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.
YARNELL – The sixth anniversary of the Yarnell Hill Fire was remembered in a ceremony on Sunday. The town continues to heal, grow and show gratitude in the wake of the tragedy.
PHOENIX – Native American history, culture and art were the focus of the Heard Museum’s second annual Teacher Institute.
PHOENIX – A report including details and photos of 109 Catholic clergy members was released by a Minnesota-based law firm on Wednesday. The report includes information that predates the founding of the Diocese of Phoenix in 1969.
PHOENIX – Fire retardant is one of several tactics being used to battle the Woodbury Fire east of Mesa. But this mixture of water and chemicals has raised questions with some people who believe it can be dangerous to people and the environment.
SCOTTSDALE – The Phoenix Herpetological Society offers training classes on how to handle venomous snakes.
PHOENIX – Evacuations have been ordered for the Superstition Wilderness area as the Woodbury Fire continues to blaze. The fire near the Superstition Mountains has been burning for almost two weeks.
PHOENIX – A 3-hour session of public ire and angst over community-police relation ended with Phoenix City Council voting 7-2 to approve a city budget. The council also pledged to set up reforms that could include a citizens review board.
PHOENIX – A community meeting held by Phoenix’s mayor and police chief focuses on allegations of police brutality.
PHOENIX – A couple held at police gunpoint – shown in a viral cellphone video released last week – say the apologies of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Police Chief Jeri Williams are insincere and that further action should be taken.
TEMPE – Power outages at home are upsetting, but they can cause severe economic damage to businesses. The Salt River Project is helping decision-makers prepare their companies before monsoon storms start.
TUCSON – Federal agents found the body of a 7-year-old girl near the Arizona-Mexico border Wednesday morning