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Jury to see 'racially offensive' texts by BP agent accused of running down suspect

A jury will see most of the texts sent by a Border Patrol agent accused of running down a Guatemalan man with his patrol pickup and then lying about it, a judge ruled. Matthew Bowen called people apprehended by agents "disgusting subhuman sh-t," and repeatedly used "tonk," a word widely known as a racial epithet.... Read more»

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Guest opinion

Giffords: Bill will make it easier for doctors to stay in Medicare

For too many years, Congress has kicked the Medicare physician reimbursement can down the road, refusing to make the tough and fiscally responsible decisions needed to keep this crucial program afloat.... Read more»

Martian winter frost ices Phoenix lander mission

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission is officially over, thanks to sharp pictures from a Mars-orbiting camera that appear to show the collapse of the lander's solar panels due to an expected coating of heavy winter frost.... Read more»

Buz Mills backpedals on education 'administrator' claims

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Buz Mills has backed away from claims that Arizona schools have as many administrators as they do teachers. (With video)... Read more»1

30-vote margin picks new Oro Valley mayor

Satish Hiremath will be the next Oro Valley mayor, after edging out Mike Zinkin by just 30 votes in last week's election.... Read more»

U.S. warns of 'unofficial checkpoints' on Rocky Point route

The U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Son., has issued a "Warden Message" warning of possible unauthorized checkpoints on Highway 8 between the border and Puerto Peñasco.... Read more»

High Court could throw out case against Az tuition-tax-credit law

The Supreme Court could end a lawsuit challenging Arizona tax credits for donations to private schools.... Read more»

Comic: Puppetry

Governor Brewer Kermit meets her match

When Governor Brewer launched her 'fake Kermit' campaign in defense of SB1070, she forgot one thing: the machine gun is mightier than the puppet.... Read more»

Comic: Puppetry

Fake Kermit sez: secure the border

Governor Brewer pulls out all the stops in her defense of SB 1070, unleashing a facsimile of Kermit the Frog on her SecureTheBorder website.... Read more»2

Immigration & SB 1070

Brewer enlists puppet to answer criticism of immigration law

A singing puppet is helping Gov. Jan Brewer respond to criticism of Arizona's new immigration law.... Read more»6

Comic: Immigration

Operation Brown POTUS

Mexican President Felipe Calderon came to Washington this week, and he was pissed. El Presidente Obama explained that los federales can't do much.... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

Brewer sets up task force to battle boycotts vs. Az

Gov. Jan Brewer will launch a new task force designed to reverse tourism boycotts against Arizona in wake of the state's new immigration law.... Read more»2

Immigration SB1070

Poll: 68% of Americans oppose boycotts against Arizona

About 68 percent of Americans oppose the boycotts against Arizona in wake of the state's new immigration law, according to a new poll.... Read more»4

Behrend out at Access Tucson after 26 years

Sam Behrend's tenure at Access Tucson will end on Saturday. Behrend, who has helmed Tucson's public access TV agency since 1987, was released from his contract by the organization's board Thursday night.... Read more»

Calderón to Congress: Illegal immigration 'cannot be erased by decree'

Speaking to a joint session of Congress, Mexican President Felipe Calderón explained his opposition to Arizona's SB 1070, saying that illegal immigration "ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree."... Read more»

Does immigration cost jobs?

Do immigrants take American jobs? It’s a common refrain among those who want to tighten limits on legal immigration. But most economists say there’s little to support the claim.... Read more»

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