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Flags at half-staff Fri & Sat to honor Az officer dead from COVID & former Sen. Harry Reid

Flags will be flown at half-staff on Friday and Saturday to mark the death of a Casa Grande police officer from COVID-19, and for the funeral of former U.S. Senator Harry Reid.... Read more»

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Former Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82

Harry Reid, the former majority leader in the U.S. Senate and longtime fixture in Nevada and national politics, died Tuesday at the age of 82 after battling pancreatic cancer in the years since his retirement from the Senate in 2017. ... Read more»

Records show Trump’s border wall is costing taxpayers billions more than initial contracts

As the presidential election nears, a review of federal spending data found modifications to contracts have increased the price of the border wall by billions, costing about five times more per mile than it did under previous administrations.... Read more»

Condemnation lawsuits stand between Trump and his 'big beautiful wall'

With President Donald Trump eager to fulfill his campaign promise to build 450 miles of border wall by the end of 2020, his administration has filed 63 eminent domain lawsuits against South Texas landowners this year. One problem: Such cases can take years to resolve.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Open letter to Gov. Ducey: 'Jacinda' the virus for Arizona — and your legacy

Gov. Ducey, you are the CEO of the coronavirus capital of the world, if we go by cases per capita. That's not a place you want to be, no matter how much the White House orders you to "stay." If you want to save your legacy and hundreds of Arizona lives, then put a New Zealand-style hurt on the virus.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Russian bots are at the gate but the enemy is us

Sure, yeah, the Russians are coming (and the Saudis and Chinese and Iranians) but they are using our own gullibility and sanctimony against us. The Russians are an adversary. Unfortunately, we have met the enemy and it’s us. ... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Kavanaugh's confirmation was secured back when Dems couldn't be bothered

The time to stop Kavanaugh was never 2018. It was 2016. It was 2014. It was 2012. Those elections created the GOP Senate majority. Persistence trumps resistance, and just showing up is half the battle.... Read more»1

McCain to lie in state at Capitol; mourners pay respects

U.S. Sen John McCain will lie in state at both the Arizona and U.S. capitols this week, with services both in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., before being buried at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sunday.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

All too human: John McCain was the senator we wish we were - or at least hope to have

John McCain wore it all on his sleeve, collar, shirtwaist, slacks and shoes. He wanted to be above the game but succumbed to it regularly. We knew exactly what he was thinking because he was so bad at hiding it.... Read more»

Napier: Arizona deploying 330 guardsmen to border

The Arizona National Guard will send more than double the number of guardsmen to assist with border enforcement than Gov. Ducey announced last week, Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier said Monday.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump's border boast

Boasting about a decline in apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border on his watch, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that border apprehensions “didn’t go down” under “past administrations.” Actually, they declined in 10 of the last 16 fiscal years.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump’s false Gitmo blame

President Trump wrongly tweeted that “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield.” Actually, it’s only nine former detainees. The other 113 were released under President George W. Bush.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Raising the minimum rage: A New Year’s revolution

A tongue-tied TV analyst was talking about salaries some time ago, and she referred to “a rise in the minimum rage.” That would have been a perfect Freudian slip for an America ready to storm its Bastilles. If only. ardly outraged, we hand over our keys to self-serving politicians and grasping tycoons who betray our basic values. Police gun down kids with impunity. If we don’t wield pitchforks now, our democracy may soon become serfdom.... Read more»

Deportations near border surged as interior removals dropped

The study of 10 years of deportations - almost 3.7 million of them - showed that despite a focus on immigrants in the interior of the U.S., the vast majority were caught at the border. And those immigrants were much less likely to have committed a crime. ... Read more»

Adding up presidential vacation time

Is it true that George W. Bush took more vacation days than Barack Obama? Yes. Before his two-week trip to Martha's Vineyard in August, Obama's count was 125 full or partial days and Bush's total at the same point in his presidency was 407.... Read more»1

Protesters rally as Obama-era deportations top 2 million

A previous rallying cry of “not one more” deportation became a chant of “2 million is too many." Arizonans were among several dozen people who rallied at the White House, renewing a call on the president to halt deportations as long as immigration reform is stalled. ... Read more»

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