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$23M awarded to TIA for runway safety work

A $23 million federal grant will help Tucson International Airport with major renovations, with the runway safety project receiving the largest amount from the first round of a $3.2 billion national program.... Read more»

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Maricopa County officials blast AG Brnovich for 'false' report on his 2020 election probe

In a scathing letter, Maricopa County officials laid into Attorney General Mark Brnovich for issuing a report last month that was "full of false innuendo and misrepresentations" about the 2020 election.... Read more»

FEMA will spend $8.6M to build flood control basin in Nogales area

The federal government will allocate more than $8.6 million to mitigate flash flooding in the Nogales area, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva announced. ... Read more»

Pima County spending $1.3 million per month to shelter migrants released by DHS

Over the last few months, Pima County spent around $1.3 million per month to shelter migrants released by Homeland Security officials, and the county faces a funding crunch as federal grants that helped cover theses expenses are held up in Congress.... Read more»

$30M federal grant for new TIA runway, safety projects

A new runway at Tucson International Airport will be partly paid for with $31 million from the recent federal infrastructure package, along with other safety improvement.... Read more»

After judge blocks DACA, advocates call on Senate to pass American Dream and Promise Act

After federal judge's blocked new DACA applications, advocates are demanding Congress pass bills to grant work permits and protect more than 644,000 people from deportation — including about 35,000 in Arizona alone. ... Read more»

$18.5M federal grant to fund Tucson airport runway work, safety improvements

An $18.5 million federal grant will go towards the next phase in a longterm Tucson International Airport project to expand and upgrade parts of its airfield so that it meets current federal safety standards, officials announced Thursday. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Sinema: Capitol riot was 'violent insurrection incited by Donald Trump'

"The violence of today cannot become commonplace in America. This was not protest; protest is peaceful. This was violent insurrection incited by Donald Trump." — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema... Read more»

Arizona delegation looks for changes to Native aid in next relief package

As Congress pursues another federal aid package — it’s fourth since the pandemic upended American life — members of the state’s congressional delegation want to change federal policies they say are making the situation more difficult for Native communities. ... Read more»

Congress urged to reauthorize diabetes program for Native Americans

Arizona’s U.S. senators are pushing legislation to renew a federal program that fights diabetes in Indian Country – an initiative tribal leaders say is vital amid the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more»

Supreme Court upholds DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Trump administration violated the law when it ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that give work permits to about 644,000 people and protects them from deportation—including about 35,000 people in Arizona alone. ... Read more»1

As impeachment trial begins, Arizonans play official, unofficial roles

Testimony in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began Tuesday, with at least two Arizonans looking on in unofficial capacities as senators engaged in an all-day debate of procedure.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Canceling Arizona presidential primary ignores, not solves, Republican Party's problems

Republicans didn't subvert democracy in canceling their presidential primary in Arizona. The GOP is curing its cancer by canceling its oncologist appointment. If no one tells them they're sick, they must be healthy, right?... Read more»

Sinema pushes for streamlined reviews for asylum seekers

Sen. Krysten Sinema joined eight other senators in pressing immigration officials to spin up a pilot program that would streamline the asylum review process, and allow the Trump administration to deport migrant families within 15 days. ... Read more»

Pentagon shakeup means no Army photo-op for McSally, Sinema

Officials abruptly cancelled a planned press conference between Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark Esper, and Arizona Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally at a Tucson resort after the acting defense secretary suddenly resigned, and Esper was named the Pentagon's new acting chief. ... Read more»

Sinema lands in Washington, a day after McSally concedes Senate race

Arizona Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema was already in Washington Tuesday, just one day after Republican Martha McSally conceded in the one of the narrowest, most closely watched races in the country.... Read more»

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