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AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, January 31, 2014

A discussion of President Obama's renewed call for immigration reform after State of the Union Address; the latest in AZ Legislature.

AZ Week: Is Border Secure? BP Agent Says No, Getting There

Secretary of Homeland Security visited Arizona earlier this week; Border Patrol agent discusses strategies to improve safety in area.

AZ Week: Stalled Immigration Reform, DREAMers Still Struggle

Two undocumented students discuss their experiences after being brought here as children by parents, what should happen with comprehensive reform.

New Doc Looks at Turbulent Debate Over Immigration in AZ

State of Arizona looks at controversial law SB 1070, its effects, the opinion of people on both sides of the spectrum.

Tucsonans Prepare to Honor MLK Legacy by Serving Community

On Jan. 20 various local nonprofits will set up service projects to commemorate civil rights leader in national holiday.

Flake Introduces Affordable Catastrophic Health Plan for All Bill

Act would pertain to everyone affected by Obamacare's individual health insurance mandate; such coverage should be available to everyone, AZ senator says.

Scientists: Darkness Harder to Find Due to Overpopulation

Use of artificial lights is increasing around the world; experts say tens of millions of people have never experiences truly dark skies.

4th Ave Street Fair Brings Millions into Community Each Year

Biannual fair usually brings hundreds of thousands of people; vendors make a huge chunk of their income in that weekend alone.

Barber Applauds Mental Health Funding Expansion

Vice President Biden announced Tuesday an additional $100M for services, facilities; AZ Democrat advocate of mental health awareness to prevent gun violence.

UA-Led Research Team Finds New Planet

Gas giant discovered orbiting around star outside Earth's solar system; relatively young at 13 million years old.

Arizonan Pearl Harbor Survivor Remembers Tragedy

Lauren Bruner was a 21-year-old USS Arizona crew member when ship was bombed on Pearl Harbor.

Further Cuts to Food Stamps Worry Local Food Bank Officials

As part of Farm Bill, Senate wants to cut $4B from program's budget in next 10 years, while House wants $40B.

Program Brings K-12 Children to Mt. Lemmon for Science Learning

UA Science Sky School uses area as an outdoor classroom for intensive, hands-on science education.

AZ Week: State Strategizes to Improve Trade with Mexico

With $12 billion in trade, experts say Arizona needs more to take advantage of business opportunities.

AZ Week: Talks of AZ Water Crisis, Officials Search for Solutions

Existing supplies may not suffice in future; issues raised about where, how state will find more.

Bisbee's Warren Ballpark is Major Component of Town's History

Built in the early 1900s, stadium has housed minor league games, as well as relics of baseball’s bygone past, such as outlaw leagues, barnstorming games.

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