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The Takeaway: Migrant Detention Business More Profitable Than You Think
In the wake of this crisis, reports showed how the federal government contracted private companies and Non-Government Organizations to operate shelters and house the children. Yahoo News reported ten different contracts had been signed, totaling approximately $92 million.
Jun. 21, 2018
There’s a unique new building attracting a lot of attention in the Phoenix area. Tempe-based Carvana has opened a nine-story tower it’s calling the nation’s largest car vending machine.
Jun. 21, 2018
The Phoenix City Council approved a deal Wednesday between the Diocese of Phoenix and nonprofit Chicanos Por La Causa to preserve the church and develop the 28 acres around Sacred Heart Church near 16th Street and Buckeye Road.
Jun. 21, 2018
In May 1996, Monica Castillo says she met the love of her life. Their relationship was full of love, laughter, and romance. After three years of dating, they started talking about marriage and growing their family. Then, everything started to unravel.
Jun. 21, 2018
The latest housing report says U.S. home prices are the least affordable they’ve been in almost ten years and prices are too high for average wage earners in most U.S. cities.
Jun. 21, 2018
Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams thinks it’s a "first" for the city. On Wednesday, Phoenix City Council members failed to pass a budget — a budget that’s supposed to start July 1. And the fight over light rail helped derail it.
South Phoenix Business Owners Raise Concerns About Light Rail Expansion
Jun. 20, 2018
The opioid epidemic in Arizona takes a toll on children throughout the state. In most cases, children witness their parents abuse drugs, and even some school age children have turned to drugs. Counselors increase in students affected by opioid epidemic but struggle to help.
Jun. 20, 2018
Reform groups are calling on Arizona’s House speaker to reinstate a committee he recently dissolved that was tasked with looking at criminal justice issues.
Jun. 20, 2018
The Trump Administration gave nearly half a billion dollars this year to one nonprofit organization to handle the influx of migrant children. A significant percentage of those children were taken from their parents who had crossed into the U.S. both legally and illegally.
Jun. 20, 2018
DeAndre Ayton is the likely No. 1 pick for the Suns in Thursday's NBA Draft.
Jun. 20, 2018
A joint legislative budget committee gave its approval for an increase in funding for Arizona prison health care despite several members expressing concern over a lack of details.
Jun. 20, 2018
The Town of Quartzsite in far western Arizona is asking the state Legislature for help with its effort to lease out its Colorado River allocation.
Jun. 20, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey hit the campaign trail Wednesday morning. Ducey, who is seeking a second term in office, spoke about border security and education in speech at U-Haul in Tempe.
Jun. 20, 2018
Stanford has been sued by the national group Disability Rights Advocates on behalf of some students who believe the university hasn’t properly responded to the needs of students with mental health disabilities — to the degree that it has violated a number of anti-discrimination laws.
Jun. 20, 2018
The recent tragic shootings at U.S. schools has renewed discussions about how to keep students safe — including adding security or even arming teachers.
Jun. 20, 2018
It’s official — the 2018 monsoon season is here. Over the weekend, the Ahwatukee Foothills, Cave Creek and Wickenberg received some rain.
Jun. 20, 2018
President Trump came into office with the intention of eliminating the Affordable Care Act, and many Republican members of Congress were at least focused on repealing and replacing the ACA. But some of it remains intact, leaving states to try to deal with the changes.
Jun. 20, 2018
The historic Sacred Heart Church near 16th Street and Buckeye Road in South Phoenix could reopen after a vote expected at the Phoenix City Council Wednesday night.
Jun. 20, 2018
Comprehensive water policy seemed to be on the table for state lawmakers when they started their 2018 session in January. But by the time the session ended last month, that issue had been drowned out by several others.
Jun. 20, 2018
A new poll out this morning shows Congresswoman Martha McSally has opened up a double-digit lead in the race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. But, a separate poll finds some potentially troubling news for Republicans heading into this fall’s midterm elections.
Jun. 20, 2018

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