What Maricopa County librarians heard was that 85 percent of customers arrive at the library with no particular title in mind. They want to browse. Trouble is, the Dewey Decimal System doesn't make browsing that easy.
It seems the Grand Canyon State has lately become as famous for its extremist politics as for its famous national park. Some Arizona residents say they've had enough, they're ready to leave Arizona. But they're not talking about moving to another state. They want to start a state of their own.
Arizona says our law is federal law, and we're going to enforce it. The state's sizable Latino population, about 30 percent of the total, legally and illegally here in the US, has said all along it's not so simple.
Despite recently losing authority over agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Tuesday that he will "continue to crack down on illegal immigration" by enforcing state laws.
The 287(g) provision has been one of the most controversial aspects of the immigration debate because of allegations that law enforcement officers use 287(g) authorization to investigate the immigration status of individuals who have not committed serious crimes.
Arizona Repubs didn't show up for a joint personal appearance by Sen. McCain and Pres. Bush. But Obama grassroots volunteers are ramping up for the general election long before any official Obama staffers arrive.