Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams thinks it’s a "first" for the city. On Wednesday, Phoenix City Council members failed to pass a budget — a budget that’s supposed to start July 1. And the fight over light rail helped derail it.
South Phoenix Business Owners Raise Concerns About Light Rail Expansion
On Wednesday night, the five Republicans candidates who are hoping to defeat Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas in August hit the stage to debate.

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A big, young franchise center to build around has always eluded Phoenix Suns — until now. The Suns surprised no one, choosing the University of Arizona’s Deandre Ayton with the first overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.
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He did not join eight other Governors around the country to leverage an end to the child detainment policy as pressure mounted against the Trump administration.
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There’s a festive mood in Mexico since Sunday, when its national soccer team defeated world champion Germany at the World Cup in Russia. But a controversial chant is endangering Mexico’s presence in the tournament, while generating divisions and concerns among the fans.
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The attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, who is suing both President Donald Trump, and Trump’s former personal attorney, has charged into the legal fight over the separation of undocumented immigrant families.
A Guatemalan woman who sued the federal government for taking away her 7-year-old son is going to get the boy back.

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More than $3 billion worth of U.S. goods — from bourbon and peanut butter to Harley Davidson motorcycles — are now under a 25 percent tariff in Europe.
"First, I want to take a bath. A really hot bath," she tells her cousin over the phone.
The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this year kicked off a national debate over how to reduce school violence: through tighter security and tougher discipline ... or more help for troubled students?
At issue: How should cases proceed and what should happen to the more than 2,000 immigrant minors already detained in light of the president's executive order?
The first known human case of the virus was identified in a Florida teen after a year of tests. Known symptoms include fever and a severe rash, but it's unclear if it causes brain inflammation.