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AZ sheriff Joe Arpaio faces contempt charge in profiling case

Phoenix - Controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio began the first part of a four-day hearing on Tuesday that may result in fines and damage him politically and in terms of his credibility.

Op-Ed: Arizona veto makes life easier for gays, lesbians and straights

We should be thankful — thank God if you like — that the grotesque bill the Arizona legislature passed was vetoed today by Gov. Jan Brewer (R). She chastised her own party in doing so and saved the citizens of her state, all of them, from chaos.

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.

Judge: Arizona free to fully enforce its immigration laws

Phoenix - Tuesday, an Arizona judge ruled that police can enforce the state's immigration laws. The Obama administration sued the state over the law that Arizona officials say is nearly the same as federal law.

Jan Brewer asks Supreme Court to reverse same-sex couple benefits

Phoenix - After the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit prevented Arizona from implementing a law barring same-sex partners of state employees from their partners' health benefits, Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has requested that the Supreme Court overturn the ruling.

Homeland Security: Border Patrol should 'evacuate' or 'hide'

Phoenix - The Department of Homeland Security, headed by Janet Napolitano, has instructed armed Border Patrol professionals to run or hide if they encounter an "active shooter."

New Arizona law cuts all funding to Planned Parenthood

Phoenix - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill banning providers of abortion services such as Planned Parenthood from receiving funding through the state.

Op-Ed: Lying your way to big-time book sales the Jan Brewer way

Phoenix - She felt "threatened." It was a "tense" situation. It helped her book sales. Yes, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is quite the little story teller.

Gabrielle Giffords announces resignation from Congress

Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has announced she will step down from Congress this week, in a video posted on Facebook and YouTube today.

National Guard troops prepare to deploy along Arizona border

Phoenix - On Monday, the first deployment of National Guard troops will begin arriving along the porous Arizona border separating the United States and northern Mexico. With border violence on the rise, area residents await troop arrivals with measured optimism.

Rioting, violence, mar protests of Arizona immigration laws

In some cities around America this past weekend, peaceful protests against Arizona's strict new immigration laws degenerated into rioting and even violence against counter-protesters. Many were also arrested, including Rep. Lius Gutierrez (D-IL).

Arizona governor signs controversial bill into effect

Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed a controversial law into effect Friday that is aimed at cracking down on illegal immigrants.

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