-Tucson Sector arrests at border fall 40 percent last year
Sat, Nov 5, 2011Immigration
NOGALES - The number of illegal immigrants arrested by the Border Patrol in the Tucson Sector fell by more than 40 percent last year, a significant drop that indicates illegal immigration has slowed considerably in Arizona.

Tags: Janet Napolitano, Tucson, Border security, John McCain

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Thousands gather for Ariz. girl's funeral
Thu, Jan 13, 2011US Congress
Yahoo.comBy Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. – The casket for Christina Taylor Green seemed too small to hold the grief and despair of the 2,000 mourners who packed into St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Thursday to say goodbye to the 9-year-old girl whose life began and ended with Read More

Tags: Arizona, Tucson Tragedy, Christina Taylor Green, Victims

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President and Mrs. Obama to visit Tucson on Wednesday for mass shooting memorial event
Tue, Jan 11, 2011President
Tucson Citizenby Carolyn Classenfrom UANews “President Obama will speak at a memorial event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 to support and remember victims of the mass shooting in Tucson, and to lift the spirits of those who have been personally affected by this tragedy.”

Tags: Barack Obama, POTUS, Tucson Tragedy, Memorial

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Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Vitriol in Politics
Mon, Jan 10, 2011US Congress
New York TimesBy Carl Hulse and Kate ZernikeWASHINGTON — The shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others at a neighborhood meeting in Arizona on Saturday set off what is likely to be a wrenching debate over anger and violence in American politics.While the exact motivations of the suspect in the Read More

Tags: Arizona, Tucson Tragedy, Gabrielle Giffords, Jared Lee Loughner

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Gabrielle Giffords shooting aftermath may mean changes
Mon, Jan 10, 2011US Congress
Arizona RepublicBy Ronald J. HansenBarely a day after the rampage outside Tucson, possible policy changes stemming from the massacre started to emerge as well as charges that the shootings are being politicized.U.S. Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pa., said he intends to introduce legislation that would treat potentially threatening language against members Read More

Tags: Arizona, Gabreille Giffords, Tucson Tragedy,

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Arizona ethnic studies ban reignites discrimination battle
Wed, May 19, 2010Immigration
Arizona RepublicBy Emily Gersema TUCSON - The ethnic-studies program targeted for elimination under a new state law was itself created to help resolve a race-discrimination lawsuit against Tucson public schools.The program has long drawn fire from critics, most significantly state Superintendent Tom Horne, who says it provokes racism and wants Read More

Tags: Arizona, Tucson, Etnic-studies programs

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Arizona governor signs bill banning ethnic studies
Thu, May 13, 2010Immigration
Raw StoryAssociated Press Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure.State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the bill for years, said he believes the Tucson school district's Mexican-American studies Read More

Tags: Arizona, Jan Brewer, Tom Horne, Tucson School District

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Tucson council suing Ariz. over immigration law
Wed, May 5, 2010Immigration
Arizona RepublicAssociated Press TUCSON - The Tucson City Council has voted to sue Arizona and try to overturn its new immigration law.The law requires local and state law enforcement officers to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally.Mayor Bob Walkup says much Read More

Tags: Tucson Arizona, Mayor Bob Walkup, Councilman Stev Kozachik

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Running for Our Lives: Victory for Ethnic Studies
Tue, Jul 7, 2009Education
New America MediaCommentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli RodriguezTUCSON -- A grueling spiritual run from Tucson to Phoenix in defense of ethnic studies—in 110-plus-degree heat—culminated in a resounding victory in front of Arizona’s state Capitol.The victory, however, had already taken place when the 50 runners, after completing nearly 120 miles, were greeted Read More

Tags: Ethnic studies, Tom Horne, Arizona S.B. 1069, Eloy, Tucson

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Bill aims to rid TUSD of ethnic studies
Mon, Jun 15, 2009Education
Arizona StarPHOENIX — A Tucson lawmaker and the state's schools chief are moving to make ethnic studies in the Tucson Unified School District illegal. If a bill set for a hearing in the state Legislature next week is approved, the city's largest school district would have to get rid of Read More

Tags: Ethnic chauvinism, Tom Horne, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tucson Unified School District

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