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Protesters gathered outside Supreme Court in March after the House voted to file a brief supporting Texas in its challenge to the Obama administration’s deferred deportation policies.

When the Supreme Court on Monday hears a Texas challenge to the Obama administration’s deferred deportation programs, the fates of 137,000 people in Arizona – and millions in the U.S. – will be riding on the outcome. Read more»

Law enforcement officials showed off some of the guns recovered in gun-trafficking operations in Phoenix in this January 2011 photo. But hundreds more guns in the operation were never recovered.

The White House on Friday turned over documents to a House committee investigating the botched Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking probe, months after a federal court said executive privilege did not shield the records. Read more»

A federal appeals court ordered a lower court to consider whether an Arizona death row inmate’s trial for the 1990 sex assault and murder of an 8-year-old girl may have been tainted by the actions of a Phoenix police detective. Read more»

Immigration advocates hailed a federal appeals court ruling that reaffirmed other courts’ findings that Arizona cannot deny driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for deferred deportation. Read more»

Arizona’s population grew by nearly 100,000 in 2015, driven largely by growth in Maricopa County which saw the second-largest increase among counties in the nation, according to new Census Bureau estimates. Read more»

A sign greets visitors on Main Street in Yuma’s historic downtown. The city has a 'historical background of stratification by race and class,' said a federal court, which reinstated a housing bias suit against the City Council.

A federal appeals court Friday reinstated a developer’s lawsuit that charged Yuma city officials with rejecting a housing plan because white neighbors feared it would attract Hispanic residents. Read more»

A sign greets visitors on Main Street in Yuma’s historic downtown. The city has a “historical background of stratification by race and class,” said a federal court, which reinstated a housing bias suit against the City Council.

A federal appeals court Friday reinstated a developer’s lawsuit that charged Yuma city officials with rejecting a housing plan because white neighbors feared it would attract Hispanic residents. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey said a skills gap has 'hit hard … in some pretty key areas.' including medical, manufacturing and STEM fields.

Gov. Doug Ducey boasted to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that Arizona’s strong workforce and education systems have helped the state close the gap between workers and the skills they need in the workforce. Read more»

Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, was tapped Tuesday by President Barack Obama to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the February death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Arizona’s senators fell in line with other Republicans who said Wednesday that there should be no vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy until the next president is elected. Read more»

Gaming revenue at casinos in Arizona grew slightly from 2013 to 2014, the fourth year in a row revenues have risen. The state’s casinos still pulled in more than $1.8 billion in revenues last year, which experts attributed to an improving economy.

Revenues from Arizona casinos inched up to $1.82 billion in 2014 for a fourth straight year of growth, both trends that mirrored tribal casinos nationwide. Chief among projects completed last year was the opening of the long-delayed Desert Diamond Casino on disputed Tohono O’odham land in Glendale. Read more»

Riders in the New Lands, which is part of the Navajo Nation where Navajo families have been relocated. They were relocated after being moved off what became Hopi lands after a change in reservation boundaries.

After decades of work and hundreds of millions of dollars, the end could be in sight for the federal office charged with relocating Navajo and Hopi families in a land dispute between the two tribes. Read more»

Cindy McCain and her husband, Sen. John McCain testify before the Senate Foreigh Relations Committee on human trafficking. Cindy McCain said the U.S. should be a leader in the fight against trafficking.

Cindy McCain told a Senate committee Wednesday that the U.S. should be the leader in the global fight against human trafficking. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, left (photo by Camaron Stevenson/Cronkite News), and Sen. John McCain (photo by Angie Schuster/Cronkite News)

In 2014, 22 percent of Arizona voters were Latinos. Senate candidates John McCain and Ann Kirkpatrick are working hard to win them over. Read more»

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers questions from reporters after being endorsed by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (L) before a campaign rally in Marshalltown, Iowa January 26, 2016.

Advocates looking to help Hispanics flex their political muscle this election said that job is being made easier by rhetoric from people like Sheriff Arpaio and Donald Trump, among others. Read more»

A sharply divided court Thursday overturned Robert Douglas Smith’s death sentence in a brutal 1980 rape and murder near Tucson, saying lower courts wrongly ignored evidence that Smith was intellectually disabled at the time of the crime. Read more»

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