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Mar 13, 2023

Hobbs heads east to sign military cooperation agreement 

Gov. Katie Hobbs headed to Oman last week to sign a military partnership agreement with the Middle East nation. 

Jun 8, 2021

Retired Gen. McGuire jumps into Arizona Senate race

Retired Maj. Gen. Michael "Mick" McGuire, who led the Arizona National Guard through the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, formally began his campaign for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, becoming the second major Republican looking to unseat Democrat Mark Kelly.

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Apr 20, 2021

Ducey to station troops on the border

Declaring an emergency, Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he is going to put 250 Arizona National Guard soldiers along the southern border.

Apr 8, 2021

Ducey says he’s prepared to send Guard to border

Taking a new slap at the Biden administration, Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday he is prepared to send the Arizona National Guard to the border – even if it means at state expense.

Mar 22, 2020

Ducey: Troops needed for more than grocery help, state ‘catastrophically affected’ by COVID-19

Gubernatorial press aide Patrick Ptak denied late Sunday that his boss was withholding information from the public about conditions in Arizona or the role Ducey wants the Guard to play.

Mar 20, 2020

Ducey has no desire to tighten coronavirus restrictions

Gov. Doug Ducey insisted Friday he has no intent to order Arizonans to stay at home as his counterparts in New York and California have done.

Apr 4, 2018

Ducey embraces Trump plan for Guard on border

Gov. Doug Ducey is embracing President Donald Trump's announcement that he wants to deploy the military along the border with Mexico and is consulting with officials in Washington on how the state National Guard could help.

Jul 22, 2015

Ducey calls for the arming of National Guard members

Fearing a repeat of what happened in Chattanooga, Tenn., Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday directed that more than 200 members of the Arizona National Guard – and potentially thousands – be armed while on duty.

Jun 29, 2015

Tale of the ‘Arizona Navy’: Old story revived as state competes with California for water

In 1934, Arizona faced off against California in a miniature “naval battle” on the Colorado River, the first and only showing of the land-locked state’s navy.

Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas introduces his "Patton Line" border security solution at a July 23 press conference. (Photo by Jeremy Duda/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jul 31, 2014

Border security dominates governor’s race, but many doubt validity of proposals

Border security and illegal immigration have become dominant issues in the Republican primary for governor as some accuse their opponents of making unrealistic promises that they can’t keep.

Former GoDaddy CEO and Arizona gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Jun 23, 2014

Jones says she’ll deploy National Guard to border

Christine Jones said she’ll deploy 1,200 Arizona National Guard troops to the Mexican border and build fencing along key smuggling routes if elected governor.

Oct 4, 2013

A guide to the shutdown of the Grand Canyon

About 4.5 million tourists from around the world make the trip every year to the Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona, a trek that pours an estimated $1.3 million a day into nearby communities.