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D-M 'Boneyard' worker tests positive for coronavirus

A civilian employee at the "Boneyard" at Tucson's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Thursday afternoon. ... Read more»

Environmental groups claim U.S. Army base threatening river

A U.S. Army base nestled at the foot of a southern Arizona mountain range is threatening a sensitive desert waterway sometimes called America’s most endangered river, two environmental groups said in a federal lawsuit Friday. ... Read more»

Monday musings: Analysis

Herstam: What Raytheon wants, Raytheon gets

As the 2021 Arizona budget is crafted behind Republican closed doors (as usual), look for $3.5 million that funds "hypersonic" research and expanded wind tunnels at the University of Arizona. Why? Because Raytheon Missile Systems wants it. Plus: Presidential primary looms here, Brnovich continues Obamacare assault.... Read more»1

Lawmakers blast plan to shift $3.8 billion from Pentagon to border wall

The Trump administration plans to tap the Pentagon for another $3.8 billion in military funds to pay for border wall construction this year, a move critics blasted as “theft,” a raid and a money grab. ... Read more»

Feds award contracts for 65 new miles of border fencing in South Texas

The cost of the new fencing will range between $385 million and $800 million. Construction is set to begin in early 2020.... Read more»

Congress again voids Trump’s border emergency declaration; veto likely

Arizona lawmakers split on party lines this week as Congress voted again to terminate President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border, which he has cited to justify use of Pentagon funds for border construction.... Read more»

Pentagon shifts $3.6B to border barriers, delaying $30M Ft. Huachuca project

The Trump administration will siphon $3.6 billion slated for military construction and spend it on 11 border wall projects — including about $1.3 billion for projects in Southern Arizona that will add miles of new barriers along the Goldwater bombing range and the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge.... 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»