A long-time monopoly in ambulance service in the Valley is coming to an end. The Arizona Department of Health Services issued a “certificate of necessity” to a second ambulance company, allowing them to operate.
The president’s plan to use executive action to help an additional 4 million or so unauthorized immigrants get work permits has its share of opponents. Among its critics is the union representing some 18,000 Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council.
Progress in U.S. civil rights and the continuing challenges are in the news nearly every day. From the U.S. Supreme Court taking up the issue of same-sex marriage to events in Ferguson, Mo. to the prominent release of the film “Selma.”
The Arizona Diamondbacks, who had the worst record in Major League Baseball in 2014 and are expected to continue down that path in the 2015 season, have agreed to a new television contract with Fox Sports.
The Phoenix City Council met yesterday to discuss, among other things, noise stemming from the Federal Aviation Administration’s implementation of new arrival and departure procedures at Sky Harbor Airport. There's still a long road ahead for the city and Valley residents desperately seeking relief from the noise.
The decline in the price of crude oil is exacerbating an existing problem; theft of crude oil, tanks, pumps and tools from the nation's highest producing oilfield, the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico. And it turns out that in at least one cases, stolen material was smuggled to northern Mexico.