McSally, and McCain introduce bill to preserve and revive public lands

McSally, and McCain introduce bill to preserve and revive public lands

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally and Sen. John McCain today introduced bipartisan legislation to help facilitate restoration projects on public lands, such as Saguaro National Park. The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act will enable federal agencies, like the National Park Service (NPS), to partner with national service corps organizations in order to complete projects faster […]

Hot, dry temperatures drive wildfire dangers

Hot, dry temperatures drive wildfire dangers

By Devin Conley / Cronkite News Soaring temperatures and dry conditions are increasing the danger of wildfires in Arizona. About 850 wildfires ripped through more than 200 square miles in Arizona this year, according to Jeff Whitney, director of the Arizona State Forestry Division. None of the wildfires have been as catastrophic as the Yarnell […]

Navajo plant gives Donald Trump chance to save coal industry

Navajo plant gives Donald Trump chance to save coal industry

An aging power plant in remote Arizona could offer the Trump administration a unique opportunity: the chance to back up its rhetoric about saving the U.S. coal industry with concrete action. The federal government could be the last, best hope to save the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired facility on Navajo Nation land near the […]

CBP seizes more than a half-million dollars in hard drugs at Port of Nogales

CBP seizes more than a half-million dollars in hard drugs at Port of Nogales

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales seized a combined $598,000 in heroin and cocaine during three recent incidents. Officers working at the Mariposa crossing Thursday referred a 21-year-old Mexican woman for further inspection of her Ford SUV. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine’s alert led officers to […]

Arizonans more likely than most to use vacation days

Arizonans more likely than most to use vacation days

By SoAzNewsX Project: Time Off, an initiative of the U.S. Travel Association, released new research that provides a look at the vacation behavior in all 50 states and the 30 largest metro areas in the country. As the largest leisure travel agency in North America, AAA is a travel industry coalition partner of this initiative. […]

Arizona AG: Air conditioning repair fraud

Arizona AG: Air conditioning repair fraud

By SoAzNewsX This summer’s record-breaking temperatures are maxing out air conditioners and putting local families at risk for air conditioning repair scams.  Attorney General Mark Brnovich says Arizonans need to search for a reputable service company and follow the tips below to avoid high-pressure sales tactics and unneeded or costly repairs. “When the air conditioning […]

McSally on today’s shooting: We need unity now, vitriolic political rhetoric must end

McSally on today’s shooting: We need unity now, vitriolic political rhetoric must end

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally today responded to the shooting at the Congressional Baseball practice this morning, which left Majority Whip Steve Scalise, members of Capitol Police, and congressional staff injured. In a video address, Rep. McSally answers a series of questions about today’s shooting, including the unique significance of this shooting to Arizona’s second […]

John McCain’s scary perfect world

John McCain’s scary perfect world

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) suggested that President Donald Trump is ruining the U.S.’s reputation as world leader during an interview over the weekend. That he’s criticizing Trump isn’t a surprise. What is a little confusing, however, is that McCain can’t seem to remember anything that’s happened over the […]

Ducey requires 24-hour deadline on reporting opioid overdoses, deaths

Ducey requires 24-hour deadline on reporting opioid overdoses, deaths

By Chris Benincaso / Cronkite News Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order Tuesday requiring reports of opioid overdoses and deaths reach state health officials within 24 hours. Officials with the state Department of Health Services said efforts to stymie a growing opioid crisis lagged because data reports were months old. “This is going to […]

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