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The Loop 101 freeway will be closed in both directions near Tatum Boulevard over three nights this ...

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Overnight Loop 101 closures near Tatum Boulevard to start Monday

Both directions of the Loop 101 in northeast Phoenix near Tatum Boulevard will be closed three nights for utility work starting Monday.

Bipartisan state budget of $16 billion passes in Arizona Legislature...

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Weekend Wrap: Here are the biggest Phoenix news stories from June 14-16

From Arizona lawmakers passing a controversial bipartisan state budget to a fire blazing north of Fountain Hills, here are some of the biggest news stories in the Valley over the weekend.

A man is dead after he was shot overnight in north phoenix....

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Parking dispute leaves Phoenix man dead in overnight shooting

A man is dead after he was shot overnight in north Phoenix.

A 2-year-old girl died after falling into a backyard pool in Phoenix....

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2-year-old girl found dead in Phoenix backyard pool

Detectives are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl who was found in a backyard pool on Saturday in Phoenix.

Firefighting crews are battling the Riverside Fire north of Fountain Hills. (Tonto National Forest ...

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Bartlett Lake recreational areas north of Fountain Hills evacuated for Riverside Fire

The recreational areas near Bartlett Lake have been evacuated as firefighters battle the Riverside Fire north of Fountain Hills.

A 2-year-old boy died after he was found in a backyard jacuzzi Saturday. (Pixabay photo)...

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2-year-old boy found in west Phoenix jacuzzi dies

Detectives are investigating the death of a two-year-old boy who was found in a backyard jacuzzi on Saturday in west Phoenix.

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49ers’ Brandon Aiyuk fuels contract dispute talk with former ASU teammate Jayden Daniels

San Francisco 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk posted a conversation with former Arizona State teammate Jayden Daniels to TikTok Monday.

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Report: D-backs’ Corbin Carroll re-joining team in Washington after MRI

Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll is reportedly rejoining the team after an MRI did not show any significant damage to his left side.

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D-backs 2B Ketel Marte chasing Luis Arraez in 2024 MLB All-Star Game voting

Diamondbacks 2B Ketel Marte is a popular name for MLB All-Star Game voting, garnering 608,807 votes in the league's first release of ballots.

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Cardinals’ Michael Wilson, Marvin Harrison Jr. building off one another

Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Wilson has been a valuable resource for fellow wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. and vice versa.

Marquette guard Tyler Kolek...

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2024 NBA mock draft tracker: Who might the Phoenix Suns select with the 22nd pick?

The Phoenix Suns own the No. 22 pick in the 2024 NBA Draft and with a salary-capped roster have few avenues to improve their team.

Tyler Kolek #11 of the Marquette Golden Eagles reacts during the second half against the Villanova ...

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22 for 22: Is point guard the way to go for Suns in 2024 NBA Draft?

The majority of the Phoenix Suns fanbase wants to see the team target a point guard in the NBA Draft. Is that the right call?

Arizona Votes

Kathryn Hackett King, left, speaks with Arizona Supreme Court justices before taking the oath of of...

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Arizona lawmakers to let voters decide on retention rules for Supreme Court justices

Arizona lawmakers agreed to let voters decide in November whether to change the state's judicial retention rules.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 06: Arizona republican U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake looks on as former U...

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Kari Lake loses appeals court challenge for 2022 Arizona gubernatorial race

Republican Kari Lake has lost an Arizona appeals court challenge arguing that thousands of Phoenix-area mail ballot signatures were not properly verified when she lost the 2022 governor election to Democrat Katie Hobbs.

Jill Biden will be coming to Phoenix on Saturday. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)...

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Jill Biden coming to Phoenix on Saturday for outreach event aimed at older voters

First lady Jill Biden is coming to Phoenix on Saturday for an event that will look to appeal to older voters.

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Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa wraps up extensive renovation

The Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa hotel in Glendale recently underwent a nine-month long, multimillion-dollar renovation.

