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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
Union Casts No-Confidence Vote Against Mesa Police Chief
The Mesa police union has cast a no-confidence vote against Chief Ramon Batista for what the union's president said was the chief's condemnation of officers investigated on excessive-force allegations and unwillingness to listen to officers.
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
Arizona Pearl Harbor Survivor Opens Up After 7 Decades Of Silence
Sun Lakes resident Jack Holder, 97, was working as a Navy machinist when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. For more than seven decades, he didn't tell about the World War II history he witnessed firsthand. Now he's opening up.
June 5, 2019
Animal Control Suspends Dog Intakes Over Disease Cases
A recent uptick in parvo and distemper cases has led to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control to suspend all activities that bring new dogs into the shelters.
June 5, 2019
Employers Rarely Held Accountable For Hiring Undocumented Immigrants
As debate about the border and the status of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. rages on, only 11 individuals were prosecuted for hiring undocumented workers in the past year. Three received jail time.
June 5, 2019
U.S. Travel Still Booming, But Global Storm Clouds Loom
The transportation industry can be a key indicator of how the overall U.S. economy is doing. While U.S. travel is still strong, global factors like tariffs and a slowing Chinese economy may soon take a toll.
June 5, 2019
Raising Phoenix: Learning To Love A City
The Show presents a new monthly segment with longtime Phoenix writer Amy Silverman. She has a new column out this month in Phoenix Magazine called “Raising Phoenix” where she explores Arizona politics, culture — and everything else that makes Phoenix the city that it is.
June 5, 2019
Collection Celebrates Women Filmmakers From Early Cinema
Diversity is a key word in the realm of current American filmmaking, and that includes the lack of women directors — particularly among those who make major decisions on superhero films and other so-called blockbusters.
June 5, 2019
Hobbs, GOP Disagree On Election Money In State Budget
Money for elections came up short in this year’s state budget, according to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.
June 5, 2019

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