In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.
Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
The most revealing part of Phoenix filmmaker Randy Murray's recent documentary The Joe Show was a strategy meeting during Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 2012 re-election campaign that included Arpaio, his top flack, Lisa Allen, Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan, and campaign manager Chad Willems.
The group huddled in the back of a Fountain Hills restaurant to discuss how to spin Joe's negatives -- the misspending of more than $100 million, the deaths in the jails, the scores of millions in lawsuit payouts -- for the public.
For the second time this year, Walmart protesters have taken their message to the Paradise Valley home of Walmart chairman Rob Walton.
With the backing of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, a few dozen protesters went on a march from McDonald Drive to Walton's home near the base of Camelback Mountain.
If you're a fan of public parks, Mesa probably isn't the city for you.
The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit organization, ranked Mesa's parks system 56th out of the 60 largest cities in the country.
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Reports of hundreds of migrants being flown to Phoenix and released at a bus station are missing half the story -- these women and children are seeking asylum in the United States.
The people being released are doing so under what's called humanitarian parole, allowing them to stay in the United States for the time being.
According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, "Humanitarian parole is used sparingly to bring someone who is otherwise inadmissible into the United States for a temporary period of time due to a compelling emergency."
It's June, which means it's getting a little warm here in Phoenix.
With 100-degree temperatures in our foreseeable future, we have our picks for the 10 things that seem to get the hottest during the summer: