Ruling against towns in religious discrimination case upheld

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that concluded two towns on the Arizona-Utah border had discriminated against people who weren't members of a polygamous sect, rejecting an argument that a judge made an error in finding there was a conspiracy between the church and towns.

Arizona's unemployment rate unchanged at 4.9 percent

Arizona seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9 percent in June as the labor force increased by nearly 10,400 from the previous month while the state's economy lost 44,600 nonfarm jobs.