Sen. John McCain says he'll vote for compromise legislation averting a government default, although "I will probably have to swallow hard."Read More »
An official of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has apologized and told Congress he shares responsibility for mistakes in carrying out a controversial law enforcement operation in Arizona that resulted in high-powered weapons flowing into Mexico.Read More »
A Phoenix business leader warned Tuesday that businesses will continue to suffer from the jumbled approach to immigration issues by states, unless the federal government steps in.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick outpaced Republican Rep. Paul Gosar in fundraising through the first half of the year, according to new campaign finance reports, as the two face a potential 2012 rematch in Arizona’s 1st District.Read More »
A proposal to reverse a federal ban on new mining claims near the Grand Canyon survived a committee vote Tuesday and could go to the full House as early as next week.Read More »
In an effort to stem the illicit flow of weapons into Mexico, the Justice Department says gun shops in four Southwest border states will be required to alert the federal government to frequent buyers of high-powered rifles.Read More »
The congressman whose district includes the eastern part of the state that was scorched last month by the largest wildfire in Arizona history told state legislators partnerships between government and private industry are essential to properly manage forests.Read More »
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack got a firsthand look Wednesday at the hundreds of square miles in New Mexico and Arizona that have been ravaged by wildfire in recent weeks, including an area burning near the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratory.Read More »
As many as 30,000 Native Americans from seven Arizona tribes stand to benefit from the final settlement this week of a years-long, $3.4 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government.
Members of the Tohono O’odham, Navajo, Salt River, Pima-Maricopa, San Carlos Apache, Hopi, Gila River and Colorado River tribes are part of the class in Cobell v. Salazar.
Arizona’s system of public campaign financing has been dealt a major, although expected, blow by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled today that the matching funds provision of the Clean Elections Act is unconstitutional.Read More »