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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
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.
Referendum to Overturn Election Changes Makes Ballot
Successful petition drive stops measures from taking effect until voters decide in 2014 general election.
AZ Week: Immigration Reform Back In Play
Three angles of immigration debate weigh on Obama's urging to Congress to revive comprehensive talks.
AZ Week: New American: 'I'm From Here Now'
Overcoming repression, war, refugee immigrants join ranks of US citizens in ceremonies this week.
Taking Oath for Citizenship: 'I Love This Country'
Small group at Tumacacori among 25,000 across nation this week celebrating US Citizenship Day.
AZ Won't Issue Licenses to Anyone Qualifying for Deferred Action
Change came after US District Court judge ruled in May that policy was likely 'discriminatory.'
New "Freedom to Marry" Campaign Launches
Coalition of civil rights organizations; year-long education effort planned, then possible ballot measure.
Grijalva Invites Congressional Border Caucus to Nogales
Ad hoc hearing on humanitarian, economic issues; tour of port of entry on agenda for Friday gathering.
Immigrant Interest in Commemoration of 'I Have a Dream' Speech
Civil rights 50 years ago, immigrant rights today: 'At core, we're talking about same thing,' advocate says.
AZ Week: Still a Dream, But Progress Has Been Made
Arizonans recall 50th anniversary of March on Washington with reflections on race relations, search for equality.
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