Southwest Key Worker Arrested On Suspicion Of Sex Crimes
Police have arrested a Southwest Key Programs worker on suspicion of sex crimes. Court documents say Jose Antonio Rojas-Minjares is accused of sexual conduct with a minor and luring a child for sexual exploitation.
July 1, 2019
Hearing Scheduled For Tuesday Is Next Step Toward Migrant Shelter
Humanitarian aid groups helping migrant families dropped off in Phoenix could take a big step Tuesday toward opening an overnight shelter, but the groups are still at least one week away from housing migrants at the Ann Ott School.
July 1, 2019
For NICU Families, PPD And PTSD Are Very Likely
Postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbirth. One group of parents that is even more vulnerable to this are the ones whose children are born with serious health conditions and have to spend time being treated in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU.
July 1, 2019
A Photojournalists Mindset When Shooting Tragic Events
A photo published last week of a father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande quickly became a talking point in the national conversation over immigration. But, it wasn’t the first heartbreaking image that’s taken on such a role.
July 1, 2019
Mesa Citizens, Unions Disagree On Police Chief
Mesa police unions took their attacks on Chief Ramon Batista to the people Friday, holding a public meeting at which they continued to outline why they took a no-confidence vote against the chief last month.
July 1, 2019
Helium Shortage Affects More Than Balloons
Helium is a critical component in rocket engines and MRIs, and the shortage may affect the industries that deal with those products.
July 1, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: A History Of Tension With Iran
As the world watches tensions increase with Iran a year after the Trump administration pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, there are a few upcoming anniversaries that have special resonance.
July 1, 2019
Boas: Is AZ Corporation Commission Guilty Of Mission Creep?
The Arizona Corporation Commission has blocked utilities from shutting off customers' power during summer months and implemented renewable energy standards. One columnist agrees with Gov. Ducey that Commission is guilty of "mission creep."
July 1, 2019
Impunity, Crime And Budget Cuts Threat The Mexican Press
In Mexico, many journalists suffer from violence for doing their job, and despite the president’s promise to eradicate those crimes, attacks on the press continue and the murder rate grows.
July 1, 2019
Mexico Will Create A Forensic Institute In Sonora
Mexican authorities announced Monday they are creating a regional forensic institute in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, to address a growing problem with unidentified bodies in the country.
July 1, 2019
Tempe Completes First Ever Summer Homeless Count
Roughly 35 volunteers surveyed the homeless population in Tempe on Friday as part of the city’s first summertime homeless count. The results are not expected to be released for another few weeks.
July 1, 2019
Light Rail Stations Reopen After APS Electrical Fire
An electrical fire broke out in an underground APS power vault Sunday night. The utility says the accident killed one APS worker and injured another. The fire is being investigated and will affect buildings and light rail transportation throughout the day.
July 1, 2019
County Animal Shelters Host Calming The Canines Event
For many people, the Fourth of July is celebrated with fireworks and festivities, but for dogs it can be a nightmare. Maricopa County animal shelters are seeking volunteers to help keep the canines calm.
July 1, 2019
Phoenix Set To Explore Future Of The Convention Center South Hall
When Phoenix leaders adopted a master plan for the convention center in 2002, it included three expansion phases. The first two were completed more than a decade ago while the final phase has been in limbo.
July 1, 2019
Despite Concerns In Mexico’s Situation, López Obrador Prepares Celebration
July 1 marks anniversary of the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as president of Mexico. And he’s planning a big party — despite concerns on how his administration is dealing with the country.
July 1, 2019
Q&AZ: Where Did All The Green Caterpillars Come From?
In 2014, bright-green caterpillars were swarming Phoenix. One longtime resident witnessed the wrigglers crossing Happy Valley Road and wanted to know what brought them there.
July 1, 2019
UA Gets $1.78M CDC Grant To Study Safer Mining Fuels
In their everyday work, miners risk cuts, contusions and even being crushed.Now, the University of Arizona has received a $1.78 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study ways to reduce a more insidious health hazard: diesel exhaust.
July 1, 2019
For Sale: Arizona’s Oldest American Legion Post
Phoenix will give developers will get a chance to bid on Arizona’s oldest American Legion Post. Nearly 100 years ago, a charter member of American Legion Post 1 gave the city his land at the southwestern corner of Seventh Avenue and Polk Street.
July 1, 2019
Phoenix Restricts Trails For Hikers On Fourth Of July
While summer holidays draw people outdoors, Phoenix is limiting access to popular trailheads this Fourth of July. Beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Phoenix park rangers will close entrance gates to Camelback Mountain, Papago Park, South Mountain Park and other popular hiking trails.
June 30, 2019
Mesa Police Unions Hold Public Meeting On Opposition To Batista
Weeks after a no-confidence vote in Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista, Mesa police unions held a semi-public meeting Friday night, outlining their grievances against Batista’s leadership.
June 29, 2019