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Arizona stacking cargo containers to block border in Yuma, Ducey says

Arizona began setting up its own border barrier Friday, filling gaps in the wall near Yuma with shipping containers topped with "razor wire," Gov. Doug Ducey announced.... Read more»

AZ massage board failed to investigate prostitution complaints for more than 2 years

The Arizona board that regulates massage therapists put the public at risk by failing to investigate complaints, including waiting more than 800 days to take action against three therapists accused of prostitution, according to a new state audit.... Read more»

3D printing and foam: Arizona organizations make homes more sustainable

Amid global climate change and a chronic shortage of affordable housing, Arizona construction companies and nonprofits are taking innovative steps to make homes more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable. ... Read more»

Abortion ballot measures seen as critical — but tricky — strategy

The victory for abortion rights in a Kansas primary this month was the first direct expression of voter sentiment since the Supreme Court overturned the right to abortion - but experts on both sides remain circumspect about what the vote may mean for the future.... Read more»

Arizona residents sue Phoenix over homeless public health crisis

Phoenix residents and business owners are suing the city over what they claim is a public health crisis in their neighborhood - seeking a declaration that homeless encampments on city property in a downtown area near shelters are a public nuisance.... Read more»

Pima County finishes counting Aug. 2 primary votes

Pima County finished counting ballots in the Aug. 2 primaries, which saw new vote centers, crowded Republican races and a few surprises at the local level. The results still must be canvassed by the Board of Supervisors and Arizona secretary of state. ... Read more»

Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg visits Tucson to talk $25M for new 22nd St. bridge

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came to Tucson on Thursday to announce the 22nd Street bridge over Aviation Parkway and the Union Pacific Railroad will be replaced using $25 million from the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.... Read more»

Nuevo documental celebrará 'milagros' de mariachis y folklórico de Tucson

Las comunidades de mariachi y folclórico de Tucson brillarán en un nuevo documental titulado “The Mariachi Miracle.” Aunque aún no está listo, habrá una proyección del corte preliminar de la obra de amor de Daniel Buckley en el Fox Theatre el domingo. ... Read more»

Texas company asks judge to block Biden ghost gun regulations

A Texas firearms parts dealer asked a federal judge to block a Biden administration rule targeting "ghost guns" it claims will shutter its business - a rule also being challenged by Arizona and other GOP states on behalf of a North Dakota gun shop.... Read more»

A look at Arizona’s conspiracy candidates

The man many believe was behind some of the Q posts may have lost his bid to run for office in Arizona - but a multitude of candidates with conspiratorial beliefs, including QAnon, won in Republican primaries this month, putting them on the November ballot.... Read more»

Tucson shut 2 recycling centers last month, unclear if more will follow

The city of Tucson only has five remaining neighborhood recycling centers, after closing two last month that had been plagued by illegal dumping. ... Read more»

TUSD considers $250 bonuses for employees who get coming 2nd COVID boosters

The TUSD Governing Board reviewed whether to spend $2.2 million in dwindling pandemic relief funds to encourage staffers to get their second COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo said he expects the CDC to allow the additional booster shots for more adults. ... Read more»

Catfish from Patagonia Lake have elevated mercury levels, Az officials warn

Anglers should limit their consumption of catfish from Patagonia Lake because of elevated mercury levels. State officials said adults shouldn't eat more than 2.5 ounces per week of fish from the Southern Arizona lake, while children shouldn't eat more than 2 ounces per month ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Brnovich's mocking Cyber Ninjas letter punctuates his doom in Az Senate race

Arizona AG Mark Brnovich's letter to the state Legislature concerning dead voters looks now like a concession speech ending a failed U.S. Senate race in a party he's no longer crazy enough to lead.... Read more»

'Time-honored' O’odham harvesting knowledge altered by climate change

Baidaj - the saguaro fruit - harvesting is a time of celebration and marks the O’odham New Year right before monsoon downpours sweep through the Southwest - but they are growing increasingly concerned about earlier blooms and ripening of the flower.... Read more»

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