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Pearce quits GOP post over Medicaid remarks


Former Arizona legislator Russell Pearce, the chief sponsor of Arizona’s hard-line law against illegal immigration, has resigned a top leadership position in the state Republican Party after he was criticized for remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid. The party late Sunday night announced Pearce’s resignation as first vice chairman — the… Read More →

Downtown Phoenix Lecture Series Concludes With Western Writer J.P.S. Brown

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by in Education | Events

An award-winning Western writer, a fifth-generation Arizona rancher and one of state’s most legendary literary figures will close out a popular Downtown Phoenix lecture series this month. Joseph Paul Summers Brown, known to the literary world as “J.P.S. Brown,” will conclude the spring 2012 Humanities Lectures Series at the Downtown Phoenix campus with his presentation… Read More →

Arizona Politics 2010: The Year That Was SB 1070

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by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

It’s the start of 2011. This is usually when everyone writes top 10 lists for the year just past. I was going to write a “top 10 political stories of 2010 column,” when it occurred to me that was the year of one main significant political story. Oh, there were plenty of important political happenings.… Read More →

We Need Immigration Reform, Not Immigration Hype

by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

SB 1070. It has been a few months since it passed, making Arizona the focus of so much national attention. As I have listened to Arizona, the entire country, and even some international Latina singers debate the issue, I have found ironies on both sides. First, on the pro-SB 1070 side: Republicans (especially Arizona Republicans… Read More →