Gov. Ducey calls for unity during State Of The State address

Gov. Ducey calls for unity during State Of The State address

By SoAzNewsX During his State of the State address Monday, Governor Doug Ducey called on state leaders to come together to advance common policy goals. Whether it’s the opioid epidemic, increasing education funding, helping our most vulnerable citizens, protecting public safety, expanding economic opportunity, or securing Arizona’s water future – the governor invited legislators to join him […]

2018’s best places to find a job do not include Tucson

2018’s best places to find a job do not include Tucson

By Harry Alexander / SoAzNewsX If you are a Tucsonan and looking for a job in 2018, you might be better served looking to the Phoenix area, according to the latest study from the financial website WalletHub, which has just published its latest study on where the jobs are in all 50 states. Tucson is not […]

Ackerley wants to retake former LD2 House seat

Ackerley wants to retake former LD2 House seat

By SoAzNewsX Former Republican Arizona Rep. Chris Ackerley is moving toward retaking his old District 2 seat in the Arizona Legislature. He’s filed paperwork to seek election to the seat he lost in to Democrat Daniel Hernandez in 2016. He was first elected to the state Legislature in 2014 in Legislative District 2, which spans […]

Border Patrol agents stop a child predator as he attempts to illegally re-enter the United States

Border Patrol agents stop a child predator as he attempts to illegally re-enter the United States

Esau Rios-Osorio, An undocumented immigrant who had been previously removed from the United States following convictions for child exploitation and maintaining child pornography, was arrested again after he tried to reenter the country. Esau Rios-Osorio, 29, was one of three undocumented immigrants from Mexico to be arrested by Wellton Station Border Patrol agents patrolling near […]

Catalina State Park expands Music in the Mountains concert series

Catalina State Park expands Music in the Mountains concert series

By SoAzNewsX Back by popular demand, Catalina State Park’s concert series is returning in 2018. The series has been renamed “Music in the Mountains” and is expanding to the first and third Saturday of each month from January through April. Visitors will enjoy an afternoon concert with a scenic view of Catalina State Park’s landscape. The […]

Tohono O’odham Nation demands consultation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Hudbay’s Rosemont Mine project

Tohono O’odham Nation demands consultation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Hudbay’s Rosemont Mine project

From Rosemont Mine Truths The Tohono O’odham Nation is demanding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers engage in “government-to-government” consultations with the tribe before deciding whether to issue a crucial Clean Water Act permit needed to construct Toront0-based Hudbay Minerals proposed $1.9 billion Rosemont copper mine. “The Corps must consult with the Nation regarding […]

McSally locks in wins for troops and Arizona in Defense Authorization Bill

McSally locks in wins for troops and Arizona in Defense Authorization Bill

By SoAzNewsX President Trump yesterday signed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes defense spending at $634 billion and contains every single provision that Congresswoman Martha McSally fought to include for troops and Arizona. Her measures include full protection and upgrades for the A-10, EC-130, missile defense, and increases for other defense […]

Franks abruptly quits Congress, hours after setting Jan. 31 resignation

Franks abruptly quits Congress, hours after setting Jan. 31 resignation

By Andrew Nicla / Cronkite News Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, abruptly announced his immediate resignation from Congress Friday, just hours after he said he would step down Jan. 31 in the face of a House Ethics inquiry. Franks’ office released a statement Friday saying he was quitting after his wife was admitted to the hospital for […]