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Tucsonans join chorus of protests over 43 missing Mexican students

More than 150 people gathered in front of the Mexican consulate in downtown Tucson on Thursday to protest the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher’s college in Mexico.... Read more»

Cochise rejects Barber call to delay canvass, count more ballots

Cochise County joined a move by Pima County earlier in the week, rejecting a request Thursday by Rep. Ron Barber to delay a vote to approve the canvass of the election, a move that would give the Democrat more time to make a case for adding some rejected ballots to the count.... Read more»1

Some Arivaca residents want Border Patrol checkpoint gone

Some Arivaca residents are gathering evidence that the checkpoint, which opened seven years ago in southern Arizona, isn’t deterring or apprehending illegal immigrants or curtailing the flow of drugs.... Read more»2

Analysis

5 facts to know about Obama's immigration announcement

Using his legal authority, President Obama brings temporary relief to millions of immigrants through executive action. The president’s move is a first step but not a permanent solution.... Read more»

Big changes for health insurance: Watch for these 6 possible pitfalls

You don’t get a pass this year on big health insurance decisions if you’re not shopping in an Affordable Care Act marketplace. Employer medical plans — where most working-age folks get coverage — are changing too.... Read more»

By the numbers: New immigration policy may cover 100k-plus in Arizona

About four percent of Arizona’s population lives without legal status, but more than 100,000 of those people may be covered by new immigration policies announced Thursday by President Obama. While the state’s number of undocumented residents has dropped 40 percent over the past decade, many of the estimated 274,000 here will now be eligible to have deportation deferred.... Read more»

HHS acknowledges overcounting Obamacare enrollment

The Obama administration said Thursday that it incorrectly tallied health law sign-ups by accidentally adding about 380,000 dental-plan customers to its overall enrollment numbers. It reduced the overall number of people who enrolled in new coverage to about 6.7 million.... Read more»

Obama immigration plan could affect thousands in Texas

President Obama on Thursday said he will use his executive authority to grant millions of undocumented immigrants a work permit and a reprieve from deportation proceedings. Reactions from Republicans were swift and outraged.... Read more»

Pima men's soccer ends 'year to remember' with tourney loss

The Pima Community College men’s soccer team couldn’t stop Tyler Junior College in the second half on Thursday in the final game of Group D play in the NJCAA National Tournament. “It was a terrific year for us,” coach Dave Cosgrove said. The Aztecs finished the season with a 21-5-1 overall record and a 12-1-1 tally at home.... Read more»

Women give up immigration fast, but not fight

Eight days after she joined other mothers fasting for immigration reform, former Arizona resident Alejandra Sanchez broke her fast as the president unveiled his own plans on immigration reform. But while the fast is over, the hunger strikers said the fight for reform is not.... Read more»

Some politicians hail Obama immigration plan, others cry #fail

Arizona politicians had mixed — and predictable — reactions to President Obama’s announcement of new immigration enforcement priorities, and an expansion of deferred action from deportation. Ranging from welcoming the move as “a turning point” to calling Obama “a tyrannical king,” here are comments from members of Congress and others.... Read more»1

Obama gives 'sense of excitement' for those in sanctuary

President Obama’s announcement of new guidelines for immigration enforcement means that two people who sought sanctuary in Tucson churches while facing deportation have new hope that they won’t have to leave their families behind. Francisco Perez Cordoba and Rosa Robles Loreto watched the speech, surrounded by parishioners at their churches.... Read more»1

Video & full text of Obama's immigration speech

Obama to undocumented immigrants who fit certain criteria: “Here’s the deal ... you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law ... It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive.”... Read more»

Campaign signs should already be gone

With Wednesday’s deadline to pull up stakes on campaign signs having passed, there shouldn’t be any more election messages attracting your attention as you drive across town. City and county workers will remove left-over signs if they’re reported.... Read more»

Analysis

How deferred action improved lives of undocumented youth

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has had an enormous effect on the lives of hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people and their families, but more needs to be done.

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