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Supreme Court may be eyeing Arizona’s appeal on DACA driver’s licenses

The Supreme Court this week moved to take a closer look at Arizona’s bid to deny driver’s licenses to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, sparking concern among immigration-rights advocates.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Arizona losing the economic Battle of Yesteryear

The whole point of Arizona model of "always low taxes" is to win the battle for business. But it looks like our state is fighting the last battle and losing. We have the stingiest combination of low state spending and high poverty rates in America, and now state leaders — and the state as a whole — are going to have to go back to school to cash in on the changing economy.... Read more»

Phoenix council rejects bid to become 'sanctuary city'

The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday rejected a bid to declare the large southwestern U.S. municipality a "sanctuary city" despite vocal cries to protect undocumented immigrants.... Read more»

Intel uses White House to announce resumption of $7B Chandler factory plan

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich used the Oval Office as a backdrop Wednesday to formally announce the company’s $7 billion investment in a new chip plant in Chandler, a long-delayed project that is expected to create as many as 3,000 high-tech jobs in Arizona.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Ducey's '18 agenda includes a bunch to think about, but money required

Gov. Doug Ducey is an easy target for non-conservatives but a lot of what he discussed in his State of the State deserves a fair hearing ... just after he shows us the cash. The budget will tell if the governor's address signals a halt to the slashing and burning of Arizona government.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

A look at 2017: The year of 'Who the Hell Knows'

Together we in Southern Arizona enter 2017 looking through the lens of just one tautology: God only knows what will happen. If you liked last year's uncertainty, you'll love what comes next. Five issues locally could give Tucsonans an idea.... Read more»1

Could programs to help undocumented gain driver's licenses backfire?

Advocates fear that programs in a dozen states might be used by a Trump administration to bolster deportations aims. ... Read more»

Donald Trump elected the 45th president of the United States

Donald Trump, the real estate mogul whose populist message resonated with white working-class Americans, rode a powerful wave of support on Tuesday in Arizona and across much of the country to be elected the 45th president of the United States.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Brewer tells the truth on Hispanics and voting

The progressive echo chamber had quite a fit when Jan Brewer brushed off the suggestion that Hispanics would cause Clinton to win Arizona. "Nah. They don't vote," she said. But she told the truth. Rare for her, perhaps unprecedented, but accurate for once.... Read more»3

Court restores students’ free-speech lawsuit against Board of Regents

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Arizona Students’ Association can pursue a claim that the Arizona Board of Regents cut off its funding in retaliation for the student group’s aggressive support of a school-funding initiative.... Read more»

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»

Nearly 12k abuse cases languish, kids dying without action

The Department of Child Safety has failed to resolve nearly 12,000 cases of alleged abuse or neglect that have been open for at least 60 days without an investigation or services being provided to a potential victim. In some cases, children may have died because of it, records show.... Read more»

Trump draws crowds to otherwise calm Fountain Hills

The normally quiet town of Fountain Hills, northeast of Scottsdale got a change of pace Saturday morning during a campaign stop by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at Fountain Park.... Read more»

In Arizona, Cruz vies with Trump on immigration

As the presidential race again turns West, Ted Cruz is zeroing in on what has become the defining issue of the Republican nominating process: illegal immigration. On Friday, that renewed focus brought the U.S. senator from Texas to Arizona.... Read more»

Goldwater Institute lawyer named to Arizona Supreme Court

Clint Bolick has never served as a judge, but the next justice of Arizona's highest court isn't a stranger to appellate courtrooms. As an attorney for the right-wing Goldwater Insitute, he's argued before the state and U.S. supreme courts.... Read more»

Water experts set recommendations for Az’s future

Ranchers, developers, environmentalists, and community members from across the state have been meeting at the 107th Arizona Town Hall to develop recommendations on how to prepare for Arizona’s water future.... Read more»

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