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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a Tempe man who said a long–standing restraining order violated his First Amendment rights and should be dissolved. Read more» 2

Attorney General Eric Holder, shown in this file photo from his Senate testimony last week, said that the gun-trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious was a mistake that should never have happened.

A group of House members Tuesday demanded that Attorney General Eric Holder step down for his handling of the controversial Operation Fast and Furious. Read more» 1

Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Operation Fast and Furious, which let guns “walk” into the hands of criminals in an effort to nab larger gun runners, was a mistake that should never have happened.

Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate committee Tuesday that a gun–trafficking investigation that let thousands of guns “walk” into the hands of criminals should have “never happened.” Read more» 1

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider the appeal of a Phoenix man sentenced to death for the murder of a 4–year–old boy more than 20 years ago. Read more»

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, flanked by, from left, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt and Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey, was at the Grand Canyon in June when they announced a temporary extension of a ban on new mining claims near the national park. The department now wants to extend the ban for 20 years.

The Bureau of Land Management is recommending a 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims for more than 1 million acres of federal land near the Grand Canyon. Read more»

Army Spc. Michael D. Elm, 25, of Phoenix, was killed Friday by in improvised explosive device during an insurgent attack in Khowst Province in Afghanistan, where he was serving his first deployment.

A Phoenix soldier died in Afghanistan on Friday from wounds he suffered in an insurgent attack on his unit while on patrol in the eastern Khowst Province. Read more»

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington opened Sunday.

From 2011: It would be two years after memorial planning began before an Arizona governor would declare a state holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. That sparked another six years of fights – in the State Capitol and at the ballot box – before the state would adopt a King holiday. Only New Hampshire took longer to do so. Read more»

Federal officials in January showed off these guns that were captured as part of a gun-trafficking operation, but critics say authorities let many more weapons slip away as part of the controversial operation

A House committee subpoenaed Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday, demanding to know what he knew about the botched Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking investigation and when he knew it. Read more»

The ferruginous cactus pygmy-owl is relatively rare in the United States, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ruled this week that the 6- to 7-inch birds are not endangered.

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service refused to grant threatened- or endangered-species status Wednesday to the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl, even though there may be fewer than 50 of the birds left in the state. Read more» 1

Army Maj. Gen. Peter Aylward speaks with Arizona Army National Guard Soldiers near Nogales in September 2010.

The National Guard began a second 90-day extension of its work along the border this weekend, a move welcomed by border officials and questioned in a recent Government Accountability Office report. Read more» 1