Tempe is using a new Smart911 phone system that allows people to customize personal information first responders receive when notified about an emergency. Tempe is the first Arizona city to try out the free program.
Cities and state agencies continue to prepare for the incoming storm expected to bring heavy rain. The Arizona Department of Transportation has been working for the past couple of days to make sure storm drains work effectively this time.
Union Pacific officials say they’ve partially reopened a major rail line between Phoenix and Tucson after a train derailed Tuesday. A few dozen cargo train cars toppled over during a possible microburst wind storm.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday she's not backing down on her agency's efforts to implement a new rule that would assert regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands despite criticisms that it amounts to a federal water grab.
A federal expert will be sent to Nogales to investigate if x-ray security equipment used by the U.S. Border Patrol is leaking radiation. It’s a response to concerns about the safety of a new scanning system installed at the Nogales Port of Entry.
Founding director Peter Boyle said the Western School of Science and Technology is needed in the area. The education system often doesn’t give students in areas such as Maryvale a fair chance, he said.