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Palominas Tea Party activist complains ‘Anti-Mexican’ label kills our border control business

April 4, 2014
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KTVK reported last week that Arizona state Sen. Al Melvin (R) was pushing to purchase $18 million of equipment to build a sonic “virtual fence” from a company owned by American Border Patrol leader Glenn Spencer. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has classified the American Border Patrol as a “hate group,” calling it “one...
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Obama Breaks Record with 2 Million Deportations

March 13, 2014
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As the number of deportations under President Obama approaches 2 million people and immigration reform lags under Republican obstruction, undocumented immigrants are fighting back through acts of civil disobedience. Hundreds have gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border this week to support a group of undocumented youths and families seeking re-entry into the United States.
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Border Patrol Report Shows Officers Created Dangerous Situations To Justify Opening Fire

March 11, 2014
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The US Border Patrol has handed down new guidelines for use of deadly force after its agents killed 19 people in 67 shooting incidents between 2010-2012... Why did they fear for their safety? Because they put themselves deliberately in that position, according to a report commissioned by the CBP and written by law...
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Songs for the 99% – El Chapo Guzman por Los Tucanes de Tijuana

February 22, 2014
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El Chapo Guzman has been re-captured in Mazatlan, Sinaloa. Los Tucanes de Tijuana have the story...
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Batalla por la Plaza en Agua Prieta

January 19, 2014
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Batalla por la Plaza en Agua Prieta

Juan Carlos Ruiz Olvera presenta La Batalla por la Plaza en Agua Prieta. Una intensa balacera que se escuchó por diferentes rumbos de la ciudad, se vivió los primeros minutos, dejando un saldo preliminar de por lo menos un muerto, 3 vehículos destrozados a balazos, un complejo de departamentos baleado y cinco heridos que...
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Medicaid Estate Recovery Threatens Obamacare Credibility

January 5, 2014
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If you are uninsured, over 55 years of age, and hoping to qualify for Medicaid, or AHCCCS (in Arizona), then your family assets can be confiscated by a process known as Estate Recovery. 300,000 Arizona residents can now qualify for AHCCCS, and their heirs can now lose everything.
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The Constitution-Free Zone of the United States – Bill of Rights Waived Goodbye

October 5, 2013
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Did you know that Cochise County and even Tucson is a land with a different interpretation of the Bill of Rights than the rest of the United States? Within 100 miles of the border, the federal government has assumed extraordinary power to search and seize individuals without warrants, or probable cause. Are you aware that nearly...
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Rob Barber Votes for Government Shutdown, Sparks Protests and Dismay

October 3, 2013
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Congress has shut down much of the federal government, with the help of some Democrats. Southern Arizona's Representative Ron Barber voted to shutter the federal government, angering many of his constituents. Arizona Legislator, Phil Lopes condemned the vote, while organizing a protest against the cuts.
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Bisbee Civil Union Fight Gets National Press

April 30, 2013
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Radley Balko, of the Huffington Post, writes about Bisbee and the current Civil Union ordinance passed by the Bisbee Council last March. Bisbee Mayor Adrianna Zavala Badal has led the Bisbee City Council into the forefront of Arizona civil rights, with the controversial ordinance.
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Local Reporter Refused Public Information – Only ‘Credentialed Media’ Allowed

March 11, 2013
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David Morgan, of the Cochise County Record, published a report by Jonathon Shacat, an internationally recognized journalist who was denied access to public information while researching a story on the current crossings along the border.
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