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  • Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

    Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:21 PM EST2018-02-19 17:21:19 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-02-20 01:12:03 GMT
    The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence.
    The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence.
  • Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

    Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:01 PM EST2018-02-19 17:01:18 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-02-20 01:12:00 GMT
    The family reunification system that has been central to U.S. immigration law for half a century is suddenly facing talk of a complete overhaul thanks to President Donald Trump.
    The family reunification system that has been central to U.S. immigration law for half a century is suddenly facing talk of a complete overhaul thanks to President Donald Trump.
  • Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

    Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:31 AM EST2018-02-19 11:31:23 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 8:11 PM EST2018-02-20 01:11:52 GMT
    The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election as lacking evidence.
    The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election as lacking evidence.
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  • Sen. McCain spends weekend with daughter in Arizona, honored in Germany

    Sen. McCain spends weekend with daughter in Arizona, honored in Germany

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:34 AM EST2018-02-19 15:34:57 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 4:03 PM EST2018-02-19 21:03:28 GMT
    (Source: Meghan McCain/Twitter)(Source: Meghan McCain/Twitter)

    Meghan McCain was visiting Arizona for the weekend and tweeted a photo of the pair getting coffee.

    Meghan McCain was visiting Arizona for the weekend and tweeted a photo of the pair getting coffee.

  • State lawmakers urge Congress to act on Nogales sewage issue

    State lawmakers urge Congress to act on Nogales sewage issue

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:35 PM EST2018-02-19 17:35:49 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    The legislation would help the city of Nogales avoid paying millions of dollars to repair or replace a problematic sewage line.

    The legislation would help the city of Nogales avoid paying millions of dollars to repair or replace a problematic sewage line.

  • 'Dreamers' left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills

    'Dreamers' left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills

    Thursday, February 15 2018 12:56 AM EST2018-02-15 05:56:07 GMT
    Friday, February 16 2018 1:29 AM EST2018-02-16 06:29:44 GMT

    The proposal would grant a 10- to 12-year route to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers and provide $25 billion over a decade for a wall and other border security measures.

    The proposal would grant a 10- to 12-year route to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers and provide $25 billion over a decade for a wall and other border security measures.

  • Congressional Dist. 2 Candidate: Dr. Matt Heinz

    Congressional Dist. 2 Candidate: Dr. Matt Heinz

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 5:45 PM EST2017-12-19 22:45:29 GMT
    Matt Heinz. (Source: Tucson News Now)Matt Heinz. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Dr. Matt Heinz spoke with Tucson News Now about his hopeful return to politics.

    Dr. Matt Heinz spoke with Tucson News Now about his hopeful return to politics.

  • Congressional Dist. 2 Candidate: Ann Kirkpatrick

    Congressional Dist. 2 Candidate: Ann Kirkpatrick

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 5:48 PM EST2017-12-19 22:48:49 GMT
    Ann Kirkpatrick. (Source: Tucson News Now)Ann Kirkpatrick. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Ann Kirkpatrick spoke with Tucson News Now about her hopeful return to the House of Representatives.

    Ann Kirkpatrick spoke with Tucson News Now about her hopeful return to the House of Representatives.

  • Congressional Dist. 2 Candidate: Bruce Wheeler

    Congressional Dist. 2 Candidate: Bruce Wheeler

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 11:27 AM EST2017-12-20 16:27:55 GMT

    TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Former 3-term State Representative Bruce Wheeler spoke with Tucson News Now about why he's running for the seat held now by Representative Martha McSally. We're speaking with all the candidates in the race.   Lea Marquez-Peterson: See the interview HERE. Ann Kirkpatrick: See the interview HERE.  Dr. Matt Heinz:  See the interview HERE. Barbara Sherry: December 27th at 8:15am Mary Matiella: December...

    TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Former 3-term State Representative Bruce Wheeler spoke with Tucson News Now about why he's running for the seat held now by Representative Martha McSally. We're speaking with all the candidates in the race.   Lea Marquez-Peterson: See the interview HERE. Ann Kirkpatrick: See the interview HERE.  Dr. Matt Heinz:  See the interview HERE. Barbara Sherry: December 27th at 8:15am Mary Matiella: December...

