Democrat Ron Barber won the special election Tuesday. He’ll serve out former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ remaining six month term after she was forced to retire following last year's assassination attempt.
Last night, Barber took the stage amid cheers and shouts.
He promised to support veterans, military families and the middle class.
But with former Representative Gabby Giffords standing beside him, he also took the opportunity to criticize the vitriol funded by super PACs during the race.
Conservationists aren’t giving up their fight to keep the Sonoran Desert Bald Eagle on the Endangered Species List.
The Center for Biological Diversity and the Maricopa Audubon Society have filed a notice of their intent to sue the federal government. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delisted the bird for the third time in May.
Arizona native Raul Alcaraz; Lizbeth Mateo of Los Angeles, CA; Tania Unzueta of Chicago, Il; Mohammad Abdollahi of Ann Arbor, MI; and Yahaira Carrillo of Kansas City, MO, protest at US Sen. John McCain’s office, 5-17-10 in support of the DREAM Act.
Latino voters prefer a DREAM Act that promises citizenship. They’re not so keen on an alternative DREAM Act proposed by Florida Senator Marco Rubio. That’s according to a new poll.
DREAM stands for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors. Rubio has suggested a DREAM Act tjat would provide undocumented youth temporary legal status, if they go to college or serve in the US military. But it does not guarantee a path to citizenship. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin's version would lead to permanent legal status.
TIJUANA, Mexico — Enrique Peña Nieto is the kind of politician who elicits screams from young women along with the more sober cheering of other supporters. He’s handsome and smooth, his hair slickly combed back in a slight puff that’s exaggerated in political cartoons and masks of his likeness.
New Mexico’s largest ever wildfire is still growing. Last year the Forest Service spent one point four billion dollars fighting fires. They expect to spend that much or more this year containing these so-called “mega fires.”
Forest Ecologist Wally Covington says several factors have led up to what he calls a crisis. In the late 1800s cattle overgrazed and left the landscape bare -- so no small plants to keep fires on the ground. Also, for a long time fire was seen as the enemy so forests grew thick.