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U.S. Pushes Mexico To Step Up Immigration Crackdown
The Trump administration sought to increase pressure on Mexico to stop people migrating before they reach the southwest border on Tuesday, showing White House officials' increasing demands, even as Mexico cracks down on through migration.
Sept. 11, 2019
Enforcement Pushes Asylum Seekers To Stay In Mexico
As the United States and Mexico enforce harsher immigration policies for migrants trying to reach the U.S. border, a growing number of asylum seekers asking for refuge in Mexico instead of continuing their journey north.
Special Report: Tracing The Migrant Journey
Sept. 11, 2019
Phoenix OKs Library Fine Forgiveness Program
Phoenix is now the largest U.S. city to eliminate fines at public libraries. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved the fine forgiveness program. Phoenix has just over 1 million people with public library cards. About 1 in 10 are unable to check out materials because they owe at least $25 in fines.
Sept. 10, 2019
Ex-Apache Junction School Superintendent Accused Of Theft
An Arizona grand jury has indicted the former superintendent of the Apache Junction Unified School District on suspicion of theft and misuse of public monies. State prosecutors say 49-year-old Chad Wilson is accused of awarding school administrators more than $133,000 in unauthorized compensation.
Sept. 10, 2019
State Trooper Arrested On Charges Of Sexual Assault
A state trooper has been arrested on charges of sexual abuse and kidnapping, among other offenses. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says Tremaine Jackson worked in the agency for 13 years.
Sept. 10, 2019
1st Vaquita Sighting In 2019; As Many As 6 Spotted
An international group of scientists and conservationists spotted several vaquita marina porpoises in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez in recent weeks. It’s the first recorded sighting of the critically endangered marine mammal so far this year.
Sept. 10, 2019
Interim Manager: Conditions Improving In Johnson Utilities Service Area
The interim manager for an East Valley water company says they made it through the summer without any major outages to customers.
Sept. 10, 2019
Will Phoenix Increase Red Light Cameras At Intersections?
Some Phoenix leaders want to take action following a report that ranked Arizona worst in the nation for red light runners
Sept. 10, 2019
Sinema, McSally Urge Senate To Fund San Luis Port Improvements
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a bill with nearly $250 million in funding for improvements. Both of Arizona’s senators are urging their fellow lawmakers to fund improvements at a major San Luis Port of Entry.
Sept. 10, 2019
Arizona Representatives React To Trump Canceling Taliban Talks
Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are reacting to President Trump’s announcement that he canceled secret talks scheduled at Camp David with members of the Taliban and Afghan government officials.
Sept. 10, 2019
Historic Phoenix Union Station May Be Sold By Sprint
A longtime staple of downtown Phoenix may be going away or — at the very least — about to undergo dramatic changes.
Sept. 10, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum Faces Fallout From Former Director
The Phoenix Art Museum underwent dramatic of personnel changes this summer when Director Amada Cruz left to take over as director and CEO of the Seattle Art Museum. She was brought in to make changes in diversity and fundraising, and some supporters and volunteers were critical of what she implemented.
Sept. 10, 2019
NAU Chemist Aims To Extend Life Of Insulin
More than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and many of those patients rely on insulin to control the disease. But, insulin has to be refrigerated, and once opened, is only good for a short time.
Sept. 10, 2019
Book Explores How Women Have Changed U.S. Politics
Several Democratic women remain in the race to get the party’s presidential nomination and the opportunity to directly challenge President Trump’s campaign for a second term in the White House.
Sept. 10, 2019
Arizona Mayors Lobby For Gun Background Checks
Four Arizona mayors are advocating for action on the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019 that would require universal background checks on gun purchasers. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has so far resisted calls for him to bring the bill to the floor, arguing President Trump wouldn’t sign it anyway.
Sept. 10, 2019
ASU Helps Journalist Access Scott Warren Trial Documents
The trial of humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren captured headlines around the country. But despite the government’s claim that Warren had illegally helped border crossers evade immigration authorities in Arizona’s borderlands, his trial ended in a hung jury in June.
Sept. 10, 2019
Phoenix Independents Want To Join Democratic Preference Election
The state Democratic Party will be holding a preference election in March, and independent voters want in. If Arizona independents want to participate in the Democratic presidential preference election in March, they'd have to first change their party. And that has people across the political spectrum demanding change.
Sept. 10, 2019
Arizona Republican Party Opts Out Of Presidential Primary
The Arizona Republican Party decided to opt out of the presidential preference primary in March, so registered Republicans will not be able to cast a vote for any of President Trump’s primary challengers. This isn’t the first time a state party has chosen not to hold a presidential preference election, but why has the GOP decided against one this time?
Sept. 10, 2019
Word Podcast, S2 E1: Pushing Back
Word is a podcast about the literary arts in the state and the region. In this mammoth Season 2 opener, we push back against the depiction of young people from low income families as depicted in Nick Richey's film, "Low Low" which is being screened in Scottsdale on Sept. 12. The filmmaker will participate in a Q&A following the movie.
Sept. 10, 2019
Group Launches Health Option For East Valley Businesses
A new health insurance pool for the East Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance is trying to bring down coverage costs for small businesses there.
Sept. 10, 2019

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