The mercury made a quick ascent Sunday for a high of 118, breaking a record of 115 set nearly 50 years ago, according to the National Weather Service. It tied for the fifth-hottest day ever in Phoenix.
The U.S. Border Patrol is preparing for record temperatures that will near 120 degrees Sunday in the southwest corner of the state. The Yuma Sector's rescue agents are working seven days a week now to prevent the deaths of people crossing the border illegally.
The Democratic National Convention Committee is holding its Southwest Democratic Platform Forum in Phoenix. Some years, depending upon the party leaders and presidential nominees, it can get a little contentious.
A group of community organizations and local lawmakers were at the state capitol Friday speaking out against presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Many there said the politician is not welcome in Arizona.