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Investigators recreating time line before 19 firefighters died

Investigators recreating time line before 19 firefighters died

PRESCOTT, Ariz., July 4 (UPI) -- Investigators examining the deaths of 19 elite Arizona firefighters in the Yarnell Hill fire should have an initial report by the weekend, the team's lead said.
Yarnell, Ariz., wildfire 8 percent contained

Yarnell, Ariz., wildfire 8 percent contained

YARNELL, Ariz., July 2 (UPI) -- Arizona fire officials said Tuesday they had begun investigating how 19 elite firefighters were killed in the Yarnell Hill fire, which was 8 percent contained.
Firefighters killed in Yarnell Hill fire identified

Firefighters killed in Yarnell Hill fire identified

YARNELL, Ariz., July 1 (UPI) -- The federal government Monday was in the process of taking command of Arizona's deadly Yarnell Hill fire from the state, officials said.

Gov. Jan Brewer calls Arizona Legislature into special session

PHOENIX, June 11 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called the Legislature into special session late Tuesday to deal with Medicaid expansion and complete a 2014 budget.

Medicaid expansion hits GOP wall in some U.S. states

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- As state legislatures prepare to adjourn for the summer, a handful of Republican-controlled statehouses are embroiled in tough battles over expanding Medicaid.

Arizona defends statute in SB 1070 law

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 (UPI) -- The state appeal of a statute of Arizona's controversial immigration law, enjoined in September by a federal court, began in San Francisco Tuesday.

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Gov. Brewer sets push to expand Medicaid

Gov. Brewer sets push to expand Medicaid

PHOENIX, March 13 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has unveiled a proposal to expand Medicaid to 400,000 more people that faces opposition within her own Republican Party.
N.J. to use U.S. money to expand Medicaid

N.J. to use U.S. money to expand Medicaid

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Gov. Chris Christie, a sharp critic of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, says he wants New Jersey to get federal dollars to expand Medicaid after all.
Fla. U-turn: Yes to Obama Medicaid option

Fla. U-turn: Yes to Obama Medicaid option

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Scott, a sharp critic of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, says he wants Florida to participate in an optional part of the law after all.

Emergency declared in Navajo water crisis

PHOENIX, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Water shortages, caused by water pipes damaged by cold temperatures, have provoked emergency orders by Arizona's governor and the Navajo Nation's president.

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Arizona reconsiders license ban

PHOENIX, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Arizona lawmakers are reviewing a state law that denies driver's licenses to young people who recently received immigration relief and work permits.
States love or hate gun control proposals

States love or hate gun control proposals

As the U.S. Congress becomes officially involved in the debate on gun violence and gun control, people are lining up on both sides of the intertwined issues, saying something must be done to protect the citizenry and the Second Amendment from attack.

Brewer speech largely ignored by governors

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer delivered a brief keynote address at the Western Governors Association, though just two of her 19 colleagues showed up to hear it.

Ariz. governor 'not surprised' by lawsuit

PHOENIX, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said she was "not surprised" by a lawsuit filed against her over an order to deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Lawsuit challenges Ariz. immigration order

PHOENIX, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- An order denying Arizona driver's licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for federal deferred action is unconstitutional, a lawsuit filed Thursday said.

Asian-American questions Ariz. law SB1070

PHOENIX, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- An American citizen of Chinese and Spanish descent says he has learned Latinos are not the only ones affected by Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 immigration law.
Judge lifts Arizona immigration injunction

Judge lifts Arizona immigration injunction

PHOENIX, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A federal judge has given Arizona the go-ahead to enforce the "show me your papers" provision of its immigration law, the state said.
Ruling lets police check legal status

Ruling lets police check legal status

PHOENIX, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A federal judge has turned down a request for an injunction against the so-called "show-me-your-papers" provision of a controversial Arizona law.

Critics: License order violates state law

PHOENIX, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The governor of Arizona violated state law, critics say, by refusing to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants given work status by President Obama.
1.7M line up for deportation deferral

1.7M line up for deportation deferral

CHICAGO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Some 1.7 million young illegal immigrants sought information on a deportation deferral program that would grant them two-year work permits, U.S. officials said.

Woman freed from prison after 49 years

PERRYVILLE, Ariz., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Betty Smithey, America's longest-serving female inmate, was freed by the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency after serving 49 years for murder, officials said.
Suits expected over Ariz. immigration law

Suits expected over Ariz. immigration law

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Law enforcement officials say they expect a litigious period in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's split ruling on Arizona's immigration law.
Obama: Congress must act on immigration

Obama: Congress must act on immigration

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- President Obama said he is pleased with Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision gutting most of Arizona's anti-illegal alien law, but Congress now has to act.
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