  • Congressional Dist. 2 Candidate: Billy Kovacs

    Congressional Dist. 2 Candidate: Billy Kovacs

    Monday, December 18 2017 12:57 PM EST2017-12-18 17:57:40 GMT
    Billy Kovacs. (Source: Tucson News Now)Billy Kovacs. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Billy Kovacs, the first Democrat to announce his candidacy for Representative Martha McSally's seat, spoke with Tucson News Now about his decision to get into the race.

    Billy Kovacs, the first Democrat to announce his candidacy for Representative Martha McSally's seat, spoke with Tucson News Now about his decision to get into the race.

  • Governor wants more money for wildfire prevention

    Governor wants more money for wildfire prevention

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 9:28 AM EST2018-02-13 14:28:06 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    The Arizona Department of Forestry said it’s typically allocated $1.3 million for prevention efforts. However, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to bring that total to $2 million.

    The Arizona Department of Forestry said it’s typically allocated $1.3 million for prevention efforts. However, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to bring that total to $2 million.

  • Senate panel votes to freeze minimum wage hikes

    Senate panel votes to freeze minimum wage hikes

    Monday, February 12 2018 6:01 PM EST2018-02-12 23:01:22 GMT
    An Arizona Senate committee has approved a proposal that would ask voters to roll back a minimum wage initiative they approved in 2016.
    An Arizona Senate committee has approved a proposal that would ask voters to roll back a minimum wage initiative they approved in 2016.
  • Bipartisan proposal would allow AZ voters to decide on recreational marijuana

    Bipartisan proposal would allow AZ voters to decide on recreational marijuana

    Friday, February 9 2018 8:06 AM EST2018-02-09 13:06:03 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    Voters would have another chance to weigh in on legalizing marijuana in Arizona under a proposal in the state House.

    Voters would have another chance to weigh in on legalizing marijuana in Arizona under a proposal in the state House.

  • Marana council names town manager

    Marana council names town manager

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 1:26 PM EST2018-02-07 18:26:21 GMT
    Jamsheed Mehta (Source: Town of Marana)Jamsheed Mehta (Source: Town of Marana)

    Jamsheed Mehta replaces Gilbert Davidson, who was named chief operating officer for the state of Arizona in November 2017.

    Jamsheed Mehta replaces Gilbert Davidson, who was named chief operating officer for the state of Arizona in November 2017.

  • Proposal would bring sex abuse conversation to AZ classrooms

    Proposal would bring sex abuse conversation to AZ classrooms

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 8:45 AM EST2018-02-06 13:45:21 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    The proposal would require the Department of Child Safety and the Department of Education to come up with a program that schools across the state could use to teach prevention and awareness of child sex abuse.

    The proposal would require the Department of Child Safety and the Department of Education to come up with a program that schools across the state could use to teach prevention and awareness of child sex abuse.

  • Congressional District 2 Candidate: Barbara Sherry

    Congressional District 2 Candidate: Barbara Sherry

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 3:38 PM EST2017-12-27 20:38:42 GMT
    Political newcomer Barbara Sherry spoke with Tucson News Now about why she's running for the seat held now by Representative Martha McSally. (Source: Tucson News Now)Political newcomer Barbara Sherry spoke with Tucson News Now about why she's running for the seat held now by Representative Martha McSally. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Political newcomer Barbara Sherry spoke with Tucson News Now about why she's running for the seat held now by Representative Martha McSally.

    Political newcomer Barbara Sherry spoke with Tucson News Now about why she's running for the seat held now by Representative Martha McSally.

  • Congressional District 2 Candidate: Mary Matiella

    Congressional District 2 Candidate: Mary Matiella

    Tuesday, December 26 2017 8:04 PM EST2017-12-27 01:04:33 GMT
    Mary Matiella. (Source: Tucson News Now)Mary Matiella. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Former Pentagon official Mary Matiella spoke with Tucson News Now about why she's running for the seat held now by Representative Martha McSally.

    Former Pentagon official Mary Matiella spoke with Tucson News Now about why she's running for the seat held now by Representative Martha McSally.

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