| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:53 PM
TUCSON -- Say a gay couple in Phoenix walks into a bakery to order their wedding cake. The baker refuses to take their order because of his deeply held religious beliefs. Under a measure that passed the Arizona Legislature this week, the baker would...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Reading the latest news out of Arizona on gay rights brings an image to mind: Jim Crow.
The Arizona Legislature on Thursday approved a law that would allow a business owner to refuse service to a gay customer if doing so would violate the practice of...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
TUCSON — Some Arizona business owners, still smarting from boycotts launched after the state passed a sweeping anti-illegal-immigration law, are trying to fend off a possible backlash from a new piece of legislation that has the gay community and...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:39 PM
It’s either a small fix to protect the free exercise of religion or a "no cake for gays" bill that would invite businesses to discriminate, depending on whom you talk to.
The legislation, SB 1062, would bolster a business owner’s right to...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:10 PM
A relatively evenhanded and necessarily inconclusive close-up look at immigration wars and identity politics in the Grand Canyon State, "The State of Arizona" (PBS, Monday) features major players and ordinary citizens on each side of the battle as well as...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Moments after Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson took his first tour of a southern Arizona detention facility housing about 900 migrant children in makeshift cages Wednesday, he had a message for Central American parents who are on the brink of...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:35 AM
To the editor: The recent influx of unaccompanied children attempting to cross the border has led Republicans to blame President Obama. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is just the latest to demand that the president “secure the borders.” (“...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:14 PM
At least 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into the United States through Texas are being taken to a makeshift emergency shelter in Arizona over the weekend, the latest effort by authorities scrambling to handle what has been described as...
| Feb 26, 2014
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, that she had vetoed SB 1062, a bill critics had branded as anti-gay. This is the text of her veto message....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:21 PM
A rush of young children crossing alone and illegally into the United States from Texas is so large and unexpected that senior officials with the Obama administration said Monday the White House is asking Congress for about $2 billion to grapple with what...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 1:35 PM
The retirement of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords brought an outpouring of warm wishes from colleagues of the popular congresswoman -- and launched a scramble for an upcoming special election to determine whether Democrats will be able to hold the Arizona seat....