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A House committee on Tuesday endorsed legislation that would allow Arizona's House speaker and Senate president to initiate legal proceedings and appear on behalf of their chambers in support of SB 1070. Read more»

Robert Lowry, an agent in the Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector, explains how tires dragged to smooth the sand near the border fence are the best way to determine whether people have crossed illegally.

As national concern mounts over Arizona’s porous border, the Yuma Sector, its fence and its techniques have received considerable attention from politicians who point to the Border Patrol’s success in securing the region. (with video) Read more» 1

Federal judges in Arizona – and particularly in Tucson – were overburdened even before Chief U.S. District Judge John M. Roll died with five others in the shooting that severely wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. A judicial emergency declared this week is intended to provide some relief. Read more»

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeau addresses the Senate Border Security, Federalism and State Sovereignty Committee.

Two sheriffs gave a grim assessment of security along the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, telling a lawmakers they need the federal government to send more soldiers. Read more»

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