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Sheriff Arpaio disbands squad targeting immigrant ID theft

azcentral.com — An Arizona sheriff known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.

Dreamers can apply to drive Monday

azcentral.com — Young immigrants known as dreamers will be able to begin applying for driver's licenses on Monday, according to a court ruling handed down Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge David G. Campbell. Campbell issued a preliminary injunction ordering Arizona to stop denying driver's licenses to young immigrants known as dreamers.

LIVE: Phoenix Police Chief Garcia discusses 'no-confidence vote'

azcentral.com — Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia will speak about the "no-confidence vote" and his future as the chief of police for the city of Phoenix.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @12News: WATCH NOW: Phoenix Police Chief Garcia discusses 'no-confidence vote' ow.ly/G8waQ

Dec 18, 2014

azcentral: Phoenix Police Chief Garcia discusses 'no-confidence vote' at 3 p.m. vbs.cm/H0hPW0

Dec 18, 2014

LIVE: @PhoenixPolice #ChiefGarcia discusses 'no-confidence vote' azc.cc/16wGHG4 via @azcentral @12news #Phx

Flake, McCain disagree on new U.S.-Cuba policy

azcentral.com — Arizona's two Republican U.S. senators took opposing views Thursday on the historic U.S. agreement with Cuba that restores full diplomatic relations with the Communist-led country. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who traveled to Cuba early Wednesday and returned with released American contractor Alan Gross, said he fully supported President Barack Obama's move to eliminate the trade embargo and normalize relations.

Sky Harbor offering holiday parking discount

azcentral.com — Flying out of Sky Harbor International Airport for the holidays? The airport is offering nearly 50 percent off parking at the three terminal garages, the priciest but most convenient parking option. Travelers walk from their cars to the ticket counter or gate, no shuttle necessary. The holiday rate, available through Sunday, Jan.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @DawnGilbertson: Running late for your holiday flight? @PHXSkyHarbor is offering nearly 50% off its primo parking spots.azc.cc/1ALGGXT via @azcentral

Dec 18, 2014

RT @DawnGilbertson: Running late for your holiday flight? @PHXSkyHarbor is offering nearly 50% off its primo parking spots.azc.cc/1ALGGXT via @azcentral

Dec 18, 2014

Running late for your holiday flight? @PHXSkyHarbor is offering nearly 50% off its primo parking spots.azc.cc/1ALGGXT via @azcentral

Phoenix police respond to officer-involved shooting in north Valley

azcentral.com — Phoenix police responded to an officer-involved shooting in the north Valley on Thursday morning. Police said no officers were injured in the shooting but did not immediately release any other details about the incident. Helicopter footage showed about a dozen police cars crowded around an industrial building near 24th Avenue and Union Hills Drive about 7:45 a.m.
Dec 18, 2014

Phoenix police respond to officer-involved shooting in north Valley azc.cc/16vKIL4 via @azcentral

Dec 18, 2014

Phoenix police respond to officer-involved shooting in north Valley, second in the city this week azc.cc/16vKIL4 via @azcentral

Dec 18, 2014

azcentral: Phoenix police involved in second shooting this week. vbs.cm/u0nOmx

Martha McSally's task: Follow Kyrsten Sinema's example

azcentral.com — Our View: If Martha McSally wants a second term, she should know she represents a district where moderation matters. Next up for Martha McSally: figuring out how to be the Republican version of Kyrsten Sinema. A recount released Wednesday confirmed that McSally defeated incumbent Ron Barber by the narrowest of margins in the Nov.

The long, long wait for a list of sinful priests

azcentral.com — There's a very good pope in the Vatican these days and that has helped us to forget about the very bad priests that have operated in some Roman Catholic churches. Including here. This week the Catholic Diocese of Gallup, N.M., released what it called an updated list of priests who it claims were "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @amybwang: From @ejmontini: The long, long wait for a list of sinful priests. azc.cc/1ALzESQ

Dec 18, 2014

From @ejmontini: The long, long wait for a list of sinful priests. azc.cc/1ALzESQ

Supreme Court denies stay; path cleared for dreamers to get licenses

Dec 17, 2014

Supreme Court rejects @GovBrewer's request for stay in Arizona "dreamer" driver's license case: azc.cc/1AHTxdn

Dec 17, 2014

Supreme Court clears way for AZ dreamers to get licenses azc.cc/1AHTxdn via @azcentral

Dec 17, 2014

RT @americasvoice: CONGRATS, DREAMERS! Supreme Court denies @GovBrewer, clears way for AZ DREAMers to apply for driver's licenses. bit.ly/1Gtc6pK

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3 key questions in Brisbon death

azcentral.com — During a recent march organized around the shooting death of Rumain Brisbon, protesters carried signs saying "Black Lives Matter," "Racism Is Hatism" and "We Want Justice." Some demonstrators told me the killing of Brisbon was at the very least a reckless mistake and at the very worst a murder motivated by racial bias.

Scottsdale history: The city's first ambulance service

azcentral.com — In the mid-1950s, Walter McCune, a retired lumber mogul living on the southwestern corner of 56th Street and East Thomas Road, witnessed an automobile accident in north Scottsdale. He called the police and an ambulance, the latter taking an hour to arrive. The delay and the suffering resulting from it bothered McCune.

Phoenix revives police relations effort in wake of shooting

azcentral.com — Phoenix will resuscitate a four-year-old initiative to foster dialogue between police and city residents. The effort, approved by the Phoenix City Council Wednesday, is a response to brewing unrest that ignited following the Dec. 2 death of Rumain Brisbon, an unarmed Black man killed by a White officer.

Sunday Night Football fan battle: Seahawks vs. Cardinals

azcentral.com — Be a part of the Arizona Cardinals #BirdGang experience for this week's marquee Sunday Night Football game: The Arizona Cardinals will face the Seahawks in Glenday on Sunday. The only place to watch it, the biggest regular season game of the year, is on 12 News at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Schools don't need more money, just better teachers

azcentral.com — Jane Adrian and Joye Kohl (" Want better schools? Pay for them," Tuesday) argue for higher teacher salaries and higher per-pupil expenditures, yet study after study shows that teacher pay and student learning are very poorly related, if at all. In addition, U.S.
Dec 18, 2014

Letter: Schools don't need more money, just better teachers azc.cc/1AIJSn2 via @azcentral

Dec 18, 2014

Agree or not with letter writer? He says schools don't need more money, just better teachers: ow.ly/G6I7j

Give illegals their stuff back (even the trash)

azcentral.com — Just be sure that they take it all back, including the literally tons of trash and garbage that they leave when they illegally enter the country. Oh, and if they would leave the free medical care and other freebies that they receive while here, that would be great.
Dec 18, 2014

Letter writer: Edit board is right - illegals deserve their stuff back. Including the trash they leave at the border: ow.ly/G6HF7

12 News Ugly Sweater

Dec 18, 2014

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Cardinals fans: Get free gear

azcentral.com — To help fans get pumped up for the big game, 12 News will be giving away Cards gear throughout the weekend. Your first chance: Friday morning It's going to be a huge game. What are you doing to show the Arizona Cardinals you're behind them all the way?

Obert: Top high school football recruits still leaving Arizona

azcentral.com — When Todd Graham was hired in December 2011 as Arizona State's football coach, he said he wanted to put a fence around the Valley to keep the "best of the best" from leaving for college. That year he landed D.J. Foster, the Big Schools Player of the Year from Scottsdale Saguaro.

Holiday lights map

Dec 18, 2014

Find amazing Christmas light displays on Dixileta, Maya Way & at other northeast houses. archive.azcentral.com/ic/news/projec…