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What the proposed NSA reforms wouldn't do

All the NSA reform plans purport to end the bulk phone records collection program, but there are big differences.... Read more»

Arizonans among those rallying Washington to end deportations

Immigration reform advocates, many from Arizona, rallied in front of the White House where they called on the president to “to stop the deportation machine” that is splitting up families. It came just days before a planned weekend of marches and rallies across the country.... Read more»

White House honors Pam Simon for work against gun violence

For Pam Simon, gun violence was something that happened to other people – until she was one of 13 wounded in a January 2011 attack on former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that killed six. Simon was honored by the White House for her work since then on gun control.... Read more»

Australia, Scotland and Finland changed gun laws after mass shootings

Australia, Scotland and Finland tightened their gun laws following mass shooting tragedies. GlobalPost takes a closer look.... Read more»

Gunman kills three at Fort Hood

A gunman killed three fellow soldiers and then himself Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, an incident that invariably brought back memories of the mass shooting on the military base in November 2009 that claimed 13 lives.... Read more»

Brewer, officials: State is ready for early wildfire season

Gov. Brewer and other state officials say Arizona’s wildfire season is off to an earlier start this year because of dry conditions, but they way the state is prepared for the fight. Arizona has already had 179 fires this year, including 24 just in the past week.... Read more»

AAA Az urges lawmakers to focus on distracted drivers

Pointing to an advocacy group’s report listing Arizona among states falling behind in addressing distracted driving, rules for novice drivers and protecting occupants of vehicles, AAA Arizona is calling on state lawmakers to strengthen traffic-safety laws.... Read more»

Could pot be a cash crop for Texas?

Agriculture commissioner candidate Kinky Friedman argues that marijuana legalization is the future of Texas. But for farmers in states where growing it is legal, the crop has come with a new set of problems. But for
farmers in states where growing it is legal, the crop has come with a new set of problems.... Read more»

Analysis

How the Prison Rape Elimination Act helps LGBT immigrants in detention

More than a decade after Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, published standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in immigration detention facilities.... Read more»

Guest opinion

TPD chief: Allow time for investigation of police conduct

Tucson’s police chief is asking for patience while his department investigates in the wake of the public outcry over police actions following the University of Arizona basketball loss on Saturday night: “While I understand the level of emotion concerning videos that have been circulating from March 29, I would like to implore members of the community to allow us the time to thoroughly investigate the incident.”... Read more»1

Catholic bishops hold mass for thousands who died crossing border

In the shadow of the border fence that divides Nogales between the United States and Mexico, Roman Catholic leaders celebrated mass on Tuesday in an attempt to highlight the fateful consequences of current U.S. immigration policies.... Read more»

Analysis

Understanding immigration federalism in the U.S.

Over the past few years, the pendulum of state action on immigration has swung from punitive laws to positive laws that seek to integrate immigrants and mitigate the harsh effects of enforcement.... Read more»

Sheriff: 'Lt. Brown' claims fake tickets, warrants in phone scam

A phone scammer is targeting Pima County residents by claiming victims can get out of fines for unpaid tickets, outstanding warrants or missed jury duty by purchasing a prepaid cash card.... Read more»

Mexicans squeezed by soaring lime prices

The citrus fruit has become such a precious commodity that gangs of thieves are even stealing ‘green gold’ by the ton.... Read more»

Supreme Court: Yuma sheriff must return seized medical marijuana

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider Yuma County’s appeal of a state court ruling that the county sheriff had to return seized marijuana to a woman with a medical marijuana card. County officials hard argued that returning the drugs would violate federal law.... Read more»1

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