Border towns see ‘disaster’ without federal help as end to Title 42 looms
WASHINGTON - Arizona border communities face a "humanitarian disaster" in two weeks if the federal government does not step in to help with the crush of migrants expected when Title 42 ends, local officials told a Senate panel Wednesday.
Arizona will fail clean-air standards if other states aren’t ‘good neighbors’
WASHINGTON - Arizona is doing all it can to improve air quality but will not meet federal standards as long as pollution from other jurisdictions can drift across its borders, the director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality testified Wednesday.
Trademarking their turf: Jack Daniel’s, Arizona dog-toy maker spar in court
WASHINGTON - An Arizona dog-toy manufacturer told the Supreme Court Wednesday that its "Bad Spaniels" squeaky toy is a "playful parody" of Jack Daniel's that does not infringe on the distiller's trademarks - arguments the distiller rejects.
Justices grapple over Navajo water rights, government’s duty to tribe
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices pressed government attorneys Monday on their argument that the treaties that put the Navajo on reservation lands implied an intent - but not a duty - for the government to provide water to the tribe.
Ticket punched: Team Mexico advances to quarterfinals of World Baseball Classic with win over Team Canada
PHOENIX – Thanks to a clutch offensive round by Randy Arozarena and Alexis Wilson throughout group play at the World Baseball Classic, Team Mexico cruised through and punched a ticket to the quarterfinals in MIami, Florida.
Colorado River senators meet quietly to facilitate states’ water talks
Senators from the seven Western states in the Colorado River basin have been quietly meeting "for about a year," to facilitate difficult discussions between the states over the future of the river.
Tohono O’odham leader says lack of infrastructure, capital hinders development
WASHINGTON - Economic development on the remote Tohono O'odham Nation is hobbled by everything from a lack of basic infrastructure to poor access to capital, a tribal leader told lawmakers at a House hearing Wednesday on development challenges in Indian Country,
Pinal, Yuma officials tell House migration surge is overwhelming them
WASHINGTON - Arizona officials told a House panel that local law enforcement and health care workers are ill-equipped to handle the recent surge of immigration at the southern border, the latest in a string of GOP hearings attacking the White House over the border.
Documentary film works to preserve the legacy of Arizonan Stewart Udall
WASHINGTON - John de Graaf says any list of Arizona political icons should include Barry Goldwater, John McCain - and Stewart Udall. But he worries that Udall, a crusading Interior secretary, is being forgotten, a slight he hopes to reverse with a new documentary on the man.
Republicans, Democrats offer differing visions during respective Arizona border visits
DOUGLAS – House Speaker Kevin McCarthy toured the border Thursday with a delegation of Republican freshmen and demanded border security from the Biden administration for an area where McCarthy said Mexican "cartels are the biggest employer." Democrats brushed the tour off as just another photo op along the border.
Arizona advocates win national recognition for work on Proposition 308
WASHINGTON - An Arizona nonprofit was honored here Tuesday for its push to win in-state tuition for undocumented students, a change that organizers said has moved the state from an "epicenter of hate toward immigrants into an epicenter of hope."
Super Bowl 2023 halftime performer Rihanna discusses preparation for Sunday
PHOENIX – Fans have heard from Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs players every day this week leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. Today, another big game performer will speak ahead of Sunday.