Early Monday morning, the United States Navy reported that a warship, the U.S.S. John S. McCain, was involved in a collision with a freighter off the coast of Singapore that left ten sailors unaccounted for. It's an incident that’s certain to call attention to the U.S.S. Fitzgerald and its recent crash off the coast of Japan, which left seven dead.
Every presidential administration has leaks, but the Trump administration has made prior White Houses seem like they simply had tiny drips — instead of the current deluge. Former Chief of Staff Reince Preibus was painted as a leaker, which was reportedly part of the reason he lost his job.
A group of Arizona lawmakers and business leaders is on its way to Mexico this morning. They’re part of a bipartisan trade delegation that’ll spend the week meeting with some of their counterparts in Mexico.
The State Parks Department has fired a long-time official, who’s been out on long-term disability leave. It’s the latest incident involving a state employee’s firing. Craig Harris has been covering this for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, and he joins us.
After Yuma, of course, the president will come to the Valley, where he’ll rally supporters tonight at the Phoenix Convention Center. To get a sense of what he might say, I’m joined by Don Critchlow, director of the Center for Political Thought and Leadership at ASU.
Along mountainsides in Central and South America, vast expanses of trees and plants are perpetually bathed in fog. But some scientists predict that climate change could dry out those high-altitude jungles, known as cloud forests.
The joint U.S.-South Korea military drills are conducted every year to prepare for an attack from North Korea, but, as we’ve heard, this year, they come as tensions run particularly high because of the sharp rhetoric from both Pyongyang and Washington.
And the debate over visas for guest workers also extends to the lettuce fields of Yuma where President Trump is set to appear this morning. The president will be in the southern Arizona city to talk about immigration enforcement and inspect the Predator drone, but many of those in the agriculture industry there hope he also takes a look at their needs.
Local nurseries are growing along with the economy, but have trouble getting labor to keep up with demand. The federal government's response is to bring more temporary visa workers for those companies that can't find Americans willing to do the work.
Phoenix’s Police Chief said there have been no credible threats to suggest downtown businesses should close ahead of President Trump’s rally Tuesday night, but several restaurants and the county court system plan to shut their doors early.
President Trump heads to Phoenix Tuesday for a campaign-style rally. This will be Trump’s first trip back to Arizona since the election. It will also be the president’s first time in front of a crowd since deadly violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month at a white supremacist rally.