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Phoenix car wash mogul pleads guilty; Asarco to pay Arizona fine; more.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

Source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

Vice President Joe Biden: The incident was "not an accident."

July 17, 2014 8:41 am Photos

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Key Senate panel backs A-10 fleet

Key Senate panel backs A-10 fleet

Budget bill, if it survives, would save the "Warthog."

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City may ask Obama to curb deportations

City may ask Obama to curb deportations

Councilwoman Regina Romero is asking her colleagues to take a stand.

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2 years in, Dreamers still waiting for reform

2 years in, Dreamers still waiting for reform

Stalled immigration reform has limited opportunities.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Councilman's letter to President irks Nogales Mayor

Tucson Councilman's letter to President irks Nogales Mayor

Councilman Richard Fimbres' letter about Nogales situation didn't sit well with mayor.

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Fitz: In bid to unify Iraq Obama announces arrest of Bush, Cheney, others to come

Fitz: In bid to unify Iraq Obama announces arrest of Bush, Cheney, others to come

Washington (Fitzwire) -- This week in a bid to unify Iraq, President Obama  will be turning former Vice-President Dick Cheney and President George Bush over to the Iraqi Ministry of Justice where they will be tried for war crimes. “We wanted to do something to bring Iraq together. Open up a …

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Bonnie Henry: A tale of a throbbing toe and a crisis of conscience

It began with a pair of flip-flops and a stubbed toe. It ended with a .45 perched on the hip of a very angry man in line in front of me at the prescription counter.

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Senate panel gives $2B for child immigrants

WASHINGTON — A Senate appropriations panel has approved giving the Obama administration $2 billion it requested to handle the influx of immigrant children caught trying to cross the Mexico border alone. The Obama administration last month asked the Senate panel to give the Health and Human …

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Tucson attorney Marquez appointed to federal bench

Tucson attorney Marquez appointed to federal bench

Tucson attorney Rosemary Marquez was appointed a federal judge for Arizona today, nearly three years after she was nominated for the post.

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Judge: Executive privilege likely for Obama in Fast and Furious probe

WASHINGTON — A federal judge says she is leaning toward allowing President Barack Obama's claim of executive privilege in Operation Fast and Furious, the failed law enforcement operation at the center of a congressional investigation and subpoena fight between the Justice Department and Hou…

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Norma Mendoza-Denton: Why do we laud “toughness” in politics?

Norma Mendoza-Denton: Why do we laud “toughness” in politics?

Many of our political representatives are lionized when they act “tough” or “no nonsense.”

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Brewer says she won't run — or tone down

Brewer says she won't run — or tone down

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Brewer’s leaving, but conservatives retain stranglehold on state

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Brewer’s leaving, but conservatives retain stranglehold on state

Jan Brewer isn’t going to run for a third term as Arizona governor.

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Michael Gerson: GOP shows signs of shaking its tea-party hangover

The evidence accumulates that the Republican Party is sobering up — cotton-mouthed and slightly disoriented — from its recent ideological bender.

March 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Raymond Graap and Schuyler Hilts: Address your representative about need to get rid of nuclear arms

As members of Physicians for Social Responsibility, we want to encourage each of you to write to a member of Congress about the dangers of nuclear weapons.

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Area Congress members back president's call for wage hikes and jobs

Area Congress members back president's call for wage hikes and jobs

Members of the Southern Arizona congressional delegation — all Democrats — lauded President Obama’s push to raise the minimum wage, and looked to his State of the Union speech for leadership in creating jobs.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The 50-year war on smoking

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

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Group plans big push in Arizona for health-law insurance sign-ups

Seventy percent of uninsured Americans have not yet been to their state’s online health marketplace, says a new study by Enroll America, which for that reason is increasing its outreach in Arizona.

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First, keep Iran from going nuclear

America’s top foreign policy to-do’s in 2014 include preventing Iran from reaching the nuclear threshold, addressing the humanitarian disaster in Syria, containing  Russia, managing a rising China and reclaiming its own voice on human rights. Let’s take these one at a time.

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