A prime piece of real estate in downtown Phoenix is under the microscope. City leaders are exploring what to do with the South Building of the Convention Center. Meetings to gather public input have been taking place over the summer, and public tours were held Wednesday.
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In our ongoing series, "Tracing The Migrant Journey," we've heard dispatches from Honduras, and Mexico's southern border in Guadalajara, Mexico, and along Mexico's border with western Arizona. Now our Fronteras Desk takes us a little closer to home. Michel Marizco has been reporting in Nogales, Sonora, and Yuma, Arizona.
We had an excessive heat warning in the Phoenix metro area for the second day in a row. On Tuesday, Phoenix set a new record of 113 degrees. Today, the National Weather Service forecasts a high of 114, four degrees higher than the previous record for this day.
Earlier this week, Planned Parenthood announced it would no longer accept millions in funding from the federal government via Title X — which generally provides money for low-income women to get reproductive healthcare.
Lawyers representing the Arizona Department of Corrections are urging a judge to not impose a second round of contempt-of-court fines for failing to adequately follow through on its promises to improve health care for inmates.
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“It really is something very noteworthy for a city to own free and clear a stadium, let alone two stadiums, and do that ahead of schedule and do that in a way that saves a tremendous amount of taxpayer money,” Mayor John Giles said.
In a competition to woo Uber, metro Phoenix came up short against Dallas. The multi-billion dollar company known for ride-sharing and food delivery announced Tuesday that it will open a new administrative hub in Texas.
For the second time this month, Phoenix has broken a heat record. The National Weather Service says Phoenix reached a high of 113 degrees on Tuesday afternoon, topping the previous mark for Aug. 20 of 112 that was set in 1986.
Last month, Mexico’s president announced he would inaugurate a long-awaited four-lane highway in neighboring Sonora, Mexico this September. Now, the inauguration has been called off because construction on the roadway is still not done.