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Hobbs presses steadily toward transition, even as challenges swirl

By: - November 25, 2022

Ignoring challenges and election critics, Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs pressed on toward a transition Wednesday as aides laid out the incoming administration’s priorities and promised she will be “a governor for all Arizonans.” That message was seconded by Gov. Doug Ducey, who met with Hobbs and congratulated her in a tweet on “her victory in a […]

After long fight, tribal water bills get primary OK; still far from final

By: - November 17, 2022

WASHINGTON – A trio of bills affecting water rights and infrastructure for Arizona tribes took a step closer to becoming law Wednesday, a move one official said his tribe has been waiting for since being forced onto the reservation. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee, without debate, approved bills granting water rights to the Hualapai, letting […]

Arizona leaders join others at White House for forum on federal funds

By: and - October 10, 2022

WASHINGTON – Arizona local, tribal and labor leaders were at the White House Friday to hear administration officials highlight the billions in recent federal funding that is coming to states for everything from roads to water to broadband. A baker’s dozen of Arizona officials joined leaders from Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado for the half-day […]

As California resists cutting its Colorado River usage, Arizona towns and tribes rethink planned water cuts

By: - September 13, 2022

WASHINGTON – Faced with deep cuts to the water supply, and angry that other states are not doing their share, tribes and local governments in Arizona are increasingly talking about backing off earlier offers to give up some water. The Gila River Indian Community said in August that it will begin storing water underground “rather than contributing […]

Report: Arizona a ‘shining example’ for Democrats wooing Latino voters

By: - March 26, 2021

Democrats looking to win the Latino vote should take their cues from Arizona, which was held up as a “shining example” of how it’s done by the author of an election post-mortem on the Latino vote.

Biden insists border’s closed, unveils plan to halt migrants at source

By: - March 11, 2021

WASHINGTON – The White House had a message Wednesday for migrants who are flocking to the southern border in hopes of getting into the U.S. – “this is not an invitation, the border is not open.” The message came as part of a multipoint plan of aid, diplomacy and policy that a Biden administration official […]

GAO: Pentagon estimates of border duty costs, impact were unreliable

By: - March 1, 2021

The Pentagon did not have reliable estimates for the cost of its work supporting Homeland Security efforts on the southwestern border and did not assess the impact of those efforts on military readiness, a new report says.