The government's updated security plan for the U.S.-Mexico border keeps its focus on trying to stop drug and gun smuggling but contains an added emphasis on preventing and treating drug use in communities along the border.Read More »
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and other Obama administration officials will use an Arizona border city as a backdrop to unveil their latest plan to confront drug smuggling.Read More »
WASHINGTON _ A group of Arizona students went door-to-door asking friends and businesses for funds to help them take a message to Congress: They want to continue their education here in the country they have always known as home.Read More »
While all sides agree that Arizona’s air quality woes require a long-term fix, the latest effort to adopt a less stringent standard for curbing car emissions shows that the state program to combat air pollution is defined less by consistency and more by the winds of Arizona’s ever-changing political landscape.Read More »
In his first real test in his new role, House Speaker Andy Tobin found himself battling Gov. Jan Brewer.
Six weeks after being chosen by his caucus, Tobin and Brewer squared off over an extension of unemployment insurance: Brewer wanted to extend the benefits by 20 weeks and make some limited reforms, while Tobin publicly challenged her to expand the special session to include corporate tax cuts and incentives aimed at stimulating job creation.
A Republican state representative with a history of making controversial statements today called for the state Senate to exercise a constitutional provision and remove a Democratic legislator he deemed “a cancer.”Read More »
The right to use recall elections that Arizona fought for so vigorously during its quest for statehood has rarely been used in the past 100 years, but a flurry of recent attempts to oust elected officials from office has some questioning whether the process is being abused.Read More »
Arizona’s medical marijuana law continues to pay out. The payoff isn’t so great for sickened would-be patients and convalescing recreational users, as it is for journalists and attorneys.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona law that allows the state to suspend or revoke the business licenses of companies that knowingly hire illegal immigrants, paving the way for other states to establish similar systems.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security has notified more than 30 cities across the country – including Tucson, Ariz. – that they are losing anti-terror funding from the federal government.Read More »