Latinos represent a huge and fast-growing market. About one in three people in Arizona is Latino, and about 40 percent are 17 or younger. In Arizona, Latinos accounted for 16 percent of all purchases in the state, or $31 billion in spending...
This fiscal year will be a bloodbath for many states and Arizona tops the list of cutters. Arizona -- 35% Cuts FY2011 shortfall: $3.1 billion % of FY2010 budget: 35.3% Previous cuts: $5.1 billion in '10; $3.7 billion in '09
Sheriff Joe Arpaio can be summoned by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for a hearing that could result in Arpaio being found in contempt, a judge has ruled.
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix is being criticized by religious lawyers and medical ethicists for his declaration that a nun had excommunicated herself by advising that a seriously ill woman could have an abortion [to save her life].
The Justice Department is preparing to sue Arizona over its new immigration law. The president has stiffed Gov. Jan Brewer’s call for meaningful assistance in efforts to secure the border. And the White House has accused Arizona’s junior senator, Rep
The number of foreclosures in Anthem quadrupled during the first five months of this year, according to numbers provided by a national firm that tracks the data. Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Services...
A legal analysis by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office asserts that Arizona's new immigration law will be difficult to enforce because it is based on outdated sections of federal law with very narrow legal parameters. The analysis was presented
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The fence, developed as part of a border security plan under President George W. Bush, was supposed to monitor most of the southern border with Mexico by 2011. Now, the 53 miles in Arizona is expected to be done by the end of the year.
Emboldened by passage of the nation's toughest law against illegal immigration, the Arizona politician who sponsored the measure now wants to deny U.S. citizenship to children born in this country to undocumented parents.
An exodus of people - both legal and illegal residents - could be one more drag on a housing-market recovery. Departures from a state where growth is the economic foundation could add to the number of foreclosures and vacant houses and...
They are unsure whether a criminal offense means armed robbery and homicide or speeding and having tall weeds. They don't know what activities could be covered under "harboring" or "sheltering," and the law doesn't offer any examples. It also doesn't
Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce says he is working with representatives from 18 other states to have an anti-immigrant law similar to Arizona's passed "in a third of the country," reports the Arizona Republic.
If such a bill were to pass, Arizona would find itself in the midst of a constitutional showdown. The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution states that anyone born in the US is a citizen, and that "no state shall make or enforce any law which...
Even as the Arizona Department of Public Safety was preparing to shut down the statewide photo speed-enforcement system, a top commander was lobbying legislators to approve a photo-enforcement bill giving DPS full control of the program...
Officers are generally forbidden from issuing citations if police can't accurately identify the suspect. In those cases, the suspects will likely be booked into jail to await a hearing in front of a judge.
Johnson, the city's lone African-American City Council member, was handcuffed and pushed to the ground in the March 19 predawn altercation during a house fire in Johnson's south Phoenix neighborhood. The officer, Brian Authement, had accused Johns
Although concrete figures are not available, anecdotal evidence suggests Hispanics, both legal residents and illegal immigrants, are starting to flee.
The wife of the man who led the so-called Minuteman movement -- aimed at protecting the US border with Mexico from immigrants -- says he once asked her to shoot him, threatened to shoot her family and said he would kill cops.
The commission that oversees the state's public-campaign-finance system grasped for ways to allow publicly funded candidates to raise private dollars in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that severely limits their campaign cash. But the board d
Arizona posted the nation’s second highest foreclosure rate for the second month in a row. One in every 169 Arizona properties received a foreclosure notice during the month — more than twice the national average.
A Mohave County judge dismissed all Arizona charges against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs after a prosecutor said continuing with the charges would be "impractical." Dismiss the 4 charges of sexual conduct with a minor.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Yuma man who sent his jury questionnaire back to the court clerk's office with obscenities written on it. When Jones did not show up for his court appearance, a Superior Court Judge issued a bench warrant
Paying off that debt will strain state budgets for years to come. For the fiscal year that starts July 1, the state must make a $232 million debt payment out of its general fund.
Morpheus gets interviewed by Cindy Carcamo of the Orange County Register. Cindy: What are you Protesting? Morpheus: I am demonstrating for the rights of the individual. Cindy: What is the problem with SB1070?
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Put simply, if Schanberg's extensively documented claims are correct then John McCain played a central role in perhaps the greatest act of national treachery ever committed in American history.
It's the second time this year that the state has sold buildings to help close the state budget deficit. A sale-leaseback in January raised $735.4 million for the state. The healthy response prompted lawmakers to authorize a second sale.
Blinding dust storms that have crippled nearby Interstate 40 are new. That dust blasts out of the desert in billowing walls, blinding drivers and shutting down about 30 miles of interstate east of Flagstaff for hours, leaving thousands stranded each
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