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Cowboy lawmaker Brown rides off after 36 years (access required)

The state is losing an icon and one of the last remaining cowboy legislators. Although Jack Brown's legacy in Arizona history has been cemented by his 36 years as a legislator, his departure will be bittersweet, as his effort to keep all state parks open fell by the wayside this year.

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Immigrant groups plan White House protest

Immigrant groups from across the U.S. are planning acts of civil disobedience at the White House to demand immigration reform and protest a new anti-illegal immigration law in Arizona that they fear will lead to racial profiling.

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Day 2: Lawmakers end session sine die (access required)

The Senate also passed former senator Jonathan Paton's bill, S10756, which changes the name of the Arizona State Boxing Commission to the Arizona State Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Commission. The bill modifies rules governing mixed martial arts and allows the Commission to test contestants for drugs.

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