Phoenix is among a few Arizona cities to ban texting while driving, but there is no statewide prohibition. That’s led to what critics are calling a “patchwork” of local laws, which can vary from city to city, as with Tempe and Phoenix.
The Dysart Unified School District is asking voters to approve a funding override on Nov. 3. The request comes after voters rejected an override in 2014. That forced Dysart to phase out $6 million in spending this year.
The search for new water sources is never-ending for growing cities in the desert Southwest. Traditional sources like rivers and underground aquifers are proving insufficient, so cities are turning to options that were once unthinkable — like "toilet to tap" recycling.
A United States Border Patrol agent has been charged by a federal grand jury with second degree murder in the cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager. The indictment could set a precedent for how similar cases are handled in the future.