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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.
June 21, 2018
30-Year Debate Over Sacred Heart Church Ends
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.
June 21, 2018
Tempe-Based Carvana Opens Car Vending Machine
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.
June 21, 2018
An Educational Opportunity For Arizona Woman
Frances Smith, 87, is one of about 350 people who participate in adult education every year in the Queen Creek Unified School District. The students come from more than 19 different countries and even more walks of life.
June 21, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Caliphate
Who is it that ISIS appeals to, and why? New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi speaks with a former ISIS member (who goes by the jihadi nom de guerre Abu Huzaifa al-Kanadi) about how and why he joined the fold.
June 21, 2018
Arizona Storytellers: Monica Castillo
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.
June 21, 2018
Light Rail Fight Derails Phoenix City Council Budget Vote
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
June 21, 2018
Homes Not Affordable For Average Earners In Much Of U.S.
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.
June 21, 2018
School Counselors Find Crossroads In Opioid, Budget Crises
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.
June 20, 2018
 Coalition Asks House Speaker To Reinstate Criminal Justice Committee
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.
June 20, 2018
Family Separation Comes To An End But Questions Remain
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.
June 20, 2018
Suns Expected To Draft UA Star With No. 1 Pick
DeAndre Ayton is the likely No. 1 pick for the Suns in Thursday's NBA Draft.
June 20, 2018
Committee OKs Funding For Prison Health Care
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.
June 20, 2018
Quartzsite Asks For ‘Help’ With Water Lease
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.
June 20, 2018
Ducey Talks Border Security, Education At Rally
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.
June 20, 2018
Stanford Faces Disability Lawsuit
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.
June 20, 2018
Can School Architecture Protect Children?
The recent tragic shootings at U.S. schools has renewed discussions about how to keep students safe — including adding security or even arming teachers.
June 20, 2018
Rainfall By The Fourth Of July?
It’s official — the 2018 monsoon season is here. Over the weekend, the Ahwatukee Foothills, Cave Creek and Wickenberg received some rain.
June 20, 2018
Public Health Conference To Address Disconnect Between Federal, State Policies
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.
June 20, 2018
Big Changes For Sacred Heart Church
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.
June 20, 2018

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