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Pima County Supes to vote on plan to tackle rental crisis

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a five-part plan to tackle the affordable housing crunch in the Tucson area. It's a step but tens of thousands of affordable units are needed. Plus more in local government meetings this week.... Read more»

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Brewer seeks dismissal of feds' challenge to SB 1070

Gov. Jan Brewer asked a court to dismiss the federal government's challenge to Arizona's SB 1070 on Monday.... Read more»1

In Juarez car bomb, a ruthless trap for police

Raids on American-owned explosives could be behind sophisticated car bomb set off in Ciudad Juarez. ... Read more»

Border Roundup: Feds present case vs. SB 1070

• The federal government presented its case against SB 1070 • The Utah letters investigation led back to a state agency • The Senate killed $700 million in funding for border enforcement • More.... Read more»

Brewer tops Goddard by 19 in new Rasmussen poll

Gov. Jan Brewer's political gamble on SB 1070 is paying dividends. Brewer, who was mired in a crowded primary race just months ago, leads Democrat Terry Goddard, 56 percent to 37 percent, in a new survey.... Read more»

SB 1070's fate up in air after court hearing

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton adjourned court Thursday without giving any hint as to how she will rule on two separate motions seeking to prevent SB 1070 from becoming effective July 29.... Read more»1

Cross-border trade up: Texas' ports of prosperity

After a sluggish 2009, Texas' top trade districts — Houston, Laredo and El Paso — are rebounding well from the national recession and witnessing huge increases in the value of trade passing through their ports this year.... Read more»

Soft focus on hidden-camera video of illegal aliens

A online video showing hidden-camera footage of groups of illegal immigrants walking through the Arizona desert is creating a stir online and in the media. But there's been little focus on the producer, an anti-immigration group from Washington, D.C.... Read more»4

Guest opinion

Giffords: Moving All-Star Game would perpetuate unfair SB 1070 boycott

Guest Opinion: At the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Commissioner Selig was pressured to move next year's game from Phoenix because of SB 1070. To his credit, he refused to accede, pointing out that moving the game wouldn't affect Arizona lawmakers.... Read more»1

Border & immigration

State Dep't renews Mexico travel warning

The U.S. State Department has renewed its warning for Americans to avoid unnecessary travel to northern Mexico. The state of Sonora is not in the list of areas to avoid travel but Nogales, Son., is mentioned as a city where firefights have broken out.... Read more»2

Brewer asks court to let SB 1070 take effect

Gov. Jan Brewer asked a federal court Tuesday to allow Arizona's SB 1070 to take effect July 29.... Read more»

Onion: Arizona high schools to now teach Spanish entirely in English

From the satirical website the Onion comes a photo commentary on Arizona's move to ban teachers with accents from teaching English to students who aren't yet fluent in the language.... Read more»

Opponents of SB 1070 plan 'Day of Action'

Opponents of SB 1070 are planning a day of action July 28-29 under the slogan "Don't Work, Don't Buy, Don't Comply."... Read more»2

Border Roundup: Utah 'alien' letters a mystery, Guard deploying to Az

• The source of a list of accused illegal immigrants that was sent to news outlets in Utah is still unknown. • The show must go on as the Border Governors Conference is relocated to Santa Fe. • The National Guard is deploying to Arizona next month.... Read more»

Az law enforcement to get $10 million for border work

Arizona law enforcement agencies will share in $10 million in grants for border security work, Gov. Jan Brewer announced Monday.... Read more»

Nat'l Guard border deployments begin Aug. 1

Updated with details, reactions: 1200 National Guard troops will deploy to assist law enforcement along the U.S.-Mexican border beginning Aug. 1, the federal government announced Monday.... Read more»

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