Attackers shot up a car Thursday night belonging to the mayor of an important Sonora port city near the popular beach resort town San Carlos. Guaymas Mayor Sara Valle was alone at her house guarded by two police officers when unidentified attackers shot her car parked on the street outside at least 40 times.
When alarms go off accidentally at homes and businesses, it can be annoying. But, it can be costly, too. Last year, Phoenix police responded to 48,256 alarm calls. Of those, 986 involved a crime. The Department’s website says false alarms result in thousands of wasted hours annually.
Several Phoenix Police officers who were investigated over offensive social media posts are being referred to the department’s Disciplinary Review Board, where they face suspension, demotion, or termination.
In 2018, a record 325 active duty military personnel died by suicide. Upwards of 6,000 veterans die by suicide each year, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Anytime someone dies by suicide, close to 135 people are directly affected by the death. That’s close to 1 million people each year who are affected by military-related suicides.
Amy Silverman's column in Phoenix Magazine is called "Raising Phoenix." In it, she writes about culture, politics and everything else that makes Phoenix the city it is. This month, she joined The Show to talk about an unlikely subject for her: gardening.
Last month, the Tucson City Council signed off on construction of a 13-story tower on 4th Avenue, and just Friday night, the council approved a $60 million deal to redevelop the downtown Ronstadt Transit Center, a project that is expected to reshape the landscape with four new high-rises.
Trees in Arizona and other areas of the West have been hit hard many factors including wildfires and the bark beetle. Now, new research indicates that climate change in the form of extreme and inconsistent precipitation totals is also hurting some tree species.
A proposed change to the country’s food stamp program could impact 11% of the Arizona households that use it. That’s according to a new analysis from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the policy research firm Mathematica.
The Trump administration has consistently tried to implement — and, in some cases, strengthen — immigration and border policies. Some have been blocked by the courts, while others have gone into effect despite opposition. Rafael Carranza of the Arizona Republic has written about the policy and joined The Show to talk about its effects.