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McSally at border in Nogales: 'No opportunity to vote yet' on gov't shutdown

Newly minted Sen. Martha McSally met with border agents in Nogales on Tuesday. "I'm for funding the government, I'm not for shutting down the government," she said. Federal courts handling immigration cases in Arizona are set to run out of money at the end of the week. ... Read more»

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Soros: Weed is good

With a week to go before California voters decide whether or not to legalize marijuana, billionaire investor George Soros donated $1 million in support of the effort.... Read more»

Proposition 302

Retired police chiefs: First Things First reduces crime down the road

Helping at-risk children develop social skills and the ability to learn before they enter school prevents crime in the long run, retired Mesa Police Chief Dennis Donna said Monday. Proposition 302 would transfer $325 million from First Things First to help address the budget deficit.... Read more»

Canada: Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est?

Russell Williams — a colonel in the Canadian air force — was found guilty of brutally beating, raping and murdering two women, sexually assaulting two others, and committing or attempting 82 fetish home burglaries. How did the commander of Canada’s biggest air force base turn into one of the country's most notorious killers?... Read more»

Proposition 109

McCain: Prop. 109 would check radical groups, help wildlife

A ballot proposition that would establish a constitutional right to hunt and fish in Arizona would prevent radical groups from criminalizing the sports and harming wildlife in the process, Sen. John McCain said Wednesday.... Read more»

Some communities move to ban fireworks as state law looms

The ponderosa pine forest around Payson has survived years of drought. It has survived bark beetles. Town officials want to make sure it survives Arizona's new law allowing the sale of sparklers and certain other fireworks.... Read more»

Proposition 109

Foes of hunting rights measure call it a power grab

Advocates for those who hunt and fish say a ballot proposition that would establish a constitutional right to those sports in Arizona is long overdue. Opponents say amending the constitution would change the way officials can manage hunting and fishing.... Read more»

Analysis

Illegal immigration vs. Arizona's fiscal crisis

Passions clash over the state's political landscape: Illegal immigration exploded like a bomb over Arizona and for much of the year laid waste to efforts to resolve other urgent state issues.... Read more»2

CVS fined for violating Arizona's meth-ingredients law

The CVS retail pharmacy chain agreed will pay a record fine for allowing criminals to buy large amounts of methamphetamine ingredients over the counter in several states, including Arizona. ... Read more»

Opinion: Hypocrisy revealed as 72 Mexican migrants killed

The men and women were lined up, hands and feet bound, forced to kneel against the wall on an isolated farm in northern Mexico, near the border with the United States.... Read more»

Mexican president tours Juárez

Mexican President Felipe Calderón's visit to the beleagured border city Ciudad Juárez was marked with hope and frustration.... Read more»

'Culture of fear' prompts Arizona immigrants to seek legal advice

Undocumented residents in Arizona and other states, worried about the crackdown on illegal immigration, are setting up legal protections in case they are deported.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Giffords: Bipartisanship on border security is possible

In these fraught political times, just weeks away from a high-stakes election, you might think it would be impossible for Democrats and Republicans in Congress to achieve anything on a contentious issue like border security. Think again.... Read more»

Border

Mayor of mayhem: New leader for embattled Juárez

Héctor "Teto" Murguía Lardizábal took the helm of the troubled Mexican border city Sunday from former mayor José Reyes Ferriz. Juárez, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, is embroiled in a war among drug cartels and law enforcement that has resulted in more than 6,600 murders since 2008.... Read more»

Search continues for man shot at Texas border reservoir

The plot's still thickening in the incident on Falcon Lake. That may smack of mystery-novel cheesiness, but the incident — involving an American woman's claims that Mexican drug pirates shot her husband while the two were on Jet Skis in the border reservoir — has caught national attention.... Read more»

Homeland Security touts record immigration crackdown

Nearly 400,000 people were removed from the U.S. during the past year, and about half were criminals, according an Immigration and Customs Enforcement press release.... Read more»2

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