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Retired AZ Bureau of Land Management leaders: Trump’s reorganization will gut the agency we built

Despite being in his mid-80s, Dean Bibles’s memory is sharp. That is why he said he is deeply upset by the Trump administration’s decision to decentralize the BLM, scattering career BLM staff in D.C. all over the Western states.

O’Halleran joins ranks of impeachment inquiry supporters

Every Arizona Democratic member of Congress now supports the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump for abusing the power of the presidency to benefit his re-election campaign.

Maybe our governor needs a refresher in high school civics

Ducey can’t be bothered with thinking about impeachment, nor can he imagine why Congress would want to. For our governor, the constitutional check against an abusive executive is “not what (lawmakers) were elected to do.”

Emails show Interior stalling responses to Rep. Grijalva

The U.S. Interior Department appears to have intentionally delayed responses to oversight requests from Rep. Raúl Grijalva, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.

U.S. House launches official impeachment inquiry

It’s official: President Donald Trump is the subject of a U.S. House impeachment inquiry.

O’Halleran alone in failing to stand up to Trump’s flagrant abuses of power

I shudder to think what it would take to get Rep. Tom O’Halleran to recognize the gravity of our present moment and the consequences that will come if Congress fails to do the job it is constitutionally required to do.

Audit shows deep, worsening trauma for migrant children in custody

An inspector general’s report on the mental health of migrant children in federal detention found multiple shortcomings in how officials cared for children in custody last fall, with significant trauma and worsening mental health problems.

Biggs: House Freedom Caucus will remain ‘conscience of conservatives’

Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs is preparing to take the reins of the conservative U.S. House Freedom Caucus as critics question the relevance of the faction that helped steer the GOP to the right in recent years.

Report: Progressives seeking censure of Sinema over voting record

Progressives in Arizona want the state Democratic Party to formally censure U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for failing to support the party platform and siding with President Donald Trump too often.

Mesa Mayor Giles: Congress should pass universal background checks

Mesa Mayor John Giles said he has spoken to friends, neighbors and strangers – including many conservatives – who he said support universal background checks on gun purchases, particularly after a string of mass shootings last month.
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