The Republican-led Arizona Legislature is considering a bill to fund an armed, volunteer state militia to respond to emergencies and patrol the U.S.-Mexico border.Read More »
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A Senate panel today approved a proposal to create an armed militia that could be deployed to the Mexican border and support local governments combat the drug cartels.Read More »
Nearly 3,500 volunteers in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office’s possehelp arrest illegal immigrants and fight other crimes, but don’t expect them to patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Wednesday.Read More »
As she tearfully prepared to send a third son to serve the U.S. military in a war zone, Tucson resident Barbara Medrano said it doesn’t get any easier. “The only thing that helps me is that it’s a choice,” she ...Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed an emergency declaration in response to the Horseshoe Two and Monument fires in Cochise County.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency retroactive to May 29 in Apache and Greenlee Counties in response to the Wallow Fire.Read More »
Like a fancy new car that just sits in the garage because the owner can’t afford to pay the insurance, cash-strapped Arizona may not have many opportunities to use two border security measures the Legislature passed.
Senate Bill 1495 authorizes the governor to establish the Arizona State Guard, which would be independent from the Arizona National Guard and under the exclusive control of the state, for any reason. And SB1406 gives a border security committee the green light to raise private funds to build a fence along the border.
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill creating a state militia that she could deploy at any time, and for any reason.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has asked President Barack Obama to extend the National Guard's stay at the state's border with Mexico instead of ending the deployment in two months.Read More »
Members of an Arizona National Guard air ambulance unit are deploying to Afghanistan.Read More »