Arizona’s two U.S. Senators joined with six of their colleagues Thursday to make a pitch for their comprehensive immigration reform bill. The new federal plan would not outlaw state immigration measures.
The Arizona Senate has rejected a proposal to expand recall
elections to include both primaries and general elections. The Senate had given the bill its preliminary approval on
Tuesday. At that time, members also added a provision to include the incumbent’s
name on both the primary and general election ballots, even if that incumbent
lost in the primary.
David Neiwert explores the Minuteman movement, how it was covered by the media and whether it impacted U.S. border security.Neiwert's new book is called "And Hell Followed with Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is calling city attorneys to a closed-door meeting later this month to explain what he thinks their communities can and can not offer domestic partners. The AG plans to sketch out what he says are the limits of city authority, saying that while he pretty much has his mind made up on the subject, he is willing to listen.
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake says he's taking a 'wait and see' approach to the threat from Gabrielle Giffords' husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, to challenge him in the next election. Flake, who was elected to a six-year term last November, joined the filibuster which prevented a vote on the measure to expand background checks on gun sales.
Arizona supporters of gun reform laws are not happy with the U.S. Senate's defeat of expanded background checks and other gun control laws. Arizona House Minority Leader, Representative Chad Campbell says though the issue of extending background checks to gun shows and Internet gun sales, is not dead.
Patients of a Marana dental clinic may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases like hepatitis or HIV.The Pima County Health Department is currently contacting 174 dental patients who were seen at the T Dental Clinic in Marana between January and July 2010.
In the United Kingdom,
Tesco is the number one grocery chain. But in Arizona, California and Nevada –
not so much. So when grocery giant Tesco announced Wednesday it was selling all
its 200 U.S. stores, it didn’t come out of the blue.
lawmakers have put off voting on a lease extension for a coal-fired power plant
until later this month.The
lawmakers took the action after questioning water use at the Navajo Generating Station
in Page, how to control pollution, the federal government's role in the plant
and the formation of a negotiating team.
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would
have removed the age limit of 45 for serving in the state militia. The militia is
a provision in the state constitution, but as Brewer noted in her veto letter,
it has never been established or funded.
A new study said Arizona’s national parks are seeing fewer visits. The National Park Service said that is because European tourists are staying home.The National Park Service report indicated that Grand Canyon and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas saw a slight uptick in tourist visits last year.
The so-called Gang of Eight bipartisan senators have released their proposed immigration reform legislation. Clint Bolick, co-author of "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution" with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, said the proposal sounds fair and effective in making modifications to how legal and undocumented immigration is handled.
Chuck Coughlin, advisor to Governor Jan Brewer, discussed why Medicaid expansion in Arizona makes sense economically and morally.Coughlin also talked about Brewer's governing style and why the world of politics often gets dirty.
Pima Community College in Tucson has been placed on probation by a national accreditation board. PCC has been ordered to correct problems concerning personnel and financial issues. PCC was notified of its probationary status by the Higher Learning Commission this week.
The Postal Inspection Service says tests of suspicious mail sent to the Phoenix office of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake have found nothing dangerous or harmful. Authorities evacuated part of the building this morning after staff for the Republican senator came across mail that was stained with an oily substance.
The Tucson City Manger is
proposing across-the-board wage hikes for city employees. Richard Miranda presented his suggests for
next year's budget and it includes a 55-cent an hour raise. The Arizona Daily Star reports, Miranda’s budget
is about $45 millon less than Tucson’s
Officials say visitors will see long lines at Grand Canyon National Park entrances this summer because of federal budget cuts. Last month, all national parks were ordered to cut their budgets by 5 percent this year under the federal sequestration program.
The Arizona Senate approved a pair of gun-related
bills Tuesday. One of the bills would ban Arizona police departments from
destroying guns in their possession and require those agencies to sell them
under most circumstances.
As American Airlines grappled with a failed
computer system, more information came to light about the company’s proposed
merger with US Airways. If
bankrupt American joins with Tempe-based US Airways, the company will become
the largest carrier in the U.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department lifted restrictions on four areas closed off to allow bald eagles to
The Arizona Game and Fish Department lifted restrictions on four areas closed off to allow bald eagles to breed yesterday.