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A border runs through it: Tohono O’odham wary of wall on reservation land

President Donald Trump’s proposal for a southwestern border wall would do more than separate two nations – it would split another nation in half. The Tohono O’odham Nation's reservation straddles the border with Mexico, with tribal members on both sides of the boundary who cross regularly.... Read more»0

Arizona gets high marks in nat'l ranking for condition of bridges

Arizona bridges are among the most structurally sound in the nation, according to a recent national ranking that said just 2.6 percent of the state’s 8,154 bridges were structurally deficient in 2016.... Read more»0

Abortions dropped in Arizona in 2015, continuing 4-year decline

The number of abortions in Arizona fell in 2015, continuing a four-year trend that began in 2011, according to state Department of Health Services. Reproductive-rights groups attributed the decline to “more women using better contraceptives in the country.”... Read more»0

Congressional offices juggle high demand, scant supply of inaugural tickets

With 198 inaugural tickets to hand out and requests from 500 constituents, Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, turned to an expert to handle the distribution – Lady Luck.... Read more»0

Arizona senators follow party-line vote on Obamacare repeal

Arizona’s senators joined all but one of their fellow Republicans early Thursday to narrowly approve a budget resolution that is the first step in overturning the Affordable Care Act.... Read more»0