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Can the government be sued for climate change? Appeals court hears arguments

Federal judges are weighing whether the U.S. can be held legally responsible for failing to protect future generations from climate change. ... Read more»

Nearly 2,000 kids separated from parents in six-week period

Trump administration officials have separated 1,995 minors from parents or guardians in a six week period, a Department of Homeland Security official said Friday. ... Read more»

Arizona law enforcement doesn’t reflect state’s diversity

Despite national calls for more diverse law enforcement agencies, very few, if any, Arizona police departments reflect the demographics of the communities they serve.... Read more»

Teen in Israel linked to bomb threats against Jewish community centers

An Israel-American teenager has been arrested by Israeli police after an investigation that linked him to the rash of bomb threats against nearly 150 Jewish community centers in the United States — which may include two threats that put the Jewish Community Center in Tucson on lockdown late February and early March. ... Read more»

White House asks Congress for $2.6 billion for border wall

Echoing promises made during the campaign, President Trump is seeking to hire more than 1,500 law enforcement officers this year, while spending $2.6 billion to begin construction of a Southwest border wall, and another $1 billion on detention and deportation efforts, according to a proposed budget released Thursday by the White House. ... Read more»

Tucson sale of smuggled dinosaur fossils earns $25k fine

A dealer of prehistoric fossil fossils was sentenced to probation and fined $25,000 in a Tucson federal court on Monday after pleading guilty to smuggling dinosaur fossils from China to sell at the Tucson gem show. ... Read more»

Feds now required to get warrants for Stingray surveillance

A new policy outlines the use of cell-phone surveillance equipment by federal agencies, including requiring investigators ask for warrants and outline the retention of data scooped up during investigations. Tucson police said they are no longer using the gear, citing training costs and privacy concerns. ... Read more»

In big win for defense industry, Obama rolls back export limits

The United States is loosening controls over military exports, in a shift that former U.S. officials and human rights advocates say could increase the flow of American-made military parts to the world’s conflicts and make it harder to enforce arms sanctions.... Read more»

AP chief: 'Unconstitutional' DOJ probe makes sources shy

The Justice Department's seizure of journalists' phone records has made sources reluctant to talk, damaging the wire agency's ability to report the news, said Associated Press chief Gary Pruitt.... Read more»

AG Horne sues over Voting Rights Act review

Arizona is suing the federal government, again. State Attorney General Tom Horne filed a suit Wednesday, seeking to toss federal review of redistricting and changes to voting laws under the Voting Rights Act.... Read more»1

Immigration & SB 1070

Clinton: Feds will sue over Az immigration law; no confirmation

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told an Ecuadorean TV station that the Justice Department will sue over Arizona's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigration, but the Obama Administration would not confirm it Thursday.... Read more»