McSally praises A-10 Strikes against ISIS

McSally praises A-10 Strikes against ISIS

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) released a joint statement after reports that A-10 Thunderbolt II’s were used to destroy over 100 oil-tanker trucks in Syria as part of stepped-up strikes on ISIS targets. “A-10s are again demonstrating their lethality and irreplaceable role in our military […]

McCain-Flake flight path amendment agreement

McCain-Flake flight path amendment agreement

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The Senate yesterday unanimously agreed to an amendment filed by U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Bill that would address community concerns about recent flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and airports across the […]

Tucson’s new police chief supported #BlackLivesMatter

Tucson’s new police chief supported #BlackLivesMatter

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner After an extensive search, City Manager Michael Ortega has selected Richmond, California Police Chief Christopher Magnus as the Tucson Police Department’s new chief. The appointment will be made final if approved by the Mayor and City Council at tomorrow’s Regular Meeting, according to a news release from the city. […]

Ducey joins other governors wanting to halt Syrian refugee placement

Ducey joins other governors wanting to halt Syrian refugee placement

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has joined his counterparts in Texas, Louisiana and Alabama in publicly stating their states do want new refugees from Syria to be placed in their states. Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain of Arizona  said without a proper vetting process, no refugees should be brought to […]

McCain: Paris attack not a ‘setback’

McCain: Paris attack not a ‘setback’

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) reacted to President Obama’s claim that last Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris was not a “setback.” McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was critical of Obama’s responses to questions at a news conference at the G-20 Summit in Turkey. “After the massacre […]

Tucson city elections methods in flux

Tucson city elections methods in flux

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Late last week a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that how city elections for the council are unconstitutional. The 2-1 ruling said that nominating council candidates by ward and electing them city-wide is a vote of “disproportionate weight.” “That is the very result the […]

Hudbay selling off Rosemont mining equipment as debt mounts

Hudbay selling off Rosemont mining equipment as debt mounts

From Rosemont Mine Truths Hudbay Mineral’s is liquidating $34.5 million in previously purchased equipment and deposits on future equipment that was slated to be used at its proposed Rosemont copper mine but is no longer useful based on recent engineering studies. Toronto-based Hudbay reports in its 3Q Management Discussion and Analysis that the equipment purchased […]

Salmon calls 5th Court of Appeals immigration ruling a win

Salmon calls 5th Court of Appeals immigration ruling a win

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) said the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against the President Obama’s lawless executive actions on immigration is a win for the nation. “The President can’t make or amend law unilaterally. What is seemingly basic knowledge in any U.S. civics class has necessarily been […]

McSally critical of Obama administration A-10 retirement delay plan

McSally critical of Obama administration A-10 retirement delay plan

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The Obama administration said earlier this week that it would delay plans to drop funding for the A-10. Rep. Martha McSally, a former A-10 pilot herself, said Air Force Gen. Herbert Carlisle’s reported statements are nothing more than a different way to “whittle away” at a critical capibility. Tucson’s […]

Obama rejects Keystone; Arizona lawmakers comment

Obama rejects Keystone; Arizona lawmakers comment

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Three members of the Arizona congressional delegation offered up comments on President Obama rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline plan. The plan was expected to create thousands of jobs for construction and management of the pipeline. Sen. John McCain said: “It is extremely disappointing but not surprising to see President […]

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