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Photos: Thanksgiving in sanctuary

Members of the congregation of Southside Presbyterian Church held Thanksgiving with Rosa Robles Loreta and her family, breaking bread Thursday with a woman who has been in sanctuary for more than 100 days while facing a deportation order.... Read more»

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Sudan faces new charges of war crimes

As thousands cower in caves, the Enough Project petitions an African commission to stop Sudan from bombing civilians in the Nuba Mountains.... Read more»

Arizona v. United States

3 reasons SB 1070 can't solve illegal immigration

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments Wednesday on SB 1070, but laws like Arizona’s will never fix our nation’s broken immigration system.... Read more»2

251 arrested in outstanding warrants sweep

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said that officers in the county averaged 45 arrests per day during the operation thanks to cooperation among offices and jurisdictions.... Read more»1

Advocates seek federal victims’ rights amendment

A proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution would give victims the right to speak at any plea or sentencing hearing, to be given reasonable notice of the release or escape of the person who harmed them and to restitution.... Read more»1

Arizona v. United States

What to expect if the Supreme Court upholds SB 1070

What would actually happen if the Supreme Court upholds the SB7070? Here’s a list of unpalatable consequences.... Read more»

Arizona v. United States

Primer: SB 1070 heads to Supreme Court this week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in State of Arizona v. United States, which challenges the authority of a state to enact its own immigration enforcement laws.... Read more»

Brewer touts pro-SB 1070 poll, ignores faulty wording

Gov. Jan Brewer touted Monday a Fox News survey that showed national support for SB 1070, but overlooked a poll question that misstated the law’s effect.... Read more»

Isabel Mercedes Celis

Search continues for missing 6-year-old girl

Family, friends and supporters attended a vigil Sunday night for missing 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis, who was reported missing from her Midtown home on Saturday morning.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Man gets 57 months for being in U.S. illegally

A 33-year-old Mexican man with a prior human-smuggling conviction was sentenced to 57 months in prison for illegal re-entry into the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced.... Read more»

Volcano in Mexico spews ash toward Puebla

A plume of ash was headed east toward the state capital of Puebla from Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano, which continued its eruptions Friday.... Read more»

Az university text-alert systems evolve since Va. Tech

Emergency alert systems put into place after the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings have evolved into multi-platform tools to share critical information during emergencies.... Read more»

Norway killer: McVeigh, al-Qaida were inspirations

The Oklahoma City bombing and al-Qaida attacks served as inspiration and education for confessed mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, he told a courtroom in Norway on Friday... Read more»

Group wants campfire ban until monsoon starts

Campfires Limited, a grassroots organization is asking the U.S. Forest Service for an annual ban on campfires between May 1 through July 15.... Read more»

Report: Border security at point of ‘diminishing returns’

A dramatic buildup of security personnel on the Southwest border has contributed to a decline in illegal immigration, but more efforts will yield “diminishing returns,” according to a report released Thursday.... Read more»5

Obtaining concealed weapons permit takes 'a lunch break and $100'

I’m a 22-year-old woman who has never touched a gun in her life, but obtaining a concealed weapons permit in Arizona took me little more than a lunch break and $100.... Read more»12

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