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Pima supervisors OK converting juvie center wing to shelter for asylum-seekers

On a 3-2 party line vote, Pima County supervisors approved moving a Catholic-run shelter for released migrants into a vacant wing of the juvenile detention center — but not before hearing dissension over the plan from other groups that work with migrants.... Read more»

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51% nationally approve SB 1070, 76% oppose boycott of Az

Arizona's strict immigration law get the nod from 51 percent of voters nationwide in a new survey, while 48 percent would like a similar law in their own state.... Read more»9

Medical marijuana back on Az ballot

Arizona voters will yet again have a chance to decide if people with certain medical conditions can legally use marijuana.... Read more»

Immigration & SB 1070

Tucson joins officer suing state over immigration law

Tucson has joined a civil lawsuit by a police officer that challenges Arizona's new immigration law.... Read more»2

Supreme Court upholds Clean Elections, Munger withdraws

John Munger has quit the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. The Supreme Court's decision Tuesday upholding Arizona's Clean Elections law forced him from the race, the Tucson attorney said.... Read more»1

No reason for race/gender-based contracts at Sky Harbor, study says

Racial preferences in concession contracts should be abandoned at Sky Harbor International Airport, a new study funded by the City of Phoenix concludes.... Read more»

Proposition 100 sales tax takes effect Tuesday

Your pocketbook just got a little bit lighter. A 1-cent increase in Arizona's sales tax goes into effect on Tuesday. The three-year bump was approved last month when Proposition 100 passed with 64 percent of the vote.... Read more»

Police search office of doctor connected to ex-Wildcat Blasberg

Police in Nevada searched the medical office and home of a doctor connected to former Arizona Wildcat golfer Erica Blasberg.... Read more»

Tens of thousands protest SB 1070 at Phoenix march

Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Arizona's State Capitol in Phoenix Saturday as they demonstrated against the state's controversial immigration law, SB 1070. (Updated with video)... Read more»6

High court asked to toss out Az employer sanctions law

The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out Arizona's law that punishes businesses that employ illegal immigrants.... Read more»

SB 1070 raises tensions in rural Texas

In Hudspeth County, where immigration issues are the stuff of daily life rather than political rhetoric, about 3,000 residents live just across the border from one of the most murderous regions of Mexico. County commissioners here passed a resolution supporting Arizona's new law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.... Read more»

Long weekend: Furlough Friday closes city offices

Most City of Tucson departments will be closed Friday for a furlough day. All city departments will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day as well.... Read more»

In the dark: Sky observations cast light on pollution

Globe at Night, which promotes the value of dark skies, set a record in 2010 with more than 17,800 measurements of night sky light pollution. The program teaches about the impact of excessive artificial lighting on local environments, and the ongoing loss of a dark night sky as a shared natural resource.... Read more»

Dems block McCain's efforts to increase troops along border

Democrats blocked an effort Thursday by U.S. Sen. John McCain to add 6,000 troops to patrol the border.... Read more»

New Arizona border-crime unit to prosecute Mexican cartels

A new Tucson-based Border Crime Prosecution team will investigate and prosecute the smuggling of weapons, humans, drugs and money across the border by the Mexican cartels.... Read more»

Guest opinion

One month after SB 1070, change seen in Arizona

Opinion: One month ago, Gov. Jan Brewer signed the draconian bill SB 1070 into law, legalizing racial profiling. In that month, Arizona changed.... Read more»8

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