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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
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
AZ Works To Improve Data On Maternal Deaths, Injuries
An Arizona committee will soon investigate how the state collects data about maternal deaths and moms who are seriously injured in childbirth. New moms die in the United States at a higher rate than anywhere else in the developed world.
June 5, 2019
City Could Tear Down AZs First American Legion Post
Luke-Greenway American Legion Post 1 is making plans to celebrate 100 years in its original Phoenix location. But it’s unlikely the post will mark 101 years at the same spot. In 1919, it became one of the first posts chartered in the United States. In 1920, a charter member deeded the land to Phoenix in exchange for the post getting a 99-year lease. Now, the city's looking to sell.
June 5, 2019
Churches Sue Patriot Movement AZ, AZ Patriots
A new lawsuit against two far-right Arizona groups alleges that they threaten and harass people who help migrants dropped off at churches by federal authorities.
June 4, 2019
Health Software Group Settles With 16 States Over Breach
The lawsuit came about after a 2015 data breach related to a health care software company called Medical Informatics Engineering. The breach affected the health data of about 26,000 Arizonans, according to the Attorney General's Office.
June 4, 2019
U.S. House Passes DREAM Act
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the DREAM Act by a margin of 50 votes. The legislation creates a pathway to citizenship for children who were brought to the country when their parents entered illegally.
June 4, 2019
Mexico-U.S. Tariff Tension Is Opportunity For States
A Mexican delegation of high-ranking officials is still in Washington preparing to dialogue with the U.S. government. Their plan is to avoid the enactment of President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs to Mexican goods. As tensions linger, an opportunity for border states arises.
June 4, 2019

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