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McCain: Immigration Reform Must Happen

AZ's Senator still working to get U.S. House to consider immigration and border security measures.

Grijalva Part of Group Wanting BP Use of Force Discussion

Arizona Democrat, 20 other Congress members requesting meeting with Border Patrol officials; agency says it will not change use of deadly force policy.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, November 29, 2013

Mayor Rothschild discusses changes to SB 1070; Pima County supervisor Ray Carroll talks status of Rosemont copper mine.

Report: AZ Homelessness Has Decreased in Past 3 Years

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development found 13,700 homeless individuals in 2010, compared to 10,600 in 2013.

AZ's Rate of Uninsured Children Third Highest in US, Report Says

Georgetown University study found 13.2 percent of Arizona's kids don't have health coverage.

Migrant Detention Facility Cellblocks Freezing, Detainees Say

While detention cells aren't designed with comfort in mind, human rights groups, undocumented migrants say conditions inside some BP stations have become unsafe.

NPR: Congress Immigration Mandate Keeps Detention Beds Full

Little known about, enforced policy calls for filling 34,000 beds with immigrant detainees in about 250 facilities across country per day.

AZ Week: Problems, Debate Over Affordable Care Act

Four voices discuss political, economic, societal effects in the country, amid one controversy after the other.

New Study Shows Trade Relationships in North America

In honor of the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, Brookings' Institution released examination of international trade between region's 100 major metro areas.

Tucson Council OKs SB 1070 Enforcement Changes

Unanimous vote directs police ' to protect overall safety of all members of community' rather than immigration status.

33,000 Arizonans Applied So Far for Fed Health Exchange

US Dep. of Health says between Oct. 1, Nov. 2 about 17,000 people applied for plan, also sought coverage for families, totaling to 33,000 residents.

Study: Immigration Enforcement Doesn't Drive Self-Deportation

However, some models of federal, local cooperation on immigration control did drive foreign-born to move to other parts of U.S., authors found.

Judge to Hear Arguments for Medicaid Expansion Blockage

Lawsuit seeks to block Gov. Brewer's plan to expand health care program; suit filed on behalf of 36 GOP AZ lawmakers.

AZ Week: Barber Standing Strong With Vet Affairs

'It is a real disgrace that we should have any veteran homeless,' Arizona Democrat says.

AZ Considers Another Large Scale Solar Power Plant

Proposed project, Maricopa County Park, would produce 300 megawatts of solar electricity, enough to power about 150,000 homes.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, November 8, 2013

Democratic landslide in Tucson City Council elections, what happened and why; Rio Nuevo's upcoming work with city of Tucson.

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