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Immigrant Rights Groups Sue Over Asylum Rule
Immigrant rights groups sued President Donald Trump’s administration over a rule that restricts asylum eligibility on the same day federal officials said they’d start enforcing it.
July 16, 2019
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dies
John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.
July 16, 2019
Phoenix Group Hiring Foster Parents For Migrant Kids
Federal authorities say more than 60,000 migrant children have shown up alone at the U.S.-Mexico border since Oct. 1, 2018. A local organization is hiring foster parents to help care unaccompanied kids.
July 16, 2019
Interior Releases Plan To Disperse BLM Employees
The Interior Department on Tuesday released details of its plan to disperse Washington D.C.-based jobs in the Bureau of Land Management out into the West. But the plan is getting pushback.
July 16, 2019
Kirkpatrick: House Must Open  Impeachment Proceedings
Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has joined the growing chorus of House members seeking an impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying Congress has no choice but to open an impeachment inquiry.
July 16, 2019
Voters Will Decide If Tucson Becomes A Sanctuary City
Voters in Tucson will decide in November whether the city will become Arizona’s first "sanctuary city." The term sanctuary city has long been a nuanced one. In Tucson, it will mean just how much local law enforcement can work with federal immigration agents to enforce federal law.
July 16, 2019
Kelly Talks Space Exploration On 50th Anniversary Of Moon Launch
Astronaut and U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly took to Facebook Live on Tuesday to reflect on his career, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and the future of space exploration.
July 16, 2019
Secretary Of State Pompeo Plans Travel To Latin America
This weekend, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will travel to four Latin American countries, including Mexico, where immigration and trade top the agenda.
July 16, 2019
Lawsuit Challenges Northern Arizona Fracking Leases
Conservation groups sued the Trump administration Monday for attempting to drill for oil and gas in northern Arizona without an environmental review.
July 16, 2019
Scores On The SAT No Longer Taken At Face Value
A number of colleges and universities are moving beyond what was, for many years, a basic metric used to determine if a student was accepted for enrollment. Basic scores on the SAT are no longer being taken at face value in quite the same way.
July 16, 2019
Could Desalination Help Arizonas Water Problems?
As states and countries deal with water scarcity, Jim Robbins says desalination has become an increasingly popular option. Tom Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, talks about the list of potential solutions for Arizona’s water issues.
July 16, 2019
McSally And Sinema Join Forces To Support Water Bill
Arizona Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema may have had an epic battle on the campaign trail last year, but now they are joining together to sponsor a bill that works to address our region’s dry future.
July 16, 2019
New Study Focuses On Gun-Related Child Deaths, Injuries
There have been limits on federal funding for research into injuries and deaths related to firearms for more than two decades, which means a new study into guns and child deaths and injuries could be extremely impactful.
July 16, 2019
Arizonas 5th-Largest Wildfire Is All But Out
The state’s largest wildfire so far this year is all but out. The Woodbury Fire began June 8 just northeast of Apache Junction and, so far, has burned more than 123,000 acres, making it the fifth-largest wildfire in state history.
July 16, 2019
Analysis: Days In Arizona With A Heat Index Higher Than 105 Could Quadruple
The number of days with a heat index higher than 100 degrees in Arizona could more than double by the middle of the century, and the number of days with a heat index higher than 105 could more than quadruple by midcentury.
July 16, 2019
Environmentalists: Leasing Petrified Forest Land Is A Slippery Slope
Environmentalists want to stop the Bureau of Land Management from leasing more than 4,000 acres of land near the Petrified Forest National Park to the oil and gas industry.
July 16, 2019
Arizona Policymakers Respond To Trumps Racist Tweets
The tweets from President Donald Trump over the weekend are getting reaction from Arizona’s delegation. The posts called for four progressive women of color to go back where they came from.
July 16, 2019
Chaotic Export Season Sows Uncertainty For Tomato Growers
Agriculture is an industry that in the best of circumstances deals with its fair share of uncertainty. But in Mexico, the last several months of tariff and border shutdown threats from President Donald Trump have made for a uniquely stressful season. It’s been especially so for Mexican tomato growers and exporters, who had a nearly 18% duty imposed in May.
July 16, 2019
Schools Can Apply For Money To Start Computer Science Programs
This year Arizona was one of 33 states where legislators created new policies related to computer science, according to nonprofit Code.org.
July 15, 2019
Most Phoenix Police Patrol Officers Are Now Equipped With Body Cameras
The Central City Precinct is the latest to be outfitted with Axon body cameras. The additional 102 cameras brings the Phoenix Police Department's total up to 1,051.
July 15, 2019

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