Southern Arizona

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Aug 23, 2023

Hobbs concerned about proposed grocery chains’ merger

Gov. Katie Hobbs said Wednesday she is "concerned'' about some of the effects on Arizona of a proposed merger of the state's two largest grocery chains.

pygmy-owl, endangered species, southern Arizona Pygmy Owls The ferruginous cactus pygmy-owl is relatively rare in the United States, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ruled this week that the 6- to 7-inch birds are not endangered.(Photo by Tom Gatz/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Jul 21, 2023

Big fight for a little bird: Pygmy-owl gets threatened species status

Federal officials this week granted threatened species status to the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl, capping 17 years of “litigation and controversy” from advocates fighting to win protection for the 6-inch raptor.

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Mar 27, 2023

Flowers, grasses from rain will turn deadly in wildfire season

That bumper crop of flowers and grasses from all that rain are going to turn from beautiful to deadly this coming wildfire season.

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Feb 16, 2023

Arizona interstate reopens after deadly crash, leak

The main freeway in southern Arizona reopened in both directions Wednesday evening and officials said people living southeast of downtown Tucson could return home a day after a deadly crash sent acrid plumes into the desert sky and prompted evacuations.

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Jan 13, 2023

Hobbs, Washington Democrats signal new approach to border, but bussing continues

Major changes are afoot at the Arizona-Mexico border. Trucks haul away shipping containers set up by former Gov. Doug Ducey, Gov. Katie Hobbs outlines a new approach to border security and immigration, and President Joe Biden’s administration takes a more aggressive stance toward immigration enforcement. 

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Dec 12, 2022

Arizona slipped from top 10 in Pentagon spending, but defense economy still strong

Pentagon spending in Arizona fell sharply in fiscal 2021, part of an overall decline in expenditures nationally that bumped the state from seventh place among states to 13th, according to Defense Department data released this fall.

Dec 13, 2021

IRC on track to turn southern AZ congressional district red

The Independent Redistricting Commission is moving to give Republicans an edge in electing members of Congress for the coming decade. 

Oct 16, 2018

Treason, Trump, Obamacare at issue in Sinema, McSally debate

Hoping to remind voters of her foe's history, Republican senatorial contender Martha McSally said Monday that Kyrsten Sinema, her Democratic foe, is guilty of supporting "treason.''

May 13, 2016

Governor signs bill to end dog racing in Arizona

Dog racing in Arizona will be history before you know it. Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation on Friday that will outlaw the practice by the end of the year.

Aug 3, 2015

McCain: Senate transportation bill would provide long-term certainty

Few things are as essential to economic growth and development as our nation’s roads. In a state as expansive as Arizona, riders understand the importance of having sound infrastructure, especially when it fails, as it did with the recent bridge collapse on I-10 in California not far from the Arizona border that continues to impact travelers across our state and region.

Apr 13, 2015

Solar proposal from small electric co-op moving through Corp Comm first

While other utilities in the state have more solar customers, a proposal from a small electric co-op in southern Arizona is moving through the Corporation Commission first, potentially setting the stage for upcoming solar fee battles.

Apr 10, 2015

Raul Castro, Arizona’s first Hispanic governor, dies at 98

Raul Hector Castro, Arizona's only Hispanic governor and an American ambassador to three countries, died Friday. He was 98. Family spokesman James Garcia said Castro died in his sleep in San Diego, where he was in hospice care.