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Marana warning: 'Zombies ahead!'

Drivers north of Tucson were warned of lurking zombies over the weekend, thanks to an electronic road sign.... Read more»0

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Tucson police, fire could see layoffs after sales tax defeat

In the wake of a failed effort to raise Tucson's sales tax, city officials say they may have to lay off up to 400 workers.... Read more»0

Navajos look to reduce dependence on coal

Coal is the second largest source of income for the Navajo. But as the tribe tries to increase revenue and expand its market, a change may be coming.... Read more»0

'Culture of fear' prompts Arizona immigrants to seek legal advice

Undocumented residents in Arizona and other states, worried about the crackdown on illegal immigration, are setting up legal protections in case they are deported.... Read more»0

Planned Parenthood wants free contraceptives as part of health law

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is joining Planned Parenthood on a campaign to allow free prescription contraceptives as part of the health reform law, according to reports.... Read more»0

Immigration & SB 1070

Judge denies Brewer's motions in SB1070 case

A federal judge has denied motions by Gov. Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to dismiss a lawsuit against Arizona's SB 1070, dealing with illegal immigration.... Read more»3

Homeland Security touts record immigration crackdown

Nearly 400,000 people were removed from the U.S. during the past year, and about half were criminals, according an Immigration and Customs Enforcement press release.... Read more»2

Finch announces retirement from softball

Jennie Finch, the face of USA softball and a former Arizona star, announced her retirement from the sport Tuesday.... Read more»0

Election 2010

Hayworth: Infomercial was a 'mistake'

J.D. Hayworth says he regrets making a 2007 infomercial for "free" government grant seminars that critics have described as shady.... Read more»0

Arizona Diamondbacks baseball

D'backs to retire 'Gonzo's' No. 20

Luis Gonzalez will be the first Arizona Diamondback to have his number retired.... Read more»0

Border crime

Cartel lookouts in U.S. to monitor Southern Az law enforcement

Mexican drug cartels have set up lookout points in Southern Arizona in an effort to monitor law enforcement along the border, Fox News Reports.... Read more»0

Immigration & SB 1070

Brewer's approval numbers climb for third consecutive month

Gov. Jan Brewer's support has gone up for the third month in a row, according to a new poll.... Read more»0

Arizona ranks No. 4 in Tea Party members

Arizona ranks No. 4 in Tea Party enrollment, with 29 percent of of the state identifying themselves as members.... Read more»0

Immigration & SB 1070

Clinton: Feds will sue over Az immigration law; no confirmation

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told an Ecuadorean TV station that the Justice Department will sue over Arizona's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigration, but the Obama Administration would not confirm it Thursday.... Read more»0

File: Krentz helped immigrant shortly before being killed

Robert Krentz, the Southern Arizona rancher killed in March, may have been helping an illegal immigrant shortly before he was shot to death.... Read more»0

Immigration & SB 1070

Immigration cases could clog Arizona court system

Attorneys in Arizona fear legal battles over the legality of the state's new immigration law could overwhelm the court system.... Read more»0

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