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West Central Tribune
David O. Johnson
Kathleen H. Diederich
Donna G. R. Gilman
September 15, 2010
Commentary: The nativism binge will continue in Arizona's heat
PHOENIX -- Arizona has spent the last several months binging on a cocktail of nativism and fear with a splash of political expediency. Now comes the hangover. It has been several weeks since I was last in the nation's fifth-largest city as part of the media contingent that descended...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
August 11, 2010
U.S. marshall: Escaped Arizona inmate could be in North Dakota
One of the fugitives who escaped from an Arizona prison and is suspected of killing an elderly couple while on the lam could be in North Dakota,...
August 11, 2010 - 9:25am
August 10, 2010
Escaped Arizona inmate could be in North Dakota, U.S. marshals say
One of the fugitives who escaped from an Arizona prison and is suspected of killing an elderly couple while on the lam could be in North Dakota, according to the U.S.
August 10, 2010 - 7:54pm
July 6, 2010
AP Source: Feds suing to stop Ariz. immigrant law
PHOENIX (AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department is filing a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's tough new law targeting illegal immigrants. The planned lawsuit was confirmed to The Associated Press by a Justice Department official with knowledge of the plans. The...
July 6, 2010 - 10:54am
June 29, 2010
Letter: Uphold immigration laws
I see now that the Obama administration is planning on suing the state of Arizona over the recently passed legislation (Arizona SB 1070) requiring police officers to check the immigration status of any person that they have contact with and suspect that they may be an illegal alien. Arizona...
June 29, 2010 - 12:00am
June 10, 2010
Commentary: Arizona's declining image
SAN DIEGO -- Several weeks ago, after a column critical of President Obama, a woman wrote to say that she agreed with me.
June 10, 2010 - 12:00am
June 8, 2010
Commentary: Arizona's immigration law: A rebuttal to a bad law
June 8, 2010 - 12:00am
June 3, 2010
Gov. Brewer says she, Obama agree to work together
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she and President Barack Obama have agreed to try to work together on a solution to the nation's immigration and border security woes. Brewer also says Obama assured her that most of the 1,200 National Guard troops he is sending to...
June 3, 2010 - 2:04pm
May 7, 2010
Letter: Compliments to Arizona
I'd like to give a compliment to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for signing the law that allows state and local law enforcement to question people on their immigration status if they have reason to believe that they may be in the U.S. illegally. It is also a state crime in Arizona to be...
May 7, 2010 - 12:00am
May 1, 2010
Drug smugglers suspected in attack on Ariz. deputy
PHOENIX (AP) -- Law officers backed by helicopters hunted gunmen in Arizona's desert early today after a sheriff's deputy was wounded by suspected marijuana smugglers, officials said.
May 1, 2010 - 10:30am
Cartoon by Bruce Beattie
May 1, 2010 - 12:00am
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
May 1, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
Arizona deputy shot; illegal immigrants suspected
PHOENIX (AP) -- A sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded Friday after encountering a group of suspected illegal immigrants who apparently had been hauling bales of marijuana along a major smuggling corridor in the Arizona desert -- a violent episode that comes amid a heated national...
April 30, 2010 - 11:15pm
October 14, 2009
Commentary: A sheriff who is off the rails
SAN DIEGO -- Joe Arpaio, who calls himself "America's toughest sheriff," has gone rogue. Consumed by ego, accused of racial profiling, and running roughshod over the federal government, this incurable media hound is flirting with another title: "outlaw." The Obama administration...
October 14, 2009 - 12:00am
February 2, 2009
Steelers win Super Bowl
February 2, 2009 - 12:00am