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Clean Elections: Federal law ensures overseas military personnel, others can cast ballots

Everyone cherishes the memory of the first time they ever voted, but mine was especially memorable because I was stationed in Ramstein, Germany, with the U.S. Air Force. I cast my first vote thanks to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.... Read more»

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Analysis

How media reports of 'clashes' mislead Americans about Israeli-Palestinian violence

When reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, headlines often fail to mention who instigated the violence nor any hint of the power imbalance in the region - and headlines matter because many Americans do not read past them when consuming news.... Read more»

Ley Brandon se reducirá el estigma para militares que buscan ayuda de salud mental

La Ley Brandon amplía los servicios de salud mental a los miembros de las fuerzas armadas, ya que las tasas de suicidio han ido en aumento entre los miembros de las fuerzas armadas y los veteranos por igual.... Read more»

Southern Az's Camp Naco named one of America's most endangered historic places of 2022

Camp Naco in Southern Arizona was added to the list of America's "11 most endangered historic places" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was built in 1919 and housed Buffalo Soldiers and Civilian Conservation Corps workers in the early 20th century. ... Read more»

Air Force extends comment period on plan for faster, lower flights over Az training grounds

Southern Arizona residents will have more time to comment on the U.S. Air Force's plan to break the sound barrier at lower altitudes, and fly more training missions at night over 10 military aerial training ranges, after officials decided to extend the comment period to June 3. ... Read more»

'Only the beginning': Brandon Act meant to reduce barriers, stigma for military members seeking mental health help

The Brandon Act - now part of the new National Defense Authorization Act - expands mental health services to members of the military as suicide rates have been increasing among members of the military and veterans alike.... Read more»

U.S. to lend and lease military supplies to Ukraine under bill cleared by Congress

The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to use the framework of a World War II-era program to allow the federal government to lend and lease military equipment to Ukraine as it resists Russia’s invasion.... Read more»

Biden asks Congress for $33 billion for Ukraine aid, pleads again for COVID funds

President Joe Biden on Thursday asked Congress to approve $33 billion more in funding to help Ukraine fight off a Russian invasion that has lasted more than two months and renewed calls for additional funding to fight COVID-19.... Read more»

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted a meme used by neo-Nazis

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Republican Congressman Paul Gosar posted — and later deleted — a meme rooted in violent and racist online culture that was praised by neo-Nazis and white nationalists. ... Read more»1

Biden to ask Congress for more Ukraine aid after earlier U.S. funding runs dry

President Joe Biden is preparing to ask Congress for billions more in aid to Ukraine as the war shifts to the Eastern regions of the country, following Russia's failure to take the capital city of Kyiv.... Read more»1

Biden amps aid, unveils new immigration policy for Ukrainians as war shifts to the Donbas

President Joe Biden announced a new round of military aid to Ukraine Thursday as Russian forces set their sights on Ukraine’s Donbas region, and unveiled a new program that will lay the foundation for Ukrainian citizens to flee to the United States.... Read more»

Veteran benefits tangle leaves Supreme Court justices on a tightrope

A 45-year-old fight for disability benefits landed on the Supreme Court steps Tuesday as a veteran asked the justices to enforce a safety-valve provision to save what he says was a wrongly denied claim. ... Read more»

Celebration of Tucson's desert rock dumps Holocaust denier who spreads Nazi memes

Local music legends will take the Hotel Congress stage Saturday, but along with River Roses, Sidewinders and Giant Sand there was to be one performer who's become more notorious for his posting of antisemitic screeds and pro-Nazi memes — Chuck Maultsby of Chuck Wagon and the Wheels.... Read more»

'A sad chapter': Sun City man recounts incarceration of Japanese Americans in Arizona

Most of the Japanese Americans who were incarcerated at Arizona confinement camps during WW II have died, but those who remain are dedicated to ensuring the memory of their sacrifices live on and something like this never happens again.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Grijalva: Uranium industry hops on bandwagon taking advantage of Ukraine crisis

The Uranium Producers of America are expected to use the crisis in Ukraine to plead for more taxpayer-funded subsidies, so they can ramp up production quickly and cheaply. This may sound like an opportunistic ploy to use a brutal war as a profit-making scheme. Make no mistake, it is.... Read more»

Ukrainian official details horrors of Russian invasion, asks Arizona lawmakers for help

Six weeks after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, the consul general of Ukraine in San Francisco urged Arizona lawmakers on Thursday to provide greater assistance to Ukraine and its people during a special joint session of the Legislature. ... Read more»

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