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Border wall work started this week in Az's Organ Pipe Cactus Nat'l Monument

Contractors began replacing border fencing along a two-mile stretch of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument this week, the first of three projects that will add 30-foot high "bollard" walls along three of Southern Arizona's wildlife refuges. ... Read more»

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Tucson, Flagstaff to sue over SB 1070

Tucson will mount a legal challenge to Arizona's controversial new immigration law, SB 1070, the City Council decided Tuesday.... Read more»2

Immigration SB1070

Sharpton to join Wednesday night immigration protest in Phoenix

The Rev. Al Sharpton will join actor Danny Glover, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and Hispanic leaders Wednesday to protest Arizona's new immigration law.... Read more»1

Cunningham appointed to Tucson City Council

Ward 2 has a new council member: Paul Cunningham. In a unanimous vote, the council appointed Cunningham, 36, to the seat left vacant when Rodney Glassman resigned to seek the Democratic nod for U.S. Senate.... Read more»

Bar association pressured to cancel Phoenix conference

The American Bar Association is being pressured to cancel its conference set for next week in Phoenix.... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

Crime argument used on both sides of immigration debate

Supporters of Arizona's new immigration law say it's designed to reduce crime in the state, but opponents say just the opposite will occur.... Read more»

Glassman campaign banks $500k

Rodney Glassman announced Tuesday that he has raised more than $500,000 for his U.S. Senate campaign in the three weeks since he declared his candidacy. The fine print: half of that sum is from Glassman's own wallet. ... 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»

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

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

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