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Arpaio says he’s not seeking US Senate seat

Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff known for his hard-line stance on crime and tough enforcement of immigration laws, doused speculation that he would run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jon Kyl, saying Friday that he doesn't plan on going to Washington.

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Capitol Quotes: Feb. 25, 2010

“They might buy us our plane ticket out of the state.” — Rep. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, discussing how the Republicans would react if the Democrats in the House ever decided to leave the state to avoid a vote, as the Democratic senators in Wisconsin did over an anti-union bill.

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Santa Cruz County readies newer, bigger jail

An almost-dry riverbed, train tracks and less than two miles of roadway are all that separate Santa Cruz County's old jail from its new one in Nogales. But the county's head honcho, for whom the new $48 million law-enforcement center is named, said the difference between the facilities is stark.

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