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  • Arpaio still planning illegal immigration sweep July 29

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he is still planning a sweep July 29 despite Judge Susan Bolton’s decision to halt the most significant parts of S1070. Arpaio said he’s still going to enforce Arizona’s human smuggling laws and employer sanctions laws as he’s done the last …

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  • Quelland ends appeal; replacement coming soon

    Rep. Doug Quelland has ended his appeal of the Clean Elections Commission’s decision to remove him from office. Quelland’s attorney, Tim Casey, informed the Arizona Court of Appeals that the Phoenix Republican would not follow through with his intent to appeal a Maricopa County Superior Court judge’s …

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  • Last chance to register to vote in primary

    I’m going to make this quick and dirty because I’m certain most of the Arizona Capitol Times’ readers are registered voters, but if you’re not, you will have to do so before midnight on July 26 in order to vote in the Aug. 24 primary election. And if …

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  • Arizona Capitol Times wins seven national awards

    The Arizona Capitol Times has won seven awards in the National Newspaper Association’s 2010 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest, including three first-place awards.

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  • Obama calls on GOP to support federal immigration reform

    President Obama on Thursday recommitted his administration and, indirectly, congressional Democrats to comprehensive immigration reform by outlining what he said would be the major components of any legislation to change the nation’s immigration laws.

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  • Martin caught in a case of political hypocrisy

    The cloud of irony surrounding Dean Martin on June 8 was so thick that it must have been difficult for him to see how quickly his campaign was swirling down the drain.

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  • Big immigration rally – Crosby, Stills, Nash rumored to show

    Police are preparing for a crowd of between 25,000 and 50,000 people to protest at the Capitol this weekend that could draw the likes of Crosby, Stills Nash and, unfortunately, not Young. Rumor has it the famous trio of crooners will make an appearance, though it’s not been confirmed. If Neil Young was expected to be here, I would be much more excited, frankly.

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  • Brewer, budget riding on outcome of Prop. 100

    While today’s special election on Proposition 100 seems to have garnered more attention than most, nobody is watching the results more closely than Gov. Jan Brewer, who has tied her political future to the temporary one-cent sales tax increase.

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  • Arizona needs more Jack Browns

    After Rusty Bowers busted out a tune as the lone “singing senator” and a roast-and-toast by lobbyists Russ Smolden and Marty Shultz, I was under the impression that nothing about this year’s Legislative Wrap-Up would be serious. But just when I began thinking Tuesday morning would be all comedy, Rep. Jack Brown gave a short farewell speech that sobered me right up.

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  • Everyone wants to weigh in on Arizona’s new immigration law

    Every time a major piece of legislation is signed or a controversial bill advances, I get bombarded with press releases from notable people and organizations that want to weigh in. Today, as expected, my inbox was flooded with reaction to the new immigration law, S1070.

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