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Though none spoke up at the Energy and Commerce hearing, some progressive Democrats and outside groups have expressed uneasiness with a government ban of a private service.

A U.S. House panel grilled TikTok’s CEO for more than five hours Thursday over the social media giant’s ties to China, and indicated there may be bipartisan consensus for a national ban on the platform. Read more»

Moderna declined to say if people in the United States would pay less for the vaccine than those in other countries, whose governments didn’t invest in its development.

The CEO of Moderna defended the company’s decision to drastically increase the price of its COVID-19 vaccine later this year after being met with bipartisan condemnation from U.S. senators, who noted the government invested nearly $2 billion in development of the vaccine. Read more»

Bennett Cooper, in bow tie, talks outside the Supreme Court, where he defended VIP Products, an Arizona dog-toy maker, against a trademark-infringement claim filed by Jack Daniel’s Properties.

An Arizona dog-toy manufacturer told the Supreme Court that its “Bad Spaniels” squeaky toy is a “playful parody” of Jack Daniel’s that does not infringe on the distiller’s trademarks - though an attorney for Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. disagreed. Read more»

Despite plaintiffs’ claims that medication abortion is dangerous, data from more than two decades of mifepristone uses indicate a generally low rate of adverse events and few deaths, according to the FDA.

Many legal scholars doubt the notoriously anti-abortion judge at the center of the federal anti-abortion lawsuit has the legal authority to do what plaintiffs are asking for - forcing the FDA to essentially recall a drug that for two decades has maintained a record of efficacy and safety. Read more»

A federal appeals court was asked – for a second time – to consider whether the proposed Resolution Copper Mine will infringe on the religious rights of local Apache by creating a massive crater on land that tribal members consider sacred. It is the latest twist in a years-long fight over the project.

The land in Arizona's Tonto National Forest may soon be transferred to Resolution Copper, a foreign-owned company that plans to build a copper mine on the land the Apache people say is necessary for their most important religious ceremonies. Read more»

Abortion-rights supporters gather in front of the federal courthouse in Amarillo on Wednesday.

In an Amarillo courthouse last week, lawyers seeking to move abortion medication off the market focused less on the existential question of when life begins — and more on an attempt to resurrect a long-dormant law that would upend abortion access in the United States. Read more»

Snowfall in the Yosemite Valley in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during Nov. 2022. The California snow pack is223% of normal this week and could help provide water late into the year as it melts.

After watching billions of gallons of rainwater wash away into the Pacific, California is taking advantage of extreme weather with a new approach: Let it settle back into the earth for use another day. Read more»

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega is asking for the council's direction to help guide an RTA process beset by minor hiccups.

The process for developing a post-2026 transportation plan for the Tucson region is starting to hit some bureaucratic snags and City Manager Mike Ortega is asking the City Council to weigh in on them. Plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

During the 2014 midterm elections, the group behind the suit was one of the largest spenders on political ads and due to its nonprofit status, did not have to disclose the source of its donors. It continues to play a key-role in major conservative causes.

A lawsuit filed in federal court Friday aims to declare the anti-dark money ballot measure that Arizona voters approved last year unconstitutional on grounds that political donors have a First Amendment right to do so anonymously, among other claims. Read more»

Anti-gun groups have lobbied Pima County to stop gun shows at the Pima County Fairgrounds, but the county attorney’s office instructed the county board last year that it had 'little authority' to stop the Southwestern Fair Commission from allowing gun shows at the fairgrounds.

A bill that already garnered approval in the state Senate would bar Arizona municipalities from banning gun shows - and one of the bill’s proponents warned the legislature could “make lives unpleasant” for municipalities that choose to do so, even if the bill never becomes law. Read more»

Bills also were filed this year in Arizona, California, Montana, Texas, Utah and Washington state restricting foreign ownership of American farmland.

Though Chinese companies own just 383,935 acres, less than 1% of foreign-held acres, nearly a third of states have laws prohibiting certain foreign businesses and governments from buying agricultural lands within their borders, and more states are looking to join them. Read more»

'Strong Arm' was a well-known local saguaro killed by climate change. It won't be the last as carbon emissions threaten Tucson's future. The city has a draft plan to do its part to address the global problem.

Tucson's "Resilient Together" draft plan is buzz-word rich, takes 36 pages to get to the introduction and could have been dictated by Siri in 2021 or done by ChatGPT today. It's also a good start that may well prove the savvy of Regina Romero. Read more»

Supporters of bills to battle dementia spoke of the need for a statewide effort to battle dementia at a news conference at the state Capitol. One bill would require the Arizona Department of Health Services to build a dementia plan for policies and programs to fight Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, according to advocates.

State legislators are pushing a bill to build a state dementia plan and put up to $500,000 toward new jobs focused on Alzheimer’s disease, a common type of dementia that is rising especially fast in Arizona. Read more»

Residents of Rio Verde Foothills sign a petition urging the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to negotiate with the city of Scottsdale to solve the community's water crisis.

Residents of Rio Verde Foothills will likely sue Maricopa County over its inaction in solving the community’s ongoing water crisis after the county Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal which would have seen Scottsdale sell water to the county for distribution to the subdivision. Read more»

As water levels in Colorado River reservoirs like Lake Mead, shown here in 2918, continue to fall to dangerously low levels and triggering a series of cuts in the amount of water states can pull from the river, groundwater access rights have become a bigger issue.

As the American West battles its worst megadrought in over 1,200 years, lawmakers in Arizona, California, Texas, Utah and Washington state are rethinking how groundwater is used and who gets access to it — with some even targeting foreign-owned companies. Read more»

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