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Federal judge seeks criminal contempt charges against Arpaio

A federal judge recommended on Friday that prosecutors bring criminal contempt charges against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, finding that the controversial lawman had violated court orders stemming from a racial profiling case. ... Read more»

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Arpaio addresses GOP convention

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was awarded a prime speaking slot at the final day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, delivering a speech with familiar themes of stopping illegal immigration and protecting law enforcement.... Read more»

State Republicans call for unity on first day of fractious convention

Arizona GOP leaders called for unity Monday as they kicked off the Republican National Convention, just hours before the party erupted into chaos over a procedural rules vote on the floor.... Read more»

Taking the ‘go’ out of GOP: High-profile Republicans avoid convention

Tens of thousands will flock to Cleveland this weekend for the start of the Republican National Convention that is expected to formally name businessman Donald Trump the party’s presidential nominee. Sen. Jeff Flake will reportedly be home mowing the lawn instead.... Read more»

Judge 'inclined' to make Maricopa County pay Arpaio's racial profiling victims

A federal judge on Tuesday said he was inclined to order an Arizona county to pay restitution to hundreds of Latino drivers who were illegally stopped and detained by deputies working for Phoenix area Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Earlier this month, Judge Snow declared Arpaio to be in civil contempt of his order to stop profiling drivers.... Read more»

Judge finds Arpaio in contempt in racial profiling case

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and three of his top officials were found to be in civil contempt on Friday after a federal judge ruled that he violated court orders stemming from a 2007 racial profiling case.... Read more»

Court lifts ban on Arpaio's workplace immigration raids

A federal appeals court on Monday lifted a court order blocking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's use of workplace raids to enforce Arizona laws that make it a crime for illegal immigrants to use stolen identities to obtain work.... Read more»3

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»

In Tucson, Supreme Court immigration decision will come down to families

Two women, who recently faced the separation of their families through deportation, voice their support of two executive immigration policies under review by the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments Monday. ... Read more»

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»

Cheers, chants and dismay mark Arizona election night watch parties

Arizona election parties had the look and feel of an after-work happy hour, with supporters of Republican and Democratic candidates wearing their allegiance on slogan-laced shirts and campaign pins at downtown Phoenix restaurants. Supporters later erupted into cheers and fistbumps when Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were predicted as winners, and Bernie Sanders fans wore expressions of disbelief.... 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»

Photos: Sanders makes last-minute primary pitch in Tucson

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returns to Tucson, trying to convince voters to pick him over Hillary Clinton in Arizona's Democratic primary, which will be held on Tuesday, March 22. ... Read more»

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»

Arpaio endorses Trump in Iowa

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump won the endorsement on Tuesday of Joe Arpaio, the provocative Arizona sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration.... Read more»

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