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Art Museum Trustee: Museum Not In Financial Difficulties
The Phoenix Art Museum is officially looking for a new leader. Wednesday was Amada Cruz’s last day as director and CEO. She’s going to Seattle, to take a similar position with that city’s art museum.
July 11, 2019
ICE Immigration Raids May Be Coming This Weekend
The New York Times reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin detaining people who have been ordered deported starting Sunday.
July 11, 2019
Phoenixs Dark Money Ban To Finally Go Into Effect
It’s been eight months since Phoenix voters overwhelmingly approved a ban on so-called “dark money” in local campaigns. This week, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced the ban will go into effect, since it’s been under legal review by the governor’s office since it passed in November.
July 11, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Making Some Noise At Summer Camp
Listen to the sounds of Chris Trevigne with the local band Clementine teaching kids how to play the guitar and drums at a Boys and Girls Club in Scottsdale. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
July 11, 2019
Tucson Unified School District Teachers Get Pay Raise
Teachers in the Tucson Unified School District will see bigger paychecks this year. First-year teacher salaries will start at more than $40,000 in the 2020 fiscal year
July 11, 2019
Report: Border Patrol Agents Punished, Sexually Assaulted Children At Yuma Center
A federal immigration agent is under investigation for sexual assault at a southern Arizona border detention facility. According to a report by NBC News, the agent groped a Honduran child in custody in Yuma.
July 11, 2019
Ducey Not Among Governors Calling For Increased Fuel Efficiency
Governors of 23 states and Puerto Rico this week urged the Trump administration to adopt a stronger fuel economy standard for vehicles. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was not one of those governors.
July 11, 2019
As Fewer Refugees Come To AZ, The Congolese Community Grows
The 1,107 Congolese refugees who have come to Arizona since October 2017 are the most from any one country in that time. Still, they are a fraction of about 7,500 people the United Nations said were forced to flee violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in June.
July 11, 2019
Tucson Investigating 911 Outage
Early Tuesday, the 911 emergency system in Tucson stopped working. City officials are investigating the outage but want to stress that 911 is now working and has been for hours.
July 10, 2019
Global Company Opens Research Center In Tempe
A global software company specializing in cyber protection opened a research and development center in Tempe this week.
July 10, 2019
Tempe Company Settles With Government For $25 Million
A federal agency has settled with Freedom Debt Relief, an arm of Freedom Financial, for deceptive business practices. Freedom Financial has offices in Tempe and San Mateo, California.
July 10, 2019
What An 1800s Fraud Scheme Says About Race In Southwest
At the end of the Mexican-American war in 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo spelled out that the U.S. would respect Spanish and Mexican land grants in the territory ceded to America — including Arizona. It’s in that context that Missouri native James Addison Reavis got an idea.
July 10, 2019
Arizona To Open New Trade Offices In Mexico, Israel
Arizona will be opening three new international trade offices. State lawmakers and the governor approved $475,000 in the new state budget for trade offices in Chihuahua and Guanajuato, Mexico as well as in Israel.
July 10, 2019
APS Says Investigation Into Explosion Needs More Time
Ten days after an underground explosion in an Arizona Public Service vault, the Wells Fargo building is still running on backup generators for power. APS restored power, however, to all other buildings relying on the electrical grid impacted by the explosion.
July 10, 2019
What Can Arizona Do If The Big One Hits California?
Arizona could play a major role in helping Californians displaced by earthquakes, wildfires or other disasters. Two powerful tremors shook Southern California last weekend, prompting Arizona emergency management officials to go on alert.
July 10, 2019
Legislators, Groups Work To Help Arizonans Beat The Heat
Heat-related deaths are all too common in Arizona. In 2018, excessively hot temperatures claimed 182 lives in the Phoenix area, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. It was a new record — and the numbers continue to rise.
July 10, 2019
Charges Considered For Driver Who Left Autistic Teen On Bus
Goodyear police are deciding whether to file criminal charges against a driver who left a disabled teen for several hours on his empty school bus Tuesday.
July 10, 2019
ASU Researcher: Car Safety Ratings Dont Consider Older Drivers
If you’re over the age of 50, the kind of car you drive could mean the difference between life and death, at least according to an automotive researcher from Arizona State University.
July 10, 2019
South Central Light Rail Project Gets $100M
Valley Metro received a major federal investment Tuesday. The money will go toward the South Central Light Rail extension. The project includes 5.5 miles of new rail lines connecting downtown Phoenix to the South Mountain Village area.
July 10, 2019
Tucson Organization Brings Migrant Guide Project To Sonora
The leader of a Tucson-based organization is visiting Sonora, Mexico, this week to share a guide designed to help migrants on their journey through Mexico and into the United States. One of the biggest dangers for migrants traveling through Mexico is a lack of information, said the Rev. Robin Hoover, president of Migrant Status Inc.
Some U.S. Asylum Seekers Find Work In Northern Mexico
July 10, 2019

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