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A federal security official from Phoenix has been accused of falsifying records in connection with a San Francisco shooting that involved two other federal agents.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will meet Monday in Phoenix with federal officials dispatched by President Barack Obama to provide specifics for Arizona regarding his plans to tighten security along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The meeting in Brewer's office stems from Brewer's June 3 visit to the White House where she and Obama discussed border security and immigration. Brewer has asked for specifics on how the plans apply to Arizona.
The president previously announced that he plans to send 1,200 troops to the border, and he asked Congress for $600 million to pay for 1,000 more Border Patrol agents, 160 new federal immigration officers and two unmanned aircraft.
Brewer had called on Obama to deploy the National Guard to help stem the flow of illegal immigrants and drug smugglers across the border, and she reacted to Obama's initial announcement by saying 1,200 Guard personnel wouldn't be enough. She also urged Obama to send National Guard helicopters and surveillance drones to the border to help tight.
The White House has said the delegation to Arizona is headed by John Brennan, deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism.
Before meeting with Brewer on Monday afternoon, the delegation was scheduled to meet in Tucson with Arizona officials including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and Attorney General Terry Goddard, also a Democrat.
The meetings follow months of heated debate over illegal immigration sparked by the passage of a new Arizona law on April 23. The law generally requires police investigating another incident or crime to ask people about their immigration status if there's a "reasonable suspicion" they're in the country illegally.
The meeting comes as Arizona officials await word on a widely anticipated federal legal challenge to the measure. Obama has called the law "misguided." Brewer has said its enactment was necessary because of federal inaction on border enforcement.
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are pressing forward with plans to ensure flu vaccinations for hurricane evacuees in shelters as well as all people in nursing homes, populations they say are particularly at risk while living in tight quarters.
State officials and utilities are trying to kill a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force owners of three coal-fired power plants to install expensive pollution control equipment to improve visibility.
WASHINGTON – On the day the Wallow fire became the largest wildfire in Arizona history, federal land management officials told a Senate committee Tuesday that their agencies are “prepared adequately” for the summer’s firefighting season.
Every year, families flock to the south East Valley to purchase homes and raise children. A major lure for many: The Gilbert Unified School District’s reputation for excellence.
By Thomas Baranick
A former state election official was awarded $1.1 million Thursday for being falsely accused of helping a Republican candidate dodge state campaign finance rules.
BATON ROUGE, La. - The White House's top hurricane-relief adviser said Tuesday he has not decided whether the federal government should pay to make New Orleans' levees stronger than they were before Katrina.
August 3, 2004
Three federal agencies are examining the Maricopa County sheriff's anti-illegal immigration enforcement effort to determine if deputies have followed civil rights and other regulations.
Gilbert officials hope to get 10 police officers, a new fire station, a sewer system for one of the oldest parts of town and a new pedestrian trail out of the just-passed federal stimulus package.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has pledged its cooperation in an ongoing Title VI investigation by the Department of Justice involving allegations of civil rights and racial profiling by the sheriff’s office during crime sweeps, according to a letter from the its attorney.
Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley wrote recently in the Tribune of the "need to restore the federal-county partnership." ("Working to restore the partnership," July 25) That means he wants the federal government to give more money to the counties. But he doesn't explain how that could possibly be a good deal for taxpayers.
Dirty bathrooms, closed trails and longer lines at Grand Canyon National Park. Furloughs for thousands of civilian defense workers. Reduced health care access.
July 21, 2004
The 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution never has been amended or revoked: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
BATON ROUGE, La. - His house on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans bears the name Tsa-La-Gi, "medicine man" in Cherokee. If he ever gets back to it, Dr. Norman McSwain may want to rename it "rain man."
A federal judge this morning blocked several provisions of Arizona's new immigration law from taking effect.
Tom Purcell: Our government has gotten so bloated, it is offering tips on New Year's resolutions -- and directing us to government agencies to help us keep them.
Dan Thomasson: In the midst of the ongoing debate in Congress over the shield law, the White House reportedly has sent lawmakers a proposal that does more to protect governmental rights than reportorial ones.
A memo prepared by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns that right-wing "extremists'' are stockpiling weapons and ammunition in anticipation of new restrictions and bans.
WASHINGTON - Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen won Senate confirmation as a federal appeals judge Wednesday after a ferocious four-year battle, a personal triumph that also marked a victory for President Bush in his drive to install conservatives on the nation's highest courts.