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AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, February 28, 2014

A look at Gov. Brewer's veto of SB 1062; Tucson Mayor Rothschild's State of the City address.

AZ Week: 'SB 1062 Slap in Face to Many Arizonans'

Painfully ironic to have this type of legislation introduced on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act, says founding director of ASU's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy .

AZ Week: Opposing Sides Debate Good, Bad of Vetoed SB 1062

Supporter says bill could have 'helped gay community;' opponent says it would hurt state's reputation.

Advances Made, LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Remains

Transgender Pima County lawyer says situation even more difficult for trans people; most states including AZ don't have laws protecting LGBTQ people in workplace.

Play Depicts Tragedy That Helped Ignite Civil Rights Movement

Violent 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till is now a one-act play currently onstage at the Tucson Symphony Center.

Brewer Vetoes Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Bill would have allowed business owners to deny service to gay people based on 'sincerely held' belief.

Tucson Bakery Owner: My Beliefs Don't Belong in My Business

Sonya Books is against SB 1062 and says she has strong religious beliefs but would still bake for gay wedding.

Pressure Builds on Brewer to Veto Religious Freedom Bill

Her top political adviser joins long bipartisan list of politicians, businesses, rights groups in calling for rejection.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Awaits Brewer's Decision

Business leaders, faith based community in Tucson urging governor's veto; most GOP legislators support bill.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, February 21, 2014

Bill allows business owners to deny service to gays based on religious beliefs; Tucson City Council tries to balance budget.

Bill Allowing Businesses Deny Service to LGBT, Others Passes

AZ House gives final approval to legislation letting people assert religious beliefs; opponents say it is discriminatory

MLK Day of Service Events Get Community Involved

Americorps teams, politicians, students among those reaching out in spirit of civil rights lesader's life.

Tucsonans Prepare to Honor MLK Legacy by Serving Community

On Jan. 20 various local nonprofits will set up service projects to commemorate civil rights leader in national holiday.

Border Patrol Violates Rights at Checkpoints, ACLU Claims

It files complaint over incidents of what it calls illegal questioning, searches at Southern AZ checkpoints.

Supreme Court Rejects AZ's 20-Week Abortion Ban

State had appealed lower court ruling blocking law; opponents say 2012 legislation violated women's rights.

NPR: Half-Million Eligible for Deferred Deportation Yet to Apply

Numbers have slowed to trickle after hundreds of thousands applied in early months of program.

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