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Arizona Republican vice chairman calls for sterilizing poor women

Phoenix - The vice chairman of the Arizona Republican Party has resigned after advocating the forced sterilization of female welfare recipients on his weekly radio program.

Op-Ed: Bullets and burgers: make mine an Uzi

Kingman - Most vacation trips to the southwest end up in Vegas for gambling or Los Angeles for rides at Disneyland. In gun-happy America add stopping at a gun range.

Tim Tebow fulfills ill teenage girl's dream of meeting him

Scottsdale - Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow may be known for his superb athletic ability, but he has a bigger heart, proving that he is a man of great character.

Birth of rare 'geep' surprises petting zoo owner

Scottsdale - If you have never heard of a "geep", don't worry, neither did an Arizona woman, that is not until one of her ewes gave birth to one.

Reason for last week's botched Arizona execution still a mystery

Florence - An Arizona medical examiner said Monday that he could find no reason why a convicted murderer who was given a lethal injection last week took nearly two hours to die in a possible violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Desperate and alone, immigrant children to be housed in Dallas

Dallas - More than 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into Texas earlier this month are on their way to shelters in Dallas, Texas.

Mexican cartel caught smuggling weed in fake watermelons into USA

Tucson - Forget the Trojan Horse — it reportedly only fit 30 soldiers. But a drug cartel's watermelons? Let's just say they held enough weed to knock Wiz Khalifa out.

Arizona schools chief outed as troll who called poor 'lazy pigs'

Phoenix - Arizona's public schools chief has confessed to being a prolific Internet troll who posted harsh comments on various blogs, in one case calling poor Americans "lazy pigs."

Arizona man arrested for shooting the moon

Prescott Valley - Though a popular maneuver in hearts, the classic card game, very few people can claim to have taken the expression "shoot the moon" literally. An Arizona man was arrested Friday after doing just that.

Arizona has become 'dumping ground' for illegal immigrants

The illegals immigrants, mostly from Central America, cross the Rio Grande into Texas where they are soon picked up by the Border Patrol. Last year 154,453 immigrants were apprehended, up from the 97,762 caught in 2012.

Man seeking horse sex on Craigslist arrested

Phoenix - A Phoenix man is now in custody after having posted an ad in Craigslist with the heading "man-seeking-horse." In an undercover sting operation, police confirmed the man's intentions.

Powdered booze, overlooked by feds, gets banned

New York - A powder that turns water into booze has been banned from distribution and sale after initially being approved "in error" by federal regulators.

Op-Ed: 4 great camping destinations in Arizona

Arizona offers the intrepid outdoors enthusiast high adventure in one of the most environmentally diverse places on the planet.

Arizona not seeking ex-NFL player's extradition in rape case, for now

Arizona will not seek to extradite former standout professional football player Darren Sharper from California to face rape and drugging charges involving two women as a similar case against him in Los...

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson a big hit at Rangers game

Surprise - Super Bowl Champion Quarterback Russell Wilson switched uniforms and took the field as a Texas Ranger Monday, thrilling both football fans and baseball fans alike.

Arizona governor vetoes anti-gay law

Los Angeles - The governor of the US state of Arizona vetoed a controversial bill Wednesday that would have let businesses refuse to serve gays and lesbians for religious reasons.Triggering applause from gay rights groups, hardline Republican Jan Brewer said the mea...

Op-Ed: Arizona legislature's 10 worst bills of the 2010s

Phoenix - Among progressive circles near and far, Arizona is widely considered a laughing stock for many of the regressive bills drafted-- and sometimes passed-- by its Republican-controlled legislature.

Protests against Arizona bill legalizing anti-gay discrimination Special

Phoenix - Hundreds protested at Arizona's state capitol Friday after the state legislature approved a controversial bill allowing businesses to refuse service to any potential customers based on the owner's religious beliefs.

Adventures in Arizona

Adventure travel shows no signs of slowing down as a vacation option for those seeking an extreme adrenaline rush, to those looking to just to dabble in it and experience the thrill of trying something for the first time.

Arizona infestation of feral chihuahuas no laughing matter

Phoenix - In an article which opens with an attempt at humour, an online news portal reports on an alarming trend: apparently, an Arizona neighbourhood is being plagued by an unusually large number of feral chihuahuas.

