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Obama action on immigration could affect midterms

azcentral.com — President Barack Obama is getting ready to act alone on immigration reform, just weeks before this year's congressional midterm elections. Immigrant advocates are pushing President Barack Obama to "go big and go bold" when he wields his executive authority in the coming weeks to shield potentially millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Aug 22, 2014

"To me, it's a matter of principle," @SenJohnMcCain said. "It should be legislation, not executive fiat." bit.ly/VHU3K2

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Nogales city leaders clash with radio commentators

azcentral.com — Nogales, Ariz., municipal officials are engaged in a dispute about free speech and journalism ethics with commentators at the city's top radio station, claiming the on-air personalities have a financial motive for a perceived smear campaign against them.
Aug 22, 2014

Nogales city leaders paid to be interviewed on local radio; now a clash over news coverage, journalism ethics azc.cc/1oXhf3G

Aug 22, 2014

RT @RebekahLSanders: When Nogales mayor refused to pay radio station for interviews, he says coverage turned negative azcentral.com/story/news/loc… via @PaulGiblinAriz

Aug 22, 2014

When Nogales mayor refused to pay radio station for interviews, he says coverage turned negative azcentral.com/story/news/loc… via @PaulGiblinAriz

Aug 22, 2014

Wow. Just wow. Nogales city leaders clash with radio commentators (because the station CHARGES for news interviews) azc.cc/1oXhf3G

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Phoenix 2nd-grader dies after choking during lunch

azcentral.com — A north Phoenix second-grader died Friday after choking during lunch in the school cafeteria, school officials said. Javier Lopez, a second-grade student at Paseo Hills School became unresponsive when eating lunch in the cafeteria at about 11:10 a.m., according to Ashley Morris, a Deer Valley Unified School District spokesperson.