Arizona’s News Roundup: Title 42 end nears, an inside look at first day of clean up at the Zone

May 11, 2023, 12:09 PM | Updated: 6:34 pm

PHOENIX – Two big stories dominated the headline this week.

If what’s happening at the border or in downtown Phoenix have been tough to follow, don’t fret.

Check out KTAR’s Arizona’s News Roundup podcast for all the biggest stories in the state, on your time, from a Valley point of view.

Here’s some of what we covered on the podcast:

Tension, suspense grow as Title 42 end nears

After legal battles, delays and much frustration, the public health policy started during COVID, Title 42, ends Thursday.

This episode dives into the history of the pandemic-era policy and what has happened – or hasn’t – as border cities and towns prepare for its end.

Inside look: Day one of Phoenix’s homeless encampment clean up complete

Wednesday marked the first day of Phoenix’s official start to its court-ordered homeless encampment clean up.

The block of Ninth Avenue between Washington and Jefferson streets was cleared out. Of the 40 people living on that block, 35 entered shelter services.

KTAR’s Taylor Kinnerup details the events of that day after spending the day in the Zone.

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Police seize over 200 pounds of fentanyl pills en route to Phoenix

Police seized approximately 230 pounds of fentanyl pills and 10 pounds of cocaine from a vehicle they stopped in southern Arizona on Friday.

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US, allies clash with Russia, China over North Korea’s failed military spy satellite launch

The United States and its allies clashed with Russia and China on Friday over North Korea’s failed launch of a military spy satellite this week in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions.

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Construction of apartment complex in Peoria to begin later this year

A Scottsdale-based real-estate development company has secured land in Peoria and plans to build an apartment complex.

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1 person killed, 9 injured in 5-vehicle crash in west Phoenix

One person was killed and nine were injured in a five-vehicle crash that took place in west Phoenix on Saturday afternoon.

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ADOT updates progress on I-17 Improvement Project

Crews continue to alter the look of 23 miles of freeway between Anthem and Sunset Point as part of the I-17 Improvement Project.

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Biden signs debt ceiling bill that pulls US back from brink of unprecedented default

President Joe Biden signed legislation on Saturday that lifts the nation’s debt ceiling, averting an unprecedented default on the federal government’s debt.

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Arizona’s News Roundup: Title 42 end nears, an inside look at first day of clean up at the Zone