Arizona lawmakers, activists denounce federal clean car standards rollback

As an election that many call pivotal for climate action grows nearer, a group of Arizona lawmakers denounced the Trump administration’s rollback of the U.S. clean car standards at a virtual news conference hosted by the Sierra Club on Tuesday. © Mark Henle/The Republic Vehicle traffic contributes significantly to ozone pollution levels and the […]

A New Billboard For Lawmakers: The Mask

Torri Donley

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) arrives to speak to the media with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 4 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong via Getty Images) WASHINGTON ― Wearing a mask ― or not wearing a mask ― has already become […]

Nevada lawmakers suspend session over virus case

Torri Donley

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada lawmakers have pumped the brakes on their emergency special session because someone in the legislative building has tested positive for the coronavirus. Gov. Steve Sisolak has convened the session so lawmakers can balance the state budget amid a projected $1.2 billion shortfall stemming from the […]

GOP lawmakers urge action after Russia-Afghanistan briefing

Torri Donley

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan — intelligence the White House insisted the president himself had not been fully read in on. Members of Congress in both parties […]