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Cunningham: East Side crime cut in half

After hitting a peak in July 2018, Part One crimes (including murder, assault, robbery and burglary) have decreased by over 50 percent. Operations Division East had 74 burglaries last March, while this year, we only had 35 reported. Grand theft auto also declined during that period. ... Read more»

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Immigration SB1070

Brewer sets up task force to battle boycotts vs. Az

Gov. Jan Brewer will launch a new task force designed to reverse tourism boycotts against Arizona in wake of the state's new immigration law.... Read more»2

Immigration SB1070

Poll: 68% of Americans oppose boycotts against Arizona

About 68 percent of Americans oppose the boycotts against Arizona in wake of the state's new immigration law, according to a new poll.... Read more»4

Calderón to Congress: Illegal immigration 'cannot be erased by decree'

Speaking to a joint session of Congress, Mexican President Felipe Calderón explained his opposition to Arizona's SB 1070, saying that illegal immigration "ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree."... Read more»

Does immigration cost jobs?

Do immigrants take American jobs? It’s a common refrain among those who want to tighten limits on legal immigration. But most economists say there’s little to support the claim.... Read more»

Opinion

Times praises students arrested in McCain office sit-in

A New York Times editorial, "Courage in Arizona," offered praise for the four immigrant students arrested in sit-in at Sen. John McCain's Tucson office Monday.... Read more»

Cochise rancher to Calderón: 'More border security on Mexican side'

Cochise County rancher Gary Thrasher will listen to Mexican president Calderón's address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday. If he meets with Calderón, he wants to press him on border security: "We're not getting any help from that side, there's no help from this side, and ranchers are sitting ducks."... Read more»1

Immigration SB1070

Despite threat, Az official powerless to shut off LA's juice

If Los Angeles wants to boycott Arizona over its new immigration law, they'd better get ready to do so in the dark, one official says. But that may be an empty threat. ... Read more»5

Immigration SB1070

Border arrests up despite new immigration law

Arizona's tough new immigration law apparently hasn't slowed the rate of illegal border crossers into the state.... Read more»

2-1 landslide is 'resounding wave' for Prop. 100

Proposition 100 was approved by a statewide landslide. With 99 percent of polls reporting, 64 percent favored the temporary three-year hike in the sales tax to fund education, health and public safety programs.... Read more»1

Text of Proposition 100

Complete text of Prop. 100... Read more»

Isolated shops near Nevada hot spots for Az Lottery sales

The two highest-grossing Arizona Lottery outlets were isolated businesses close to Nevada, which has no lottery. When the Powerball jackpot spikes, people flood to Rosie's at the Boulder Inn Cafe over Hoover Dam, 35 miles to the north.... Read more»

Most frequent Az Lottery players a little older, wealthier

Those who buy Arizona Lottery tickets are a little older and more affluent than the median. That's different in other states, where studies show that the poor and minorities play the lottery most.... Read more»

Immigration & SB 1070

Napolitano speech draws immigration-law protest

A speech by Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano at the Pomona College graduation drew demonstrators protesting Arizona's new immigration law.... Read more»

Arizona sees drop in Kids Care beneficiaries

The number of children participating in Arizona's health-insurance program for working families has dropped dramatically since the state stopped allowing new enrollments in January.... Read more»

Four former local athletes speak about benefits of Prop. 100

Pima Community College’s first Athletic Director Larry Toledo spoke out with four other former athletes at Hi Corbett Field in support of Proposition 100 on Friday.... Read more»

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