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Migrants walk past Guatemalan and U.S flags set in the Suchiate River, which separates Mexico and Guatemala. Some call nearby Tapachula, Mexico, the 'new U.S. border,' as more and more migrants are coming to the U.S. from other countries and crossing Mexico to get here.

The surge of migrants at the southern border has included skyrocketing numbers from countries that were barely represented in previous years, presenting a challenge that experts say the U.S. is not equipped to address. Read more»

A bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey next to the parody dog toy, Bad Spaniels, made by an Arizona company, which says its toy is a clear parody. But the Supreme Court agreed to consider Jack Daniel’s claim that the toy violates its trademark.

The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether an Arizona manufacturer of pet toys infringed on Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 trademark with its Bad Spaniels Old No. 2 squeaky toy for dogs. Read more»

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case challenging Arizona’s law that allows juries with just eight members to hear some criminal cases, over the objection of Justice Neil Gorsuch who cited a “mountain of evidence” that 12-member juries should be required in U.S. courts.

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to Arizona’s law that allows defendants in serious criminal cases to be tried by a jury of just eight people. Read more»

Left: Sen. Mark Kelly speaks in front of volunteers gathered at his Tucson field office on Election Day to thank them for helping his campaign for reelection to the U.S. Senate. Right: Republican Senate nominee Blake Masters at an Oct. 6 debate for the 2022 Senate election.

Incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly jumped out to an early lead Tuesday against Trump-backed Republican challenger Blake Masters in one of the most expensive and closely watched Senate races in the country. Read more»

Arizona veterans would be able to once again claim a property tax break that was voided in 1990 by a state court ruling that said the old language ran afoul of the equal protection clause. Proposition 130 would fix the language to make it constitutional, restoring the tax break in the process.

Proposition 130 would restore a property tax break for veterans in the Arizona Constitution that was voided in 1990 by the Arizona Court of Appeals, which said constitutional language limiting the benefit to veterans who lived in the state before 1945 violated the equal protection clause. Read more»

With just a week until the election, Libertarian Senate nominee Marc Victor, right, pulled out of the race on Tuesday and endorsed GOP nominee Blake Masters, center, in his bid to unseat Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, a Democrat. The race, of the most closely watched in the nation, was already narrowing before Victor's announcement.

Libertarian Arizona Senate nominee Marc Victor withdrew from the race Tuesday and endorsed GOP candidate Blake Masters, shaking up a race that was already tightening just a week before Election Day. Read more»

Sen. Mark Kelly, left, has raised more than $75 million for his re-election bid, the second-highest Senate war chest in the country. While the Democrat’s fundraising swamped the $9.9 million raised by GOP challenger Blake Masters, outside groups have spent almost $50 million to oppose Kelly.

Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly continued to widen his fundraising lead over GOP challenger Blake Masters, who still trailed the incumbent despite heavy spending on Masters’ behalf by outside conservative groups. Read more»

Democrat Rose Mofford, left, and Republican Jan Brewer were secretaries of state who became governor after predecessors from the other party were impeached or left office. Such midterm party-switching of executives would not happen if voters approve Proposition 131, creating a lieutenant governor’s office.

If approved, Proposition 131 would create an office of lieutenant governor who would run on the same ticket with the governor beginning with the 2026 election, making Arizona one of the last states to create an office of lieutenant governor who would succeed the governor. Read more»

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., during her speech Monday at the McConnell Center, where she repeated her insistence that bipartisanship is the only way to win lasting legislation in the Senate.

Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been criticized for defending the filibuster before, but that did not stop her from repeating her position, stating that defending the filibuster may be “an unpopular opinion,” but that it’s needed to make the Senate work in a bipartisan manner. Read more»

A locked gate at the border in Nogales. CBP reported that migrant apprehensions in its Tucson and Yuma sectors jumped 75% through the end of July.

Migrant deaths in Arizona’s deserts have fallen sharply so far this year - though the Pima County medical examiner said it would not be surprising to see a surge in deaths later this year - even as the number of immigrants caught trying to cross the border with Mexico has been soaring. Read more»

After hitting an all-time high of $5.388 a gallon in June, gas prices in Arizona have been falling steadily and Thursday they dipped below $4 a gallon for the first time in months.

The average price for gas in Arizona fell to $3.99 a gallon Thursday, the first time in months it has been below $4 - a sharp decrease from the record high of $5.388 hit just two months ago - a surge in price largely driven by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Read more»

DACA supporters and opponents agree on one thing: The program will always be in danger unless Congress acts on immigration reform. DACA recipients were among those protesting in Washington in this 2017 file photo, when the Trump administration first tried to end the program that protected more than 770,000 undocumented immigrants.

The Biden administration reaffirmed its commitment Tuesday to DACA, officially posting regulations to extend the 10-year-old program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. Read more» 1

GOP campaign sites routinely blame the country’s woes on President Biden “and his leftist allies,” with GOP Senate nominee Blake Masters’ website tagging Biden no fewer than 15 times - but the president is all but invisible on Democratic campaign websites. Read more»