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Sanctuary movement growing in Arizona

Sanctuary movement growing in Arizona

On her 27th day of living in a tiny room at a Tucson church known for pioneering the popular immigrant sanctuary movement in the 1980s, Rosa Robles Loreto swept a…

Doug Ducey wins in Arizona GOP primary for governor

Doug Ducey wins in Arizona GOP primary for governor

State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business…

Another blow against Arizona’s immigration law

Another blow against Arizona’s immigration law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona’s 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her…

Gay couples file lawsuit against Arizona marriage ban

Gay couples file lawsuit against Arizona marriage ban

A group of same-sex couples in Arizona filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday to challenge the state’s ban on gay marriage, arguing that it violates the equal protection clause of…

Arizona lawmaker: ‘I’m gay, Latino and a state senator’

Arizona lawmaker: ‘I’m gay, Latino and a state senator’

A veteran Arizona lawmaker who was a vocal critic of a bill that touched off a national debate over discrimination came out as gay on Wednesday, saying “I wanted to…

Prominent Republicans urge veto of Arizona anti-gay bill

Prominent Republicans urge veto of Arizona anti-gay bill

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer came under mounting pressure on Tuesday from other prominent Republicans and consultants to veto a controversial bill described by critics as a license to discriminate against…

Arizona bill uses religion to promote homophobia

Arizona bill uses religion to promote homophobia

The Arizona Legislature gave final approval to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal “state-sanctioned…

‘Virtual fence’ to block illegal immigrants proposed in Arizona

‘Virtual fence’ to block illegal immigrants proposed in Arizona

Arizona could spend $30 million to construct a “virtual fence” to ensure the federal government is securing the U.S.-Mexico border from drug smugglers and illegal immigrants under a measure that…

Arizona’s immigration law a monumental failure

Arizona’s immigration law a monumental failure

The immigration debate in Arizona reached a boiling point in 2007 when the state passed a groundbreaking law targeting those often blamed with fueling the nation’s border woes: Employers who…

A big shift in debate over immigration

The national mood on immigration has changed dramatically since Arizona approved a first-of-its-kind immigration law, igniting a furor over border security and the country’s treatment of immigrants. A mere three…

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