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$1.5M Grant to Help Pima County Reduce Jail Population

County spends $66M a year on jail, aims for 18% fewer inmates through various programs.

Author: Right to Vote Still One of the Most Contested

Ari Berman will discuss 'Give Us the Ballot' at Tucson Festival of Books.

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan Will Speak in Tucson

Feb 15 lecture set at UA for justice appointed to court in 2010 by Obama.

Goldwater Institute Lawyer Named to State Supreme Court

Appointment of Clint Bolick is his first judicial job after years as constitutional litigator.

Immigrant Advocates Want End to Operation Streamline

Protesters say record shows it doesn't work; McCain, Flake want it expanded.

Republican Candidates Ask Judge to Overturn Election

Tucson Wards 2 and 4 candidates challenge city on its use of 'hybrid' elections this fall.

Ducey's Drug Strike Force Poses Unanswered Questions

DPS commander says force is a plan in search of resources; one officer assigned so far.

Two Republicans Want Tucson Council Election Overturned

Lawton, Burkholder sue, claiming they won in their wards and should take seats.

US Court: Tucson Elections Wrongly Favor Democrats

Balloting system violates one-man, one-vote, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules.

'Misconceptions' in ACLU Claims Against Border Patrol

Officers' union representative disputes accusations of widespread civil rights violations.

Border Patrol Agent Indicted in Mexican Teen's Death in 2012

Rock throwing led agent to shoot through border fence, killing 16-year-old in 2012.

Arpaio Contempt Hearing Over Latino Profiling Resumes

Sheriff, several of his top officers face federal sanctions, possibility of criminal charges.

Study: Births to Undocumented Immigrants Decline

Pew Research Center says number fell below 300,000 for first time since 2002.

Report: Refugee Offer Not Reducing Youth Immigration

Migration Policy Institute study says few Central American children qualify for status.

Judge: Family Can Sue Border Patrol Agent Who Shot Teen

Rock-throwing incident at border fence in Nogales left Mexican youth dead with mutiple wounds.

Next Court Redistricting Challenge: Legislative Lines

Supreme Court to hear claim that independent commission drew boundaries favoring Democrats.

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