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10 reasons Ala.'s immigration law is a disaster for state gov't

The unintended consequences of Alabama’s new immigration law reach deep into state and local government operations and will affect every citizen and resident of the state.... Read more»2

Border Patrol wrapup

Agents seize nearly 700 lbs of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two men with criminal backgrounds and seized nearly 700 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents since Wednesday.... Read more»

Analysis

Occupy Wall Street: The hidden meaning behind protests

In short, the social contract in America is broken. The optimistic glue that has successfully held together so much diversity, so many disparate dreams, for so long, is coming undone. Unfortunately, the 99 percent and the 1 percent appear to be miles apart, and this is particularly true in the U.S. right now.... Read more»

Dems will go to Ala. to fight SB 1070-style law

Arizona leaders need to show “support and comfort” to people in Alabama who are dealing with the negative impacts of that state’s strict new immigration law, Rep. Raul Grijalva said Thursday.... Read more»5

Man gets 2-year prison sentence for illegal entry

A 30-year-old Guatemalan man with weapons-related convictions was sentenced to two years in prison for illegal re-entry of a felon.... Read more»

Fewer citations at Occupy Tucson; 3 ticketed overnight

Tucson police cited 3 Occupy Tucson demonstrators for remaining in a downtown park after closing time overnight, a department spokesman said. The number of demonstrators ticketed has fallen, along with overnight temperatures, following the protesters’ move from Armory Park... Read more»1

10 reasons why Ala.'s immigration law is bad for education

Alabama’s new immigration law is already profoundly affecting educational institutions, administrators, teachers and students in the state.... Read more»1

White House shooting suspect charged

A man accused of firing an assault rifle near the White House will be charged with attempting to assassinate the president of the United States or a member of his staff.... Read more»

As Az and EPA clash, Hayden awaits relief from toxic air

In some Hayden families, generations claim to have suffered ill effects from air pollution from the town’s copper smelter. Deaths from cancer are common. Now the feds are moving against Asarco when the state wouldn’t, which could mean millions in fines for the copper giant. (with video)... Read more»

Calderon rival has new answer to the drug war

Between now and the election day in July, Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he will convince the Mexican people for a new peaceful approach to fighting drug cartels. Felipe Calderón’s war on cartels, the leftist candidate said, has been a disaster for Mexico, unleashing more bloodshed and destroying the economy.... Read more»1

4 cited at Occupy Tucson overnight

Tucson police cited 4 Occupy Tucson demonstrators for remaining in a downtown park after closing time overnight, a department spokeswoman said. There have been over 580 arrests since the protest began Oct. 15.... Read more»10

ICE shuts down cross-border drug tunnel in Nogales

Federal agents shut down a drug tunnel that ran between Nogales, Sonora, and a home in Nogales, Ariz., on Tuesday and announced the discovery of another drug tunnel south of San Diego.... Read more»

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Az restraining-order law

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a Tempe man who said a long–standing restraining order violated his First Amendment rights and should be dissolved.... Read more»2

Border Patrol wrapup

BP arrest convicted killer, sex offender

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man convicted of murder and another convicted of sexual assault on a minor in separate incidents Tuesday.... Read more»

A 'hero’ in Giffords’ shooting testifies for tougher gun laws

A Tucson resident who was hailed as a hero in the Jan. 8 shooting that killed six people and seriously injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, called on Senate lawmakers Tuesday to pass stricter gun laws.... Read more»1

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