Reverb by Hard Rock Scottsdale is set to debut in Arizona in 2026. Pictured is a Reverb by Hard Roc...

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Hard Rock eyes 2026 opening date for Reverb hotel in Scottsdale

Reverb, the first Hard Rock hotel in Arizona, is set to debut in Scottsdale in 2026, the brand confirmed Tuesday.

The Sky Harbor Center, a five-building campus fully leased by Bank of America, has traded hands. (C...

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Massive Bank of America campus next to Sky Harbor airport sold to Texas buyer

Bank of America has occupied its campus since 1989 and is located on 37 acres on a long-term ground lease with the city of Phoenix.

Border and Immigration

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AZ Political Podcast: Immigration lawyer Sal Macias discusses Biden's executive action at border

Sal Macias discusses President Joe Biden’s executive action regarding asylum claims changes things at the border on this week's AZ Political Podcast.

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Latino advocacy group asks court to prevent Secure the Border Act from appearing on Arizona’s ballot

A Latino advocacy group has filed a lawsuit asking a court to prevent a border proposal from appearing on Arizona’s Nov. 5 ballot.

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Arizona sheriffs concerned about unfunded mandates in Secure the Border Act

Some Arizona sheriffs are expressing concern about unfunded mandates in the Secure the Border Act, but a top Republican lawmaker says they shouldn't be worried.

Executive order on immigration from Biden: Juan Ciscomani's take...

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Arizona congressman says Biden's executive order on border could do more harm than good

Arizona District 6 Rep. Juan Ciscomani dismissed President Joe Biden's executive order on immigration as problematic lip service.

The Arizona House passed the Secure the Vote act on June 4, 2024. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Ima...

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Arizona House passes controversial Secure the Border Act, sends measure to ballot

Voters will have the final say on the controversial Secure the Border Act after the Arizona House passed the measure on Tuesday that would let law enforcement arrest those who they see cross the border illegally.

Executive order on border security: How Arizona leaders responded...

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Arizona lawmakers respond to President Biden's executive order on border security

Here's how Arizona lawmakers responded to President Biden's executive order on border security, which he issued on Tuesday.

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State's new budget a sore spot for attorney general - Here's why...

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Arizona AG 'extremely disappointed' with state budget cuts to opioid settlement funds

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes released a statement saying she is "extremely disappointed" with the state's new budget on Saturday.

A transfer team member moves a patient in a wheelchair into the new Valleywise Health Medical Cente...

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Long-awaited Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix welcomes 1st patients

The long-awaited new Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix is now open after welcoming its first patients on Thursday.

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US Supreme Court unanimously preserves access to abortion medication mifepristone

The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously preserved access to a medication that was used in nearly two-thirds of all abortions in the U.S. last year.

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Teachers can get free school supplies by going to Tempe Four Peaks on Tuesday. (Four Peaks Facebook...

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Four Peaks is giving away free school supplies to teachers

Four Peaks Brewing Company is giving away kits full of school supplies to teachers across Arizona as part of their annual giving program.

Almost 300 Taiwanese students have come due to TSMC plants...

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Hundreds of Taiwanese students joined Phoenix schools as TSMC facilities expand in Arizona

Many Taiwanese students have attended the Deer Valley School District due to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's expansion.

Tom Horne: One-on-one tutoring program benefits Arizona students...

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Arizona schools chief Tom Horne says tutoring program is boosting reading, math scores

The Achievement Tutoring Program, which is a one-on-one tutoring program for Arizona students, improves academic performance, Tom Horne says.

Youth Violence

Two ordinances in Chandler could cut down on youth violence...

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Chandler City Council passes 2 new laws banning brass knuckles, unruly gatherings

Chandler residents who host unruly gatherings or give brass knuckles to minors may get a $2,500 fine due to two new ordinances.

Gilbert approved two teen violence ordinances on May 21, 2024. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images...

