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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

Lawyers in SB 1070 Challenge Suit Interviewing Arpaio in March

Maricopa sheriff's deposition will become part of lawsuit filed by civil rights groups against him, 15 top prosecutors in AZ's 15 counties.

AZ House Debate Religious Beliefs Justification Bill Thursday

Senate passed GOP-backed legislation Weds.; aims to expand rights of people to use beliefs in refusing service to LGBT people, others.

UPDATE: AZ Senate Passes Religious Beliefs Justification Bill

Legislation backed by Republicans would expand rights of people to assert their beliefs in refusing service to LGBT people, others.

AZ House Committee OKs Religious Beliefs Justification Bill

Originally approved by state Senate; opponents say it would allow for businesses to discriminate against gays, secular groups, other religions.

Martin Luther Kink, jr

MLK Day of Service Events Get Community Involved

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

Former NY Police Chief to Monitor Arpaio's Office for Racial Profiling

U.S. District Court ensuring Maricopa Sheriff's Office isn't making unconstitutional arrests.

AZ Senate Bill Would Allow People to Refuse Service to Gays

Initial approval of legislation that can potentially let businesses use religious beliefs as justification for such actions.

Martin Luther Kink, jr

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.

A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle on the American side of the border fence in Nogales, Ariz.

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.

Arizona applicants for Deferred Action for Deportation, in September 2012.

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.

DREAM students supporting education over deportation.

Proposal for Dreamers University Tuition Discount Rejected

Arizona Board of Regents deny it Thursday, saying it would not survive a legal challenge; Students not in the country legally have to pay out-of-state tuition rates.

Arpaio to Appeal Court-Appointed Monitor

Staff ordered to oversee sheriff's office, amid fed. judge's ruling of racial profiling allegations.

Voter Registration Case to Get December Hearing

Proof-of-citizenship sought on federal registration form to conform with state forms in Arizona, Kansas.

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