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Judges call for all immigration courts to close in wake of coronavirus

Nearly a month into a seemingly worldwide shutdown, it may be hard to find an everyday business or public area that has not been closed because of COVID-19. Many companies have allowed their employees to work from home, but businesses deemed essential are still in operation. This includes grocery stores, fuel stations, banks, transportation systems, pharmacies – and most U.S. immigration courts.... Read more»

Homeless people vulnerable to coronavirus as Americans are told to stay home

Homelessness was at crisis levels in the United States. COVID-19 has put this already vulnerable population even more at risk.... Read more»

Switch to remote learning may leave students with disabilities behind

School leaders are grappling with how to deliver special education services — and stay compliant with state and federal civil rights law — as governors shut down school buildings to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. ... Read more»

How federal agencies put immigrants and immigration workers at risk amid coronavirus outbreak

ICE has suspended social visits to detention centers and begun screening newly arrived detainees for symptoms. But inside, detainees said, little else has changed in response to the virus. ... Read more»

Rogue columnist

Talton: Phoenix failing at netting tech innovation

Local and state policies and mindsets have crippled Phoenix's ability to compete at the highest level when it had every opportunity. Arizona is known for SB 1070 and suburban sprawl. Coastal "winners" invested in the amenities, infrastructure, quality of life, and dense urban innovation centers to draw and retain the best advanced industry jobs.... Read more»

Longtime TPD legal advisor tapped for Seattle police oversight post

Lisa Judge, the top lawyer for the Tucson Police Department, has been chosen as the first inspector general for public safety for the city of Seattle.... Read more»

Dismembered body in Seattle IDed as former Tucson resident

A 40-year-old mother of three whose partial remains were discovered in a Seattle recycling bin Saturday has been identified by authorities. Ingrid Rounsaville Lyne was a 1993 graduate of Canyon del Oro High School. She vanished Friday after going on a date. A man was arrested Monday in the slaying. ... Read more»

Major League Soccer

MLS playoffs kick off Wed.

Major League Soccer's teams are playing for a chance to face off on Nov. 20 at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles for the MLS Cup. The MLS post season is shorter than in other American sports, and has a few quirks here and there.... Read more»2

Imported fish with banned chemicals reaching U.S. tables

Tons of imported fish laced with chemicals banned from the U.S. food supply, including carcinogens, are routinely showing up in this country and, state officials say, winding up on American dinner plates. ... Read more»

Killer voice

Karaoke can get you beaten, shot, stabbed

Who knew karaoke was so dangerous? Performing Frank Sinatra's "My Way" in the Philippines can get you killed.... Read more»4