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A member of the National Guard during Operation Guardian Support in Nogales, Ariz. in 2018.

The Biden administration will send an additional 1,500 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to support border officials ahead of an expected influx of migrants seeking asylum following the end of Title 42 next week. This will "argument" the 2,500 military personnel already on border. Read more»

In February, Arizona Gov. Hobbs announced her appointment of former federal court Magistrate Judge David Duncan as the commissioner who would investigate Arizona’s execution protocol.

In 2022, while was running for U.S. Senate, then-Attorney General Brnovich suddenly agreed to execute Aaron Gunches - even though he had not carried out any executions in the first seven years of his term - but the new regime had concerns about how executions were carried out. Read more»

Construction equipment prepares the site for two new Intel Corp. chip factories in Chandler in this 2021 photo. Intel’s plan to spend $20 billion on the project, along with TSMC’s later pledge to invest $26 billion for semiconductor manufacturing in Arizona, made up the bulk of the $58 billion in private investment in Arizona that is being touted by federal and state officials.

Arizona has attracted more than $58 billion in private investments for manufacturing since 2021, one of the highest levels in the country, according to the White House, which calls it proof that the president’s economic agenda is working. Read more»

The container wall under construction in November 2022.

After state contractors dismantled the last sections of Arizona's ad-hoc border barrier in the Coronado National Forest last week, environmental groups continue to press for remediation efforts in the protected landscape.  Read more»

Arizona recently entered a tier 2A shortage due to the dwindling of the Colorado River, with a 21% reduction in Colorado River allocation going into effect at the start of this year, about 9% of the state’s total water usage.

Arizona is ranked No. 3 among the states for water efficiency and sustainability, but still has a lot of room for improvement, according to an analysis by The Alliance for Water Efficiency that ranks each state on conservation, sustainability and affordability. Read more»

Rep. Jake Hoffman, R-Queen Creek, speaks at a Jan. 9, 2023, press conference.

The Arizona Freedom Caucus, an offshoot of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, said Monday that it plans to sue Gov. Katie Hobbs for executive orders she issued in her first week on the job.  Read more»

"Barring a miracle from nature, it will likely get worse before it gets better. This should be a wake-up call for all of us, because it will take all of us to solve it." — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs Read more»

Hobbs has already said that she only wants to see legislation come to her desk that has bipartisan support in the legislature, not the GOP-only provisions that were largely delivered to her predecessor, Gov. Doug Ducey.

GOP control of the most important levers of power at the Arizona Capitol ends Monday when Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs begins an administration that is certain to clash repeatedly with a Republican-majority legislature. Read more»

Republican Abe Hamadeh still lost the race for Arizona attorney general after recount deemed him a loser again.

So the recount in the 2022 Arizona attorney general's race is over and Democrat Kris Mayes won even though Pinal County's recounting of the votes cut her margin of victory in half. Read more»

Water pools in a streambed blocked by the container wall built by Arizona Gov Doug Ducey in November.

Federal officials are closing access to a section of the Coronado National Forest where Arizona officials installed hundreds of cargo containers in a failed attempt to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber walks through the January 8 memorial on the 11th anniversary of the shooting. Barber was wounded in the shooting, along with former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others, and six people were killed. The memorial, set next to the Pima County Courthouse, opened last year.

2022 often felt like one of the most violent years in recent memory, with many of our stories about the immediate and longterm consequences of crime, but there were also moments of genuine hope and beauty reflected in the Sentinel's coverage throughout the year. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday that he has allocated $25 million in federal funds to the Department of Environmental Quality to partner them with Tucson Water in efforts to treat PFAS near the Tucson International Airport. Read more»

Kate Scott, the founder of the Madrean Archipelago Wildlife Center, removes a sign on the container wall along the Coronado National Forest in Cochise County.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the state will halt placing shipping containers along the Arizona-Mexico border, and begin removing hundreds of the 8,000-lb. steel boxes from federal lands by Jan. 4, according to a court document filed late Wednesday. Read more»

The napping elephant is the symbol of the Pima County Republican Party.

Any list of important democratic institutions must include the Republican Party. The party's failures in Pima County are adding an extra 20,000 votes to Democrats statewide and that's proving decisive. Read more»

An aerial view of the Douglas Port of Entry from 2011.

Arizona Gov Doug Ducey is allocating $8.9 million in federal funding to help build a new port of entry in Douglas, adding funds from the American Rescue Plan to develop wastewater and groundwater infrastructure. Read more»

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