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Our $94 million settlement with Western Union ranks as one of the most important legal agreements in Arizona's history. It will provide much needed resources for investigating and prosecuting crimes along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

Western Union will pay $94 million to fight crime along the border as part of a settlement agreement with the state of Arizona. Read more»

Undocumented immigrants getting off the bus in Presidio so they can be deported to Ojinaga, Mexico.

The Border Patrol has stopped a controversial program that shipped busloads of illegal immigrants back to Mexico from Tucson through the tiny, remote Texas border town of Presidio — for now. Read more»

Public notices are too important to Arizonans' right to know and the way they access essential information for lawmakers to act hastily in altering requirements that they run in newspapers, a publisher said Wednesday. Read more»

State Rep. Frank Antenori thinks you shouldn't be able to buy alcohol or tobacco if you're on welfare. Read more» 1

Snow covered the tops of the Catalinas on Jan. 23 as the sun broke through the shroud of clouds. This view is at the north end of Craycroft Road, on Tucson's Eastside.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Southern Arizona, effective until 11 a.m. Thursday. An earlier winter storm warning has been canceled. Read more»

Signs along Interstate 19 in southern Arizona use kilometers instead of miles, a nod to the days when the U.S. stood on the verge of converting to the metric system. State officials say the current signs are losing reflectivity and should be replaced, but a plan to use stimulus dollars to do that is on hold because of community concerns.

A backlash has put the brakes on a plan to replace old metric signs with signage in miles. "The kilometers make it a little unique to this part of the country," says Don Herk. "It's something that's become part of my life." Read more»

Requiring local governments to post records of all financial transactions online would make officials better stewards of the public's money, a state lawmaker contends. Read more»

I'm not sure what disturbs me more: that we, as a society, can execute a person as nonchalantly and matter-of-factly as we do, or that modern board games can often create such stressful, high stakes situations for young players. What a world we live in. Read more»

The Hayden Library at Arizona State University.

Roughly one in five women who attend college will become the victim of a rape or an attempted rape by the time she graduates, according to a report funded by the Department of Justice. Read more» 2

A bald eagle is shown in flight in this undated Arizona Game and Fish Department photo. A state lawmaker is pushing for a broad range of protections for the eagle, which remains listed as a threatened species in Arizona.

Bald eagles need additional protection, especially preservation of their habitat, to survive in Arizona, a state lawmaker contends. "If we don't do something to protect their habitat, they will face extinction," said Rep. Ed Ableser. Read more»

Rep. Ed Ableser wants Congress to urge the NCAA to adopt a college football playoff. Sen. Jack W. Harper wants to proclaim that Arizona has no intention of providing assistance to ACORN. Undeterred by the budget crisis, state lawmakers propose legislation that amounts to little more than press releases Read more»

Operating as a museum since 1959, the Tombstone Courthouse may be closed at the end of March.

Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park may face the hangman's noose on March 29 unless the city is able to save it. Read more»

Gun owners will have fewer restrictions in Arizona if state legislators have their way. Read more» 1

Public notices in the July 7, 1802 edition of the Massachusetts Spy.

In a digital age, should Arizona taxpayers have to continue covering the cost of publishing public notices in newspapers? Read more»

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