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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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Comic: Immigration

Brown in Green

Environmental group Greenopia named Arizona the 13th greenest state, meaning 12 states are greener. Does less brown mean more green?... Read more»

Arizona legislature

For many lawmakers, disclosures don’t estimate holdings’ total value

Estimating the total value of a lawmaker's holdings is impossible in many cases. Disclosure forms have an uppermost range of "more than $100,000," and 49 of 90 Arizona lawmakers listed one or more assets in the highest range.... Read more»1

Arizona No. 13 on green states list

Arizona is No. 13 on a list of the nation's greenest states, according to an environmental group.... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

Arizona's SB 1070 could violate international law

U.N. human rights experts say Arizona's new immigration law may lead to racial profiling, which is against international law.... Read more»

Buz Mills: Cut education to pay for border enforcement

Buz Mills, the wealthy gun range owner running for governor, said on Monday he wants Arizona to eliminate educators so it can put more guards on the border and keep illegal immigrants in prison longer.... Read more»2

Cypress Hill cancels Rialto concert to protest SB 1070

Latino hip-hop group Cypress Hill has canceled their May 21 concert at Tucson's Rialto Theatre.... Read more»5

Voices Inc. celebrates record-breaking year Wednesday

Voices Inc., a local nonprofit community media project, celebrates another successful academic year with a "free fundraiser" at the Temple of Music and Art on Wednesday.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Many immigrants overstay visas after entering legally

While the term illegal immigrant often evokes images of people eluding authorities at the border, a large share of undocumented workers in the U.S. arrived with visas and stayed.... Read more»

Feds may sue Arizona over immigration law

Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that the Justice Department is considering suing Arizona over its new immigration law.... Read more»1

Alliance for Community Media

Media conference joins boycott of Az

The Alliance for Community Media is seeking to move its 2011 conference from Tucson in response to SB 1070.... Read more»

Memorial for Cele Peterson to be held Monday

A celebration of the life of Cele Peterson is scheduled for Monday, 5-8 p.m., at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.... Read more»

Border & immigration

La Raza, other Hispanic groups boycott over Arizona's SB 1070

Several Hispanic groups have organized a boycott of Arizona because of the state's new immigration law.... Read more»2

UA feeling effect of Arizona's new immigration law

Passage of SB1070, the state law that requires local police to enforce federal immigration law, has not yet gone into effect but its reach is already being felt at the University of Arizona.... Read more»

Report: Fixes for broken unemployment insurance system

Some 33 states - including Arizona - have run out of money to pay benefits and have been forced to borrow nearly $38 billion from the federal government just to keep benefits flowing. Those financial difficulties are also taking a human toll as states scramble to replenish their funds.... Read more»

Obituary: 'First Lady of Fashion'

Cele Peterson dies at 101

Tucson’s “First Lady of Fashion,” Cele Peterson, died Thursday morning. She was 101.... Read more»4

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