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Funding fix sought for coming wildfire season

A new $2.2 billion infusion into fighting wildland fires is welcomed news for federal agencies and academic researchers but environmentalists worry it could lead to abuses. ... Read more»0

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Former Az forester faces heat of challenges in new role running U.S. Forest Service

Rampaging wildfires and a culture of misogyny await new VIcki Christiansen as she takes on new gig running the U.S. Forest Service.... Read more»0

Grijalva set to bring dramatic shift as chair of Natural Resources committee

Rep. Raul Grijalva may not take over the House Natural Resources Committee for another two weeks, but that doesn’t mean the Tucson Democrat's potential presence as chairman is not already being felt.... Read more»0

Trailblazing lawmaker Ed Pastor remembered as tireless advocate, 'legend'

Ed Pastor, a longtime Arizona lawmaker who was the first Hispanic from the state elected to Congress, died of a heart attack Tuesday in Phoenix, his family said. He was 75.... Read more»0

Gosar shouted down at right-wing groups’ event on social media access

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar called police on protesters during a forum complaining about conservative speech being "shut down" on social media.... Read more»0

Forest Service chief grilled over charges of sexual harassment in agency

Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen came under fire Thursday for her department’s handling of sexual harassment complaints, the same issue that led to the retirement of her predecessor as chief.... Read more»0

Despite slight drop, Arizona still leads nation in women officeholders

Despite a record number of women running for office this year, Arizona will actually lose one female elected official when congressional and legislative delegations take office in January.... Read more»0

Women account for 39 percent of Az ballot, among highest in nation

There are 90 women on the ballot for state or federal office in Arizona this year, accounting for a record-setting 39 percent of the candidates in the state.... Read more»0

Health insurance premiums to drop about 10 percent in Arizona next year

Arizona is one of 17 states expected to see premiums in the Affordable Care Act marketplace drop in 2019, after years of steadily increasing costs.... Read more»0

Flake votes to move ahead with Kavanaugh, demands FBI probe

After a sleepless night wrestling with “lingering doubt” over sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake orchestrated a surprise plan Friday to advance the nomination but delay it for an FBI probe.... Read more»0

Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan on Monday, where they protested outside the offices of an investment firm that might save the Arizona electrical plant.... Read more»0

For Tucson native, even small role in McCain rites is ‘humbling’

It was a “humbling” experience when Army 1st Sgt. John Carrigg served as non-commissioned officer in charge of the military detail that received McCain’s casket when it arrived Thursday night at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.... Read more»0

Court: Asylum-seeker in 24-year-old case deserves another hearing

A federal appeals court overturned an immigration board’s decision to deport an Arizona man to his native El Salvador, rejecting the lower court’s “glib characterization” that murders, beatings and home invasions did not constitute persecution.... Read more»0

Ducey, Napier join White House event defending ICE agents

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey were among the officials with President Trump at a White House event to honor immigration and border officials in the face of calls by some to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement.... Read more»0

Arizona gun sales start to climb after January’s Trump slump

Gun sales in Arizona have started to rebound after a brief January slump that experts attribute to the inauguration of President Donald Trump.... Read more»0

Suspected shooter in 2010 Border Patrol slaying arrested in Mexico

It’s been more than six years since Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a shootout with drug smugglers near Rio Rico, and his family was beginning to lose hope that the suspects would be caught.... Read more»0

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