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J.C. Scott: McCain pondering another Senate run

Interviews with former Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers, Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small, U.S. Sen. John McCain and Attorney General Tom Horne.... Read more»

Analysis

Hart: Tea Party is anything but business' cup of tea

At the national level, the country seems to have averted an economic cataclysm – for now. Politicians and pundits are busy dissecting the course of the drama that cost the U.S. economy an estimated $24 billion, and only ended with the Republican Party's acceptance of a deal with President Obama. But to truly understand the Republican Party's last-minute conversion to, um, moderation, one need only look to Arizona. ... Read more»

Border activists declare victory after protest at closed Phx ICE HQ

Protesters representing separated families and national immigration groups gathered in front of the ICE office in Phoenix on Monday afternoon. While some declared the event a success, others wondered if their message was heard since the building was already closed for Columbus Day.... Read more»

Operation Streamline

Protestors blockade courthouse, force immigration hearing halt

A four-hour protest Friday led authorities to halt Operation Streamline deportation hearings as activists stopped two buses carrying people to immigration hearings in Tucson. Protestors chained themselves to the buses, with more blocking the gate of Tucson's federal courthouse. 18 were arrested by Tucson police.... Read more»3

Activists decry, TPD chief defends use of pepper spray during protest

The day after an immigration protest led to the use of pepper spray and pepper balls, immigration activists met in the chapel of the Southside Presbyterian Church to voice their frustration with the Tucson Police Department and Chief Roberto Villaseñor.... Read more»2

Court blocks Az law against ‘harboring and transporting’ immigrants

A federal appeals court let stand an injunction against an Arizona law that made it a crime to harbor, shield, conceal or transport immigrants here illegally, calling parts of the law were "unintelligible." Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne vowed to appeal the ruling. ... Read more»

Grijalva among scores arrested at Capitol in immigration rally

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva was arrested Tuesday with nearly 200 other protesters outside the U.S. Capitol after a daylong rally to demand congressional action on comprehensive immigration reform. The Tucson Democrat was one of eight lawmakers arrested at the end of the Camino Americano rally, which drew thousands to the National Mall for speeches, music and cheers.... Read more»1

Monitor order for Sheriff Arpaio draws criticism

After a federal judge ordered that a monitor guard against racial profiling by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, a handful of demonstrators showed up in Phoenix on Thursday to fill out a tongue-in-cheek application to “babysit” Sheriff Joe Arpaio.... Read more»

U.S. House Democrats make new immigration push

As the federal government shutdown continued for a second day, congressional Democrats said they are looking to make sure comprehensive immigration reform doesn’t fall off the priority list, as they announced legislation on Wednesday that includes elements of a border-security measure backed by a key GOP leader.... Read more»

Border Patrol mission continues during shutdown, even if pay does not

The government shutdown is no shutdown for Border Patrol agents, whose law enforcement and life-saving duties do not take a hiatus – even though their pay might.... Read more»

Gov't shutdown shutters E-Verify

State law requires that Arizona businesses check the citizenship of new employees against the federal E-Verify database, but the service went dark Tuesday as part of the federal government shutdown. Many employers were surprised - and not sure what to do next. ... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: The future of Ronstadt Transit Center

Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, Founder of the Bus Riders Union Brian Flagg, President and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lea Marquez-Peterson, Financial Adviser Shelly Fishman, DUI Defense Attorney Jim Nesci... Read more»

Study: Undocumented immigration may be rising in Texas

While several other states have seen recent decreases in the number of undocumented immigrants residing within their borders, figures for Texas have remained the same or have possibly increased, a new report says.... Read more»3

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Is government shutdown the answer?

Arizona Education Association head Andrew Morrill, talk show host Emil Franzi, former Pima Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers, and Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Tobin urges benefits for Hotshot families

Rosemont Copper's Cathy Arnold, Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin... Read more»

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