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Key ATF agents in Fast and Furious case blame prosecutors

TUCSON — Two federal agents at the heart of a failed gunrunning investigation are blaming federal prosecutors for allowing illegal buyers to take the weapons to Mexico. The Arizona Daily Star reports that lawyers for ATF supervisors Bill Newell and David Voth sent letters to two members of Congress investigating Operation Fast and Furious last month, saying federal prosecutors blocked any efforts to arrest the suspected illegal buyers or to seize the guns before they reached Mexico.

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Lawsuit targeting Arpaio over dog-death case settled

Lawyers tentatively settled a lawsuit by a Chandler police officer who accused Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of violating his rights by arresting the officer in the death of his police dog. Police Sgt. Tom Lovejoy settled his case against Arpaio on Friday, just days before jury selection in the civil case was set to begin.

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Ducey says keys to economy are simplified tax code, getting government out of the way (access required)

Doug Ducey brought 13 years of experience running a business in the private sector, including time as CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, to his post as Arizona state treasurer. Now, as he and his staff are responsible for managing the state’s $11.4 billion portfolio of taxpayer money on a daily basis, he shares what the state is — and is not — doing effectively in recovering from the Great Recession.

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Wilcox: Arpaio is ‘next big step’ after Thomas disbarment

Failed corruption investigations launched by America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff have succeeded in getting one of the lawman's top allies disbarred. And despite Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's efforts to distance himself from cases at the center of a legal ethics panel inquiry that cost a pair of former county prosecutors their careers — the fallout has moved closer.

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