Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday that he'll be dropping out of the race for speaker of the U.S. House. The move was announced at a closed door meeting of GOP lawmakers who were scheduled to cast secret ballots for their nominee. Representative David Schweikert of Arizona said his initial reaction to the news was shock.
Imagine trying to find a house when your directions sound like this: when the pavement ends, drive one mile and turn left at the bus stop then we're the third house on the right. On the Navajo Nation, this scenario is common.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s own lawyers will have a chance to question the sheriff when he takes the stand again today in the contempt of court hearings against him. Meanwhile, Maricopa County is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a technical dispute in the case.
Arizona’s relationship with Mexico has received a lot of attention in recent years. But most of it has been focused on either economic development and cooperation or immigration reform and border fences.
The late monsoon rains in September brought short-term drought relief for southeastern Arizona, but scattered heavy rain events meant little recovery for the rest of the state, according to the latest report from the Arizona Department of Water Resources.