A House committee has approved a $5 million appropriation for new communications equipment in Cochise County that Republicans hope will increase border security.Read More »
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A U.S. Border Patrol agent won't be prosecuted by Cochise County for the 2011 fatal shooting of a man who was climbing over the fence into Mexico from southeastern Arizona, authorities said.Read More »
Medicare will no longer cover telemedicine in Cochise County and 96 other U.S. counties because they are now considered urban areas, instead of rural ones. Because of the realignment of standard metropolitan statistical areas, about 1 million Medicare beneficiaries located in rural areas across the country will be affected, many who have been receiving healthcare with the help of telemedicine.Read More »
If something goes terribly wrong in southeastern Arizona, Cochise County has a way to temporarily store dead bodies.Read More »
Though U.S. Rep. Ron Barber won the election for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, Republican operatives have reasons to be hopeful in 2014 because of his narrow margin of victory and his loss in key precincts won by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber is holding onto his slight lead in his 2nd Congressional District race against Republican Martha McSally even as all the ballots in GOP-heavy Cochise County have been counted. Barber had a 709 vote lead as vote-counting resumed in Pima County early Thursday. The race remains too close to call.Read More »
An agreement reached Tuesday at least temporarily resolves a dispute over 130 provisional ballots that could prove decisive in Arizona's last undecided congressional race.Read More »
The outcome of southern Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District back-and-forth campaign for the lead between Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally will decide whether Arizona chooses a Democratic or Republican congressional majority.
Today, a full six days after the election, the race had still not been called for either candidate. Barber was leading by 698 votes, or about .25 percentage points.
Voters overwhelmingly favored approving a constitutional amendment barring criminals from suing their victims. The Crime Victims Protection Act has a lead of 80 percent to 20 percent with 90 percent of precincts counted.Read More »
The blood-alcohol content of the Cochise County sheriff who died in a one-vehicle wreck in northern Arizona was more than three times the state's legal limit, an autopsy report shows.Read More »