The Veterans Affairs Hospital System in Prescott will be decontaminating its water system this weekend after finding high levels of the legionella germ in the main clinic building. The contaminant can cause Legionnaires’ disease after prolonged exposure.
Some residents in the border town of Arivaca, Ariz., have claimed a local Border Patrol checkpoint does not make the community safer, but subjects people, especially Latinos, to unnecessary harassment.
The West Valley Resort and Casino has sparked multiple legal battles, inspired a congressional bill and caused rifts among several of the state’s tribes. Supporters of the project say it will bring economic development to an area hard hit by recession, but others say those estimates are overly optimistic.
Forest Service rangers in the North Kaibab district are reporting a busy prescribed burning season. In the last few weeks rangers have burned more than 7,000 acres of Forests Service Land in northern Arizona.
The Mesa police department, along with the Alzheimer’s Association, is gearing up to provide more in-depth trainings educating officers and staff about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.