October 2, 2012 The agents worked out of the recently renamed Brian Terry station near Tucson. Terry was an agent killed in 2010. His death revealed the "Fast and Furious" program — a botched effort to track drug cartels by allowing guns to go south of the border.
May 5, 2012 The state already forbids funding of abortions, but the governor says the legislation "closes loopholes." Planned Parenthood Arizona says the move "could reduce access to a wide range of preventive health care for thousands of Arizonans."
J.T. Ready is a reputed neo-Nazi who has been conducting heavily armed patrols to catch illegal aliens in the Arizona desert.
May 3, 2012 A man fatally shot four people Wednesday outside of Phoenix before being found dead, authorities say. Among the dead was a girl between 1 and 2 years old. Sources tell The Arizona Republic the shooter was neo-Nazi J.T. Ready.
Pastor Warren H. Stewart of First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix joins other clergy members to demonstrate against SB 1070.
April 25, 2012 At one spot, songs and chants in English and Spanish called on the court to strike down the law. At another, supporters of State Bill 1070 unfurled flags of the United States, Arizona and the Tea Party. Here are a few of the people who traveled to the steps outside the court on Wednesday.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/151359546/151401129" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
February 29, 2012 The entire political industry had been poised for weeks for a Rick Santorum breakthrough in Michigan, not quite believing it could happen but believing the polls that said it could.
Carlos Galindo protests in support of Tucson's ethnic studies program in May.
December 28, 2011 The judge said the Tucson program encourages "resentment against 'whites'" and advocates Latino solidarity.
November 9, 2011 Even Arizona voters, at least in some districts, seem to be wearying of and having second thoughts about the crackdown on illegal immigrants. They evidently perceived that State Senate president Russell Pearce hadn't quite caught up with them.
April 18, 2011 Gov. Jan Brewer said she was troubled by the potential politicization of the certification process. She called the bill a bridge too far.
April 15, 2011 Arizona's became the first state to pass a birther bill. But there's a question as to whether it will pass Constitutional muster. The new bill's supporters said it had nothing to do with Obama.
March 18, 2011 Weary of the negative attention they received last year for their controversial law getting tough on illegal immigrants, Arizona lawmakers rejected birthright citizenship bills as a distraction from state budget woes and other problems. Meanwhile, conservative Utah is leading on immigration reform.
January 14, 2011 McCain rejected those who question Obama's patriotism. He also defended Palin from her critics, though he never mentions her by name. He asks readers to imagine how it would feel like to be accused of a role in the shootings.
January 13, 2011 Anthony Miller, who was recently elected to a second term as chairman of Arizona's Legislative District 20, told reporters that he'd received verbal and email threats from local Tea Party activists opposed to his re-election.
A vigil outside the University Medical Center - Arizona in Tucson, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.
Charlie Riedel/ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 12, 2011 Besides calling for unity, Obama can be expected to eulogize the dead and praise the heroes. But will he say anything about mental illness? And how much can he say?
January 11, 2011 Political affiliation influenced people's views, with Republicans thinking it less likely, according to the poll. Nearly 70 percent of Republicans saw no link. That dropped to 50 percent for Democrats. Independents reflected the overall split.
January 10, 2011 Limbaugh accused Democrats of welcoming the attacks in order to put Republicans on the defensive. The attacks gave Democrats an opening to go after him and Sarah Palin. The news media came under heavy criticism from Limbaugh.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor