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Insys Therapeutics To Pay $225 Million, Plead Guilty To Fraud
Local opioid-maker Insys Therapeutics said Wednesday it is pleading guilty to fraud and will pay $225 million to settle charges from the U.S. department of Justice.
June 6, 2019
Migrant Aid Groups Drop Out, Shelter Space Unused As Temps Rise
An organization that recruits churches and volunteers to take in migrant families dropped off by federal authorities says capacity is dropping, and shelter space is going unused, as local temperatures hit triple digits.
June 6, 2019
Decade After Tragic Day Care Fire, Sonoran Family Finds Help In Scottsdale
Wednesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the tragic ABC Daycare fire in Hermosillo, Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south.
June 6, 2019
Officials Combat Hepatitis A Outbreak, Spread Of Measles
Last week, two people died as a result of an outbreak of hepatitis A in Arizona. The outbreak has been growing since fall last year and is currently up to 339 cases, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
June 6, 2019
Staffers Ask Corporation Commission To Re-Examine APS Rates
The drama between APS and the Arizona Corporation Commission is continuing, as Commission staffers are recommending APS rates get an official re-examination.
June 6, 2019
AZ Designer To See Fashion Worn At Tonys Red Carpet
Arizona designer Loren Aragon will see his fashions debut at the Tonys red carpet when ASU’s Vice President for Cultural Affairs Colleen Jennings-Roggensack flaunts his dress.
June 6, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Bird Watching
Listen to the sounds of Jean Janu on a bird walk led by Kathe Anderson at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert.
June 6, 2019
VA Secretary Wilkie: Mission Act Final Response To Arizonas Veteran Care Problems
On Thursday, the VA's Mission Act officially went into effect. It’s intended to give veterans more options on healthcare decisions, in part by streamlining the VA’s Community Cares programs.
June 6, 2019
2 New Phoenix Councilmembers Sworn In Thursday
In last month’s runoff election for Phoenix City Council seats, Betty Guardado beat Vania Guevara in District 5, which covers much of west Phoenix. In District 8, which includes parts of east Phoenix, downtown, south Phoenix and Laveen, Carlos Garcia beat Mike Johnson with 51.5 percent of the vote.
June 6, 2019
Nonprofits Ask Phoenix To Address Migrant Families
For months, federal authorities have been releasing migrant families in Phoenix and other cities. Volunteers and faith-based groups have stepped up to provide shelter, food and other services, but Sarah Eary issued a warning during Tuesday’s council meeting.
June 6, 2019
High-Profile Migrant Activists Arrested in Mexico
Irineo Mujica, the head of the migrant aid group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, was arrested just across the Arizona border in Sonoyta, Sonora, on Wednesday afternoon.
June 6, 2019
Arizona Mom Continues Legacy Of Son Who Died By Suicide
In Arizona, 1,304 individuals took their own lives in 2017, the most recent year for which numbers are available. One of them was Zachary Sumner. He was 16. This is a story of the people he left behind, particularly his mom, Francine.
June 6, 2019
Names Of 400 Nursing Homes With Records Of Poor Care Made Public
The names of hundreds of nursing homes across the country with poor performance records have been made public.The list contains program participants and candidates, including some from Arizona.
June 5, 2019
U.S.-Mexico To Continue Trade, Immigration Talks Thursday
The two countries failed to reach an agreement Wednesday, prolonging the possibility of tariffs on Mexican imports beginning next week.
June 5, 2019
Controversial Mexican Religious Leader Arrested In U.S.
The leader of a Mexican-based church with presence in many American cities, including Phoenix, was arrested Tuesday in the United States on 26 charges, including child rape.
June 5, 2019
In Mexico, Deportations Triple As New Caravan Arrives
Mexican government officials are in Washington, D.C., after President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, unless Mexico stops the migration from Central America. Meanwhile, at the Mexico-Guatemala border, a new caravan arrived.
June 5, 2019
Feds Cut Services To Unaccompanied Migrant Kids In Shelters
The Office of Refugee Resettlement, which oversees government-funded shelters in Arizona, is slashing education, legal aid and recreation for migrant kids.
June 5, 2019
Arizona Supreme Court Will Revisit Drug-Related Crimes Law
The Arizona Supreme Court will take another look at the state’s sentencing law for individuals convicted for drug-related crimes. In 1996, after the three-strikes law cracked down on drug offenders, Arizona voters approved the Drug, Medicalization, Prevention and Control Act.
June 5, 2019
Firefighters Will Let Coldwater Fire Near Payson Burn
Crews working on the Coldwater Fire burning about 12 miles north of Payson have decided to let it burn. By Tuesday evening, it had charred 2,273 acres, growing relatively slow since the latest rain system passed through.
June 5, 2019
Congress Considers 2 Bills That Would Ban Mining Near Grand Canyon, Chaco
Leaders from northern Arizona and northern New Mexico spoke out at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the extraction industry’s impacts to the Grand Canyon and Chaco Canyon regions.
June 5, 2019

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