In its annual report on forced displacement, the UN says that at the end of 2015, more than 65 million people worldwide were refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced. To honor these people, the United Nations has declared today— Monday, June 20— World Refugee Day.
The plan includes $13 million to help the sheriff’s office comply with a court order stemming from a 2013 racial profiling case in which deputies were found to have targeted Latino drivers during routine traffic operations.
Last January, Governor Doug Ducey announced in his State of the State address that he would hold deadbeat parents accountable on social media. Nearly six months later, the governor’s plan to call out and catch child support evaders seems to be working.
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.