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Illegal labor on industry radar

archive.azcentral.com — Metro Phoenix's largest homebuilders are aware of illegal employment practices likely contributing to construction of their houses, labor regulators say. But it's unclear what steps homebuilding companies are taking to address the growing problem. "There is a dialogue between national builders and the Department of Labor on this issue, and the industry is aware," said Eric Murray, Phoenix district director of the U.S.

Unarmed black man killed by white Phoenix officer

usatoday.com — PHOENIX - The facts surrounding Rumain Brisbon's death - the ones that could be agreed upon as of Wednesday evening - follow a narrative familiar to a nation still reeling from the racially charged police incidents in Ferguson, Mo., New York City and elsewhere.

Ahwatukee residents forced from homes after natural gas leak

azcentral.com — Eight Ahwatukee homeowners were driven from their homes after a contractor discovered a natural gas leak by chance last week, forcing the residents to evacuate with no return date in sight. It's the second time this year that a natural gas leak has forced southeast Valley residents from their homes for at least a week.

Are violent gang members among migrant children?

azcentral.com — Volatile, politically charged news stories such as the child-migrant crisis are usually accompanied by rumors and half-truths. So what are we to make of the current "red alert" from pundits and politicians that MS-13 gang members are embedded with the masses of Central American teens turning themselves in at the Texas border?

Brazil, soccer, ABC futebol

azcentral.com — After spending two days with the talent development unit of the ABC Futebol Clube, I understand a little better why the phrase "the club" wields so much influence. ABC is in its 99th year of league play in Natal. It ranks in the top 35 clubs in Brazil out of more than 400 in terms of attendance.

Heroin's hidden journey

usatoday.com — NOGALES, Ariz. - The driver of a blue Dodge Durango appeared unusually nervous to a Customs and Border Protection officer working one of the eight lanes at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry, among the busiest entrances into the U.S. from Mexico.

World Cup fuels Brazil's brand of occupy protests

wtsp.com — ( AZ Central) -- In the days leading up to the World Cup, you can feel both electricity and anger in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. On one street, rows of green-and-yellow ribbons are strung overhead with banners celebrating the upcoming games.

World Cup fuels Brazil's brand of occupy protests

azcentral.com — In the days leading up to the World Cup, you can feel both electricity and anger in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. On one street, rows of green-and-yellow ribbons are strung overhead with banners celebrating the upcoming games. On another street, graffiti shows a soccer ball with the question, "Who is the cup really for?"

World Cup: Futbol sparks religious fervor in Rio

azcentral.com — A journey through the neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro on a recent Sunday morning revealed why soccer is like a religion in that country. It's most obvious on that day of the week, when people are off work, families gather and some of the biggest professional matches are played.

Glendale man wants officer cited for handicap parking violation

azcentral.com — A national advocate for people with disabilities is urging Glendale to issue a parking citation to a police officer who the advocate says left his patrol car in a handica p parking space for hours on Saturday.
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Apr 17, 2015

RT @catherinereagor: Metro Phoenix home sales up 19 percent in February azc.cc/1yzeRGj via @azcentral

Apr 15, 2015

ASU professors join minimum wage protest with #FightFor15K ... Asking $15,000 per class #12news pic.twitter.com/fDk6dbybSD

Apr 15, 2015

Protesters at ASU continuing #fight415 minimum wage march. More at 5pm. pic.twitter.com/50XudunqmM

Apr 14, 2015

Judge rejects bid by #Arpaio & Sheridan to avoid next week's civil contempt hearing. Will begin on April 21 #12News pic.twitter.com/NftyvzS8iW

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