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A roadside memorial near the corner of Broadway Blvd and Old Spanish Trail.

A $1.5 million grant from a new roadway safety program will fund a Pima County plan to reduce traffic deaths by planning quick, data-driven responses with the city of Tucson and other jurisdictions in the metro region. Read more»

Arizona Department of Transportation crews work to replace damaged portions of Interstate 10 in 2016.

After the Federal Highway Administration passed over Arizona’s bid for a $360 million grant to widen I-10 between Chandler and Casa Grande, Republican lawmakers are proposing not waiting for federal funds and instead pay for the project solely with state tax dollars. Read more»

It is estimated that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S, according to the EPA, and investing in the clean up of these sites both improves and protects the environment.

The San Carlos Apache Tribe is set to receive more than $166,000 in funding to help it address contaminated brownfield sites that threaten environmental and public health of the tribe. Read more»

The $1.7 trillion spending package that Congress passed last week as part of the annual budget includes million-dollar investments for a wide range of projects by Pima County, Tucson, Pima Community College and others. 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»

Jason Salfi, the co-founder and CEO of Dimensional Energy, speaks during a ceremony and tour as part of the company's announcement it will begin creating jet fuel from CO2 as part of a deal with United Airlines.

A few cargo containers and a modest tower bristling with equipment on the campus of the University of Arizona's Tech Park might be the key to solving a major problem in modern life: the overwhelming production of carbon dioxide for transportation, plastics, and thousands of consumer products. Read more»

The largest outside spender in Blake Masters’ corner was Saving Arizona PAC, a committee created to back Masters and funded mostly by billionaire tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel.

Mark Kelly’s re-election to the U.S. Senate was the third-most expensive campaign in 2022, with almost $236 million spent in the contest - the bulk of that money coming from outside groups, who spent a combined $128 million - including some $40 million aimed at defeating Kelly. Read more»

It was this election in 1948 that Democrats last controlled both U.S. Senate seats and the the state's top three executive offices.

Democrat Kris Mayes narrowly won the race for Arizona attorney general. Democrats won all the high-profile races across the state (which they haven't done since 1948). Republicans keep losing here. Is it a fluke or the new state of things? Read more»

Pima County election workers processing early ballots, Nov. 4, 2022.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday to certify the canvass of 2022 election results reported by officials. Opposition to approving the canvass came from Steve Christy, the lone Republican on the board. Read more»

We need to be patient while waiting in line to vote and we need to be patient while votes are being counted. Read more»

'Arizonans know BS when they see it,' Kari Lake tweeted after news organizations called the election for Katie Hobbs.

We are accustomed to receiving election results on election night, but we are not entitled. Naturally, Republicans believe they’re entitled to everything they want. And if they don’t get what they want, they lie and whine like little babies. Read more»

Blake Masters is left wondering where his U.S. Senate seat went. It seems his party could use some friendly advice about the 2022 election went so wrong.

How in the name of Bob Dole did the Republicans blow the 2022 elections? I've got some humble and simple suggestions for Republicans about how to avoid some mistakes in the future. Read more»

Democratic control of the Senate means President Joe Biden should be able to easily confirm most nominees for judicial and administrative posts.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection - ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month, after a win by Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly over GOP challenger Blake Masters. Read more»

Shipping containers fill several gaps in the border fence near Yuma on Sept. 8, 2022. The bureau says Arizona’s placement of the containers there constitutes trespassing on federal land.

Using old shipping containers isn’t a permanent or effective solution to secure the southern border, as state and Yuma officials know - and now, the political stunt by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is embroiled in a legal battle with the federal government. Read more»

U.S. Senate Democrats, if they keep control of the chamber, would likely use the next two years in power to continue confirming Biden’s executive and judicial nominees, though it’s unclear what legislation they might be able to negotiate with U.S. House Republicans, should the GOP actually gain control there.

President Joe Biden and Democrats exulted in outperforming expectations in the midterm elections, even as vote-counting was still in progress and control of both chambers of Congress remained unknown. Read more»

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