FirstNet is an independent authority, created by Congress after 9/11 to establish a new broadband network to be used by first responders. At the end of December, Arizona’s 5 year plan for the network was funded.
Founded in 1880, the former mining town of Bisbee is older than the state itself. The city estimates there are about 60 or so of these dying buildings tucked into Bisbee’s tight canyon and outlying areas.
AAA says Americans are becoming more comfortable with the idea of self-driving cars. Triple-A’s annual survey, released earlier last week found the number of U.S. drivers are less of afraid of the technology than they were a year ago.
One of Phoenix’s first shopping malls is being redeveloped and workers have found some interesting historical items along the way. Microfilm reels, news clippings, and photos from the 1950s were just among the artifacts at the Park Central Mall property.
Arizona is on track to take in the lowest number of refugees in almost 40 years. If the current rate continues, Arizona will only resettle 652 refugees in fiscal year 2018. It would be an 87 percent decrease from two years ago, and a 77 percent drop from last year.
Advocates for President Donald Trump, some of them armed, caused tense moments at the state Capitol on Thursday. Arizona Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs said Democratic staffers who were the target of protesters’ barbs felt harassed due to the color of their skin.