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Southern border apprehensions hit a record 2.4 million in fiscal 2022

By: - October 25, 2022

WASHINGTON – Border officials encountered a record of almost 2.4 million migrants at the southern border in fiscal 2022, shattering the old record of 1.7 million set just a year earlier, according to numbers released late Friday by Customs and Border Protection. More than 572,000 of those encounters were in Arizona, with apprehensions in the […]

Who’s on second? Prop 131 answers with new lieutenant governor’s office

By: - October 12, 2022

WASHINGTON – Mecham to Mofford, Napolitano to Brewer. It may sound like an old-time infield combination, but it’s actually a truncated history of the sometimes tumultuous turnover in the governor’s office in Arizona, where the line of succession does not always run through the same political party. When Republican Gov. Evan Mecham was impeached in […]

Kyrsten Sinema filibuster

Kyrsten Sinema defended the filibuster at a McConnell event, raising Democratic ire anew

By: - September 27, 2022

WASHINGTON – Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been criticized for defending the filibuster before, but that did not stop her from repeating her position Monday, this time at an event hosted by the Senate’s minority leader. After a warm introduction by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sinema told an audience at the University of […]

Average gas price falls below $4 in Arizona, after record-high summer

By: - September 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – The average price for gas in Arizona fell to $3.99 a gallon Thursday, the first time in months it has been below $4 and a sharp decrease from the record high of $5.388 hit just two months ago. One economist called the falling gas price “a good thing for anybody that drives,” and […]

DACA déjà vu: Biden reaffirms, doesn’t expand, migrant protection program

By: - August 31, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration reaffirmed its commitment Tuesday to DACA, officially posting regulations to extend the 10-year-old program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. The rule, which takes effect Oct. 31, makes few changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and it does not move it any closer to […]