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Thomas: All issues tied to immigration

azcentral.com — A group of children shrieked with laughter in the park's fountains, providing a carefree backdrop to an Andrew Thomas news conference last week. As the former county attorney and Republican candidate for governor outlined his border-security plans for the assembled media, a young Hispanic boy slipped into the crowd of supporters, mostly older and White, arrayed behind Thomas.

Arizona Cardinals' chemistry class begins early

azcentral.com — Bank on this: Some time during the 2014 season, Carson Palmer and John Brown will connect on a spectacular play. Its roots will be a sunny week in mid-July when the all-important bond between quarterback and wide receiver began to take shape. The seeds of NFL success are planted in the offseason.

Federal civil suit says use of deadly force senseless and unjustified

azcentral.com — Nearly two years after her son was shot to death in Nogales by Border Patrol agents, Araceli Rodriguez heads to U.S. District Court in Tucson to find out who killed him. Twenty-two months after her son was shot to death in Nogales, Mexico, by one or more Border Patrol agents, Araceli Rodriguez is headed to court to find out who killed him.

Flood takes out border fence: A message from God?

azcentral.com — Those who see the hand of God in natural disasters can apply their interpretations to this: summer storms took down a section of border fence west of the Mariposa Port of Entry over the weekend. The flood took out 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel border fence, according to the Associated Press.
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Flood takes out border fence: A message from God? azc.cc/1rMuaXl via @azcentral

Jul 29, 2014

It's a message from God, @valdezlinda says. Floods take out a section of border fence: ow.ly/zHP7W

In Cardinals camp, pads are on - bring on the hits

Off-topic mailers about Justin Pierce insult voters

azcentral.com — The Arizona Free Enterprise Club has gobs of money, but no respect for the state's voters. The fliers it is stuffing into mailboxes play loose with the facts, which sadly is par for the course. The insult to the intelligence comes in fliers promoting Justin Pierce's stands on guns and border security - two issues a secretary of state will never deal with.

Catching up with Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie

azcentral.com — Sarah talks with Cards CB Antonio Cromartie, on his transition from the east coast, his family, his love of roller coasters and more.

Deadly border agent incidents cloaked in silence

archive.azcentral.com — ghost is haunting Nogales. His face stares out from shop windows. It is plastered on handbills and painted on walls under the shadow of the U.S.-Mexican border fence here.
Jul 29, 2014

This is our project on border force, including incidents in which US border agents fatally fired into Mexico: archive.azcentral.com/news/politics/…

Former Phoenix officer faces sex abuse allegation

azcentral.com — A former Phoenix police officer may face criminal charges and be stripped of his certification after a woman accused him of sexually abusing her. Phoenix has already paid $100,000 to the woman. A former Phoenix officer may be stripped of his certification and face a criminal charge after a woman said he used an on-duty courtesy ride as opportunity to sexually abuse her.
Jul 29, 2014

Former Phoenix officer faces sex abuse allegation after bogus frisk azc.cc/1mXkC41 via @azcentral

Tempe man with rifle arrested at Sky Harbor

azcentral.com — Police arrested a 54-year-old man who was spotted carrying a rifle over his shoulder on at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, according to police reports. Tempe resident Peter Steinmetz was booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of two counts of disorderly conduct for displaying a deadly weapon, according to Phoenix Police records.
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Director at Barrow Neurological Institute arrested with rifle at Sky Harbor azc.cc/1mWx3Nt via @azcentral

Jul 29, 2014

Time to get head examined @amybwang: @BarrowNeuro Director arrested w/ rifle at PHX Sky Harbor airport azc.cc/1mWx3Nt via @azcentral

Jul 29, 2014

Director at @BarrowNeuro arrested with rifle at PHX Sky Harbor airport: azc.cc/1mWx3Nt via @azcentral

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Director at Barrow Neurological Institute arrested with rifle at Sky Harbor azc.cc/1mWx3Nt via @azcentral

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APS wants to put free solar panels on 3,000 homes

azcentral.com — "This is an effort to reassure our customers that this is not the staid, old, stodgy utility company," said Daniel Froetscher, senior vice president of transmission, distribution and customers. Arizona Public Service Co.

Arizona Jazz Festival: Boyz II Men, New Edition vets

azcentral.com — "Uncle" Charlie Wilson, Boyz II Men and New Edition members Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant are among the headliners at the Arizona Jazz Festival, playing the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa the weekend of Oct. 24-26.

Arizona's first bitcoin machine broken by lightning strike

azcentral.com — The electricity in the air over Arizona's first bitcoin ATM proved too much for the machine, which was knocked out of commission after lightning struck Bookmans Entertainment Exchange in Tucson Friday said Brian Williams, founder of Javelin Investments LLC and the machine's owner and operator.

McCain, Flake introduce bill to stop Glendale casino

azcentral.com — U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona introduced a bill Monday to prohibit any new casinos in metropolitan Phoenix. The measure aims to stop a proposal by the Tohono O'odham Nation to build a major casino resort on its land less than two miles from Jobing.com Arena and University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.