A judge is refusing to block a planned freeway project in the Phoenix area. It was requested by a coalition of environmental and community groups which had filed a suit against the planned South Mountain Freeway.
A Buckeye police chief who has unsuccessfully tried to unseat Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the past has announced he will try again in 2016. Dan Saban is the fourth candidate who has entered the race against Arpaio so far.
The U.S. Senate Committee On Indian Affairs held an oversight hearing on the costs of Alcohol and Drug abuse in Indian Country Wednesday. One of the main themes that emerged from the panel discussion was a push to engage Native youth and the need to tap them for potential solutions.