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Protestors stand at the site where a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed on the Mexican side of the border by Border Patrol in October 2012.

ACLU Files Claim Against TPD Over Immigrants Detention

Two immigrants were detained during a traffic stop last Oct., sparking protests in Tucson; claim alleges detention violated their constitutional rights.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, April 4, 2014

Winners, losers in this year's proposed city budget; how will latest court rulings on campaign finance affect Arizona political races?; Obamacare effects in congressional campaigns.

A map of the Arizona Congressional districts, as redrawn by the Arizona Independent redistricting commission in 2011 and approved by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012.

AZ Sen Minority Leader May Run for Maricopa Supervisor

Spot is being vacated by Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, who joined race for CD7; won't officially decide until Wilcox formally resigns.

The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

S. AZ Ports of Entry Getting 170 Additional CBP Officers

About a month ago, U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, seven of his bipartisan congressional delegation colleagues requested more agents to staff Arizona's ports along border with Mexico.

AZ Supreme Court Explains Higher Campaign Contribution Limits

Justices on Arizona's highest court ruled in December 2013 that an increase in campaign contributions is allowable under a 1998 law.

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PHX Out from Possibilities to Host Next GOP Natl Convention

Gov. Jan Brewer says she is disappointed and that Arizona would have been a great place for event.

Senate Passes Latest Version of Budget, Veto Threats Arise

Officials with Gov. Jan Brewer’s office say unless the House and Senate make changes, a veto of the new spending plan is likely.

Legislature is in a special session on the budger

Senate Plans to Review House Changes to Proposed Budget

Arizona senators passed their package more than a week ago; plan to debate Tues. morning.

AZ Senate Oks Parts of House Budget Proposal, Reverses Others

Arizona Senate keeps $54M for child welfare programs; took away emergency dental funds for Medicaid expansion; may have final vote Mon. afternoon.

A map of the Arizona Congressional districts, as redrawn by the Arizona Independent redistricting commission in 2011 and approved by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012.

Pastor Endorses Maricopa Supervisor for His CD 7 Seat

U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor retires at end of term; says he wants Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox to be his successor.

4/10/12

Demand for Interpretation Grows in Pima County Courts

Interpreters provided services more than 11,000 times in 2013, nearly a 30 percent increase from fiscal year 2010-11.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, March 28, 2014

One-on-one talk with Republican Christine Jones about why she wants to be governor; a look at congressional races.

Voting Rights Groups Appealing Proof of Citizenship Enforcement

Judge approved federal election officials to help KS, AZ enforce state laws requiring new voters to document their US citizenship.

AZ House OKs Revised Budget Plan, Returns to Senate for Debate

Chamber's plan is at $9.23B, added more funding for child welfare, education; Senate's spending plan passed last week.

Legislature is in a special session on the budger

Tobin Wants Budget Vote, Despite Opposition from Fellow House GOP

AZ House Speaker Andy Tobin asks for final decision; a group of Republicans don't agree as they want more child welfare, education money in spending plan.

AZ Senate Committee OKs Virtual Fence Along Border

An amendment to House bill would allow Arizona to place high-tech radar and video sensors on 300 towers along 375 miles.

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