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Arpaio wants to prevent release of depositions

A lawyer for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is asking a federal judge to forbid the public release of videos of depositions by nine sheriff's officials in a lawsuit that accuses deputies of racially profiling Hispanics in immigration patrols.

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Medical marijuana still trails by 3,300 votes (access required)

Arizona’s medical marijuana proposition is still losing by more than 3,300 votes, a gap that has stayed relatively steady over the last 24 hours. But it’s still too close to call Proposition 203, as 78,000 early and provisional ballots remain to be counted.

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Reverend mulls plea after arrest for protesting SB1070

I was arrested July 29 for blocking a thoroughfare — demonstrating in the street – against the SB1070 law that went into effect that day. I went to Arizona with 120 Unitarian Universalist ministers at the request of colleagues serving there. We were being called to witness racial discrimination and cultural tension that surrounded the immigration issue. On Oct. 29, my name will be called at the Maricopa County Court in Phoenix and a judge will ask me how I plead.

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