The oil and gas industry's most influential lobby group has begun a campaign to pressure Congress to repeal a ban on U.S. crude oil exports. The ban was imposed in 1975 to protect the national security interests of the United States following a devastating oil embargo imposed by OPEC.
Just before its holiday break, Congress extended the special visa program for Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who have worked with U.S. forces. Advocates who fought to prolong and improve the program are celebrating.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it remains optimistic about the relocation of Bighorn Sheep to the Catalina Mountains, north of Tucson, despite the death of another sheep at the hands of a Mountain Lion.
The U.S. Census has just released the latest data on median household income across the country, and from our friends at "The Takeaway" there is an interactive map where you can see the numbers for your area of the Valley.