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Gilbert Council approves ordinance changes targeting teen violence

The Gilbert Town Council Tuesday approved two ordinance changes that target teen violence, including a ban on brass knuckles.

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Defendant pleads guilty to aggravated assault in youth violence cases in Gilbert, Mesa

Christopher Fantastic, a defendant in two East Valley youth violence cases, entered guilty pleas Thursday, according to court records.

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Phoenix to add 790 new shelter beds to help people experiencing homelessness in 2024-25

Six projects to address homelessness in Phoenix by adding more beds are ready to open in the next year, officials said on Wednesday.

Street camping in Phoenix limited with passing of ordinance...

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New Phoenix ordinance bans urban camping near schools, parks, shelters and day cares

Certain types of street camping in Phoenix will be limited starting Sept. 1 due to the Council's passing of a new ordinance on Wednesday.

Apache Inn was purchased by the city of Tempe to help fight homelessness in the city. (City of Temp...

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Tempe purchases 2nd motel to continue fighting homelessness

The city of Tempe purchased a second motel to further its efforts to fight homelessness, the city announced Monday.

Arizona Technology

TAVR system used in Arizona the first time, Abrazo Health says...

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Phoenix hospital becomes state’s 1st to use new heart valve replacement system

The TAVR system, a device that implants a replacement valve in patients with aortic stenosis, was recently used in Phoenix for the first time.

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Waymo adds Desert Ridge, more to Valley service area with expansion that includes tribal land

Waymo added 90 square miles to its robotaxi service area on Wednesday, adding Desert Ridge Marketplace, Salt River Fields and other popular destinations.

A technician laser-milling a needle designed with custom geometry to enable the Neuralink's R1 Robo...

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink begins clinical trials in Phoenix

Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company Neuralink is conducting clinical trials in Phoenix for its brain implant device.

United States

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Small plane with 1 aboard crashes into a Massachusetts river

LAWRENCE, Massachusetts (AP) — A small plane with one pilot aboard crashed into a Massachusetts river on Monday, according to authorities. It wasn’t immediately clear if the pilot survived the crash or was injured. The Federal Aviation Administration said the single-engine Van’s Aircraft RV-6A crashed into the Merrimack River in the town of Lawrence at […]

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No lie: Perfectly preserved centuries-old cherries unearthed at George Washington's Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — George Washington never did cut down the cherry tree, despite the famous story to the contrary, but he did pack away quite a few bottles of the fruit at his Mount Vernon home. Dozens of bottles of cherries and berries — impossibly preserved in storage pits uncovered from the cellar […]

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Georgia inmate had 'personal relationship' with worker he shot and killed, prison official says

GLENNVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An inmate who shot and killed a kitchen worker at a Georgia prison before fatally shooting himself had a personal relationship with the woman, a prison official said Monday. Georgia Department of Corrections spokesperson Lori Benoit said in an email statement the shooting early Sunday at Smith State Prison was an […]

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Judge orders BNSF to pay Washington tribe nearly $400 million for trespassing with oil trains

SEATTLE (AP) — BNSF Railway must pay nearly $400 million to a Native American tribe in Washington state, a federal judge ordered Monday after finding that the company intentionally trespassed when it repeatedly ran 100-car trains carrying crude oil across the tribe’s reservation. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik initially ruled last year that the the […]

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2 killed in 2 shootings with police officers in South Carolina over the weekend

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Two armed men were shot and killed in separate episodes with law enforcement over the weekend in South Carolina after officers responded to reported gunfire, authorities said. In Spartanburg County, deputies heard and saw shots being fired as they arrived to a fight in a pool between intoxicated people at a […]

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Sheriff says 2 of 9 people wounded in Michigan shooting at splash pad remain in critical condition

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Two of the nine people wounded in a weekend shooting at a suburban Detroit splash pad remain hospitalized in critical condition Monday, including an 8-year-old boy who has “made amazing progress” despite being shot in the head, authorities said. The child’s 4-year-old brother was shot in the leg, and the boys’ […]

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