservation, supporters say

Supporters say a ballot proposition designed to make it easier to swap rather than sell or lease state trust land would help facilitate agreements that preserve military installations.... Read more»

'Culture of fear' prompts Arizona immigrants to seek legal advice

Undocumented residents in Arizona and other states, worried about the crackdown on illegal immigration, are setting up legal protections in case they are deported.... Read more»

Brewer advisor removes link to 'Goddard is gay' rumors

Chuck Coughlin, Gov. Jan Brewer's campaign manager, removed a link Wednesday to a 20-year-old court document that contains rumors that Attorney General Terry Goddard is gay. Goddard, who is married and has a young son, gave a succinct answer when asked Tuesday if he is gay: "No."... Read more»

Guest opinion

Giffords: Bipartisanship on border security is possible

In these fraught political times, just weeks away from a high-stakes election, you might think it would be impossible for Democrats and Republicans in Congress to achieve anything on a contentious issue like border security. Think again.... Read more»

Brewer advisor says media should ask about Goddard's sexuality

Updated: Gov. Brewer's top advisor added to the swirl of gossip in the governor's race, saying that reporters should question Terry Goddard's sexuality. A gay rights group said it was "outrageous gay-baiting" by a "grown up bully," and Brewer told Chuck Coughlin to "move on." Goddard said he's not gay, and called the topic a diversion.... Read more»1

Tucson leaders hope streetcar gets downtown on track

Tucson's $180 million modern streetcar project has city officials and downtown businesses hoping more people, and their wallets, will be brought downtown by easier transportation.... Read more»1

Brewer denies reports of health problems

Gov. Jan Brewer issued a statement Tuesday denying "outlandish" rumors that her health is poor. In response, Goddard released a letter from his doctor saying he's in good health, and denied a connection with Internet postings questioning Brewer's fitness.... Read more»2

Immigration & SB 1070

Judge denies Brewer's motions in SB1070 case

A federal judge has denied motions by Gov. Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to dismiss a lawsuit against Arizona's SB 1070, dealing with illegal immigration.... Read more»3

Tagging monarch butterflies for science

The monarch butterfly population in the West is declining because of drought and warming climates. Little is known about their migration patterns, but volunteers who tag the monarchs are helping researchers learn more.... Read more»

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