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Tucson Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Sanctuary City Proposal

In a major defeat for illegal alien advocates, voters in Tucson, Arizona overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to designate it at the state’s one and only “sanctuary city.” Tuscon voters on Tuesday resoundingly opposed an initiative, known as Proposition 205, that would have given sweeping protections to illegal aliens, and prohibit local law enforcement from working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...

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Fire Rips Across 7,000 Acres Of Arizona Land, Continues To Spread

A wildfire burning through parts of an Arizona forest forces several evacuations and has torn through 7,000 acres of land, according to the US Forest Service. The fire started with a lightning strike that hit a cellar July 14, 16 miles south of Prescott National Forest. The US Forest Service issued a “code red GO” alert Thursday, forcing residents of ...

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Arizona Drops Nike Investment After Betsy Ross Shoe Is Scrapped

Gov. Doug Ducey revealed on Tuesday that the state of Arizona will be withdrawing all of the financial incentives provided to Nike following the company’s decision to pull an American flag-themed sneaker it deemed offensive. “Today was supposed to be a good day in Arizona, with the announcement of a major [Nike] investment in Goodyear, [Arizona],” Ducey said. “And then ...

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Arizona Passes Resolution Proclaiming Porn A Public Health Crisis

Republican Arizona senators passed a resolution Monday calling pornography a public health crisis and pushing Arizonans to take action against the pornography epidemic. The resolution calls on the state of Arizona to recognize the perils of pornography and to educate people on pornography’s highly addictive qualities leading to dangerous sexual behavior, child pornography, violence, degradation, food disorders, the hypersexualization of ...

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Nogales Border Officers Seize Nearly $2.5 Million in Drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales Mariposa commercial crossing seized nearly $2.5 million in marijuana and methamphetamine weighing nearly 3,300 pounds since Tuesday. Officers referred a tractor-trailer being driven by a 35-year-old Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Mariposa commercial facility, Tuesday ...

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Mark Kelly Announces His Next Mission: US Senate Campaign In Arizona

Former astronaut Mark Kelly announced he’s “launching” a campaign for U.S. Senate in Arizona with a video addressing climate change, corporate money and more Tuesday. “I learned a lot about solving problems from being an engineer,” Kelly said in the video. “But what I learned from my wife is how you use policy to improve people’s lives. Arizonans are facing ...

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Incomplete Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Discovered in Nogales

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents and Mexican law enforcement discovered an incomplete illicit cross-border tunnel during a routine bi-national tunnel sweep Monday afternoon. The entry point was found submerged underwater along the international waterway channel constructed below both cities of Nogales. The tunnel was adjacent to the Port of Nogales, DeConcini Crossing and came to an abrupt ...

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Martha McSally Will Be Appointed To John McCain’s Seat

Arizona Republican Rep. Martha McSally will be appointed to John McCain’s former Senate seat after Republican Sen. Jon Kyl announced he would resign from the U.S. Senate at the end of December. Governor Doug Ducey, announced in a Tuesday statement that McSally will be taking the seat. This comes as McSally lost her Senate bid to Democratic Sen. Krysten Sinema in a ...

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Jon Kyl To Resign From US Senate At End Of December, McSally Favored to Replace

Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl will resign from the U.S. Senate at the end of December, he announced Friday. Kyl, who replaced Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain after his death, told The Arizona Republic that he will be leaving office on Dec. 31, when the legislative calendar ends. He said he agreed to finish working until the 115th Congress concluded, ...

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Christian artists could face jail time for their views

The Arizona Supreme Court is set to hear the case of two artists who say creating custom artwork for same-sex weddings would go against their religious values. Co-owners of Brush & Nib Studio told ‘Fox & Friends’ Thursday about their challenge to Phoenix’s non-discrimination ordinance. Joanna Duka and business partner Breanna Koski filed a pre-emptive lawsuit in Arizona state court hoping ...

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GOP Audits Elections Office In County That Swung To Democrats

The Arizona Republican Party will conduct an independent audit of the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office after three statewide Republican candidates who initially led on election night saw their races swing the other way as outstanding ballots were counted.

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Border Wall Contract Awarded in Arizona

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has awarded a contract to construct up to 32 miles of Primary Pedestrian Replacement Wall in Arizona, within the U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma and Tucson sectors. The project was funded with CBP’s Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations.  The contract for this project was awarded on November 13, ...

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Arizona Border Patrol Arrests More Than 650 Illegal Aliens Last Two Days

YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Yuma Sector apprehended 654 illegal aliens most being family units or unaccompanied juveniles from Guatemala, who surrendered themselves to agents on Monday and Tuesday. The groups were primarily Guatemalan nationals, not believed to be associated with the large caravan being monitored traveling through Mexico at this time.  The groups illegally entered on ...

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