The Border's New Boundaries
The Trump Administration is moving forward with its plans for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico line even as the plan faces Democratic opposition in Congress. But to do so, it’ll have to manage not only natural obstacles through the rough and rugged terrain of the Southwest, but legal ones as well. Part II of the The Border’s New Boundaries series goes to the Texas border, where the legal battles over the border wall a decade ago are still being fought today.
April 26, 2017

KJZZ News

Cactus Fire
The Bush Highway has been closed from Power Road to Usery Park Road due to the Cactus Wildfire burning north of Mesa. The fire was estimated at 25 acres Wednesday morning.
April 26, 2017
Scottsdale City Council voted Tuesday night to end a legal dispute that stood in the way of building a new fire station.
April 26, 2017
The 27-acre space came out of a challenge by the mayor to get Phoenix to divert almost half of the city’s waste out of the landfill by 2020. The goal is to compost up 55,000 tons of material, like landscape and food waste, in a year.
April 26, 2017
Phoenix Union High School District logo
The first group of school principals to get training from a state based school leadership program will be graduating today.
April 26, 2017
Homeless panhandler poverty
On any night in this country, almost 550,00 people are homeless. Those numbers might seem incredibly high, but they have gone down in the last decade. In 2014, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix had ended chronic homelessness among veterans in the city. Mary Cunningham is a researcher at the Urban Institute. And she says this is a solvable problem.
April 25, 2017

NPR News

This week 25 years ago, policemen were acquitted in the savage beating of African-American Rodney King. Five days of riots, arson and looting ensued, fueled by deep-rooted tensions that persist today.
April 26, 2017
The World Trade Organization deems U.S. labeling rules for dolphin-safe tuna are unfairly restrictive to Mexico. It says Mexico may seek $163 million annually from the U.S. in retaliatory measures.
April 26, 2017
"I believe that we have to look at North Korea as if Kim Jong Un will do what he says," says Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command.
April 26, 2017
Until now, the earliest signs of humans in the Americas dated back about 15,000 years. But new research puts people in California 130,000 years ago. Experts are wondering whether to believe it.
April 26, 2017
During more than four decades behind the camera, the Oscar-winning filmmaker forged a wide-ranging career — from documentaries to horror. He died Wednesday from complications of esophageal cancer.
April 26, 2017