McSally and Hurd call on DHS to substantiate funding request for border wall

McSally and Hurd call on DHS to substantiate funding request for border wall

By SoAzNewsX Reps. Martha McSally (AZ-02) and Will Hurd (TX-23), Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee this week sent an oversight letter asking for specific details of the Administration’s request for $999 million to plan, design, and construct the first installment of a border wall between […]

Arizona first state to allow pharmaceutical companies to legally communicate off-label treatment uses to medical professionals

Arizona first state to allow pharmaceutical companies to legally communicate off-label treatment uses to medical professionals

By SoAzNewsX Imagine a pharmaceutical company executive being charged with a crime simply for telling a doctor about a legal, alternative use for an approved drug. It may sound far-fetched, but current law makes it illegal for drug companies to discuss safe, effective alternative uses for approved prescription drugs with medical professionals. This keeps potential […]

Tucson voting system will stand, after Supreme Court rejects appeal

Tucson voting system will stand, after Supreme Court rejects appeal

By Kendra Penningroth / Cronkite News The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to Tucson’s hybrid system of elections for city council members, ending a two-year court battle by critics who said it unconstitutionally violates the one-person, one-vote principle. The court, without comment, let stand a September ruling by a unanimous 9th U.S. […]

Constituent Note: the superintendent transition

Constituent Note: the superintendent transition

By SoAzNewsX Tucson Unified School District Board member Mark Stegeman provided his constituents some information on the search for new superintendent for the state’s second largest school district. H.T. Sanchez abruptly resigned the post. The board and former superintendent were at odds with one another over Sanchez’s earnings and policy issues. My last email estimated […]

McSally fights for crucial improvements during AHCA negotiations

McSally fights for crucial improvements during AHCA negotiations

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally this week declared her support for an amended version of the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). After weeks of advocating for specific changes to the legislation on behalf of her constituents, McSally successfully negotiated for revisions to the legislation that are victories for Southern Arizona—including billions in increased resources […]

Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona

Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona

Board of Directors The members of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Board of Directors serve voluntarily and receive no remuneration. They sit on various committees, assist in fundraising efforts and are responsible for establishing HSSA policy and exercising oversight for the organization. Officers For Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Chair: Chris Slaney Vice-Chair: Terra Benson Secretary: […]

McSally introduces bipartisan bill to help improve Udall Park

McSally introduces bipartisan bill to help improve Udall Park

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Representative Martha McSally today reintroduced bipartisan legislation, The Udall Park Land Exchange Completion Act, to help expand and improve Tucson’s Udall Park. The bill resolves a long-standing land disagreement between the City of Tucson and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that has impeded Tucson’s ability to fully utilize the 172.8-acre parcel […]

Another injured hiker rescued by Border Patrol air crew

Another injured hiker rescued by Border Patrol air crew

By SoAzNewsX A hiker on Mt. Lemon fell nearly 40 feet Tuesday afternoon and suffered multiple injuries, causing an Air and Marine Operations helicopter crew to conduct its second rescue mission in two consecutive days. Monday, an AMO crew rescued a man who became distressed as he hiked on the Pima Canyon trail in the […]

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