Rogue Chihuahuas show teeth, terrorize Arizona town

Phoenix - The immigration question is once again at the forefront in Arizona, but this time the illegal aliens, originally from Mexico, are not people.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie booed at Super Bowl ceremony

New York - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was booed Saturday as he took the stage during the Super Bowl hand-off ceremony in Times Square. Some in the crowd booed, while at least one other heckler could be heard shouting: "we hate traffic, we hate traffic."

Arizona baseball fan plays for his hometown dream team Special

Tucson - Michael Hoard remembers sitting in the stands at Sancet Stadium as a child, cheering on the Arizona Wildcats baseball team.

Arizona inmates put on bread and water for desecrating flag

Bread and water punishment has been around since the French Revolution, in the 1820s, and was used for "troublemakers." Even then, the length of time a man was confined to this diet lasted no more than three days.

Democrat state lawmaker calls Arizona 'racist wasteland'

Seattle - A Washington state lawmaker and Seattle Seahawks fan upset over his NFL team's loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday took to Twitter and called the Grand Canyon State a "desert racist wasteland."

Three girls imprisoned in Tucson home for two years

Tucson - Three girls, ages 12, 13 and 17, were reportedly imprisoned in a Tucson, Ariz., home for two years. The mother, Sophia Richter, 32, and stepfather, Fernando Richter, 34, have both been arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail.

Arizona teen says Confederate flag on his truck led to hate crime

Goodyear - An 11th grader at Millennium High School in Arizona says school officials are violating his rights by banning him from school.

Boyfriend accidentally shoots and kills girlfriend while hugging

A 24-year-old Arizona woman was killed when she was accidentally shot by her boyfriend's gun while they embraced in a hug.

Flesh-eating drug Krokodil reported in Arizona

Medical authorities in Arizona have reported the arrival of a frightening flesh-eating drug that's sent two people to the hospital with horrific injuries.

Device warns patients of heart attack hours before it happens

A new device which can warn a patient of a potential heart attack hours ahead of time, possibly saving a life, is being tested in Arizona.
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Meg Morita  20  of Tucson  Arizona.
Meg Morita, 20, of Tucson, Arizona.
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County  Arizona speaking at the Tea Party Patriots American Policy Su...
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona speaking at the Tea Party Patriots American Policy Summit in Phoenix, Arizona, 25 February 2011
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The Kileys presented this bench to the Yuma  Arizona memorial for veterans  a special tourist site i...
The Kileys presented this bench to the Yuma, Arizona memorial for veterans, a special tourist site in the town of Yuma.
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Cake for one-year birthday celebration of 3 Bags in 2 Days. Nov. 14, 2010. Springdale, Ark.
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Authorities say three teen sisters were rescued after being held captive for two years in their Tucs...
Authorities say three teen sisters were rescued after being held captive for two years in their Tucson, Arizona home. The girls' stepfather and mother are in custody
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This sign is at the entrance of the Veterans Memorial Park in Yuma  Arizona.
This sign is at the entrance of the Veterans Memorial Park in Yuma, Arizona.
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The Boulders, Arizona
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A rare antique tribal mask, Kachina Hapota, circa 1910-1920, revered as a sacred ritual artifact by the Native American Hopi tribe in Arizona is displayed at the Drouot auction house in Paris before auction, December 9, 2013
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Peg Kearns is shown here in the offices of Tom Kiley  someone who has spent years as a counselor and...
Peg Kearns is shown here in the offices of Tom Kiley, someone who has spent years as a counselor and who is concerned about the plight of veterans.
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Jane Kiley is the owner of Hunter Employment Company that hires legal Mexican American immigrants.
Jane Kiley is the owner of Hunter Employment Company that hires legal Mexican American immigrants.
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A rare antique tribal mask  Kachina Hapota  circa 1910-1920  is displayed at the Drouot auction hous...
A rare antique tribal mask, Kachina Hapota, circa 1910-1920, is displayed at the Drouot auction house in Paris before auction, December 9, 2013
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Students wait for service at a Starbucvks food truck at the Arizona State Univ. campus in Tempe. The...
Students wait for service at a Starbucvks food truck at the Arizona State Univ. campus in Tempe. The food truck is the first of several being rolled out in the next few weeks by the giant coffee retailer.
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Cameron Read police mugshot
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A protest sign in downtown Los Angeles to protest Arizona's new immigration law
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This bench was contributed by Hunter Employment  a company owned by Tom Kiley  who is a veteran  pro...
This bench was contributed by Hunter Employment, a company owned by Tom Kiley, who is a veteran, provides services to veterans and helps people find jobs in the Yuma area.
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