The Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging baseball's All-Stars to speak out against the Arizona immigration law, saying they should follow the example set by Jackie Robinson when he broke the game's color barrier more than a half-century ago.Read More »
In an effort to stem the illicit flow of weapons into Mexico, the Justice Department says gun shops in four Southwest border states will be required to alert the federal government to frequent buyers of high-powered rifles.Read More »
Sports and politics became intertwined when civil rights activists targeted the Super Bowl as they fought Arizona's refusal to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday in the early 1990s.
Two decades later, Arizona is again caught in a tangle of balls and bills. The focal point this time is the state's illegal immigration laws, and the forum for dissent is Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.
A federal judge rejected a request by a volunteer border-watch group to become a party in the federal government's challenge to Arizona's immigration enforcement law.Read More »
The Major League Baseball Players Association will not ask players to skip next week's All-Star game in protest of Arizona's polarizing immigration law.Read More »
Words like "mental retardation" and "crippled" will no longer appear in Arizona state law. Gov. Jan Brewer held a ceremonial bill signing Thursday celebrating the passage of legislation that removes offensive words from state statutes.Read More »
A move aimed at reducing the penalties for minor possession of marijuana in Tucson has been nipped in the bud, at least temporarily.Read More »
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has settled a claim with two men and will pay $200,000 in a racial profiling case.Read More »
A partial eligibility freeze for Arizona's Medicaid program takes effect Friday.Read More »
A federal judge is being asked to dismiss a lawsuit that Arizona filed over medical marijuana.Read More »