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Report: About 40 percent of workers in state, U.S. have no paid sick leave

WASHINGTON - Close to half of Arizona's private-sector workers, more than 934,000 people, do not have access to paid sick leave, according to a report Wednesday by a group pushing for such laws.


Court orders new hearing for Tucson schools’ Mexican-American studies program

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered a new hearing to determine whether a law banning the Tucson school district's Mexican American Studies program was motivated by an intent to discriminate against minority students.


World Cup quest began in Mesa for women’s national team’s Julie Johnston

Young girls run around the fields of Barney Park in Queen Creek with shin guards on and a soccer ball at their cleats trying to perfect “The Jules.”

Julie Johnston playing soccer

Conviction, death sentence upheld in 2001 Navajo double-murder

WASHINGTON - An appeals court Friday upheld a federal death-row inmate's conviction and sentence in the grisly 2001 beating and stabbing murders of a woman and her 9-year-old granddaughter on the Navajo Nation.

prison cell block and bars

ASU recruit Durant sentenced, now awaits decision of school to determine future

Editor’s note: In a previous version of this story, a source incorrectly stated the delivery of the final decision by the university. That decision will be provided only to Davon Durant. Also, specific dates for the disciplinary process have been replaced in the story below by approximate dates based on publicly available information about the process.


Theft and larceny chief source of crime at Valley community colleges

Tyler Puglisi leaves her Marc Jacobs watch at home when she leaves for classes at Glendale Community College. A freshman, Puglisi said friends have had their cellphones and watches stolen, and she doesn't want to lose something that cost her more than $150.

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Border changes improve crossing, critics say officials must do more

NOGALES – Engines roar and the smell of diesel wafts through the air as trucks steadily pass through the final checkpoints as they enter Arizona from Mexico.


Proposals to raise student costs meet little opposition at hearing

Issac Ortega, president of Associated Student of the University of Arizona, says students don’t relish the idea of having to spend more on a college education after deep state funding cuts to universities.

Mark Killian

300-plus fugitives arrested by Maricopa, Pima, Pinal authorities

An effort involving law enforcement agencies in Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties has apprehended 307 fugitives since March 2, authorities said Monday.

David Gonzales

Remembering Raul Castro, former Arizona governor

To Alfredo Gutierrez, former majority and minority leader of the Arizona State Senate, Gov. Raul H. Castro wasn’t the warmest person to deal with.