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Some communities moving to ban fireworks as state law looms

Payson is one of the first cities in the state to enact a local ordinance banning the use of fireworks that will become legal statewide on Dec. 1. Show Low and Queen Creek have also passed bans, and Flagstaff is considering regulation. Yuma is among cities taking a wait-and-see approach.

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Judge picked for records lawsuit against sheriff

A federal judge who is hearing a racial profiling lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office over its immigration patrols will also preside over the U.S. Justice Department's lawsuit that seeks records from the Arizona police agency.

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Judge stops major parts of S1070 from taking effect

Opponents of S1070 are viewing a federal judge’s injunction as a death knell for the state’s strict illegal immigration law. Supporters of the law, meanwhile, are hoping U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling will be overturned as it works its way through the appeals process.

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Arizona helped deport thousands without new law

Without the benefit of their state's strict new immigration law, officers from a single Arizona county helped deport more than 26,000 immigrants from the U.S. through a federal-local partnership program that has been roundly criticized as fraught with problems.

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