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Crowded field for CD8 special election raises more than $1.1 million

A week before the special primary to fill former Rep. Trent Franks’ seat in Congress, new campaign finance reports show a Democrat has raised and spent more than any candidate in the heavily Republican district. Hiral Tipirneni had raised $306,318.78, well over the $270,491.38 raised by the next-highest fundraiser, Republican Phil Lovas, and more than $270,000 above her nearest Democratic opponent, Brianna Westbrook.... Read more»

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Border Roundup: SB 1070 debate not cooling off

In the last few days the SB 1070 debate has continued to evolve, including a possible federal lawsuit against the controversial law. In addition, there were shootings on the Arizona/Sonora border and members of the Texas Legislature are proposing the use of microwave weaponry on the border.... Read more»

Mexican gov't asks U.S. court to throw out SB 1070

The Mexican government jumped into the fight against Arizona's SB 1070 on Monday, telling a federal court that the immigration law "threatens to poison the well" of U.S.-Mexican diplomacy and could lead to racial profiling of Mexican citizens.... Read more»12

5 things you didn’t know about Mexico’s drug war

Beyond the warring gangs and struggle for drug-trafficking routes, here are five things about Mexico’s drug war that may surprise you.... Read more»

Mount Graham telescope now offers clearest universe images ever

Fulfilling decades of promise, the international Large Binocular Telescope on Mount Graham is now capable of delivering the sharpest images of the universe ever taken.... Read more»

Rocky Point police chief shot in ambush, hospitalized

The police chief of Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, and his bodyguard were shot Saturday night. Erick Landagaray Macias, and his bodyguard Luis Huerta Ibarra, were ambushed around 11 p.m. while patrolling the resort town, also known as Rocky Point.... Read more»

Immigration & SB 1070

Brewer's approval numbers climb for third consecutive month

Gov. Jan Brewer's support has gone up for the third month in a row, according to a new poll.... Read more»

Texas counties joining immigrant deportation program

Mention immigration and hardliners grouse about an "open door" policy that results in a porous border, welcoming freeloaders and criminals. But dozens of Texas counties participate in a program called Secure Communities, which aims to ferret out criminal aliens and expedite their removal.... Read more»

Truth, and rhetoric, on border crime

"Perception often trumps reality" says an analysis of the issue of illegal immigrants and crime in the New York Times.... Read more»

Comic: Border

C.S.I.: Ciudad Juarez

The boys and girls who work in C.S.I.: Ciudad Juarez are kept busy, but for the most part, their cases aren't too tough to solve.... Read more»

Goddard shakes up campaign staff

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry Goddard has shaken up his campaign staff, releasing his campaign manager and hiring two new media consulting firms.... Read more»

Goddard withdraws from SB 1070 cases

Saying he wants to avoid a costly court battle with Gov. Jan Brewer, state Attorney General Terry Goddard will withdraw as Arizona's legal counsel in suits over SB 1070 and HB 2162.... Read more»4

Border Roundup: Militia group plans Pinal patrol

As has been the case recently, immigration news in Arizona revolved around SB 1070. But shaking things up this weekend is a group of right-wing activists - led by a reputed neo-Nazi - attempting to take border enforcement into their own hands. Plus a roundup of the week's border news.... Read more»5

Election 2010: Arizona governor

GOP governor debate video

Watch the video of Tuesday's Clean Elections debate between Gov.Jan Brewer, Matt Jette, state Treasurer Dean Martin and Buz Mills.... Read more»

Arizona ranks No. 4 in Tea Party members

Arizona ranks No. 4 in Tea Party enrollment, with 29 percent of of the state identifying themselves as members.... Read more»

Meet Mexico's drug lords

Despite an army crackdown and vicious turf battles that have led to the capture or killings of thousands of Mexico's drug traffickers, the most notorious mobsters are still at large. Four key kingpins stand out for their power and notoriety.... Read more»

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