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Ducey, Napier join White House event defending ICE agents

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey were among the officials with President Trump at a White House event to honor immigration and border officials in the face of calls by some to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement.... Read more»

Gosar call to arrest illegal immigrants at Trump address causes stir

Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union address, where another state lawmaker, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.... Read more»

Same speech, different views: Democrats, GOP differ on Trump's State of the Union

The White House promised that President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address to Congress and the nation would be a unifying message, but Arizona lawmakers found little to agree on Tuesday.... Read more»

Arizona police might not enforce Trump’s immigration orders

Arizona law enforcement mostly say they won’t participate in widespread immigration raids that target long-term undocumented immigrants no matter what President Trump’s new executive order says. Phoenix, Tucson and Nogales police, and Yuma, Santa Cruz and Maricopa sheriffs say officers will not target those who have no violent felony offenses.... Read more»

Arizona budget spends millions for unwanted Border Strike Force

The new budget deal spends millions of dollars on a new Border Strike Force created at Gov. Ducey’s request last year, but border county sheriffs say they want no part of it.... Read more»

Ducey asks feds to fund state border 'strike force'

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced plans Monday to expand a "strike force" of state police to combat drug trafficking along the Arizona-Mexico border during a field hearing of a U.S. Senate committee in Phoenix. ... Read more»

Cochise sheriff asks Senate to work with local lawmen to secure border

Local law enforcement must be involved in securing “the rural parts of the Southwest border,” which is still dangerously insecure, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels told a Senate panel Tuesday.... Read more»1

Cochise County program calls isolated residents to ask: 'Are you OK?'

Four miles from the border, the prefab house sits on acres of land. The closest neighbor is more than a mile away. Sheila Goar, 74, has lived on this land her entire life. She is the only member of her family left in the area, with a sister she doesn’t speak to and a brother in Idaho, she used to rely on distant neighbors and friends who occasionally checked in on her.... Read more»

Citing gun battles, State Dep't warns against Agua Prieta travel

A series of gun battles in the Mexican border town has led the State Department to warn U.S. citizens against traveling to Agua Prieta, Sonora, after dark.... Read more»2

Cochise man a 'person of interest' in Krentz killing

A Cochise County man has been identified as a "person of interest" in the 2010 shooting death of rancher Robert Krentz. Sheriff Dannels won’t give many details about the person of interest. His name is Manuel Corona, and all that’s known about him is that his 21-year old son, also named Manuel Corona, has had violent encounters with law enforcement.... Read more»3

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J.C. Scott: Author of 'Glenn Ford: A Life' discusses fathers' life

Former state Sen. Frank Antenori, author Peter Ford, Republican Bruce Ash, ex-Pima County Democratic Party chairman Paul Eckerstrom, Tucson Padres GM Mike Feder.... Read more»

Cochise sheriff backs off deputizing federal agents

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels has reversed a move to deputize six Border Patrol and Customs agents after community backlash to a recent decision to give federal agents the power to enforce local laws. In Pima County, 365 federal agents have been cross-certified to enforce local laws.... Read more»

Memorial service set for Cochise Sheriff Larry Dever

A memorial service for Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, killed this week in a truck rollover, has been scheduled for next Wednesday at Sierra Vista's Buena High School.... Read more»