Readers sound off on prison contracts, Sanchez pay raise, PCC advertising.
Readers respond to school funding plan, minimum wage letter, Israel boycott.
Letters on graffiti removal, minimum wage comparisons, wildlife crossing, county budget priorities.
The upheaval came Thursday on Capitol Hill.
McCain, who will chair the Senate Armed Services Committee, outlined priorities.
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain is blocking the confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee to be America's second-highest ranked diplomat.
McCain says Tony Blinken, Obama's deputy national security adviser, is "totally unqualified" to serve as Secretary of State John Kerry's understudy.…
Early results are in in the race in the Ron Barber, Martha McSally race.
WASHINGTON — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a “whitewash” that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital.
Veterans Memorial Overpass and the Veterans Memorial Plaza were built in 2005. They are named in honor of all veterans — the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, said Priscilla S. Cornelio, director of the Pima County department of Transportation.
A group of U.S. senators, including Arizona’s John McCain, is crafting a plan to save the A-10 close air-support jet — a mainstay of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Long waits and reliance on medication as treatment for physicians and drug formulary make it hard for veterans to get mental health care, veterans and families told a congressional subcommittee Thursday in Tucson.
A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:
Arizona’s senior senator has added his name to a growing chorus of politicians opposed to plans to ground the entire A-10 fleet.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a new, nationwide ad campaign tying Republican candidates to a budget proposal this week made by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)
Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally had a front row seat to last Friday's Armed Services Committee in the House last week. At least for the first hour.
Former Tucson Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will serve as honorary chairwoman and national advocate for the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment Advisory Council.
A second Republican is now in the race for the congressional seat representing Southern Arizona now held by Democrat Ron Barber.
The University of Arizona Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) office has a new student director for the fall term after the unexpected departure of the last person in the post.
WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday questioned President Obama about his political appointees’ use of secret government email accounts at work, saying that Congress cannot tell the American people what its government is doing if it creates a “secret alternate communications network.”
PHOENIX — A one-plus term Republican lawmaker from Tucson has been named by Gov. Jan Brewer to head the state Department of Veterans' Services.