2016 Tucson city budget is a challenge

2016 Tucson city budget is a challenge

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik has always been an out-spoken critic of how Tucson is run since being elected to the council. Kozachik was elected to the council as a Republican and later changed his party affiliation to Democrat. Below is a letter he sent out to his Ward […]

McCain and Graham comment on fall of Ramadi to ISIL

McCain and Graham comment on fall of Ramadi to ISIL

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released a statement on the fall of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province, to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): “Today the black flags of ISIL fly over Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s […]

ITE yellow time considerations

ITE yellow time considerations

By Mark Spear / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The City of Tucson Transportation Department seems to always turn a deaf ear when the discussion of light timing at intersections where the red light cameras are installed. There is a mathematical formula that traffic engineers and physicists use to determine the timing. It seems that the City […]

New report alleges VA spends $6 billion annually in improper payments

New report alleges VA spends $6 billion annually in improper payments

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner U.S. Rep. Martha McSally today released a statement after new reports released today state the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spends $6 billion a year in improper payments, wasting taxpayer dollars and putting veterans’ lives at risk. “Today’s news is yet another tragic disclosure in what’s become all too […]

McCain identifies $1.1 billion in wasteful spending

McCain identifies $1.1 billion in wasteful spending

By Elizabeth Harrington / Washington Free Beacon Following in the footsteps of retired Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.), Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) released the first edition of America’s Most Wasted, an oversight report that seeks to expose wasteful federal spending. “Government spending is spiraling out of control,” McCain writes in the report. “The national […]

Tucson native serves with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78

Tucson native serves with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78

Airman Apprentice Brianna Vega is an aviation machinist’s mate with the “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78, based out of San Diego. By Lt. Emily J. McCamy, Navy Office of Community Outreach SAN DIEGO – A 2014 Tucscon High School graduate and Tucson, Ariz. native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron […]

Assessing the state of San Pedro water resources

Assessing the state of San Pedro water resources

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Water availability in the middle San Pedro watershed in southeast Arizona is strongly dependent on climate and water use, according to a new water resource assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Groundwater is the primary source of water for municipal, […]

Sen. John McCain calls for increased southern Arizona border security

Sen. John McCain calls for increased southern Arizona border security

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) last week underscored the urgent need to enhance security on the southern Arizona border at a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee mark-up, during which the Committee voted to pass his bill, the Arizona Borderlands Protection and Preservation Act. This legislation would enable […]

Arizona is the 14th best state for nurses

Arizona is the 14th best state for nurses

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The nursing industry expected to grow faster than any other occupation through 2022, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub reports. It conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst States for Nurses and Arizona ranked in the top 20. In order to help newly minted nurses find […]