• texas Mar 9, 2019

    Report: Officials Send Asylum Seekers From Texas to Arizona

    A newspaper says a drastic increase in the number of families seeking asylum along the Texas-Mexico border has caused immigration agents to transport many of the people to Arizona.

  • NBC Jan 2, 2019

    Alleged Abuse of Migrant Children at Arizona Shelter Referred to Prosecutors for Possible Charges

    Allegations of child abuse and assault at a since-suspended Arizona shelter for migrant children have been referred to prosecutors for review, NBC News reported. The three incidents investigated by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office took place over three days at the Hacienda del Sol facility in Youngtown, officials said in a statement. They were referred to the county attorney’s office,...

  • California Aug 24, 2018

    Personnel Issues at Migrant Child Housing Facilities: Report

    Arizona health officials have spotted personnel records concerns at several facilities housing migrant children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Arizona Department of Health Services officials on Thursday released the results of their inspections of 13 Southwest Key facilities after allegations surfaced last month of sex abuse at facilities in Glendale and Tucson. SHS officials said one facility...

  • California Jul 12, 2018

    Migrant Kids Housed in Phoenix Office Building

    Phoenix police officers were called twice over the past few months to an office building where migrant children have been detained and housed by a defense contractor.

  • NBC Jun 25, 2018

    Citing Moral Objections, Walgreens Pharmacist Denies Woman Miscarriage Drug

    A woman says a pharmacist denied her doctor’s prescription for miscarriage medications to end her 10-week-old pregnancy based on moral grounds. Nicole Artega’s baby had stopped development, and her doctor had told her the pregnancy would end in a miscarriage. Her doctor gave her two options: have a surgery, or have get a prescription for the medication and take it...

  • NBC Jun 25, 2018

    Walgreens Pharmacist Denies Woman Miscarriage Drug on Moral Grounds

    When an ultrasound found Nicole Artega’s 8-week-old fetus had no heartbeat, her doctor gave her two options: Surgery or medication to induce a miscarriage. She chose the latter. But when Artega went to a Walgreens pharmacy in Peoria, Arizona, the pharmacist refused to fill her prescription on “moral” grounds.

  • Donald Trump Jun 5, 2018

    Hundreds of Migrant Kids Separated From Parents Are Stuck at Border Stations

    Border agents and child welfare workers are running out of space to shelter children who have been separated from their parents at the U.S. border as part of the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy, according to two U.S. officials and a document obtained by NBC News. As of Sunday, nearly 300 of the 550 children currently in custody at...

  • coach Jun 5, 2018

    Suspect in 6 Slayings Targeted People Connected to Divorce

    A hunch from a retired detective helped lead police to a man suspected of shooting six people to death in the Phoenix area, some of whom were connected to his divorce, authorities said Monday after the assailant killed himself with officers closing in. A round-the-clock investigation that began late last week led police Monday to an extended-stay hotel in suburban...

  • Governor Apr 28, 2018

    Arizona, Colorado Teachers Rally, Schools Close for 2nd Day

    As thousands of teachers and supporters gathered at the Arizona Capitol to protest inadequate public school funding for a second day Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey again skipped the chance to address them. Instead, the Republican governor’s public relations machine sent out links to a series of interviews the previous day with TV news reporters where Ducey pushed his plan to...

  • Governor Apr 27, 2018

    Seeing Red: Teacher Walkouts Shut Arizona, Colorado Schools

    Teachers in Arizona and Colorado turned their state Capitols into a sea of red Thursday as they kicked off widespread walkouts that shut down public schools in a bid for better pay and education funding, building on educator revolt that emerged elsewhere in the U.S. but whose political prospects were not clear. Tens of thousands of teachers wearing red shirts...

  • Arizona Apr 3, 2018

    Oklahoma Teachers Hold Second Day of Protests

    Teacher protests are spreading like wildfire across the country. Thousands of teachers and their students are rising up and walking out, in a growing number of states to attend rallies for higher pay and better benefits.

  • Facebook Feb 2, 2018

    Timeline: Arizona Lawmaker's Expulsion for Sexual Misconduct

    Republican Arizona Rep. Don Shooter has become the first state lawmaker in the U.S. to be expelled since the #MeToo movement emerged last year. Here’s a look at the developments since last fall that lead to his dramatic removal from office.

  • Mexico Feb 2, 2018

    Ariz. House Votes to Expel Representative Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

    The Arizona House voted Thursday to expel a Republican lawmaker after a report ordered by legislative leaders of his own party showed he engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment toward women. Rep. Don Shooter of Yuma is believed to be the first state lawmaker in the U.S. to be voted out of his seat since the #MeToo movement against...

  • Captain Jul 30, 2017

    Phoenix Infant Dies in City's Second Hot Car Death in 2 Days

    An infant left for about two hours in a hot car has died — the second such death in the past two days in the city, the Phoenix Fire Department said. Firefighters were called shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday to investigate a report of a 1-year-old boy in a car in the parking lot of the Free Church of God...

  • NFL Apr 15, 2017

    Ex-NFL Player Driving Truck That Ran Over, Killed Daughter

    Authorities say a former NFL player was moving a truck that ran over and killed his 3-year-daughter in the driveway of their suburban Phoenix home....
    The Arizona Republic reported that police say Todd Heap was behind the wheel of the truck when he accidentally struck the girl while moving the vehicle forward outside their home in Mesa Friday afternoon....
    Officials said the...

  • United States Mar 28, 2017

    Undocumented Student Gets Backlash for Posting Tax Return

    An Arizona college student who is living in the country without immigration documentation is receiving backlash after posting a picture of her tax return on Facebook. The Arizona Republic reports 23-year-old Belen Sisa is shielded from possible deportation by former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The newspaper says the Arizona State University student came to the...

  • Dallas Apr 2, 2015

    Two North Texans Sentenced in Loan Scheme

    A Dallas man and a disbarred Coppell attorney received prison sentences this week for stealing $11 million from victims around the world in an advance-fee loan scheme.

  • texas Feb 15, 2015

    Flagstaff Vigil Held for Woman Killed While Held in Mideast

    Scores turned out to honor a humanitarian worker from Arizona who was killed while being held captive by Islamic State militants.

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