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Pro-refugee resolution passes Arizona Senate after push from local activists

PHOENIX – A state resolution praising refugee contributions in Arizona was passed in the Senate after a full day of lobbying from local activists. A similar resolution awaits a vote in the House.


Phoenix considers asking residents to donate to plant more trees

PHOENIX – Phoenix is considering accepting private donations to plant more trees along streets and in public spaces. But who would decide where those trees go, and who would make sure they stay healthy?


Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of state border in 2019

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one quarter of Arizona's border with Mexico last year to ease the way for border wall construction, a review of government documents shows.


Where should Phoenix build the Latino Cultural Center?

PHOENIX – As Phoenix moves forward with plans to build a Latino Cultural Center, the location remains uncertain.


Phoenix recycling will end unless rates are hiked, officials warn

PHOENIX — The public works department for Phoenix explained to the city council this week if solid waste rates don’t increase, cuts to programs like recycling will need to be made.


La Mora lays victims to rest, but Mormon community’s future in Mexico isn’t clear

LA MORA, Sonora, Mexico – : The murders of six children and three women this month have prompted some members of an offshoot Mormon community in northern Sonora to move. But others are determined to stay in a place they say is like no other.


Phoenix light rail to expand with the defeat of Prop 105

PHOENIX – Voters soundly rejected Proposition 105, which would have killed Valley Metro light rail in Phoenix and redirect the funds to street repairs. They also defeated Proposition 106, dealing with public pensions.


Arizona ranked 29th in study of highway conditions and congestion

PHOENIX – Arizona was No. 29 in the Reason Foundation’s annual Highway Report, which ranks states in such categories as traffic fatalities, pavement condition, congestion, spending per mile and time wasted in rush hour.


Capitol Hill internships always paid off – this summer they’ll pay, too

WASHINGTON – Students heading to Washington for Capitol Hill internships this summer will see something that many haven't seen there in decades - a little pay for their long hours and hard work. Congress this year set aside money to pay interns, and most Arizona lawmakers said they plan to do so.


Ducey’s budget would add $56 million to day care subsidies for low-income families

PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget would increase the day care subsidy by $100 per child and add another 5,000 children to the program.


Phoenix mayoral candidates face off over light rail, Suns arena and homelessness

PHOENIX – Phoenix mayoral candidates Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela debated how to approach issues like the Suns’ arena renovations, light rail expansion and homelessness at the Burton Barr Library.


Arizona lawmakers deliver messages with State of the Union guests

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers can each bring a guest to the State of the Union address and most do it to send a subtle - or not so subtle - message. Arizona lawmakers are no different, with guests including a Border Patrol agent and a DACA, a teacher and a conservative talk show host.