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Ajo border agents seize 2,300 lbs. of pot in a single day

Border Patrol agents near Ajo seized 2,269 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1.1 million in three different seizures in a single day.... Read more»1

Uruguay's drug czar defends legal marijuana experiment

Drug czar Julio Calzada tried to set the record straight on Uruguay’s bold but mysterious marijuana experiment in an interview with GlobalPost.... Read more»

No border agents discplined for deadly force incidents since 2004

The new head of Customs and Border Protection’s Internal Affairs says agents have not been disciplined for the use of deadly force since 2004, and that authorities will continue to investigate some incidents, including one deadly force incident.... Read more»1

New Az law lets microdistilleries sell directly to public

A new craft distiller license gives microdistilleries the freedom to reach customers in ways they couldn’t before. In addition to selling directly to the public, microdistilleries can now have offsite tasting rooms.... Read more»

Commentary

Ebola's spread can be stopped using well-known methods

The media’s single-minded focus on treatment is obscuring the most important fact about this current Ebola epidemic. It can be contained and stopped, within months, with tools already at hand, and at a reasonable cost.

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Border Patrol rescue man near Sonoita

A Mexican man lost in the desert was rescued by Border Patrol agents near Sonoita after he called 911 for help.... Read more»

Texas lt. gov criticizes Mexico's response to Guard deployment

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst issued a harsh rebuke of the Mexican government on Thursday for issuing what he called an “offensive” statement on the border surge that coincided with the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.... Read more»

Az lawmakers want greater say in U.S. strategy against ISIS

Members of the state’s congressional delegation differed on exactly what the U.S. strategy toward ISIS should look like, but they mostly agreed that they should have a greater say in it. The comments came as lawmakers were being briefed by White House officials on the plan.... Read more»1

Rally to push deportation stay for woman in sanctuary at Tucson church

Supporters of Rosa Robles Loreto rallied Thursday to urge immigration officials to change a decision to deny a her stay of deportation, holding a vigil in front of Tucson’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Field Office.... Read more»1

Gun Wars

Some sheriffs protest gun restrictions; others refuse to enforce laws

With more states passing stronger gun control laws, rural sheriffs across the country are taking the meaning of their age-old role as defenders of the Constitution to a new level by protesting such restrictions, News21 found.... Read more»8

Enviros prepare lawsuit to force wolf recovery plan

The Center for Biological Diversity says it intends to sue over what it calls inadequate action to re-establish the Mexican gray wolf in the Southwest. The groups say a lawsuit would force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a workable recovery plan for the species.... Read more»1

Tempe church giving sanctuary to man fighting deportation

A Tempe church has offered sanctuary to a 24-year-old Guatemalan who said he came to the U.S. in 2007 on a work visa that was later revoked by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.... Read more»1

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Remembering Sept. 11

Chief Randy Karrer of Golder Ranch Fire District observed a moment of silence at the flag pole outside GRFD Fire Station #370 on Thursday.... Read more»

Schools look to first payment on $1.6B ruling

Gov. Jan Brewer has said the state will appeal a judge’s decision that Arizona must make a first payment of $317 million to make up for shorting school districts during the Great Recession.... Read more»

9/11

Former Arizonan and firefighter recalls days at Ground Zero

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, former Arizonan Robert Sebold — a volunteer firefighter and EMT — watched the attacks on the World Trade Center on TV and knew he had to do something. The former soldier packed up his gear, put on his firefighter turnout clothes, then boarded a bus and headed for Ground Zero.... Read more»

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