Use of video conference in immigration court has started in Arizona to help speed up an increasingly swamped system. Detainees at a private prison in Eloy have been appearing on a screen in Tucson instead of the court next door. The practice is legal but controversial. This is the story of a rookie lawyer tasked with using the technology for what he says is a life-or-death case.
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Earlier this year, Bedrock City, a popular roadside attraction about half an hour from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, closed down. But now, the Flintstones themed park is planning on reopening for a short time.
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Arizona Charter School Reform Stopped In House
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers blocked the advancement of a bill that would begin to reform the state's charter school regulations. Sen. Kate Brophy McGee called her proposal to change the oversight of charter schools a compromise.
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Patients Of Closed Gilbert, Florence Hospitals Can Get Records
Former patients of Gilbert Hospital and Florence Hospital at Anthem can get copies of their medical records — but not for long. Both locations closed last year after their owner, New Vision Health, LLC, filed for bankruptcy protection.
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Ruben Gallego Declines To Run For Arizona Senate Seat
Rep. Ruben Gallego said Monday he won't run for the U.S. Senate, likely avoiding a contentious fight for the Democratic nomination to finish John McCain's last term.
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Mexico Is A Dangerous Place For Journalists
In the past 10 years, 28 journalists have been killed in Mexico as retaliation for their work, that’s according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Jan-Albert Hootsen, with the CPJ, says Mexico has the highest rate of crime against journalists in the Western Hemisphere.
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Women Of The West: Ruth Reinhold
March is Women’s History Month, and Arizona boasts of many women who’ve made history both here and on the national stage. It’s easy to name the Sandra Day O'Connors and Rose Moffords — but what about those who are lesser known? One of those women is aviator Ruth Reinhold.
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Evaldas Rimasauskas admitted to his role in helping to orchestrate a two-year-long scam that tricked employees into wiring more than $100 million to his own company's bank accounts.
The U.S. has hit Venezuela's oil sector and government associates with sanctions and has rallied behind opposition leader Juan Guaidó, yet President Nicolás Maduro persists.
President Trump said the move, reversing decades of U.S. policy in the Middle East and drawing sharp international criticism, was "a long time in the making."
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, in a joint statement, endorsed taxes on sugary drinks, restrictions on marketing to kids and incentives for healthier purchases.
"There are community and tribe members getting on horseback to reach people and get them supplies," a state lawmaker told NPR. Residents said the reservation was already strapped for resources.