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Transgender group applauds transfer of detainees from criticized ICE facility in New Mexico

PHOENIX – Twenty-seven transgender migrants have been moved from a detention center in New Mexico to other facilities. The Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico has long been criticized for alleged mistreatment and improper care of transgender detainees.


Groups say new federal law gives leg up in fight against animal cruelty

WASHINGTON - Arizona ranks high on the list of "most humane states," but officials and animal advocates are still welcoming a new federal law they said will let them fight animal cruelty that crosses state lines.


Improving gender diversity among baseball scouts is goal of recent Women’s Sports School event

PEORIA – The Women’s Sports School held their first scouting program to encourage women to work in baseball operations.


Tucson voters handily reject sanctuary city proposition

TUCSON – Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly defeated Proposition 205, which would have declared Tucson the state's first sanctuary city. The vote came amid warnings from the Trump administration of possible federal sanctions costing the city millions of dollars.


Footy, anyone? Australian Rules Football finds home in Arizona

TEMPE – Australian Rules Football is largely unknown in the Valley, but has given those playing a community of friends. It also gives those that are passionate about the sport an opportunity to play professionally through the USAFL.


50 grades of shade: Researchers find that it’s not all created equal

TEMPE – Scientists use information from an instrument called MaRTy to help cities like Tempe and Phoenix understand what makes for the best shade in extreme heat.


Arizona could make major changes to renewable-energy mandate

PHOENIX – The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering several proposals that would change energy regulation in the state, including how much power comes from renewables.


Federal judge halts planned open-pit copper mine in mountains south of Tucson

PHOENIX – A federal judge has blocked a Canadian mining company from moving forward with plans to dig an enormous open-pit copper mine south of Tucson. The company plans to appeal the decision.


Phoenix Sky Harbor switches to desert landscape to save water, money

PHOENIX – Xeriscaping uses native, drought-resistant plants to conserve water. Sky Harbor says the redesign will save Phoenix $400,000 and 5 million gallons annually.


Blood draw: American Red Cross issues urgent call for help during shortage

The American Red Cross has scheduled blood donation opportunities throughout the Valley through the end of July to help stop a shortage of blood. This summer the organization has seen a decrease in blood donations across the country.

Karen Robinson, Chandler resident, volunteered for the American Red Cross in high school because she was ineligible to donate blood, but this week she was proud to be able to give blood and support her daughter’s friend who’s been affected by the blood shortage. (Photo by Amanda Slee/Cronkite News)

Arizona quakes are mostly minor, but hundreds happen every year

PHOENIX – The aftershock of the Southern California earthquakes was the first quake Arizonans have felt since 2015, but the Grand Canyon State has hundreds of minor quakes each year.


Protesters gather across Arizona to demand officials close immigrant detention centers

EL PASO, Texas – A group including Arizona Congressman Greg Stanton, D-Phoenix, recently visited immigration detention facilities in Texas. Stanton said the facilities don’t meet American values.