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Annual Count Shows Steady Decrease in Area Homelessness

Volunteers found 1,380 people experiencing homelessness the night before the January survey.

Congressman Grijalva Opposes Both Proposed Immigration Bills

The Arizona Democrat says it legislation would decrease legal immigration by nearly 30 percent.

Pima Supervisors Reject Taxes for Road Repairs, Plan to Ask Voters

After voting down a property and a sales tax, the board asked county staff to prepare language for a bond issue for the November ballot.

Gubernatorial Candidate Bennett Wants Armed Teachers and Cops in Schools

The Republican former secretary of state unveils school safety plan.

Ducey: Immigration Reform Needs to be Addressed

Congress is expected to take on two immigration bills this week.

How Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy Leads to Family Separation

A discussion with Arizona Republic border reporter Rafael Carranza about how the law is enforced.

Tohono O'odham Leaders See Chance for Improved Ties With Federal Law Enforcement

The tribe's land spans both Arizona and Mexico, adding complexity to its relationship with the political border.

Judge: Ousted Arizona Lawmaker Can Run for State Senate

Ruling over question of former Rep. Don Shooter's residence.

Pima Supervisors to Vote on Grants Targeting Illegal Immigration, Drug Trafficking

The board is considering more than $2 million in federal funding for the sheriff's department, including Operation Stonegarden.

Sessions Cites Bible to Defend Separating Immigrant Families

Last month, the attorney general announced a "zero tolerance" policy that any adult who enters the country illegally is criminally prosecuted.

Local Officials Condemn Policy Separating Undocumented Families

Office holders from six different government bodies gathered to voice opposition to the Trump administration policy.

Ryan Paints Rosy Scenario on Immigration; Details to Come

Potential legislation still has to make its way through difficult negotiations between conservatives and moderates.

Pima County Supervisors OK TUSD Desegregation Tax Plan, Defying Legislature

County plans to leave tax as a part of its primary property tax, bucking recently passed law.

Arizona Democrats Call for Special Legislative Session

Four senators want another look at block grant money and gun laws.

Jeff Sessions Blocks Access to Asylum for Those Fleeing Domestic Violence

The attorney general overruled a 2016 case, saying people must also prove the government did not or could not protect them.

Taking a Trip to "Bundyville"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Legal battles on the border over the separation of families; and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman talks about life, death, and having fun in between.

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