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Report: Phoenix, Tucson among fastest-warming cities in nation since 1970
By: Andrew Howard/Cronkite News Service - April 23, 2019
Phoenix and Tucson were two of the fastest-warming cities in the nation over the last five decades, according to a Climate Central report based on government data.
CBP: Southern border apprehensions topped 360,000 in first half of year
By: Andrew Howard/Cronkite News Service - April 10, 2019
In March alone, Border Patrol apprehended more than 92,000 people trying to cross the southern border, said Brian Hastings, Border Patrol chief of operations, on a conference call Tuesday. That was the most in March since 2007, according to CBP documents.
Pentagon could divert $30 million Fort Huachuca project to border wall
By: Andrew Howard/Cronkite News Service - March 19, 2019
The Pentagon has identified $150 million for military construction projects in Arizona that could be tapped to fund a border wall, with a $30 million project at Fort Huachuca the likeliest target in the state.
Giffords, Democrats rally at Capitol for gun background-check bill
By: Andrew Howard/Cronkite News Service - February 27, 2019
WASHINGTON – Former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords rallied House lawmakers Tuesday to support a bill that would expand the requirement for background checks on private gun sales.
Number of Arizonans who see climate change as ‘serious problem’ jumps
By: Andrew Howard/Cronkite News Service - February 1, 2019
The number of Arizonans who believe climate change is a “serious problem” has grown sharply in the past three years, according to an annual survey of Western-state voters’ opinions on environmental issues.
U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Arizona law denying bail in sex-assault cases
By: Andrew Howard/Cronkite News Service - January 16, 2019
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has refused to revive a voter-approved Arizona law that would deny bail to suspects in sexual assault cases, after that law was struck down as unconstitutional last year. The high court declined without comment Monday to hear Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s appeal of a 2018 ruling by a divided […]
AZ Reps. Biggs, Gosar oppose back pay for furloughed fed workers
By: Andrew Howard/Cronkite News Service - January 15, 2019
President Donald Trump repeated a promise Monday that furloughed federal workers will get back pay when the government shutdown ends, but a bill to do just that was opposed by two Republican lawmakers from Arizona.