federal government

shipping containers, lawsuits, Ducey, federal government, migrants, immigration, border
Sep 25, 2023

Fight over Arizona’s shipping container border wall ends with dismissal of federal lawsuits

Two federal lawsuits filed over former Gov. Doug Ducey's decision last year to place thousands of shipping containers along the U.S.-Mexico border have been dismissed after the state said it would pay the U.S. Forest Service $2.1 million to repair environmental damage.

Wall Street, financial industry, Arizona, Schweikert, Lehman Brothers crash
Sep 12, 2023

15 years later: reflecting on the Lehman Brothers crash of 2008

As we move forward, it's imperative for leaders in Congress to remain committed to crafting responsible legislation. Such legislation should not stifle the financial sector but should ensure it operates with responsibility and integrity.

Biden, Grand Canyon National Park, national monument, Hopi, Baaj Nwaavjo I'tah Kukveni
Aug 8, 2023

Biden makes Grand Canyon monument designation, citing Arizona tribal heritage, climate concerns

Declaring it good "not only for Arizona but for the planet," President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a national monument designation for the greater Grand Canyon, turning the decades-long visions of Native American tribes and environmentalists into reality.

Department of the Interior, Colorado River, resigns
Jul 12, 2023

Interior Department official with key role in Colorado River talks is stepping down

A senior Interior Department official who has had a key role in negotiations over the shrinking Colorado River plans to step down from the job next week.

border, Arizona, Mexico, rancher, first-degree murder, Santa Cruz County
Jun 29, 2023

Shipping containers for border erected under Ducey for sale

So did you ever want your very own shipping container? You will soon get the chance, courtesy of a now abandoned vision by former Gov. Doug Ducey to build a wall out of them along the state's southern border.

Rio Verde, Hobbs, Ortega
Jun 1, 2023

Time for Senate to act to put more tools in Arizona’s water toolbox

We must move with urgency to save our state from a manageable shortage that has metastasized into a deadly cancer due to spools of red tape and a federal government that sometimes seems like it wouldn’t care much if Arizona blew away on the wind.

border, U.S.-Mexico, Sinema, Title 42, Senate, Yuma, Sierra Vista
Apr 27, 2023

Border towns see ‘disaster’ without federal help as end to Title 42 looms

Arizona border communities face a “humanitarian disaster” in two weeks if the federal government does not step in to help with the crush of migrants expected when Title 42 ends, local officials told a Senate panel Wednesday.

Navajo Nation, water rights, Supreme Court
Mar 21, 2023

Justices grapple over Navajo water rights, government’s duty to tribe

Supreme Court justices pressed government attorneys Monday on their argument that the treaties that put the Navajo on reservation lands implied an intent – but not a duty – for the government to provide water to the tribe.

Apache Stronghold, Oak Flat, Phoenix,
Mar 21, 2023

Apaches get new chance to argue mine will harm sacred sites

An Apache group battling a foreign mining firm that wants to build one of the largest copper mines in the United States on what tribal members say is sacred land will get a new chance to make its point Tuesday when a full federal appeals court panel takes another look at the case.

drought, Colorado River, Cortez Masto, Bennet, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Kelly, Somos Votantes
Sep 20, 2022

Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue

In a midterm campaign season dominated by inflation, abortion and crime, there's another issue that is becoming more urgent in Western states: drought.

Feb 22, 2022

Fed proposal to nix derogatory term targets Arizona sites

Federal officials have come up with a list of potential replacement names for hundreds of geographic features in three dozen states that include the word “squaw,” kicking off a public comment period that will run through late April.  As part of the process, the U.S. Geological Survey came up with five candidate names for each […]

Feb 21, 2022

Feds donate leftover border wall materials to Texas

The federal government has donated at least $6 million worth of leftover border wall materials to Texas, which will use them for the state’s plan to build its own wall.  The materials bought with federal tax money were donated to that effort despite the fact that on his first day in office, President Joe Biden […]