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Environmental prosecutions have declined under Obama administration

Environmental prosecutions have fallen sharply under the Obama administration, a change the EPA attributes to shift to focus on bigger, high-impact investigations. Prosecutions for environmental crimes fell from 225 per year under President Bush to 181 per year under President Obama.... Read more»

Advocates’ hopes high for domestic violence hotline for Native women

Rape and domestic violence against Native American women have reached “epidemic proportions,” but the hotlines that could help are often unprepared for the unique cultural needs of tribal women who may live in rural areas with little support and a bewildering legal system.... Read more»

Punjab to Peoria: Arizona had most Indian deportation cases in 2015

They come across the Arizona border in search of a better life, hundreds of them every year, leaving behind a native country where they no longer feel safe. India. Arizona leads the nation in the number of deportation hearings for immigrants from that Asian nation.... Read more»

Memorial service set for Ann Day

A public memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday for former Pima County Supervisor Ann Day, who was killed in a weekend car crash allegedly caused by a drunk driver.... Read more»

Arizona felons have steep path to restore voting rights

Under Arizona law, repeat offenders must wait two years to apply for restoration to the county court that sentenced them. They must have completed their sentence, parole and probation time and paid all fines and restitution. It’s then up to a judge to accept or deny their request.... Read more»9

Sheriff warns against underage drinking at graduation parties

The Pima County Sheriff's Department has issued a reminder that it has a "zero tolerance approach" to underage drinking. With high school graduations taking place in May, deputies will be prepared to arrest underage drinkers — and those who supply them with alcohol.... Read more»1

Foley’s war: Occupying the U.S.-Mexico border

The founding member of the Arizona Border Recon, Tim Foley leads a group of well-armed volunteers who patrol the desert for people and drugs crossing illegally from Mexico.... Read more»1

Driver charged with DUI in crash that killed ex-Supe Ann Day

The man who was behind the wheel of a car that crossed a median and struck the car driven by Ann Day, killing the former Pima County supervisor, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter and DUI. Jarrad Barnes, 24, was released from the hospital Saturday night and booked into the Pima County Jail... Read more»

Former Pima Supervisor Ann Day dead in Foothills car crash

Ann Day, part of a ranching family that left a political impact on Southern Arizona and the nation, was killed in a car crash on East Ina Road on Saturday morning.... Read more»

Man missing on South Side found safe

A elderly man reported missing on the South Side on Friday has been found safe and is back with his family, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman said. ... Read more»

Blowing dust detours Interstate 10 in SE Az, again

A 62-mile stretch of Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona, between U.S. 191 and the New Mexico border, was closed Friday due to blowing dust from a field at milepost 376 near San Simon.... Read more»

CBP intercepts 3 pistols hidden in luxury SUV

A luxury SUV crossing into Mexico through the Port of Nogales contained a few extras Wednesday, when CBP officers found three pistols, two 9mm Berettas and a .38-caliber Colt, hidden beneath the driver's seat, authorities said. ... Read more»

Study shows disparities in how Arizona judges granted asylum

Arizona’s 11 immigration judges varied widely in their handling of asylum cases between 2009 and 2014, with denial rates ranging from 21.3 percent for one judge to 65.9 percent for another, according to Justice Department data.... Read more»

Book takes intimate look at 19 Hotshots who died battling Yarnell Hill Fire

A new book, The Fire Line, tells the story of how 19 men lived, and how they died in the Yarnell Hill Fire.... Read more»

Texas sued for issuing child-care license to detention center

A nonprofit organization has sued the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for issuing a temporary child-care license to an immigration detention facility in Karnes City.... Read more»

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