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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»

Commentary

Race & beyond: Of bats, gloves and an all-in nation

What America’s pastime can teach us about what it takes to achieve the American Dream of equal opportunity.... Read more»

Little Free Libraries putting books just down the street

Looking as much like birdhouses as book repositories, Little Free Libraries are popping up at dozens of front lawns, storefronts and parks in the Valley and around Arizona. ... Read more»

Reid Park zebra dies in accident

A young male Grevy's zebra died in an accident at Reid Park Zoo Monday morning.... Read more»

Investigators point to shortfalls after Sierra Tucson suicide

Sierra Tucson, one of the nation's most prominent residential behavioral health clinics, is under investigation following the January suicide of a patient at the facility north of Tucson. The incident was the third death of a patient there in the past seven years. Former staffers were not surprised at the recent suicide, saying it was just a matter of time before a lack of trained staff would lead to another death.... Read more»2

Judge denies stay; new Az abortion laws take effect Tuesday

A challenge to new rules on the availability of abortion pills for Arizona women was rejected by a federal judge in Tucson on Monday. Arizona doctors will no longer be able to prescribe the drug for women after the seventh week of pregnancy. They had been prescribing it through the ninth week. ... Read more»

Here's what Mexico is teaching Latin America about gay marriage

Mass same-sex marriages, presided over by the mayor? Yes, and then some.... Read more»

Spanish journalists freed in Syria as conflict spreads

El Mundo's correspondent and freelance photographer had been held captive for six months. ... Read more»

What happens next on the health law?

As the first open enrollment period draws to a close, here are seven things to watch for clues about what the health law's future might hold.... Read more»

Lost in translation: Non-English speakers grapple with Obamacare

Explaining the Affordable Care Act is hard enough. Try explaining it to someone who comes from a country where health insurance itself is a foreign concept.... Read more»

Pollster: Arizona’s switch from red to blue state ‘inevitable’

Arizona has a national reputation for hard-core conservatism, but it’s inevitable that Democrats will hold sway in the state as the Latino population grows and independent voters surge, a pollster said Saturday.... Read more»

Grassroots effort seeks labeling of genetically modified foods in Az

With no funding and facing a July deadline to gather 173,000 signatures, a Tucson man is out to require labels telling consumers whether food products are genetically engineered or made with genetically engineered ingredients.... Read more»

Analysis

In Venezuela, protests shed light on the extent of media censorship

President Maduro had so far been both subtler and more brutal than Chávez, but studies say he enacted 93 new (not-so-subtle) restrictions between the start of protests in early February and March 20.... Read more»

Lawmaker seeks to bar cities from prohibiting chickens in backyards

A bill sponsored by Sen. David Farnworth would provide every homeowner with the chance to own a chicken and other fowl like peacocks or ducks. An organization of cities and towns objects to the proposal. ... Read more»

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