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Border Roundup: Immigration reform reconsidered; BP investigated

Politicians are reconsidering immigration reform, Homeland Security is investigating the Border Patrol after complaints of excessive force, plus: what happens to U.S. veterans deported to Mexico... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Economy job No. 1 for Az congresswoman

The Friday Focus interview is with U.S. Rep.-elect Ann Kirkpatrick. Then, it's the Reporters Roundtable with Sarah Garrecht Gassen, Arizona Daily Star editorial writer, and Linda Valdez, Arizona Republic editorial writer. Plus, Matt Russell, Tucson's "Culinary Cruiser" has the Weekend Watch. ... Read more»

Industry leaders: Immigration reform begins in Texas

Although immigration reform is largely deemed a federal issue, construction moguls in Texas are confident that amending employment laws here can be a catalyst for nationwide change.... Read more»

U.S., Mexico sign agreement on stolen mobile devices

U.S. and Mexican government officials signed an agreement Tuesday aimed at fighting theft and cross-border trafficking of cellular devices by making stolen cell phones and tablets unusable.... Read more»

Wild horse buyer under Colorado, federal investigation

A southern Colorado man under investigation for his handling of protected wild horses has admitted to state regulators that he shipped animals out of Colorado in violation of brand inspection laws, officials said. ... Read more»

Border Roundup: Autopsy released in BP Agent Ivie's shooting death

Reports released in Border Agent Nicholas Ivie's shooting death, youths shot at U.S-Mexico border remembered, three Arizona sheriffs stay in office and one county gets a new one, U.S. elections reverberate across Mexico, and more.... Read more»

Texas congressman: Immigration reform possible next session

A key Republican in Texas’ congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, said Thursday that passing comprehensive immigration reform is possible next session, but conceded it would still be a contentious endeavor.... Read more»

Jan. 8 victims confront Loughner as he's sentenced to life without parole

Jan. 8 gunman Jared Loughner will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Several victims said at his sentencing hearing Thursday that he should spend his time remembering his crimes — among those who spoke was Mark Kelly, who stood in the courtroom with his wife, Gabrielle Giffords.... Read more»4

Haboobs

State agencies collaborate to wipe out dust storm crashes

State departments working together to prevent fatal vehicle crashes in Pinal County dust storms say the joint efforts may be helping.... Read more»

Jan. 8 shooting

Gabby Giffords to witness Loughner sentencing

Gabrielle Giffords will attend the sentencing of Jan. 8 gunman Jared Loughner on Thursday. Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, will address Loughner on her behalf. Prison doctors have testified that the mentally ill Loughner has trouble believing that he did not assassinate Giffords.... Read more»

Proposition 114

Lawsuit immunity for crime victims passed by voters

Voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure aimed at protecting crime victims from being sued by someone harmed while committing or fleeing from the scene of a felony. Unofficial returns showed Proposition 114 leading by a wide margin. ... Read more»1

Voters reject Prop 115 on judicial selection

Voters rejected Proposition 115 Tuesday, upholding the current system of selecting and retaining state judges in Pima and Maricopa counties as well as appellate and Supreme Court judges.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: New questions about Tucson's deadliest day

Defense attorney Michael Piccarreta talked about efforts to overturn Louis Taylor's conviction for the Pioneer Hotel fire in downtown Tucson, plus: Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday MoneyMaker Report, Blog For Arizona's David Safier, and Mark Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute. ... Read more»

Watchdog: Az nonprofit laundered campaign money in Calif.

An obscure Arizona nonprofit that has contributed $1.5 million to campaigns opposing two Arizona ballot measures revealed Monday under court order that $11 million it contributed to California ballot measure campaigns passed through two other nonprofits. A California official said that this qualifies as money laundering and violates state law.... Read more»

Obama granting fewer pardons than any modern president

President Obama, who has granted clemency at a lower rate than any modern president, has denied pardons for hundreds of applicants. He has parceled out forgiveness far more rarely than his recent predecessors, pardoning just 22 individuals while denying 1,019.... Read more»2

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