Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities.Read More »
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake liked the way immigration reform had been shaping up in the U.S. House of Representatives and he doesn’t want the progress to stop, he said today.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Arizona lawmakers said a House leadership road map for immigration reform is welcome progress, but not all believe that means long-stalled reform legislation can pass this year.Read More »
Three proposals show the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature's penchant for wagging its finger at the federal government is far from satisfied despite rebukes from federal courts on the state's efforts to control immigration reform and push the limits of abortion restrictions.Read More »
Like a toddler with a water hose, the monsoon brings the rain in bursts, unevenly spraying but never quite quenching Arizona’s dry earth.
Often, the season’s thunderstorms unleash an apocalyptic scene — a wall of dust, with its tinge of yellow and red against the setting sun, rushing to swallow the Valley whole and enveloping its homes with its unwelcome sandy mist. Free from crippling polar vortexes or earthquakes, the sandstorms are nature’s reminder to Arizona of its sweeping powers.
WASHINGTON – For those who think slavery exists only in history books, Tucson resident Beth Jacobs has a message. “Trafficking does not discriminate. It will find you at home, at church, or on the Internet,” said Jacobs, who said she was forced into prostitution as a teenager. “It can find you anywhere.”Read More »
The National Park Service has proposed making 17 areas of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area available for off-highway vehicle use, saying the plan would help attract a wider range of park users.Read More »
When she got a call Friday inviting her to come to the White House and meet with first lady Michelle Obama, Gilbert resident Amanda Shelley “thought I was being pranked by my friends.”Read More »
Republicans in Arizona’s congressional delegation quickly attacked President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address not just for what the president wants to do but how he vowed to do it.Read More »
Wounded veteran Cory Remsburg had met President Barack Obama three times before Tuesday night— once in France and twice since a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on his 10th deployment.Read More »