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AG Suit Against States Public Universities Continues With Limitations
A lawsuit claiming an Arizona State University real estate deal is illegal will proceed after the latest ruling from an Arizona Superior Court judge.
July 3, 2019
Some Central American Asylum Applicants Choose To Return Home
Dozens of Central American asylum applicants are choosing to be bused back to their home countries, instead of waiting in Mexico while their cases are being processed in the U.S., Mexican immigration officials said on Tuesday.
July 3, 2019
Phoenix-Area Aid Groups Take Key Step Toward Opening Migrant Shelter
A coalition of aid groups helping migrant families dropped off in Phoenix has taken a big step toward realizing the goal of reopening the unused Ann Ott School as an overnight shelter, but at least one neighborhood group plans to appeal decisions made by a city hearing officer on Tuesday.
July 3, 2019
Phoenix Council Moves Forward On Police Policy And Scrutiny Changes
Phoenix Chief Jeri Williams presented an action plan that came out of concerns from a police community meeting weeks ago. “What I heard loudly and clearly was that some members of the community are tired of talk and want actionable step," she said.
Message To Phoenix City Council: 'Support Our Police Officers
July 3, 2019
940,000 Arizonans Planning To Travel For Fourth Of July
If you are planning on vacationing for the Fourth of July, you are not alone. Whether by planes, trains or automobiles, an estimated 94 million people will travel for the Fourth of July.
July 3, 2019
2 AZ Nonagenarians Share War Stories
As events mark 75 years since the deciding battles of World War II, there are not many left who participated or even remember what life was like during the conflict. Two Arizona residents, now in their 90s, are passing along their memories at a Scottsdale retirement community.
July 3, 2019
DOJ: Census To Be Printed Without Citizenship Question
The Justice Department said the 2020 Census is moving ahead without a question about citizenship. Kristen Clarke, an attorney for a civil rights group that helped fight the addition of the question, said Trump administration attorneys notified parties in lawsuits that the printing of the hundreds of millions of documents for the 2020 counts would be starting soon.
July 2, 2019
Some Downtown Phoenix Buildings Still Without Power After APS Fire
An Arizona Public Services’ underground fire in Phoenix on Sunday night continues to affect the downtown area. APS crews are working to restore electricity to four buildings that were still without power as of Tuesday afternoon.
July 2, 2019
Plan To Fund Safety At Waitlisted Schools Rejected
"To find out that the money is now there and is gonna sit there for at least half the year ... I don’t get it. I don’t understand it," said Cindy Campton, principal at Wilson Elementary School near downtown Phoenix.
July 2, 2019
Maricopa County East Valley Shelter Lifts Quarantine
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control announced Tuesday that its East Valley shelter has lifted its quarantine and is adopting out animals again.
July 2, 2019
Study Credits CA Vaccination Rate Uptick To Policy Shifts
Vaccination rates among kindergartners in California have improved, according to a recent study in the journal JAMA. The authors believe the progress might relate to three statewide initiatives.
July 2, 2019
Tensions Rise Between The U.S. And Iran
The relationship between the U.S. and Iran has been strained over the past couple of weeks. On Monday, Iran violated a key provision of the 2015 deal meant to curb its nuclear program.
July 2, 2019
New AZ Law Requires Marijuana To Be Tested For Contaminants
Among the bills Gov. Ducey signed into law last month is one that will require medical marijuana to be tested for contaminants. Not following the law could lead dispensaries to face fines of up to $1,000 per violation.
July 2, 2019
Mesa Approves $1 Billion For Google Data Center
The Mesa City Council approved Monday a $1 billion development plan to bring a Google data center to the city. If Google moves forward, the facility will occupy the northwest corner of Elliot and Sossaman roads and span 187 acres.
July 2, 2019
Arizona Music Hall Of Fame Spotlights The Tempe Sound
Roger Clyne of The Refreshments, famous for their 1996 hit “Banditos,” is one of the local musicians who will be inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame on Tuesday evening at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
July 2, 2019
Woodbury Wildfire Near 80% Contained
The Woodbury Fire northeast of Apache Junction is now more than 80% contained and evacuated residents are being allowed back home. Fire crews, meanwhile, have a different but related challenge
July 2, 2019
Utility Regulator Wants Investigation into APS Customers Death
The newest state utility regulator wants an outside investigation of the heat-related death of an APS customer and the policies of the Arizona Corporation Commission.
July 2, 2019
U.S. To Retry No More Deaths Border Activist
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek to retry a humanitarian aid worker they say illegally harbored two undocumented migrants from Central America in southern Arizona. This is the government’s second attempt after the case last month ended in a mistrial.
July 2, 2019
Ducey Axes Funds For Factory After Nike Pulls Flag Shoe
On Colin Kaepernick's recommendation, Nike canceled a shoe featuring a Betsy Ross-themed American flag. In a 2 a.m. Twitter thread, Gov. Ducey announced that he was pulling state funds from a proposed Nike factory in Goodyear.
July 2, 2019
Delegation Finds Texas Detention Facilities Unacceptable
A delegation of representatives led by the congressional Hispanic caucus Monday visited immigrant detention facilities in El Paso and Clint, Texas. Arizona Democratic Rep. Greg Stanton, who was part of the delegation, called for increased congressional oversight following his visit.
July 2, 2019

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