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Blowing dust detours Interstate 10 in SE Az; crashes reported

Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona, between U.S. 191 and the New Mexico border, was closed Thursday afternoon due to blowing dust. At least three multi-vehicle crashes were reported, involving more than a dozen cars, including a semi-trailer, a Department of Public Safety patrol vehicle, and a San Simon fire truck. Minor injuries were reported.... Read more»

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Senators: Comprehensive immigration reform coming soon

Immigration reform is near, according to a bipartisan group of senators who say they now agree on basic principles — though it's still unclear what those principles are. A news conference slated for Monday will reportedly address a broad range of immigration issues, including border security and a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States.... Read more»1

ADOT proposing new bike, pedestrian safety plan for state highways

A proposed update of Arizona’s plan for protecting bicyclists and pedestrians on state highways calls for shoulders 4 feet or wider and more sidewalks and paths that can be shared by those pedaling or walking.... Read more»

Obama: 'Never Again'

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: By remaining vigilant against those who seek to perpetrate violence and murder, we honor those we lost during one of the darkest periods in human history. And we keep their memory alive for generations to come.... Read more»

Border Roundup: Border life examined, presidential plan to be unveiled

A close look at daily life and measuring success along the border, a presidential plan's unveiling is announced, and regional reactions to immigration, labor and gun control issues.... Read more»

Google defies law enforcement, demands warrants for user data

Defying dated U.S. law, Google demands law enforcement demonstrate probable cause before turning over user data.... Read more»

FactChecking GOP response to Obama gun plan

The Republican response to President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence has been peppered with misleading claims. ... Read more»

Former child bride, 6 kids escape Az polygamist sect

Ruby Jessop recently escaped the polygamist enclave of Colorado City and a marriage forced on her as a teenager. Leaving in the middle of a December night when her husband was gone for 15 minutes, she returned with law enforcement and her older sister to bundle her children out as well.... Read more»

Bill seeks felony charge for intentionally exposing others to HIV, STDs

Rep. Lela Alston, D-Phoenix, says she introduced the bill because a woman in her district contracted a sexually transmitted disease from a man who didn't tell her he was infected. The measure covers giving blood or tissue and sharing needles, as well as sexual activity.... Read more»1

Hacktivism: Civil disobedience or cyber crime?

Are activists like Aaron Swartz committing civil disobedience, or online crimes? We break down a few strategies of “hacktivism” to see what is considered criminal under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. ... Read more»1

Commentary

Latin America takes action to decriminalize abortion

As America observes four decades of the right to safe and legal abortion, access to this fundamental right remains elusive for most Latin American women. Yet, recent achievements lead me to believe we will see more successes in the region during 2013.... Read more»

Gun control debate takes Mexico into account

In the recent debate about stricter gun control, some officials on both sides of the Rio Grande saw a sliver of hope — that such laws might curb the flow of illegal weapons over the United States’ southern border.... Read more»

Mexican police arrested over alleged links to drug cartels

Over 150 police in the northern Mexican state of Durango have been arrested on suspicion of protecting drug traffickers.... Read more»

Guest opinion

U.S. Att'y: Reasonable gun controls recognize rights, obligations

While most American believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual's right to bear arms, they also believe that we all share a responsibility to take all reasonable steps to ensure that guns are used safely and don't fall into the wrong hands. The president's proposals recognize both our right and our obligations.... Read more»

Border Roundup: Winter weather dangers, border implications for gun-control debate

New reminders of environmental danger on the border, national and state politicians address immigration issues, law enforcement on both sides of the border deals with crime and gun violence issues... Read more»

Dem lawmaker: Allow licenses for deferred action participants

A Democratic state representative is taking a swipe at Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order preventing illegal immigrants taking part in the Obama administration’s deferred action program from receiving Arizona driver’s licenses.... Read more»

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