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DOJ: Census To Be Printed Without Citizenship Question
The Justice Department said the 2020 Census is moving ahead without a question about citizenship. Kristen Clarke, an attorney for a civil rights group that helped fight the addition of the question, said Trump administration attorneys notified parties in lawsuits that the printing of the hundreds of millions of documents for the 2020 counts would be starting soon.
July 2, 2019
Some Downtown Phoenix Buildings Still Without Power After APS Fire
An Arizona Public Services’ underground fire in Phoenix on Sunday night continues to affect the downtown area. APS crews are working to restore electricity to four buildings that were still without power as of Tuesday afternoon.
July 2, 2019
Plan To Fund Safety At Waitlisted Schools Rejected
"To find out that the money is now there and is gonna sit there for at least half the year ... I don’t get it. I don’t understand it," said Cindy Campton, principal at Wilson Elementary School near downtown Phoenix.
July 2, 2019
Maricopa County East Valley Shelter Lifts Quarantine
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control announced Tuesday that its East Valley shelter has lifted its quarantine and is adopting out animals again.
July 2, 2019
Study Credits CA Vaccination Rate Uptick To Policy Shifts
Vaccination rates among kindergartners in California have improved, according to a recent study in the journal JAMA. The authors believe the progress might relate to three statewide initiatives.
July 2, 2019
Tensions Rise Between The U.S. And Iran
The relationship between the U.S. and Iran has been strained over the past couple of weeks. On Monday, Iran violated a key provision of the 2015 deal meant to curb its nuclear program.
July 2, 2019
New AZ Law Requires Marijuana To Be Tested For Contaminants
Among the bills Gov. Ducey signed into law last month is one that will require medical marijuana to be tested for contaminants. Not following the law could lead dispensaries to face fines of up to $1,000 per violation.
July 2, 2019
Mesa Approves $1 Billion For Google Data Center
The Mesa City Council approved Monday a $1 billion development plan to bring a Google data center to the city. If Google moves forward, the facility will occupy the northwest corner of Elliot and Sossaman roads and span 187 acres.
July 2, 2019
Arizona Music Hall Of Fame Spotlights The Tempe Sound
Roger Clyne of The Refreshments, famous for their 1996 hit “Banditos,” is one of the local musicians who will be inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame on Tuesday evening at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
July 2, 2019
Woodbury Wildfire Near 80% Contained
The Woodbury Fire northeast of Apache Junction is now more than 80% contained and evacuated residents are being allowed back home. Fire crews, meanwhile, have a different but related challenge
July 2, 2019
Utility Regulator Wants Investigation into APS Customers Death
The newest state utility regulator wants an outside investigation of the heat-related death of an APS customer and the policies of the Arizona Corporation Commission.
July 2, 2019
U.S. To Retry No More Deaths Border Activist
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek to retry a humanitarian aid worker they say illegally harbored two undocumented migrants from Central America in southern Arizona. This is the government’s second attempt after the case last month ended in a mistrial.
July 2, 2019
Ducey Axes Funds For Factory After Nike Pulls Flag Shoe
On Colin Kaepernick's recommendation, Nike canceled a shoe featuring a Betsy Ross-themed American flag. In a 2 a.m. Twitter thread, Gov. Ducey announced that he was pulling state funds from a proposed Nike factory in Goodyear.
July 2, 2019
Delegation Finds Texas Detention Facilities Unacceptable
A delegation of representatives led by the congressional Hispanic caucus Monday visited immigrant detention facilities in El Paso and Clint, Texas. Arizona Democratic Rep. Greg Stanton, who was part of the delegation, called for increased congressional oversight following his visit.
July 2, 2019
Maricopa County Courts Downtown Open Following APS Outage
After a day-long closure Monday due to a utility outage, the Maricopa County Court system in downtown Phoenix location will reopen Tuesday. Hearings originally scheduled for Monday will get new dates. Court dates set for Tuesday will continue as normal.
July 2, 2019
APS Worker Killed In Explosion Identified
The Phoenix Police Department released the name of the APS employee who was killed in an explosion underneath the streets of downtown Phoenix on Sunday. Ricardo Castillo worked for the company as an electrician for 12 years.
July 2, 2019
Out Of Room On Arizonas Border
An ongoing migration of asylum seekers from Central America has strained federal border agencies, nonprofit organizations and local towns. Along Arizona’s border with Mexico, the Trump administration is making room for even more migrants, but it’s also increasing pressure on a neighboring Mexico border city.
Crossing Mexico: The New Barrier For U.S.-Bound Migrants
July 2, 2019
Nogales, Sonora, To Hermosillo Flights Set To Return
After more than a decade without a direct commercial service, the border city and export manufacturing hub Nogales, Sonora, will soon be a one-hour flight from Hermosillo.
July 2, 2019
Group Files Suit To Bring Grizzly Bears Back To Arizona
Grizzly bears long roamed Arizona and other Western states before the majority were wiped out by European settlers in the early 1900s. A Tucson-based nonprofit group is seeking to bring them back.
July 2, 2019
Families Urge State To Keep Hacienda HealthCare Open
Families of some residents at Hacienda Healthcare, where an incapacitated woman was raped and gave birth last year, want it to stay open. Hacienda, the intermediate care facility in South Phoenix where an incapacitated woman was raped and gave birth last year, is now at risk of losing its state license and its access to federal Medicaid funding.
July 1, 2019

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