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The FEC unanimously approved an audit of Martha McSally's 2014 congressional run, finding that the GOP candidate's campaign didn't properly disclose finances and failed to collect employment information for more than 1,200 individual contributions.... Read more»   

TUSD, Sunnyside Flowing Wells and Amphi announced Tuesday that those districts will not hold classes Thursday, the day of the planned "#RedForEd" teacher walkout. Marana, Catalina Foothills, Vail and Sahuarita school districts have also said they will close for the strike by educators.... Read more»   

Edward Weisenburger, Bishop of Tucson: "Yesterday's deeply troubling jury decision related to the Border Patrol agent stationed in the Nogales area, who fired multiple shots across our border with Mexico, killing a 16-year-old boy on October 10, 2012, raises serious issues of justice and accountability."... Read more»   

A jury found Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Ray Swartz not guilty on Monday of second-degree murder in the 2012 cross-border shooting of a Mexican teenager in Nogales, Sonora. The jury hung on lesser charges. ... Read more»   2

While Border Patrol claimed that assaults on agents spiked 73 percent in 2017, almost the entire increase — 271 purported assaults — was said to have occurred in one sector in South Texas, with 126 attributed to one incident on a single day, which involved just 7 agents and 6 subjects.... Read more»   

Rep. Martha McSally was sexually abused by her track coach while a 17-year-old high school student, the GOP congresswoman has said. The coach denied the accusations, telling the Wall Street Journal that McSally is "scheming."... Read more»   1

Just how "#ForEd" is this red state? We're about to find out. A backlash against starving school budgets is to be expected. What Arizona teachers are asking for is a decisive win: here, now and all at once. That's always a lot to ask in politics.... Read more»   

Despite conservative "messaging" about the likely walkouts over Arizona's having among the worst teacher pay in the country, an analysis of spending data showed no correlation between per-district administration costs and how much teachers are paid.... Read more»   

Greyhound bus passengers of color, who speak with accents or simply are “not white,” routinely are questioned and sometimes detained by Customs and Border Protection agents, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.... Read more»   

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a federal law allowing deportation of immigrants who commit “crimes of violence” was unconstitutionally vague, a decision hailed by Arizona immigration lawyers as a “promising step forward.”... Read more»   

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FEC audit: McSally campaign misstated finances, didn't disclose donors' jobs

The FEC unanimously approved an audit of Martha McSally's 2014 congressional run, finding that the GOP candidate's campaign didn't properly disclose finances and failed to collect employment information for more than 1,200 individual contributions.... Read more»

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How Border Patrol faked statistics showing a 73% rise in assaults against agents

While Border Patrol claimed that assaults on agents spiked 73 percent in 2017, almost the entire increase — 271 purported assaults — was said to have occurred in one sector in South Texas, with 126 attributed to one incident on a single day, which involved just 7 agents and 6 subjects.... Read more»

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