There is already an infrastructure in place to identify immigrants in the criminal justice system who might be deportable. But efforts to accelerate and increase deportations will partially depend on local cooperation, which was an obstacle for the Obama administration.
Climate change explains cooler winters and hotter summers in the valley. It may also explain an increasingly wetter valley. A study released Monday said the valley is in one of the key regions expected to be most affected by changing weather patterns.
The Navajo Nation is suing the federal government over a mine waste spill that contaminated three rivers including the tribe’s irrigation source. An EPA cleanup crew triggered the 3 million gallon blowout of yellow sludge at a Colorado mine in August 2015.
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams is moving 169 officers to patrol duty in an effort to make up for a shortage in that area, as the head of one police union has called the situation a staffing “crisis.”
We remember Grant Tinker, who died last month at 90. He founded MTM productions with his then-wife Mary Tyler Moore and produced her hit TV show. Later as chairman of NBC, Tinker oversaw the hit shows Cheers, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere.