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Arizona next battleground in workers’ rights war

Neither the state AFL-CIO's efforts nor the special election recall loss in November of a key radical right ally stopped GOP Gov. Jan Brewer

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Supreme Court to hear Arizona immigration case in 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday that it is going to hear three politically charged cases in its upcoming 2012 session.

SEIU's Medina predicts more Latino voter activism next year

Service Employees Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina, a skilled organizer and one of the most influential Hispanic Americans in the labor movement, predicts Latino voters will have heightened activism in next year's election.

Labor group and an Ohio town call for new immigration approaches

A town in Ohio says that by rolling out a welcome mat for immigrants, rather than persecuting them, it can help solve the immigration problem and fix its economy at the same time.

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GOP bill would expose Grand Canyon to uranium mining

Republicans are proposing a bill that would expose one million acres of Grand Canyon National Park to uranium mining, which critics say would spread pollution and destroy 8,000 jobs.

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Huge Phoenix dust storm tied to climate change

The giant dust cloud rolled over the city of Phoenix on July 5.

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Supreme Court lets anti-immigrant law stand

By a 5-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona's first anti-immigrant law is legal.

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Mock border wall separates campus at the University of Arizona

Faculty, staff and students at the University of Arizona are now finding how inconvenient and inhumane it is to have a wall separating human beings from one another.

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Arizona Senate rejects anti-immigrant bills

Arizona Republican lawmakers have finally decided some anti-immigrant bills go too far, and joined with Democrats in defeating five of them.

Anti-immigrant vigilante found guilty in deadly home invasion

Hate rhetoric spewed over the past few years in Arizona led to the deadly vigilante-style home invasion that cost the lives of a 9-year-old girl and her father.

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