energy bills, record heat, LIHEAP Arizona, Phoenix,
Aug 9, 2023

Millions scramble to afford energy bills amid heat waves, but federal program to help falls short

As climate change ratchets up temperatures in Arizona and across the U.S., millions of the poorest Americans grapple with agonizing decisions — between enduring perilous heat or paying costly bills. While President Joe Biden has invested billions into federal programs that subsidize the poorest Americans' energy costs, the money reaches only a fraction of the most vulnerable during the swelteri[...]

Covid, renters, scam
Jun 8, 2023

6 arrested in alleged scheme to fraudulently collect millions in Covid aid

Six people from Arizona, Washington and Texas have been arrested and accused of fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars of Covid aid from an assistance program meant for renters, federal prosecutors said.

Biden, border, U.S.-Mexico border, Border Patrol, immigrants, migrants,
Mar 7, 2023

Plunge in border crossings could blunt GOP attack on Biden

A sharp drop in illegal border crossings since December could blunt a Republican point of attack against President Joe Biden as the Democratic leader moves to reshape a broken asylum system that has dogged him and his predecessors.

guns, airports
Feb 20, 2023

Record 6,542 guns intercepted at US airport security in 2022

The Transportation Security Administration intercepted 6,542 guns last year at airport checkpoints one of thin Arizona and across the country. The number — roughly 18 per day — was an all-time high for guns intercepted at U.S. airports, and is sparking concern at a time when more Americans are armed.

Nov 15, 2011

Giffords speaks to southern Arizona constituents

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is speaking to her southern Arizona constituents, telling them in a recorded message that she's anxious to get back to work and she misses her home.

Aug 18, 2011

Giffords’ campaign seeks FEC guidance on security

Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' campaign is asking the Federal Election Commission whether she can use donations to help pay for security improvements recommended by the U.S. Capitol Police.

Jun 20, 2011

Husband: Giffords had reunion with staff in Tucson

A weekend visit home to Tucson that included a reunion with staff members, Father's Day breakfast and Mexican takeout food was good medicine for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as she recovers from being shot, her astronaut husband said.

May 18, 2011

Giffords to have surgery while husband is in space

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery isn't slowing down while her astronaut husband speeds around the Earth.

Giffords will undergo surgery Wednesday so doctors can replace a piece of her skull with a plastic implant, another encouraging step since the Arizona congresswoman was shot in the head more than four months ago.

May 10, 2011

Tucson NBC affiliate refuses Giffords-themed “Law & Order” episode

An NBC affiliate in Tucson says it won't air an upcoming episode of "Law & Order: LA" in prime time because the show closely mirrors the January shooting rampage in the city.

Apr 27, 2011

Giffords flying to Florida for shuttle launch

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords left the hospital and boarded an airplane Wednesday to travel to Florida to see her husband's space shuttle launch in another important step in her long recovery from a bullet wound to the head suffered at a political event nearly four months ago.

Feb 17, 2011

Friend says Giffords speaks more

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is able to laugh at jokes, recognize visitors and even offer a poignant response when asked recently by her husband how she was doing.

Jan 26, 2011

Doctors: Rep. Giffords ready to start full rehab

Doctors treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords say they plan to put a speaking valve in her breathing tube to help her speak.