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Menlove dies in Flagstaff (access required)

Lobbyist Mitch Menlove died in Flagstaff early Monday morning. Details involving the 36-year-old Valley resident's death were not immediately available, but his wife, Elizabeth, said in a statement that his passing was unexpected and due to heart complications.

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The Battle of Ambos Nogales (access required)

On the afternoon of Aug. 27, 1918, a Mexican civilian sparked a small gun battle after crossing from the United States back into Mexico at Nogales, without stopping at the U.S. Customs house. Customs Inspector Arthur G. Barber drew his pistol and chased the man, who was suspected of gun smuggling, followed by two enlisted men. A Mexican officer saw Barber coming across and fired at the customs inspector. The shot missed Barber, but struck and killed one of the other two troops. The remaining troop returned fire, killing the Mexican officer.

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Brewer cancels border meeting after boycott

Gov. Jan Brewer has called off a September border conference in Phoenix due to Mexican governors' objections to Arizona's tough new immigration enforcement law, though some officials are discussing holding the annual gathering elsewhere.

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