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 Sen. Boxer Introduces Bill To Improve Short-Term Detention At Borders
California Senator Barbara Boxer has introduced a bill designed to set minimum standards for holding people in short-term custody at the nation’s borders.
Dec. 12, 2013
 Day Of Action Calls For End Of Deportation
As part of a national day of action, a small group of protesters in San Antonio are calling for the end of deportations following a request from several members of Congress.
Dec. 12, 2013
 Group Demands Investigation Into El Paso Immigrant Detention Center
A group of immigrant activists is calling for an investigation into the detention of asylum seekers at an El Paso detention facility. They allege the detainees are being wrongfully held.
Dec. 12, 2013
 Judge Rejects Plan To Pump Rural Water To Las Vegas
A Nevada judge ruled Wednesday what some have called “the death knell” of an ongoing water case that could set precedence for the entire arid Southwest.
Dec. 12, 2013
 Are Asylum Seekers Abusing The System?
The number of people seeking asylum in the United States more than doubled this year, raising suspicion among some members of Congress. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Thursday to question whether some asylum seekers are abusing the system.
Dec. 12, 2013
 Latinos Signing Up For ACA In Strong Numbers
As the rollout of the Affordable Care Act continues, the Obama administration is intensifying its outreach — especially to Latino households and Spanish speakers. With the Spanish-language ACA website now running the White House hopes to make up for lost time.
Dec. 12, 2013
Senior Urban Housing Development Opens
Another senior urban housing development was unveiled Thursday afternoon, this time in Mesa.
Dec. 12, 2013
Arpaio Wants Jailed Veterans To Get Special Treatment
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said veterans in the county jails are going to get special treatment.
Dec. 12, 2013
Arizona Receives Ranking
Arizona ranks 14th among the states for the number of housing units with a foreclosure filing during November, according to new data released on Thursday morning by RealtyTrac.
Dec. 12, 2013
 Boy Abandoned Near Border Reunited With Mother
A toddler who was abandoned near the New Mexico border earlier this week was reunited with his mother.
Dec. 12, 2013
DPS Detective Discovers Non-US Citizenship
The Department of Public Safety said one of its detectives, Tucson-based Carmen Figueroa, has resigned, after it was learned she had been brought into the country illegally by her family when she was very young.
Dec. 12, 2013
Arizona Housing Crisis May Be Over
It has now been two years since the number of foreclosure filings in Arizona was higher than in the same month the year before.
Dec. 12, 2013
Western Governors
The Western Governors’ Association wants to make it easier to determine the best spots for developers to build their projects, from the West Coast to the Rocky Mountains.
Dec. 12, 2013
Developers Float Rare Project South Of Downtown
Plans are moving forward on a rare mixed-use development that would link downtown Phoenix with a traditionally poor, Latino neighborhood.
Dec. 12, 2013
Foundation Buys Sacred Artifacts To Return To Hopi
The Los Angeles-based Annenberg Foundation purchased 21 Hopi sacred artifacts up for auction Monday in Paris to return them to the tribe.
Dec. 11, 2013
Community College IT Breach Could Cost Up To $14 Million
The Maricopa County Community College District board on Tuesday night approved spending up to another $600,000 to repair a security breach in its technology system. The cost of fixing the problem and providing assistance to potential victims could go as high as $14 million. Millions of students, employees and vendors are being notified.
Dec. 11, 2013
Rep. David Schweikert Unhappy With Proposed Budget Deal
Arizona Congressman David Schweikert said the proposed budget deal worked out by Senate and House leaders falls short of addressing long term budget issues. He said he is not sure if he will vote to approve the plan.
Dec. 11, 2013
Annual Geminid Meteor Shower Will Light Up The Skies
The annual Geminid meteor shower will light up the skies this weekend. The shower gets its name because it originates near the Gemini Constellation.
Dec. 11, 2013
Goodwill Offers Vouchers To Help Crime Victims
Goodwill of central Arizona is helping crime victims get back on their feet. The organization partnered with the Pinal County Attorney’s office to donate vouchers for victims to use in stores.
Dec. 11, 2013
Herberger Theater Center Will Host C.S. Lewis Adaptation
To the general public, C.S. Lewis is probably best known for creating the "Chronicles of Narnia," which included "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."
Dec. 11, 2013

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