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Migrant Activist Clears Charges In Mexico Again
It’s the second time that a migrant rights activist who has worked at the Arizona-Mexico border and with migrant caravans cleared charges in Mexico for human smuggling. But the Trump administration is still accusing him of harboring immigrants.
July 25, 2019
Former AZ Supreme Court Justice James Moeller Dies
James Moeller, the author of a number of precedent-setting decisions of the Arizona Supreme Court, has died. Among his rulings is one that declared Arizona's 1988 voter-approved English-only amendment illegal because it violates federal constitutional rights.
July 25, 2019
Sonora Murder Total Rises Sharply Over Last Year
Through June, almost 600 people were murdered in Sonora, a nearly 70% jump from the same six months the year before. Countrywide, the number rose just 5%, according to recently released federal data.
July 25, 2019
Plan Aims To Stop Acid Runoff From Lead Queen Mine
The leak has been flowing out of the Lead Queen Mine in Patagonia since 2014. The Coronado National Forest has come up with a new plan to stop it.
July 25, 2019
Study Predicts Near Extinction Of Joshua Trees
The iconic Joshua trees of the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts could face near extinction by century’s end due to climate change and human impacts.
July 25, 2019
Archaeologists: Wealth Disparity Low Between Commoners, Elites In Teotihuacán
Archeologists haven’t arrived at a consensus of how to measure wealth in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, but they’ve figured out some things about how the wealth was distributed.
July 25, 2019
APS Supports Shutoff Rules, Warns Of Consequences
APS is working on reassessing some of its own policies as the utility faces increased Corporation Commission scrutiny following the deaths of two customers who had their power .
July 25, 2019
Proposition 106 Looks To Fix Phoenixs Pension-Related Debt
Next month, Phoenix voters will decide on two ballot measures. One of them — Proposition 106 — is connected to one of the city’s more difficult challenges: pension costs. The pension-related debt is several billion dollars in total.
July 25, 2019
Business Leaders Push For Congress To Pass USMCA
Hundreds of business leaders across the country are urging lawmakers in D.C. to sign the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA, into law.
July 25, 2019
Trans Women Pen Letter From Inside An ICE Detention Facility
Transgender people face a unique set of challenges when they are held in federal detention, and those issues are in the spotlight as the migrant crisis continues along the U.S.-Mexico border.
July 25, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Keeping Zoo Animals Cool
Listen to Tara Sprankle and Monica Uhl cool off elephants and baby flamingos at the Phoenix Zoo.
July 25, 2019
What Barriers Do Women Face In Policing?
A Mesa Police Officer was pulled from duty this week after several female officers accused him of sexual harassment. And a 32 year-old female police officer for the Phoenix Police Department is suing for gender discrimination.
July 25, 2019
Museum Fire: Flagstaff Makes Progress, Braces For Floods
Firefighters battling the Museum Fire burning just north of Flagstaff got some help Wednesday from monsoon rains, a welcome relief from the dry and windy conditions they have been experiencing. But now concerns are turning to potential flooding.
July 25, 2019
Attorneys Push To Put Montgomery On AZ Supreme Court
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's supporters include Attorney General Mark Brnovich, but critics say he won’t treat LGBT people equally under the law.
July 25, 2019
Rules Change For Mexican Elected Governor With U.S. Ties
A Mexican elected governor from a border state with ties to the U.S. Republican party is atypically had his term in office extended. This is raising suspicions that the country's president may also extend his role in office.
July 25, 2019
Rocky Point Cruise Ready To Launch This Winter Despite Unfinished Port
Cruise ships will be launching from Rocky Point in neighboring Sonora, Mexico for the first time this winter. But a long-awaited cruise port in the beach town won’t be finished by the time they set sail.
July 25, 2019
Mexican Business Confederation Concerned With Weapon Trafficking From U.S.
One of the main business organizations in Mexico is concerned with the rising violence and crime indexes in that nation. Their concern is not only with the local the local impact of crime, but also for its ties to the U.S.
July 24, 2019
Judge Blocks Trump Asylum Restrictions At Border
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing new asylum restrictions for immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, marking the latest defeat for a president waging an all-out battle in the courts to stop the flow of migrants into the country.
July 24, 2019
Groups Hope To Open Migrant Shelter In Phoenix Next Week
The group leading an effort to open an overnight shelter for asylum-seeking families dropped off by immigration authorities hopes to start taking people in next week.
July 24, 2019
3 Former UA Deans Settle Lawsuit Vs. Arizona Board Of Regents
Three former University of Arizona college deans have settled their $2 million lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents. The women alleged they were underpaid.
July 24, 2019

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