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Election Day roundup: Results roll in

A look at state and federal election results in Arizona.... Read more»

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Photo exhibit reveals tension over who has right to tell migrant stories

An ASU photo exhibit features portraits of objects confiscated from migrants by U.S. law enforcement at the border. ... Read more»

Hurricane tag team of Rosa and Sergio set October rainfall records

Remnants of downgraded hurricanes helped set rainfall records for Phoenix and made this the wettest October since record keeping began in 1895. Phoenix is 2.55 inches above the year-to-date normal.... Read more»

Kyl challenges DHS over releases of migrant familes

Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen had no answers for communities and overloaded non-profits helping families released from federal detention. ... Read more»

Trump to visit Arizona for 1st time since contentious 2017 rally

When President Donald Trump touches down in Mesa on Friday to stump for Senate hopeful Martha McSally, the setting will be much different from 2017 rally in Phoenix that led to police firing tear gas at a crowd of protesters and a class-action lawsuit.... Read more»

Appeals court lets stand death sentence for 1988 murder

Concealing evidence of child abuse from jurors is not enough to overturn death sentence of Michael Apelt, convicted of murdering his wife one day after life insurance policy took effect. ... Read more»

ACLU: Phx cops wrongfully used tear gas, pepper bullets vs. anti-Trump protesters

A year after Phoenix police fired tear gas and pepper-spray bullets at a crowd protesting President Donald Trump, the ACLU, two advocacy groups and several protesters have filed a lawsuit claiming police used excessive force and repressed free speech.... Read more»

A year after U.S. left Paris climate pact, mayors still cling to fight

When the U.S. pulled out of the Paris Accords last summer, five Arizona cities — including Tucson and Bisbee — joined hundreds around the country that vowed to live up to the Paris climate standards even if the U.S. wouldn’t.... Read more»

Worker charged with sexually molesting 8 children at Mesa immigrant shelter

The allegations against a Phoenix Southwest Key youth care worker are the latest in a series of serious accusations of sexual abuse inside the government’s immigrant youth shelters.... Read more»

Flags at half-staff for DPS trooper shot to death during freeway struggle

A Phoenix-area state trooper who was shot and killed during a struggle on a West Valley interstate is being honored with flags across the state flown at half-staff through Friday evening.... Read more»

Hastily cobbled reunions of detained migrants & children marred by logistical fumbles

Two days after the feds missed a court-imposed deadline to reunite more than 100 children with their migrant parents after they were separated under by the Trump administration, only about half of those kis have been returned in a chaotic process marked by computer malfunctions, logistical problems and administrative failures.... Read more»

Farley, officials call for closure of Phoenix child detention facility

Following an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting, officials in Arizona are calling for the closure of a Phoenix office building used by a government contractor to hold immigrant children.... Read more»

Flags at half-staff for Phx firefighter found dead while on Nat'l Guard duty

A Phoenix firefighter who was found dead on Friday in his quarters at an Army National Guard base is being honored with flags across the state flown at half-staff on Monday.... Read more»

Melania Trump visits Phx facility for migrant children

First lady Melania Trump visited a Southwest Key shelter in Phoenix on Thursday to talk to staff and children housed there. She toured a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Tucson earlier in the day.... Read more»

For 6-year-old snared in immigration maze, memorized phone number proves a lifeline

As the U.S. attempts to reunite migrant families separated by the "zero tolerance" crackdown, children bear the burden of helping to identify who and where their parents are. For one young Salvadoran girl in an Arizona shelter, a memorized phone number was a lifeline.... Read more»

Researchers: Maricopa County’s low vaccination rates could put larger population at risk

A recent study identified Phoenix as a “hotspot” for potential disease outbreak because of the high rate of parents who opt out of vaccinating their children.... Read more»

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