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UPDATE: No Felony Charges For TSA Groping Incident

Posted 09.18.2011 | Denver

Prosecutors have decided they will not press felony charges against a woman accused of groping a female Transportation Security Agent. Longmont re...

When Government and Business Get It Really Right -- Together

Steve Leveen | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

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.

Naked Woman On Park Bench Allegedly Wanted To 'Cool Off'

Posted 10.19.2011 | Weird News

Next time Susan Pollock needs to cool off, she should head to a nude beach instead of the city park. The 44-year-old woman was charged with indece...

When War is Peace and 'Secure Communities' Means 'Deportation': Orwell as Advisor to the President

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Pablo Alvarado

While George Bush was advised by Dick Cheney, it seems like President Obama has been reading 1984.

The Great State Of Baja Arizona? "Not Everyone In Arizona Is An Extremist"

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

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.

Joe Arpaio Holds 'American Idol'-Style Caroling Contest For Inmates

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"America's Toughest Sheriff," Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County, set up a reality TV-style contest for the holidays this year, encouraging priso...

Is Obama an Accomplice in Arizona's Human Rights Crisis?

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pablo Alvarado

The president has ramped up policies that created the conditions for 1070's passage. If he doesn't act to reign them in, any gains made among Latino voters will be castles in the sand.

Immigration Insider | Election Day: Dirty Dozen, March to the Polls

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Check out America's Voice’s new weekly resource, "Immigration Insider," which takes an in-depth look at immigration politics. SUBSCRIBE to receive I...

SB1070 and Arizona

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

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.

Arizona's Axis of Hysteria

John Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Dougherty

Neither member of the Axis of Hysteria will be satisfied until they've installed a Republican police state that will round up millions of undocumented migrants across the country and expel them.

Arizona Immigration Law: Painful Lessons From Oklahoma

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

op-ed originally published April 28, 2010 in Christian Science Monitor In late 2007, Oklahoma legislators enacted what was then the nation's toughes...

Spice: Or How To Get Legally High In America

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Andrew Gallo | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Produced by HuffPost's College Reporting Team Will -- who asked that his last name be redacted for his own safety -- is a sophomore at Arizona State ...

Sheriff Arpaio Incites Widespread Anger for implicating Judges In Alleged Conspiracy

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Under the bleating headline, "Is there no one who will stand up to Thomas, Arpaio?" the Arizona Republic Editorial Board pleaded this week for the governor and attorney general to step in...

Sheriff Arpaio Subject of Federal Grand Jury Inquiry

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

[Sheriff] Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas angered many in the legal community when they filed a federal RICO (racketeering) lawsuit against many of their political opponents...

AZ Sheriff Plans to Bus "Illegals" to the Border after DHS Authority Revoked

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

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.

"Toughest Sheriff in America" Stripped of ICE Agent Status

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

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.

AZ Politician Arrested on 93 Felony Charges, Allegedly Used Campaign Funds as Personal Slush Fund

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

According to the official statement from MCSO, Stapley's response when picked up by officers was, "You've got to be kidding me."

Detention Retention

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

Maria del Carmen Garcia-Martinez recently emerged from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement holding cell in Arizona with her arm broken and her hand covered in blue ink.

Protesters Take On America's Toughest Sheriff (VIDEO)

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Saturday, thousands of protesters walked the streets of Phoenix to air their displeasure with America's toughest sheriff, whose crackdown on the ci...

Mexican Drug Cartels' Turf War May Be Spreading To Arizona

International Herald Tribune | Randal C. Archibold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHOENIX: The raging drug war among cartels in Mexico and their push to expand operations in the United States has led to a wave of kidnappings, shooti...

Obama Grassroots Spreading In McCainland

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

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.