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Court guts Arizona immigration law

Court guts Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday struck down most of Arizona's tough illegal alien law, which the Obama administration said usurped the federal government's role.
Obama's birthplace a ballot issue in Arizona

Obama's birthplace a ballot issue in Arizona

PHOENIX, May 21 (UPI) -- Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said President Obama may not be on the state's ballot if Hawaii doesn't verify his birth certificate.
Arizona Gov. Brewer vetoes online education bill

Arizona Gov. Brewer vetoes online education bill

PHOENIX, May 15 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill which would have made broad changes to the state's online education system, officials say.
Arizona abortion-services bill approved

Arizona abortion-services bill approved

PHOENIX, May 5 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill that bans state and local authorities from contracting with organizations that provide abortion services.

Arizona gov. vetoes guns on public grounds

PHOENIX, April 18 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a second effort to pass legislation allowing people to carry guns in public buildings, saying the proposal needs wider support.
Do Arizona, Obamists even like each other?

Do Arizona, Obamists even like each other?

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- With so many major decisions ready to drop at the U.S. Supreme Court before the justices rise for their summer recess in late June, it's easy to forget that one of the biggest disputes, the Obama administration's challenge to Arizona's stringent immigration law, has yet to be heard.
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Arizona House passes abortion bill

PHOENIX, April 11 (UPI) -- The Arizona House has approved a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and it is now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer.

Ariz. gov panned for Obama finger-wagging

PHOENIX, March 26 (UPI) -- Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer received more than 12,000 messages from people across the country since she was seen wagging her finger at the president, her office said.
States, courts and the illegal alien disaster

States, courts and the illegal alien disaster

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- As the nation hurtles toward what promises to be a hotly contested presidential election this fall, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case this spring and render a decision by late June that would thrust illegal immigration back into the headlines, and possibly into the campaigns.
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Judge blocks law against day laborers

Judge blocks law against day laborers

PHOENIX, March 1 (UPI) -- A federal judge has blocked Arizona from enforcing a legal provision aimed at preventing day laborers from looking for jobs outside retail centers.
Santorum calls Dems: Vote against Romney

Santorum calls Dems: Vote against Romney

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Rick Santorum's campaign urged Democrats to vote against Mitt Romney in the Michigan Republican primary Tuesday, a move a Romney spokesman termed shameful.

Immigration battle still on for Ariz. gov

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said she wasn't dissing President Obama when she turned down his dinner invitation to the members of the Governors Conference.

Arizona considers funding border militia

PHOENIX, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The sponsor of a bill to establish a so-called state guard in Arizona says it is a necessary step in controlling out-of-control illegal immigration.
Obama, Gov. Brewer exchange tense words in Ariz.

Obama, Gov. Brewer exchange tense words in Ariz.

PHOENIX, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday an awkward meeting between him and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was "not a big deal."
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to resign

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to resign

TUCSON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in a mass shooting in Tucson last January, announced Sunday she is retiring from Congress.
Texting ban passes Arizona Senate

Texting ban passes Arizona Senate

PHOENIX, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Arizona legislators are moving toward a ban on cellphone use for drivers with learner's permits or new licenses, officials say.

Arizona to process pot license forms

PHOENIX, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The governor of Arizona Friday lifted a hold on the processing of applications for medical-marijuana dispensaries in the state.
Salazar protects 1M acres from mining

Salazar protects 1M acres from mining

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- More than 1 million acres of public lands near the Grand Canyon will be protected from new mining claims for 20 years, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.

Ariz. governor's lawsuit thrown out

PHOENIX, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. District Court judge threw out an unusual suit by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer asking to clarify the state's recent medical marijuana law, officials say.

Bill could allow guns on Arizona campuses

PHOENIX, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- An Arizona lawmaker says he worked with gun lobbyists to change the language in a bill, vetoed by the governor, to let people carry guns at public universities.
Arizona, Texas and healthcare reform

Arizona, Texas and healthcare reform

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The challenge to Arizona's stringent illegal alien law accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court last week is just the tip of the spear in the much larger battle over federalism, which pits the rights of the states against the concentration of federal power.

Judge tosses suit to block day of prayer

PHOENIX, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Arizona has ruled against a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's declaration of an official day of prayer as unconstitutional.

Ariz. court reinstates redistricting head

PHOENIX, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The Arizona Supreme Court says it has reinstated Colleen Mathis as head of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
Ariz. gov: I can fire redistricting chair

Ariz. gov: I can fire redistricting chair

PHOENIX, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she has the right to remove the independent chairwoman of the state's redistricting panel and the panel cannot challenge the move.

Judge dismisses Arizona immigration suit

PHOENIX, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A federal judge dismissed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's lawsuit in which she said the Obama administration failed to enforce immigration laws or secure the border.
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