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Don't believe the hype: Brewer/Obama meeting 'cordial'

The media lead-up to Thursday's meeting between Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and President Obama would have you believe that some sort of ultimate showdown was about to occur. "Very cordial," was how Brewer described the meeting afterward.... Read more»1

Immigration & SB 1070

Border 'one of the safest parts of America'

Gov. Jan Brewer has said Arizona residents live in "terror" because of illegal immigration and border crime, but a new study finds the border is “one of the safest parts of America, and it’s getting safer.”... Read more»2

National Guard deployment raises concerns with border groups

The expected deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops to the border has angered border advocacy groups, which fear the militarization of their communities will damage the local economy and negatively impact their way of life.... Read more»1

Comic: Border & immigration

A Mexican with an automatic weapon

Even if your name is Sanchez and you have to carry your passport at all times, being stop-lossed in southern Arizona is a damn sight better than the alternative.... Read more»

1,200 National Guard troops to be deployed on border

1,200 National Guardsmen will be deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced Tuesday. Sen. John McCain said he'll ask for 6,000 troops.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Giffords: 'Angel Thunder' perfects art of rescue

Angel Thunder, an international training exercise based in Southern Arizona, helps our service members hone the skills they need to bring aid to areas devastated by natural disasters and to rescue American and coalition troops wounded in battle or downed behind enemy lines.... Read more»

Border & immigration

McCain, Kyl announce border security plan

Arizona's Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl announced a 10-point border security plan Monday morning, saying their proposals will fight illegal immigration, drug and human smuggling and violence along the border.... Read more»

Border & immigration

After border tour, Brewer urges federal troop deployment

Touring an area where a rancher was killed, a crime investigators suspect was committed by someone in the country illegally, Gov. Jan Brewer and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson called Wednesday for the Obama administration to do more to secure the border.... Read more»

Richardson deploys New Mexico Guard on border

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has ordered his state's National Guard to patrol the border with Mexico.... Read more»

F-35

Heads up for Friday fighter jet basing meeting

A Friday meeting will be the final opportunity to have the Air Force respond in writing to questions on basing the new F-35 at TIA.... Read more»1

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