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Thousands rally as high court hears deferred action case

Arizonans were among the thousands who rallied outside the Supreme Court Monday as justices considered a challenge by 26 states, including Arizona, to the Obama administration’s deferred deportation policies.... Read more»0

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Supreme Court hears DACA case affecting 137K Arizonans

When the Supreme Court on Monday hears a Texas challenge to the Obama administration’s deferred deportation programs, the fates of 137,000 people in Arizona – and millions in the U.S. – will be riding on the outcome.... Read more»0

Obama administration turns over Fast and Furious documents

The White House on Friday turned over documents to a House committee investigating the botched Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking probe, months after a federal court said executive privilege did not shield the records.... Read more»0

Death row inmate gets new hearing over Miranda rights claim

A federal appeals court ordered a lower court to consider whether an Arizona death row inmate’s trial for the 1990 sex assault and murder of an 8-year-old girl may have been tainted by the actions of a Phoenix police detective.... Read more»0

Court: Arizona's 'dogged animus' against Dreamers behind denying licenses

Immigration advocates hailed a federal appeals court ruling that reaffirmed other courts’ findings that Arizona cannot deny driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for deferred deportation.... Read more»0

Census: State added 100K residents in 2015

Arizona’s population grew by nearly 100,000 in 2015, driven largely by growth in Maricopa County which saw the second-largest increase among counties in the nation, according to new Census Bureau estimates.... Read more»0

Court restores claim that Yuma rejected housing plan for racial reasons

A federal appeals court Friday reinstated a developer’s lawsuit that charged Yuma city officials with rejecting a housing plan because white neighbors feared it would attract Hispanic residents.... Read more»0

Court restores claim that Yuma rejected housing plan for racial reasons

A federal appeals court Friday reinstated a developer’s lawsuit that charged Yuma city officials with rejecting a housing plan because white neighbors feared it would attract Hispanic residents.... Read more»0

Ducey touts success closing labor ‘skills gap’ to nat'l audience

Gov. Doug Ducey boasted to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that Arizona’s strong workforce and education systems have helped the state close the gap between workers and the skills they need in the workforce.... Read more»0

Arizona senators cool to a vote on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee

Arizona’s senators fell in line with other Republicans who said Wednesday that there should be no vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy until the next president is elected. ... Read more»0

Report: Arizona casino revenues grew for fourth year, mirroring nation

Revenues from Arizona casinos inched up to $1.82 billion in 2014 for a fourth straight year of growth, both trends that mirrored tribal casinos nationwide. Chief among projects completed last year was the opening of the long-delayed Desert Diamond Casino on disputed Tohono O’odham land in Glendale.... Read more»0

Navajo, Hopi relocation effort could end soon, decades after it started

After decades of work and hundreds of millions of dollars, the end could be in sight for the federal office charged with relocating Navajo and Hopi families in a land dispute between the two tribes.... Read more»0

Cindy McCain: U.S. must lead fight against human trafficking

Cindy McCain told a Senate committee Wednesday that the U.S. should be the leader in the global fight against human trafficking.... Read more»0

McCain, Kirkpatrick focus campaign efforts on growing Latino vote

In 2014, 22 percent of Arizona voters were Latinos. Senate candidates John McCain and Ann Kirkpatrick are working hard to win them over.... Read more»0

Arpaio, Trump rhetoric helps mobilize Latino voters

Advocates looking to help Hispanics flex their political muscle this election said that job is being made easier by rhetoric from people like Sheriff Arpaio and Donald Trump, among others.... Read more»0

Appeals court overturns death sentence in 1980 Tucson rape-murder

A sharply divided court Thursday overturned Robert Douglas Smith’s death sentence in a brutal 1980 rape and murder near Tucson, saying lower courts wrongly ignored evidence that Smith was intellectually disabled at the time of the crime.... Read more»0

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