Coronado National Forest to waive fees in honor of Presidents Day

Coronado National Forest to waive fees in honor of Presidents Day

By SoAzNewsX The U.S. Forest Service, including the Coronado National Forest will waive fees at most day-use recreation sites on Feb. 19, in honor of Presidents Day. Day. The fee waiver day is the second of four such opportunities offered by the agency during the 2018 calendar year. Coronado National Offices will be closed Feb. […]

John McCain rejoins immigration debate with broad amnesty bill

John McCain rejoins immigration debate with broad amnesty bill

Sen. John McCain rejoined the immigration debate Monday with a generous amnesty proposal for potentially 3 million illegal immigrants in exchange for promises of future border security – but the White House quickly rejected the plan, saying it fails President Trump’s test. With the Senate slated to begin debating immigration by the end of this […]

McSally to Trump on MS-13:“We’ve got to stop them at the border where I live”

McSally to Trump on MS-13:“We’ve got to stop them at the border where I live”

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally yesterday attended a meeting at the White House with President Trump to discuss cracking down on MS-13, also known as La Mara Salvatrucha— a violent transnational Salvadorian gang with a chilling motto: “mata, viola, controla” – which means “kill, rape, control.” According to the Department of Justice, MS-13 is one […]

The cost of illegal immigration

The cost of illegal immigration

By Ruthie Blum / Gatestone Institute In his State of the Union address on January 30, US President Donald J. Trump referred to the brutal murder of two 16-year-old girls from Long Island in December 2016 by members of the “savage MS-13 gang,” responsible for a spate of other gruesome killings in the area, as well. Many of these gang members, […]

Arizona considers dental therapy bill

Arizona considers dental therapy bill

By Haley Sledge / Heartland Institute A bill that would authorize dental therapists in Arizona is under consideration in the state’s Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. The committee, chaired by state Sen. Nancy Barto (R-Phoenix), heard testimony on Senate Bill 1377 (S.B. 1377) on February 7. Dental therapists are similar to primary-care nurse […]

Woman abandons newborn baby at Tucson airport, photos show

Woman abandons newborn baby at Tucson airport, photos show

Authorities in Arizona are hoping the public can help identify a woman who was seen on surveillance footage abandoning a newborn baby at the Tucson Airport last month. The Tucson Airport Authority and other local law enforcement agencies released photographs from surveillance footage showing the woman holding the newborn. Officials said the woman — who […]

District 8 House seat expected to remain Republican, despite crowded race

District 8 House seat expected to remain Republican, despite crowded race

By Chris McCrory / Cronkite News PHOENIX – Rep. Trent Frank’s resignation has touched off a scramble among 16 candidates vying to replace him, and analysts say Republicans are almost assured of continuing their three-decade grip on the Congressional District 8 seat. Candidates had just more than a month to gather at least 665 signatures […]

Same speech, predictable results: Democrats, GOP differ on State of the Union

Same speech, predictable results: Democrats, GOP differ on State of the Union

By Shelby Lindsay and Ariana Bustos / Cronkite News WASHINGTON – The White House promised that President Donald Trump’s first official State of the Union address to Congress and the nation would be a unifying message, but Arizona lawmakers found little to agree on Tuesday. The sweeping hour-and-20-minute speech was a litany of the administration’s achievements […]

Following unanimous passage, Gov. Ducey signs legislation combating opioid epidemic

Following unanimous passage, Gov. Ducey signs legislation combating opioid epidemic

By SoAzNewsX Governor Doug Ducey on Friday signed The Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, the first bill to become law in 2018, following a four-day Special Session and unanimous passage in the House and Senate. The legislation takes aggressive steps to address opioid addiction, hold bad actors accountable, expand access to treatment, and provide life-saving resources […]