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Brewer vetoes aggressive panhandling bill

Brewer vetoes aggressive panhandling bill

PHOENIX — Arizona is going to be without a legally enforceable begging law for perhaps another year.

April 17, 2014 5:12 pmLoading…
Inmate faces new indictment in chemical attack NW of Tucson

Inmate faces new indictment in chemical attack NW of Tucson

A Tucson man serving 17 years in federal prison has been charged in a 27-count indictment in Pima County Superior Court.

April 09, 2014 5:00 pm
Judge rejects bid to delay new abortion rules in Arizona

Judge rejects bid to delay new abortion rules in Arizona

PHOENIX — New restrictions on drug-induced abortions will take effect this morning as had been scheduled.

April 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Federal judge in Tucson is asked to block abortion-drug restrictions

Federal judge in Tucson is asked to block abortion-drug restrictions

A state law regulating the use of drugs prescribed in medical abortions would put unfair obstacles in the paths of women seeking abortions, opponents of the law argued in federal court in Tucson on Wednesday.

March 26, 2014 5:00 pm Related Loading…

Laid-off Tucson workers win injunction in union fight

A group of workers who claim they were laid off from their jobs in retaliation for attempting to join a labor union scored a victory in federal court against their former employer.

March 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Abortion curb should take effect as scheduled April 1, state argues

Abortion curb should take effect as scheduled April 1, state argues

PHOENIX — An attorney for the state is asking a judge to rebuff a bid by abortion providers to prevent a new restriction  from taking effect as scheduled less than two weeks form now.

March 20, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Immigrant groups want court to prevent AZ harboring prosecutions

PHOENIX — Attorneys for immigrant-rights groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to rebuff a last-ditch attempt by the state to start prosecuting people for harboring and transporting those not in the country legally.

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Planned Parenthood fights impending limits on RU-486

Planned Parenthood fights impending limits on RU-486

PHOENIX — Planned Parenthood and a Tucson gynecologist are asking a federal judge to block new rules that will sharply restrict the ability to perform abortions using drugs instead of surgery.

March 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Homeless pick up legal victory against City

Homeless pick up legal victory against City

Organizers of a downtown homeless camp got a victory in court last week.

February 28, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Ariz. attorney wants judge to throw out gay marriage lawsuit

Ariz. attorney wants judge to throw out gay marriage lawsuit

PHOENIX — An attorney for the state wants a judge to throw out a bid by several gay couples, including one in Tucson, to allow them to marry.

February 25, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

Court dismisses challenge to Arizona congressional maps

PHOENIX — Arizona voters have a constitutional right to wrest control of drawing congressional boundaries from the Legislature, a federal court ruled late Friday.

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Ex-Tucson tax preparer sentenced to prison in false-claims case

Ex-Tucson tax preparer sentenced to prison in false-claims case

A former tax preparer was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison on Monday.

February 04, 2014 4:00 pm

Property owners fault U.S. firefighters for burned cabins and land

A deliberately set backfire, not the Bullock Fire, caused the damage in 2002, they contend

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Trial for drug kingpin's son moved to California

The son of a reputed Mexican drug boss will be tried in federal court in California on charges he conspired to smuggle drugs into the United States.

November 25, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…

Ex-state rep Daniel Patterson sues city and county

A former state lawmaker who represented the Tucson area has filed a lawsuit against the city of Tucson and Pima County.

November 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sells man gets 6.5 years for stabbing death

A Sells man convicted of stabbing a man to death in 2011 was sentenced to 6½ years in prison in federal court Monday.

November 19, 2013 4:15 pmLoading…

State seeks delay in Tohono O'odham casino hearing

PHOENIX — State officials are trying to delay a federal appellate court hearing on the question of whether the Tohono O’odham Nation can build a casino on the edge of Glendale.

November 18, 2013 6:20 pmLoading…

2 Border Patrol agents get prison for violating smugglers' rights

Two suspended Border Patrol agents have each been sentenced to 24 months in prison as a result of their convictions for civil rights offenses.

November 12, 2013 1:22 pm

Two Tucson men given prison time for fraud scheme

A Tucson real estate developer and a real estate agent were sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme.

September 24, 2013 2:15 pm

Anthony's co-owner gets a year for filing false tax return

The co-owner of an upscale Tucson restaurant was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison on a charge that she filed a false income tax return.

September 16, 2013 3:45 pm

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