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In some rural areas, medical marijuana challenges views of community

As a volunteer police officer in this northwestern Arizona city, Harley Pettit saw young people get in trouble for everything from drugs and alcohol to vandalism. In a small community with not a lot to do, he said, the last thing young people need is another way to get into trouble.

He’s worried that’s exactly what medical marijuana will give them.

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Santa Cruz County readies newer, bigger jail

An almost-dry riverbed, train tracks and less than two miles of roadway are all that separate Santa Cruz County's old jail from its new one in Nogales. But the county's head honcho, for whom the new $48 million law-enforcement center is named, said the difference between the facilities is stark.

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