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Five things to know about the Rick Perry indictment

There is a lot we don’t know about how the prosecution of Texas Gov. Rick Perry will take shape. In the meantime, here are five things to remember about this case and its history as things move forward.... Read more»

The best reporting on federal push to militarize local police

Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot gear, armored vehicles and assault rifles, escalating tensions and leading Gov. Jay Nixon to replace the St. Louis County Police Department with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, saying the St. Louis suburb looked like “a war zone.”... Read more»

What to look for in dueling autopsies of Michael Brown

In the next few weeks, separate teams of doctors will issue autopsy reports about Michael Brown, the unarmed African American shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. If history is any guide, they will differ, perhaps significantly, on how to interpret the gunshot wounds on his body.... Read more»

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Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Deportation stay denied for woman in sanctuary at Tucson church

An undocumented Tucson woman who took refuge in Southside Presbyterian Church to avoid deportation remains in legal limbo after immigration officials on Monday denied her request to stay in the country Monday.... Read more»1

One arrested in incomplete smuggling tunnel beneath Nogales

Border Patrol agents discovered a new tunnel beneath Nogales, arresting one man as he allegedly used the tunnel to smuggle nearly 235 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $117,000, into the United States.... Read more»

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The Martha McSally Show

Good ole Martha McSally is at it again. With a makeover and a snazzy new advertising campaign, she’s setting her eyes on Ron Barber once more.... Read more»

Analysis

Rick Perry indicted: It's not the crime, it's the politics

Analysis: This indictment could be to Rick Perry’s presidential campaign what a sewer leak is to the opening of a new restaurant: The food might not be the diners’ strongest memory of the meal.... Read more»

Perry fires back, calls indictment a political ploy

A steamed Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Saturday decried a Travis County grand jury’s indictment of him on two felony counts, saying allegations that he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for the state’s anti-corruption unit were politically motivated. (with video)... Read more»1

Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abuse of power and coercion as part of an ethics inquiry into his veto of funding for the state’s public integrity unit. The indictment could throw a major wrench in Perry’s possible presidential ambitions.... Read more»1

Analysis

Violence is causing children to flee Central America

Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have some of the highest levels of violence in Central America. These conditions are causing tens of thousands of children and families to take refuge in the United States and neighboring countries.... Read more»

Analysis

Money, not morals, drives pro & anti-pot movements

The legalization of cannabis gives rise to a new industry that spends money in Washington to further its interests. But they will be competing against the big money groups which benefit from the continued prohibition of marijuana.... Read more»

6,600 in Az could lose ACA insurance over immigration status

Thousands of Arizona residents could lose health insurance coverage soon because they haven’t cleared up their immigration status by providing documents requested by federal officials. Some 6,600 here are among 300,000 nationwide who will lose coverage next month if they don’t respond.... Read more»

Texas gov visits Nat'l Guard troops training for the border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday portrayed the deployment of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border as a critical security measure, saying troops “now are the tip of the spear protecting Americans from these cartels and gangs.”... Read more»1

Rio Grande Valley mayor welcomes National Guard troops

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal is among the few public officials on the border welcoming the presence of National Guard troops to deal with the surge of illegal immigration.... Read more»

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