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Immigrant children who cross the border without their parents have the right to a court hearing to challenge any decision to detain them instead of turning them over to family in the United States, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
Jul. 6, 2017
Burro Fire
A wildfire that has charred more than 36 square miles in mountains and foothills overlooking Tucson is now 11 percent contained.
Jul. 6, 2017
Pima Pineapple Cactus
The future of the Pima pineapple cactus is looking up after the federal agency that protects it released a draft recovery plan this week.
Jul. 6, 2017
Chloe Flood
There will be almost half a million new jobs in computer science by 2024. Like other STEM fields, there is a dearth of women in the field. But the Girl Scouts, best known for cookies and camping, believes they can open the door to computer science.
Jul. 6, 2017
Tom Horne
Former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne cleared of finance violations stemming from his 2010 campaign.
Jul. 6, 2017
freeway sign
Those clever message boards hanging off highway overpasses throughout the state cost millions of dollars to replace, according to ADOT. So when engineers at ADOT heard an LED bulb can save taxpayers 70 percent in energy costs over the Halogen bulb, they set out to replace the lights in more than 230 message boards across the state.
Jul. 6, 2017
Phoenix Rain Image
Rain is finally in the forecast later this week. After experiencing record-breaking heat in June, the Valley may see some monsoon activity after a long, dry spell.
Jul. 6, 2017
Aaron Saucedo
The man accused of being the "Serial Street Shooter" is scheduled for arraignment this morning in Maricopa County Superior Court. Aaron Saucedo faces a total of nine counts of first-degree murder, plus a host of other felonies.
Jul. 6, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
To prove criminal contempt, federal prosecutors must show Apraio knowingly violated a federal judge's order to stop his immigration patrols.
Jul. 5, 2017
Jessi Colter
Singer Jessi Colter was born and raised as Mirriam Johnson, growing up in the East Valley in a religious family. That spiritual background continued to direct her life, even as she married one of the original “outlaws” of country music — Waylon Jennings.
Jul. 5, 2017
Boy playing video games
Video games, in many cases, aren’t just games anymore. They can be a significant component of the economy. John Beck studies this. He’s president of North Star Leadership Group and has authored several books.
Jul. 5, 2017
Andy Biggs
U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs introduced a bill regarding the criminal justice system and illegal immigration that recently passed the House. We talked to Biggs this morning.
Jul. 5, 2017
Delta Air Lines logo
It isn’t new for companies to be a little skittish with their sponsorships — especially if something controversial emerges. But it seems like we’re witnessing more and more cases of companies bailing out. To learn more, we talked with Tim Calkins. He is a clinical professor of Marketing at Northwestern University.
Jul. 5, 2017
Years after Gov. Ducey cut $99 million from Arizona university budgets in 2015, the ripple effects are still being felt.
Jul. 5, 2017
maricopa integrated health system
The debate over health-care reform in Washington has been heated — and partisan. If this bill passes, they say that many low-income families will lose insurance and their uncompensated care will skyrocket. Large safety-net hospitals like Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix may be some of the worst hit.
Jul. 5, 2017
Ireland flag
In the 1840s, during the Mexican-American War, several hundred immigrants in the U.S. from Ireland defected and formed the “Los San Patricios."
Jul. 5, 2017
Several Arizona disability groups want Senator Jeff Flake to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate healthcare bill. Members of the community visited the Senator’s office to share their fears and concerns about the bill.
Jul. 5, 2017
CAIR AZ logo
The Supreme Court won’t formally take up the matter of the Trump administration’s six-nation travel ban until October, but last month, the court did allow some of the ban to take hold. To talk more about that assertion and its impact, we were joined by David Chami. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CAIR-Arizona, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Jul. 5, 2017
Military vehicles
The U.S. sent troops into Afghanistan following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and a Congressional Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, was put into effect. Sens. Jeff Flake and Tim Kaine have been working on a new bipartisan authorization to update it.
Jul. 5, 2017
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan
Last week, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity sent a letter to all 50 states asking for information on voter rolls. Secretary of State Michele Reagan says her office officially received the letter Monday and later that day rejected the request for voter registration data, citing security and legality concerns.
Jul. 5, 2017

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