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Apache vow fight to block Oak Flat land swap

The protest to preserve Oak Flat turned heated Wednesday as San Carlos Apache tribal members, rallying at the Capitol, vowed to do whatever it takes to reverse a deal to turn Oak Flat over to a mining company.... Read more»

U.S. House bars funding for 'sanctuary' cities for immigrants

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to deny funding to cities that do not report undocumented immigrants to federal authorities, setting off outcry from the White House and immigration advocates.... Read more»1

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Kirkpatrick: Resilient forests, resilient communities

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick: Arizonans are all too familiar with the consequences of unhealthy and poorly managed forests. Wildfires not only lead to devastating economic losses, they can take a tragic human toll. It's clear that forest health should be a priority in Arizona. But it also needs to be a priority in Congress.... Read more»

Slain Mesa clerk’s uncle urges Senate to crack down on immigrant custody

Michael Ronnebeck was back in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, urging lawmakers to crack down on repeat offenders in the immigrant population in order to prevent another killing like that of his nephew.... Read more»

Apache bring Oak Flat copper mine protest to White House

A caravan of San Carlos Apache members sang and prayed in Washington Tuesday for the preservation of sacred sites in southeast Arizona.... Read more»

McSally refiles reports after Sentinel investigates campaign issues

After TucsonSentinel.com reported last week on millions of dollars in errors in the campaign filings of Rep. Martha McSally, the GOP freshman handed in new tallies of her fundraising to federal officials on Monday. While her totals now add up, hundreds of information gaps remain.... Read more»3

12 Operation Streamline protesters sentenced to time served

Twelve immigration activists were sentenced Monday to time served for their role in a 2013 Tucson protest that stopped two buses carrying migrants destined for federal prosecution under the fast-track Operation Streamline. ... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

McSally's money mistakes show a team that's slow to react

U.S. Rep Martha McSally is a superstar in the making. Yet her team's sluggish response to million-dollar errors in campaign disclosure says they may be prone to let problems grow. Here's how a bad day at work could predict more problems for her re-election bid ... Read more»1

Errors in McSally campaign reports add up to millions

Rep. Martha McSally has raised a sizable war chest for 2016 — but nowhere near as big as what she has claimed. Her filings just don't add up — including a pattern of overstated fundraising, with her latest report showing an apparently phantom total $3.3 million more than her actual campaign haul. Federal regulators have repeatedly knocked the Republican's campaign for errors and incomplete reports.... Read more»1

Az will see only a fraction of Army’s 40,000 job cuts

Arizona may have averted disaster in the Army’s plan to trim 40,000 jobs, but the announcement that Fort Huachuca will lose 114 positions over the next two years still is “not welcomed news,” officials said this week.... Read more»

Navajo reject House bill that would divide former Fort Wingate land with Zuni

The Navajo Nation cannot support a plan to divide more than 20,000 acres of the former Fort Wingate with the Zuni tribe, a Navajo official told a House committee Wednesday.... Read more»

When keeping secrets is your job, getting help a problem for some veterans

Sgt. Daniel Somers’ work in Iraq was classified, so when he returned from the war and sought treatment for traumatic brain injury and PTSD he balked at a care in a group setting. Afraid he might reveal secrets, he asked for individual care. After two years with no resolution from the VA, Somers took his own life in 2013.... Read more»1

McCain: Iran deal 'built far too much on hope'

It took more than 20 months of negotiations to reach agreement on an Iranian nuclear deal, but it took mere hours for Arizona lawmakers to respond to the plan, with support falling along party lines.... Read more»

State Sen. Kelli Ward wants to unseat McCain

An Arizona lawmaker said on Tuesday she will challenge U.S. Senator John McCain in the 2016 Republican primary, vowing to better represent conservative values. Kelli Ward, a two-time state legislator, said it is time to replace the state's five-term senior senator with "a fresh, new voice."... Read more»9

Despite critics, House OKs bill aimed at curbing wildfires

Where supporters say the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015 will reduce wildfires, critics say the bill guts environmental regulations and promotes high-risk logging.... Read more»

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