New Mexico's oil and gas industry is the goose that lays the golden egg. In recent years the industry generated about 30 percent of the state's revenue, which makes some in government especially protective of it.
A former Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy accused of helping drug and human smugglers will be released from custody. The corruption charges against him were dismissed when key wiretap evidence against him had to be tossed out.
A Homeland Security audit has found significant disparities between the estimates and actual costs of the drone fleet used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Internal watchdogs are recommending the agency reconsider its plans to expand the program.
The Goldwater Institute is suing the Federal Aviation Administration for shutting down a start-up business that uses the Internet to connect private pilots with passengers wanting to share travel plans and flight expenses.
The state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry in New Mexico lacks full authority to enforce its own rules. This has proven problematic, especially since the latest oil boom took off six years ago.
An official appointed by a judge to monitor Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office in a racial profiling case is scheduled to hold a community meeting Jan. 14 in an effort to build public confidence in the police agency.
Police officers haven’t been stationed at public schools in Tucson since the economic downturn in 2008. Starting Tuesday they’ll be back, but officers will follow a new policy regarding immigration enforcement on school grounds.