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Arizona lawmaker Steve Smith says he's raised about $200,000 in the first month of his web-fundraising campaign. This might be enough for about 270 feet of fencing.
August 26, 2011
Arizona has sued the federal government to get out from certain provisions of the civil rights era law. It is one of a handful of states, counties and towns that has to get federal approval to enact changes to their voting law.
August 26, 2011
A study by Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute finds that the widespread perception that Phoenix and Tucson are facing a water crisis may be overstated.
August 25, 2011
The men left behind a campfire they thought had burned out. When they returned, they spotted the smoke and fire, which led to one of the largest wildfires in state history, according to court records.
August 24, 2011
In a Guatemalan town known for coffin building, the question of leaving has a way of hanging in the air. Three men debate the pros and cons of taking the perilous trip north to illegally enter the United States. It's the second story in the series "Life After Deportation".
August 23, 2011
Mixing convicted criminals with illegal border crossers has led to side effects. The good guys are often confused with the bad guys when the plane lands. It's the first story in a three-part series: "Life After Deportation".
August 19, 2011
At the end of last school year, Arizona State University laid off its entire custodial staff. The cuts saved ASU $2.5 million. But some professors and students say the university targeted the most vulnerable people on campus.
August 18, 2011
In Tucson, the food wars over the Sonoran hot dog now involve the FBI. A federal grand jury indicted the owner of a hot dog stand in East Tucson for threatening to kill his rival.
August 17, 2011
Schools across the Southwest are opening this month with smaller budgets and fewer resources, forcing districts to come up with creative ways to make up for huge monetary losses.
August 11, 2011
A board of governors still needs to approve the hiring of CJ Karamargin for the public relations position. He served as Giffords’ spokesman since 2007 and handled much of the media inquiries after the January 8 shootings in Tucson.
August 09, 2011

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