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Clean energy & electric vehicles will help Arizonans' pocketbooks & national security

Reliance on fossil fuels is increasingly a threat to national and economic security, and Arizona has shown that embracing the electric vehicle industry can do more than clean the air and save consumers money — It can invigorate an economy. ... Read more»

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U.S. to lend and lease military supplies to Ukraine under bill cleared by Congress

The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to use the framework of a World War II-era program to allow the federal government to lend and lease military equipment to Ukraine as it resists Russia’s invasion.... Read more»

Biden asks Congress for $33 billion for Ukraine aid, pleads again for COVID funds

President Joe Biden on Thursday asked Congress to approve $33 billion more in funding to help Ukraine fight off a Russian invasion that has lasted more than two months and renewed calls for additional funding to fight COVID-19.... Read more»

Biden to ask Congress for more Ukraine aid after earlier U.S. funding runs dry

President Joe Biden is preparing to ask Congress for billions more in aid to Ukraine as the war shifts to the Eastern regions of the country, following Russia's failure to take the capital city of Kyiv.... Read more»1

Biden amps aid, unveils new immigration policy for Ukrainians as war shifts to the Donbas

President Joe Biden announced a new round of military aid to Ukraine Thursday as Russian forces set their sights on Ukraine’s Donbas region, and unveiled a new program that will lay the foundation for Ukrainian citizens to flee to the United States.... Read more»

Brittney Griner’s absence weighs on Phoenix Mercury as training camp begins

While Brittney Griner remains in Russia after detainment on apparent drug charges, the rest of the reigning Western Conference champions try to shift their focus toward Phoenix Mercury training camp - but it hasn't been easy. ... Read more»

Cyber experts were braced for Russian attacks before Biden’s warning

When President Joe Biden told business leaders recently that it was their “patriotic obligation” to protect their networks from likely Russian cyberattacks, security officials in Arizona agreed with a nod – and a shrug. ... Read more»

Ukrainian official details horrors of Russian invasion, asks Arizona lawmakers for help

Six weeks after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, the consul general of Ukraine in San Francisco urged Arizona lawmakers on Thursday to provide greater assistance to Ukraine and its people during a special joint session of the Legislature. ... Read more»

Ukraine war puts food supply chain in crisis

Food supply chains already in flux in the wake of COVID-19 are under new pressure from the Ukraine war with potentially dire consequences for global stability as the heavy sanctions levied on Russia take their toll.... Read more»

Comic:

Hellertoon: Putin 'scaling down' attack on Ukraine

While some Ukrainians have employed a martyr strategy of sacrifice in the face of Putin's invasion, the Russian dictator's troops are "scaling down" their moves around Kyiv — but are they poised for a "matryoshka strategy" of retreating to their nest?... Read more»

Comic:

Claytoonz: Regime change for Russia?

During a speech he was giving in Poland, President Joe Biden improvised and said, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” He was talking about Vladimir Putin. After he said it, everyone lost their (minds) because it’s never official U.S. policy to remove foreign leaders…except when it is.... Read more»

In Texas, calls to boost U.S. oil production after Russian invasion run into hard realities

In Texas’ Permian Basin — the nation’s most productive oil region and the place that would have to lead any jump in U.S. production — people in the industry, energy analysts and local leaders say there’s no quick or easy way to crank up American energy production ... Read more»

Cómo los altos precios de la gasolina están afectando el transporte en Arizona

Arizona se encuentra entre los 10 mercados más caros para la gasolina y el dramático aumento en los precios del combustible en todo el país ha llevado a las empresas de transporte a agregar recargos y ha empujado a los viajeros a buscar métodos de transporte más rentables.... Read more»

U.S. to accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, levy more sanctions on Russia

The White House announced a wave of new sanctions against Russia on Thursday while pledging to send more humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and welcome up to 100,000 refugees. ... Read more»

Mercury’s Brittney Griner in 'good condition' in Russian prison, State Dep't official says after visit

Phoenix Mercury’s star center and a two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia on drug charges for almost five weeks, is reported to be in “good condition,” a U.S Department of State official said Wednesday. ... Read more»

White House, Republicans and oil industry spin domestic oil production facts

With the U.S. blocking new purchases of Russian oil, the White House, Republicans and the oil industry are engaged in a disagreement over whether the administration has hampered domestic oil production or whether the industry is holding back - both sides are spinning the facts.... Read more»

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