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Ducey asks feds to fund state border 'strike force'

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced plans Monday to expand a "strike force" of state police to combat drug trafficking along the Arizona-Mexico border during a field hearing of a U.S. Senate committee in Phoenix. ... Read more»

Judge: No 'emergency' to license detention centers

A district judge has ruled that the state of Texas can't claim an emergency to quickly grant licenses for two private detention centers holding undocumented immigrant families for the federal government.... Read more»

10 MLS teams announced for Desert Cup, Friendlies

Ten Major League Soccer teams will join FC Tucson in the 2016 Desert Cup and Desert Friendlies matches, along with U.S. National Team soccer stars such as Clint Dempsey, Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando. The fifth year of the preseason event will be in late January and early February.... Read more»

Cochise ranchers feel abandoned by D.C. on border issues

Arizona ranchers who live near the border say they’ve been left out of the debate and forgotten by Washington lawmakers, who they say have done nothing about immigration reform.... Read more»

Texas asks for more time to respond to immigration appeal

The Texas Attorney General’s office is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for an extra 30 days to respond to the Obama Administration's appeal of lower court rulings that have blocked controversial changes in immigration enforcement.... Read more»

Border Patrol agent charged with trafficking 110 lbs of cocaine

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested by state police in Southern Arizona on charges of carrying 110 pounds of cocaine in a rented vehicle that he planned to drive to Chicago, officials said Monday. ... Read more»

Why so many Cubans are fleeing to the U.S. and getting stuck on the way

The new migrant crisis at America's doorstep.... Read more»

State fair officials declare success despite slipping attendance

Officials with this year’s Arizona State Fair called it a success, despite a 4-percent drop in attendance from last year.... Read more»

Tuesday deadline to apply for PCC Governing Board appointment

If you're interested in being appointed to the Pima College Governing Board seat left vacant when David Longoria resigned last month, Tuesday is the deadline to apply. Those interested in serving on an advisory committee to review candidates can also put their names forward.... Read more»

Factchecking claims about Syrian refugees

The Paris bombings and other recent terrorist attacks have given rise to a political debate within the United States about the Obama administration’s plan to admit Syrian refugees. But the facts about refugees are being distorted in some instances.... Read more»


To thwart terror, start with America’s own craven crazies

We can counter what is still a limited global threat by understanding it and reacting sensibly. Our first priority is boxing off our own cowards and crazies who are ready to abandon fundamental values for the illusion of security. ... Read more»

Arizona Wildcats Soccer

No. 3 Stanford defeats Arizona 3-0 in round of 16

Stanford scored in the 18th minute and never looked back as they defeated the Arizona Wildcats 3-0.... Read more»

Arizona Muslims worry about backlash following Paris attacks

Imam Ahmad Shqeirat at the Islamic Community Center of Tempe and others who attend services there condemn the Paris terror attacks, but worry about a growing backlash.... Read more»

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Cats can do no wrong: Advance to 2nd-ever soccer Sweet 16

Hannah Wong’s brace earned Arizona their second all-time appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament as they defeated No. 12 Santa Clara for the second time this season by a score of 2-1.... Read more»

Az has high youth drug deaths, few policies to curb them

Arizona had among the highest rates of teen and young adult overdose deaths, and ranked poorly for programs and policies to curb drug use and encourage healthy living among those age groups, a new report says.... Read more»

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