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Profiling lawsuit against Arpaio set for July 19

A trial will begin as scheduled on July 19 in a racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio after the judge who will decide the case rejected handing the matter to another judge. The question of whether U.S. District Judge Murray Snow should stay on the case had raised the possibility of pushing back the trial until after the November election in which Arpaio is seeking a sixth term.

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Arizona police face questions after court ruling

TUCSON — Arizona's police chiefs and county sheriffs hoped a U.S. Supreme Court ruling would settle their long-running debate on what role, if any, they should play in immigration enforcement. Instead, the justices' decision to uphold the state's "show me your papers" statute has left them with more questions than answers.

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ADOT asks for haikus to promote dust storm safety

Arizona transportation officials are getting the message out about dust storm safety — in precisely 17 syllables. The Arizona Department of Transportation is encouraging Twitter users to tweet haikus around the theme safe driving in haboobs — severe dust storms that hit Phoenix in the summer.

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Brewer orders training ahead of court decision

Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday ordered a state board to redistribute a training video on the state's controversial immigration law to all law enforcement agencies. The move comes ahead of an expected ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court this month on the law, which was signed by Brewer in 2010.

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