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Vice President Mike Pence's diplomatic trip to Latin America was supposed to focus on trade, but it's become more about the crisis in Venezuela.
Aug. 15, 2017
New lawsuits allege the Mormon church did not do enough to protect children from sexual abuse in a now-defunct, church-run foster program. The Native American women behind the lawsuits participated in the Indian Placement Program.
Aug. 15, 2017
Electricity companies in Arizona and in Mexico are planning a project to run power back and forth across the border.
Aug. 15, 2017
U.S. Mayors Conference
As disagreement reigns in Congress and President Trump’s administration takes some controversial steps on issues like climate change and opioid addiction, more local officials are looking to take charge. Recently, the U.S. Conference of Mayors met for their summer leadership conference to decide what direction as a group — and as individuals — they should be going.
Aug. 15, 2017
Arizona Water Resources Department
Parts of Arizona are sinking; the process is called subsidence. In fact, the state Water Resources Department says satellite-based technology it uses has found more than 3,400 square miles of land subsidence in Arizona.
Aug. 15, 2017
Transgender Law Center
Four gay men and 12 transgender women crossed the border into Nogales last week and immediately presented themselves to immigration authorities to apply for asylum. The Transgender Law Center was there when the women and men turned themselves in, and we’re joined by Flor Bermudez, the center’s legal director for more on this.
Aug. 15, 2017
Craig Harris
Last week, we told you about a program out of San Quentin prison in California that teaches inmates coding skills. Here in Arizona, the Department of Corrections has opened three new job centers in our state’s prison system. Here to tell us more about these programs — and the effect they’re having on inmate’s lives — is Craig Harris with The Arizona Republic.
Aug. 15, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
One somewhat surprising advocate of an Arpaio pardon is Arizona Republic and azcentral.com columnist E.J. Montini.
Aug. 15, 2017
Tony Navarrete
Well, since then, Joe Arpaio has been voted out of office as Maricopa County sheriff and convicted of criminal contempt of court. Now Trump is hinting that he may step in the ring for the former sheriff. The president told Fox News he is “seriously considering a pardon for Arpaio.” This morning, immigration activists and officials gathered for a press conference to denounce this possible pardon.
Aug. 15, 2017
Man on plane
It’s happened to the best of us — you get on a plane and a few days later, you wake up feeling sick. That’s because it’s so easy to catch an infection on a plane.
Aug. 15, 2017
Domestic-violence victim
More than 7 million American women and men are victims of domestic violence in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the Valley, the Phoenix Police Department investigated nearly 17,000 domestic violence-related situations in 2016.
Aug. 15, 2017
The country is still reeling from one death and 19 injuries in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend during protests by white supremacist groups.
Aug. 15, 2017
APS
The Arizona Corporation Commission held an open meeting on Tuesday, and the spotlight was on the panel’s decision on whether to grant the state’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service, a rate increase. APS also would like to change its customers on-peak energy times.
Aug. 15, 2017
Alexander "Xander" Hill
Psychologists and behavioral therapists warn the first few weeks of a new year can be extremely stressful socially and academically — especially for kids with a cognitive disability few understand.
Aug. 15, 2017
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The lawsuit says Glendale should re-pay all lost wages and benefits, and reinstate the National Guard member to her job.
Aug. 15, 2017
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Courts from around Pima County will be in downtown Tucson on August 26th for citizens to pay fines and settle outstanding warrants.
Aug. 15, 2017
solar panel
A controversial effort to impose trade penalties on solar panels made overseas has many in the industry sounding the alarm.
Aug. 15, 2017
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The number of hate groups in the United States rose for a second year in a row in 2016 as the radical right was energized by Donald Trump, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Aug. 15, 2017
Planned Parenthood building
The state of Arizona has been ordered to pay Planned Parenthood of Arizona and other abortion providers more than $600,000 in attorney fees and other costs they spent fighting a since-repealed law.
Aug. 15, 2017
The Florence Library and Community center is closed this week after monsoon storms caused significant flooding in the facility.
Aug. 15, 2017

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