Arizona’s congressional delegation urged the National Park Service to issue the state a full refund for payments made to open Grand Canyon National Park while the government shut down during bitter budget fights in Washington, D.C. in October.Read More »
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WASHINGTON – Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake joined an overwhelming majority of senators Thursday to pass a bill banning workplace discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Shenanigans first got Sen. Jeff Flake in trouble, but it was malfeasance that finally got the Arizona Republican booted. But the “shenanigans” and “malfeasance” in this case were the two words that knocked Flake out of the National Press Club’s Centennial Spelling Bee.Read More »
As the national immigration debate rages, enthusiasm in Arizona fades.Russell Pearce stood on the Senate lawn last Saturday, reciting the same anti-illegal immigration rhetoric that boosted him to national fame in 2010 with the passage of his SB1070. This time, the crowd around Pearce had become much smaller. Read More »
Any immigration reform plan that makes it through Congress must include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the country, Sen. John McCain said during an immigration forum in Mesa today.Read More »
Mesa businessman Wil Cardon is running for secretary of state, bringing a big name and a lot of self-funding ability to a Republican primary that is growing increasingly crowded.
Cardon, who unsuccessfully challenged Jeff Flake for the GOP nomination in last year’s U.S. Senate race, filed his candidacy with the Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday, according to a press release.
The Rev. Eve Nunez cried Thursday as she told a Capitol Hill audience that “it hurts to be a pastor” in Arizona, where ministers often have to help families that have been separated by deportation.Read More »
Senators for Colorado and Arizona want to see if unmanned aircraft can help fight wildfires.Read More »
Serving as pastor of a large, multi-congregational church can look a lot like being an elected official. Navigating multiple stakeholder groups and many differing opinions inside congregations can be rough stuff.Read More »
NOGALES, Ariz. — Arizona's senators are warning the State Department about risks posed by the deterioration of a pipeline that carries more than 10 million gallons of raw sewage daily from Mexico into the U.S. for treatment.Read More »