Arizona firefighters are prepared to offer their services to help California battle the deadly fires in the state’s wine country. Arizona has already sent 55 trucks and 150 personnel to combat the fires.
The utility EPCOR is proposing setting up a hauling station close to New River and Desert Hills, two communities where some residents are at risk of losing water access at the end of the year. But EPCOR would need to buy or lease a vacant lot from the neighboring town Anthem.
This question facing drug users - do you call 911 during an overdose - has increasingly become a public health concern as opioid overdoses have skyrocketed. Many states have laws designed to get people to do that without fear of being arrested. But in recent years, efforts to make that happen in Arizona have gone nowhere. Some hope that could finally change.
The companies say the community would be the first of its kind in the U.S. and comes as utilities have been studying the potential benefits of integrating battery storage along distribution grids and decreasing reliance on centralized fossil fuel plants.
An initial hearing was held this week on a U.S. House bill that could potentially transfer ownership of eight thousand acres of federal land in La Paz County for private development of renewable energy projects. The proposal has not yet gone to committee and already, one group is questioning the way it is being processed.
The football teams at Maricopa Community Colleges will be allowed to play for at least another two years. Officials with the district were considering eliminating the sport from their athletics department. Officials decided this week to give football team leaders two years to improve their student success metrics.
At least 23 people have died and 3,500 structures have burned in the wildfires sweeping across Northern California; an estimated 170,000 acres have burned so far and authorities have ordered evacuations in a number of towns.
Some communities in the Valley are in areas that aren’t strictly defined by city boundaries. And that affects how residents of places like New River, Anthem and Rio Verde get their water. A recent piece in The Arizona Republic reported that, as New River has grown, its aquifer has shrunk significantly during the Valley’s recent extremely dry seasons.
When you send in a job application, if you meet the qualifications, you’d expect to at least get an interview. But new research shows, even at the point of hire, racial discrimination is still often at play.