Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams thinks it’s a "first" for the city. On Wednesday, Phoenix City Council members failed to pass a budget — a budget that’s supposed to start July 1. And the fight over light rail helped derail it.
South Phoenix Business Owners Raise Concerns About Light Rail Expansion
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A joint legislative budget committee gave its approval for an increase in funding for Arizona prison health care despite several members expressing concern over a lack of details.
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The Takeaway: Congress Debates Farm Bill As Deadline Approaches
Friday is the deadline for the House of Representatives to reconsider the 2018 Farm Bill, which unexpectedly failed to pass in the House on May 18 by a 213-to-198 vote. The bill has been highly contested by a bloc of House Republicans demanding a conservative immigration bill passes before the Farm Bill is passed.
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The Takeaway: Migrant Detention Business More Profitable Than You Think
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There’s a unique new building attracting a lot of attention in the Phoenix area. Tempe-based Carvana has opened a nine-story tower it’s calling the nation’s largest car vending machine.
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The Phoenix City Council approved a deal Wednesday between the Diocese of Phoenix and nonprofit Chicanos Por La Causa to preserve the church and develop the 28 acres around Sacred Heart Church near 16th Street and Buckeye Road.
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The first lady planned to visit two facilities, both in McAllen, Texas.
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Antwon Rose, 17, was riding in a car suspected of having been used in an earlier shooting. He ran after police stopped the vehicle and was shot three times by an East Pittsburgh police officer.
"All this likeness of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, it's all make-believe," says the director of a civic organization in Yangon. "And now we know the real Aung San Suu Kyi."