Honeywell, Hobbs, Biden, clean energy, renewable energy
Nov 27, 2023

Hobbs’ administration touts collaborative effort between public and private sectors to spark climate, infrastructure legislation

Gov. Katie Hobbs' administration lauded federal dollars it says are creating "quality jobs" and boosting renewable energy projects at an event it hosted at Honeywell’s Advanced Air Lab in Phoenix today, where speakers discussed recent and upcoming clean energy commitments in Arizona.  

border, immigration, Republicans, Democrats, Senate, Congress, Ukraine
Nov 26, 2023

Republicans want to pair border security with aid for Ukraine. Here’s why that makes a deal so tough

As Congress returns to session this week, lawmakers will be trying to forge an agreement on sending a new round of wartime assistance to Ukraine. But to succeed, they will have to find agreement on an issue that has confounded them for decades.

China, migrants, Border Patrol, Chinese Nationals, Mexico
Nov 14, 2023

Illegal border crossings into the US drop in October after a 3-month streak of increases

Illegal border crossings from Mexico fell 14% in October from a month earlier, U.S. authorities said Tuesday, ending a three-month streak of big increases.

Senate, Hopi tribe, power outages, federal funding
Oct 27, 2023

Hopi leader tells panel that red tape, financial hurdles put aid out of reach

The chairman of the Hopi tribe told a Senate panel this week that promises of federal funding remain just that – promises – for smaller tribes for whom the money is inaccessible because of bureaucratic and financial hurdles.

prescription drug costs, Black Chamber of Arizona, small businesses, legislature
Oct 26, 2023

Real savings on life-saving medications coming soon 

I spend roughly over $400 per month out of pocket on my prescription drugs, which are critical to my health. I am a retired school bus driver living with type 2 diabetes, and these medications cost almost half of my retirement pay. I am a Medicare recipient and while I am very happy with my health plan, allotting thousands of dollars every year to life-saving medications feels burdensome and frank[...]

ballots, elections, task force, Hobbs, Bennett
Oct 24, 2023

Task force approves elections policy recommendations despite Bennett’s criticism of Hobbs’ absence

A bipartisan task force headed by Gov. Katie Hobbs approved 16 policy and legislative recommendations Tuesday related to the controversial topic of elections policy. 

mining, Biden Administration, miners, China, Nevada, Arizona
Oct 24, 2023

The Biden mining policy trainwreck 

There is an alarming disconnect between the Biden administration’s rhetoric on America’s minerals challenge and the policy needed to address it. The mismatch between soaring mineral demand and our unsustainable reliance on overseas suppliers—notably China—is a clear danger in need of urgent action. 

No Labels, political party, lawsuit, Fontes
Oct 20, 2023

No Labels sues Arizona to block opponents from using new political party to run for office

The No Labels party on Thursday filed a lawsuit in Arizona seeking to block its ballot line from being used by Democrats who oppose the group's efforts to launch a third-party ticket for president next year.

Israel, Palestinians, Biden Administration
Oct 18, 2023

Unalienable rights for ALL, on BOTH sides of Israel/Gaza border

We should all be able to agree that both Israeli and Palestinian civilians have an unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. After all, such a declaration is not solely for Americans. I certainly appreciate Andrew Thoesen’s emotions and statements (in his Guest Opinion piece, Oct. 18, 2023), but I feel compelled to point out where the skills he uses in his pursuit of advan[...]

Oct 18, 2023

International rights of Palestinians are unconditional

The 500 lives lost at the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza are the latest victims of the Biden Administration and congressional policymakers’ cowardly delay in demanding a ceasefire and de-escalation of the violence against Palestinians.

Venezuela, border, Biden, immigration
Oct 16, 2023

Venezuelan migrants applying for temporary legal status in US say it offers some relief

After receiving death threats for openly opposing Venezuela's socialist government, Víctor Macedo and his wife fled, staying for a time in Spain before coming to the U.S. For nearly two years, they have lived in Florida with the support of family and friends as they tried to build a better life for their two children. They are among several hundred thousand Venezuelans living in the U.S. whose li[...]

migrants, desert, Border Patrol, extreme heat
Oct 16, 2023

Settlement over Trump family separations at border seeks to limit future separations for 8 years

A settlement filed Monday in a long-running lawsuit over the Trump administration's separation of parents and their children at the border bars the government from similar separations for eight years while also providing benefits like the ability for their parents to come to America and work, according to the Biden administration.