And as tensions rise around possibility of building a border wall, communities across the state are responding to the other part of those executive orders issued by President Trump this week. And here in the Valley, one church is also coming forward and declaring itself a sanctuary church.
There’s been a lot of action coming out of Washington, DC, this week on the issue of immigration. President Trump has signed Executive Orders to withhold federal money from so-called sanctuary cities, and to get started building a wall on the country’s border with Mexico.
A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey shows uranium in Pigeon Spring, north of the Grand Canyon, is likely not related to a nearby mine. The research is part of a larger effort to understand the impacts of uranium mining in the region.
After an annual gathering of school choice boosters Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey said he would continue to champion the cause of using state tax money for charter, private and home-schooling, despite continued funding issues for public schools in the state.
President Donald Trump vowed to target so-called sanctuary cities throughout the country. That’s led to worry among some elected officials in Tucson, a city that walks a fine line, not as a sanctuary city but as an immigrant welcoming town.
Arizona State University today announced a public campaign to raise $1.5 billion in private donations. School officials say the money would go, in part, to new buildings, sports facilities and scholarships.
The Arizona Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month in a case pitting the state against one of its cities. We have two perspectives on that today: Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Lake Havasu City Mayor Mark Nexsen.