Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake met with reporters and several veterans on Friday after a meeting with officials at the Phoenix VA medical center. The senators reported that hospital leaders denied allegations that any secret patient records existed within the system.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says thousands of Mexican truck drivers are planning to block traffic at border entries into the United States. The truck drivers are protesting strict inspections and long wait times at ports of entry.
In recent decades, a flood of migrants passing through one Mexican town en route to the Arizona border has fueled the local economy. But fewer migrants making the journey has prompted many local businesses to close.
Pinal County is setting a deadline for the federal government to increase payments for immigration detainees held at the county jail. Tthe county has been losing money on the agreement for eight years.
Shoppers are likely to pay more for produce this summer because of California’s drought. Research from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business predicts prices for lettuce, avocados, peppers, grapes, tomatoes, melons and berries will increase nearly 20 percent.
After MCSO top officials were caught spreading misinformation about the judge's order in the racial profiling case against the agency, the judge has approved an accurate summary of his findings to be distributed to MCSO personnel. The judge rejected Arpaio's request to make last-minute changes to the statement.
About 100 people gathered in Steele Indian School Park on Wednesday in response to a recent congressional announcement alleging that about 40 veterans in Arizona died as a result of a delay in care at the Phoenix VA health care system.