Environmental groups challenge plan to lease public lands for oil, gas exploration
Environmental groups are trying to halt a plan by the Bureau of Land Management to lease out more than 4,000 acres of land near the Petrified Forest National Park for oil and gas exploration.
Arizona’s U.S. House members should oppose minimum wage bill
I urge my representative, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and neighboring Democratic district representatives, U.S. Rep Tom O’Halleran and U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, to oppose raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Arizona employees, business owners and their local communities will thank them for it.
Arizona Senate race goes to overtime with glacial vote count
Arizona's knock-down, all-out Senate race is heading into overtime, as a neck-and-neck contest between two congresswomen collides with Arizona's sometimes glacial vote-counting procedures.
Wendy Rogers wins CD1 Republican primary
After an ugly primary campaign involving accusations sex trafficking, fake polls and threats of lawsuits, Arizona’s 1st Congressional District Republican appear to have selected a nominee to take on Democratic incumbent Tom O’Halleran.
Sen. Steve Smith calls on Wendy Rogers to withdraw from CD1 race
State Sen. Steve Smith called on rival candidate Wendy Rogers to drop out of the Republican primary for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District and threatened to sue her over radio ads and a website.
Lack of resources, care leads to failed Native American schools
Native Americans still lag behind the rest of the country on test scores, graduation rates and school resources.
Lawmakers, witnesses grapple with how to save Navajo Generating Station
Witnesses and lawmakers called for action Thursday to head off the 2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station, a move that could mean the loss of thousands of jobs at the plant and the coal mine that fuels it.
Lawmakers, advocates blast ‘misguided’ Grand Canyon fee hike plan
Arizona lawmakers and advocates are condemning proposed fee increases at the Grand Canyon and 16 other parks, a move the National Park Service said is badly needed to fund billions of dollars in backlogged maintenance projects.
Sen. Steve Smith announces bid for Congress
Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, is running for Congress in a district Democrats have won in three consecutive elections.
Hard choices ahead as officials look at future of Navajo power plant
Despite pledges to look for alternatives, closing the Navajo Generating Station in Page could devastate the local economy, where hundreds of jobs rely on the plant and affiliated coal mine and where experts see few, if any, workable solutions.
Housewarming: Biggs, O’Halleran join freshmen in Capitol orientation
Incoming Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, and Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, said they’re excited to come to Washington and represent the people of Arizona – but first they have to learn how to do that, exactly.
O’Halleran wins race against Babeu in CD1
Democrats held onto their seat on Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, as Democrat Tom O’Halleran holds a commanding lead over Republican Paul Babeu.