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Supreme Court to decide if 2020 Census can ask about citizenship

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to fast-track a case challenging whether the Census Bureau can ask people their citizenship status, a move that advocates and local government officials fear will suppress immigrant participation.... Read more»

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Banking scandal: 'Why haven't we seen any convictions yet?'

There is growing evidence that fraud was at the heart of the current financial crisis. But so far, no high-level bank executives have been hauled off to jail. ... Read more»

Health care reform

Polls show shift on health care reform

55 percent of Americans rate the nation's health care system as good or excellent, compared with 44 percent in February and 35 percent when President Obama first proposed his health care legislation.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Oil spill cleanup

Oil spills happen with enough regularity that there's a set protocol in place to deal with them. And what's a few hundred million dead animals when it means the coordinated cooperation of men working toward one united goal?... Read more»

Election 2010

Brewer holds lead in latest governor poll

Gov. Jan Brewer's lead in the Republican primary for governor is holding, and her chances look even better now the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced he's not running.... Read more»

No from Sheriff Joe: Arpaio won't run for governor

Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County for five terms, announced he will not seek the Republican nomination for governor Monday.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Giffords: 'Angel Thunder' perfects art of rescue

Angel Thunder, an international training exercise based in Southern Arizona, helps our service members hone the skills they need to bring aid to areas devastated by natural disasters and to rescue American and coalition troops wounded in battle or downed behind enemy lines.... Read more»

SB 1070

Calls for boycott not affecting Az border businesses

A call to boycott Arizona in the wake of its new immigration policy might not be practical, say border-area residents. But a travel advisory issued by the Mexican government might be slowing sales at Nogales businesses.... Read more»1

Transportation Improvement Program

Share your tips for transportation improvements

Tired of the potholes on your road to nowhere commute? You can put forth your suggestion for personal jetpacks, or perhaps a more down-to-earth solution for our transportation troubles, by commenting on $1.5 billion in proposed improvements.... Read more»

10 worst man-made environmental disasters

As environmental calamity for the Gulf Coast appears imminent, GlobalPost looks at 10 other man-made environmental disasters – both forgotten and infamous – that could have been prevented.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Star: Krentz murder suspect being sought in U.S.

The killing of rancher Robert Krentz was not random, and investigators are focusing on a suspect in the U.S., the Arizona Daily Star reports, citing anonymous sources.... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

Opinion: Major League Baseball should unite behind Hispanics

Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has become the first prominent figure in Major League Baseball to declare that if asked to partake in the 2011 All-Star Game next season, he will decline the prestigious invite.... Read more»1

Health care reform

Doctors offer pay-as-you-go, 'concierge' services

Call it primary care’s version of the gated community. As health care reform adds millions to insurance rolls, wait times for appointments could creep from weeks to months. The new premium for patients who can pay? Simply getting in. ... Read more»

SB1070/HB2162

Thousands march against Arizona immigration law

As many as 8,000 opponents of Arizona's new immigration law marched downtown to a May Day rally. The crowd stretched from curb to curb on Sixth Avenue, and was several blocks long as it moved toward hundreds of demonstrators already waiting in the park.... Read more»1

SB1070/HB2162

Revised text of Arizona immigration law

House Bill 2162 modifies the recently passed Senate Bill 1070, which calls for stringent enforcement of Arizona laws against illegal immigration.... Read more»1

Election 2010

Freelance reporter John Dougherty seeks U.S. Senate seat

The Phoenix New Times reports that a former staffer, John Dougherty, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate. A reporter who has freelanced for the New York Times and others since leaving the Valley tabloid in 2006, Dougherty will join Rodney Glassman and Randy Parraz in seeking the Democratic nomination.... Read more»

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