Thursday, March 26, 2015
Arizona
Migrants receive respect and assistance at El Comedor

Warm Welcome, Real Help Await Deported Migrants At El Comedor

Expelled from the U.S., migrants receive assistance and hope at El Comedor.

February 23, 2015
Jan Brewer

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Dealt Legal Blow Over Medicaid Expansion Plan

This Arizona Supreme Court ruling is terrible news for the state’s uninsured population.

December 31, 2014
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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sues To Halt Obama’s Action On Immigrants

Arpaio and his birther lawyer are challenging President Obama’s immigration action.

December 22, 2014
Jan Brewer

Arizona ‘Dreamers’ To Line Up For Driver’s Licenses; Brewer Vows Fight

The latest legal battle over immigration is taking shape in the Grand Canyon State.

December 22, 2014
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Supreme Court Turns Down Arizona Appeal To Limit Abortion Drugs

The Supreme Court just delivered a win for women’s health.

December 15, 2014
Jan Brewer

Arizona Joins Other States In Federal Immigration Lawsuit

Another state is suing the federal government over immigration.

December 5, 2014
In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact

In Arizona, Swings In Medicaid Access Show Program’s Impact

Medicaid expansion made a big difference in Arizona — but the state’s Republicans may roll it back anyway.

December 2, 2014
Greg Abbott

Texas, Oklahoma Threaten Suits To Block Obama Immigration Plan

Republicans are preparing to sue the president (again.)

November 21, 2014
Copper mine in Mexico AFP Photo by Hector Guerrero

U.S. Tests For Toxic Spill From Mexico Mine

An acid leak from a mine in Mexico may have polluted the San Pedro River in Arizona.

September 24, 2014
Verde Valley, AZ

Wine Country: Arizona and Virginia

Discover great wines right here in the U.S.

September 19, 2014
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Arizona Republican Resigns After Proposing Sterilization Of Poor Women

Former Arizona state senator Russell Pearce resigned from his position as the Arizona Republican Party’s vice chairman on Sunday, after suggesting that Arizona sterilize all women on Medicaid. “You put me in charge of Medicaid,” Pearce said on his radio show last week, “the first thing I’d do is get [female recipients] Norplant, birth-control implants, […]

September 15, 2014
California drought

Chance Of ‘Megadrought’ In U.S. Southwest Now 50 Percent, Study Concludes

By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times The chance of a “megadrought” gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50 percent, scientists say, which means bad news for California’s already parched landscape. The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern United States have increased to 80 percent, according to a new […]

August 29, 2014
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After Uzi Death, Gun Ranges Debate Safest Way To Teach Kids To Shoot

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — The accidental death of an instructor at an Arizona shooting range, killed while teaching a 9-year-old girl to fire a fully automatic Uzi, has touched off a national debate on whether children should be given access to such weapons. But among those who enjoy and teach […]

August 29, 2014
Uzi

Nine-Year-Old Kills Shooting Instructor In Uzi Mishap

Washington (AFP) – A nine-year-old girl learning to fire an Uzi submachine gun was unable to control the weapon, accidentally killing her instructor, news reports said Wednesday. The tragedy occurred Monday at the Last Stop gun range in the western U.S. state of Arizona, where the girl had been taken by her parents for firearms […]

August 27, 2014
Supreme Court

Lethal Injections Face Scrutiny After Two-Hour U.S. Execution

Washington (AFP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal injection after a convicted Arizona killer took two hours to die. Opponents and supporters of capital punishment alike say they believe the highest U.S. court will agree to consider the issue. Double murderer Joseph Wood gasped and […]

July 25, 2014
Lethal Injection table

How Did The Arizona Execution Go Wrong?

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times For the third time this year, a state has set out to execute a convicted murderer but found itself unable to cleanly carry out the sentence. The continuing problems have raised questions about whether the nation’s current methods for carrying out capital punishment — a patchwork of drugs, dosages […]

July 24, 2014
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Arizona Inmate Dies Belatedly In Apparently Botched Execution

By Matt Pearce, Cindy Carcamo and Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — A convicted murderer in Arizona gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes after a lethal injection Wednesday, his attorneys said, dying in a botched execution that will probably reinvigorate the national debate over the death penalty in the United States. […]

July 24, 2014
AaronSchock

5 Republicans Who Can’t Resist Strutting Their Stuff

    Ah, Republican politicians. Moral arbiters. Upholders of family values. Pure, straight-laced Church Ladies and Gentlemen who go all a-flutter at the mere suggestion of anything racy. Not for them the vagaries of sexuality or half-naked frolicking. No, that’s for filthy, disgusting liberals. Except… these selfsame Republican politicians just can’t seem to keep their […]

July 18, 2014
AFP Photo/John Moore

Opposing Immigration Demonstrators Kept 3 Miles Apart In Oracle, Az.

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Demonstrations began Tuesday in the Arizona town of Oracle, the latest municipality trying to come to grips with the surge in children and women from Central America who have illegally crossed into the United States in record numbers, straining local patience and politics. The demonstrations, those in support and […]

July 15, 2014
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Arizona Wildfire Grows To 13,000 Acres

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times A wildfire north of Sedona, Arizona, grew to more than 13,000 acres Sunday, but officials said they were making slow progress. “Everything is going well,” Dan Bastion, a spokesman for the firefighting effort, told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s just taking a lot of time.” The so-called Slide fire […]

May 26, 2014
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Arizona Wildfire Burns Nearly 1,000 Acres, Threatens 100 Structures

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times A fire ripping through a heavily forested canyon in northern Arizona had burned nearly 1,000 acres and left several cabins evacuated by midday Wednesday. The Slide Fire was reported about 4 p.m. Tuesday and is being investigated as human-caused because lightning wasn’t an issue at the time, said Heather […]

May 21, 2014
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Abortion Restrictions Take Effect In Arizona After Judge’s Ruling

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Restrictions on some types of abortions in Arizona went into effect Tuesday morning after a federal judge upheld state changes limiting a woman’s access to an abortion-inducing drug. U.S. District Judge David Bury issued an order Monday afternoon rejecting a bid to block the new abortion restrictions while the state’s […]

April 1, 2014
Border Patrol Nation

Weekend Reader: ‘Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches From The Front Lines Of Homeland Security’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security by Todd Miller. Miller has been researching immigration and border issues for the past 15 years and denounces the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border. In Border Patrol Nation, Miller sheds light on the reality of border wars with interviews and on-the-ground research […]

March 22, 2014
Jan Brewer

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Bows To Term Limits Laws, Will Not Run Again

By Cathleen Decker and Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced Wednesday she would not seek a third term, forgoing a campaign that would have required her to challenge the state’s term limits measure. The Republican had left open the option of running this year, despite the overwhelming weight […]

March 12, 2014
Border crossing

Organized Mass Border Crossing Draws Attention To Broken Homes

By Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — With activists cheering them on, dozens of people deported in recent years crossed the border into San Diego on Monday and formally requested permission to return to their former homes in the United States. The coordinated event was held to draw attention to U.S. deportation policies […]

March 11, 2014