Cochise County

Apr 17, 2022

High court to hear keeping juror names secret

The Arizona Supreme Court will hear arguments April 19 on whether the public has a right to know who’s on a jury, so long as there’s not a compelling state interest to withhold those names. 

Mar 7, 2022

Cochise County hopes anti-smuggling campaign will stop ‘load drivers’

The message from law enforcement is simple — come to Cochise County to transport migrants for a quick buck and you’re going to jail.  The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and the County Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Border Patrol, Sierra Vista Police and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, are launching a campaign aimed […]

Oct 8, 2020

Vetting panel chooses 5 finalists for IRC chair

The most powerful, unpaid political figure in Arizona for the next decade will either be a teacher, a businessman, an attorney for a public utility, a gun store owner or a psychologist-turned-life coach.

Aug 25, 2020

Gym to reopen without state’s approval

Arizonans waiting to get back into exercise routines during the COVID-19 pandemic may not have to wait much longer.

Aug 3, 2020

Q&A with Lisa Graham Keegan

Education is the hottest topic in the state right now as Gov. Doug Ducey, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman and the state health department come up with the fully fleshed out plan to get kids back in school for in-person instruction. Capitol Times virtually sat down with former Superintendent Lisa Graham Keegan, who served in that job […]

Jul 27, 2020

Q&A with David Morgan

The Capitol Times has had its fair share of dustups with government officials — lest anyone forget the State House’s attempt to effectively kick out a reporter with this paper in 2016. But at the least, those elected or appointed at the state level know to expect a fight from the media. This isn’t the case down […]

Jan 5, 2020

Private landowners can build unregulated border wall under proposed legislation

A top Republican lawmaker wants to allow people who own property along the border to build a wall without first getting any building permits.

Sep 24, 2019

Lawmakers to look at shifting Santa Cruz, Cochise county lines

Despite being rebuffed by her colleagues, a Southern Arizona lawmaker has found a new way to pursue her plans to see if parts of Santa Cruz County should be merged with Cochise County.

Mar 8, 2019

Committee proposed to study shift of county lines in southern Arizona

State lawmakers took the first steps Thursday to what eventually could lead to putting portions of eastern Santa Cruz County into Cochise County.

Secretary of State-elect Katie Hobbs (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 15, 2018

Hobbs is poised to become secretary of state

Katie Hobbs is going to be Arizona’s next secretary of state – and a heartbeat away from governor – absent a sudden and unlikely last-minute burst of votes from Maricopa County favoring Steve Gaynor, her Republican opponent.

The calcium markings on the rock formations in Lake Mead, a Colorado River reservoir, show the impact of a 18-year drought on water levels. If the level drops below 1,025 feet, a state report says Arizona will lose access to 480,000 acre-feet of water from the Colorado River, or enough water for about a million family households for one year. (Photo by Alexis Kuhbander/Cronkite News)
Nov 13, 2018

The time to secure Arizona’s water future is now

Arizona has a long history of arriving at such solutions with future generations in mind. We have a rich, legacy of coming together where our water resources are concerned. Arizonans expect us to follow in this tradition -- and they expect us to act now.

Katie Hobbs and Steve Gaynor
Nov 11, 2018

Hobbs within striking distance as vote count nears end

New election returns Sunday put Democrat Katie Hobbs in striking distance in the race for secretary of state.