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The seemingly never-ending fight over guns on college and university campuses is back again. Arizona gun rights advocates want students to be able to carry guns, but colleges and universities are opposed.
Jan. 21, 2022
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An Indigenous woman facing federal charges for blocking construction of former President Trump’s border wall in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument was found not guilty on religious freedom grounds.
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Jan. 19, 2022
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The Tempe Police Department has recommended charges against former Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan after an incident at his home earlier this month.
Jan. 19, 2022
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Human rights organizations in Mexico are asking the International Criminal Court to investigate and prosecute what they call crimes against humanity perpetrated or ignored by the Mexican state.
Jan. 13, 2022
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The agreement will allow state troopers to patrol and respond to emergencies on the reservation.
Jan. 13, 2022
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A high-crime corridor in Phoenix is getting extra attention. The City Council will consider a pilot project to devote more resources along 27th Avenue.
Jan. 12, 2022
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Though many cities have announced efforts to step up training and focus on mental health issues, it can still be a challenge. To better understand what challenges departments are facing, The Show spoke with Amanda Stamps, a longtime Mesa police officer and program coordinator for the department’s Crisis Intervention Team.
Jan. 12, 2022
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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday for a pair of cases that asked whether the government should be allowed to detain non-citizens indefinitely.
Jan. 11, 2022
Border wall
This month, CBP released an interactive document showing how rugged border wilderness in the counties, most of which is public land, has been impacted by the Trump administration’s 30-foot steel border wall.
Jan. 11, 2022
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The town of Queen Creek has launched its own police force after decades of using the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
Jan. 11, 2022
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The area in northern Sonora has seen regular flare-ups of extreme violence in recent years.
Jan. 7, 2022
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Officials with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo this week to provide training meant to help counter cross-border gun trafficking.
Jan. 6, 2022
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A Tucson police officer who shot and killed a man in a motorized wheelchair last year has been fired. Former Tucson Police Department Chief Chris Magnus first moved to fire Officer Ryan Remington days after the incident, saying his use of deadly force violated the department’s policies.
Jan. 5, 2022
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Federal prosecutors have agreed to a plea deal with a defendant charged in an international cactus trafficking scheme in northern Arizona.
Jan. 5, 2022
Border wall
State Sen. Wendy Rogers wants to appropriate $700 million in state funds to pay for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. She didn’t respond to questions about where construction would take place or how the cost could be justified.
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Jan. 3, 2022
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As hundreds of asylum seekers from Haiti continue to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border, aid groups say they're running out of resources to help.
Dec. 30, 2021
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Police say they have arrested a man in connection with the vandalism of a Tucson synagogue and are investigating an unrelated attack on a local mosque.
Dec. 30, 2021
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The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is directing its deputies to increase patrols on U.S. Route 93 near the community of Congress, and DPS in recent months has conducted special enforcement details.
Dec. 25, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Transportation will assign nearly 140 sworn officers and other state workers to a Department of Public Safety task force for commercial vehicle enforcement, state officials said.
Dec. 24, 2021
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Arrested on suspicion of bank fraud and plotting to launder money, a Phoenix police officer recently quit her job before the department could fire her. Toni Richardson has pleaded not guilty to crimes that federal prosecutors say are part of a multimillion-dollar lending scheme involving at least eight others.
Dec. 22, 2021

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