President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Interior, David Bernhardt, has to recuse himself from some matters involving the Central Arizona Water Conservation District— at least until later this year. The CAWCD runs the Central Arizona Project canal system.
The average profit for a home seller in the Valley last year was $65,000. According to ATTOM Data, that’s $4,000 higher than the average U.S. profit in 2018. Still, the local numbers are lower than before the recession.
Utilities plan to shut down the west’s largest coal-fired power plant at the end of the year. That is if the Navajo Nation doesn’t purchase it in a last ditch effort to save a main source of the tribe’s revenue. Many Navajo Generating Station employees have accepted jobs in Phoenix but others are looking for ways to make a living on the reservation.
This week, the Maricopa Association of Governments will send a delegation to Mexico City for the first time — a mission that will not be affected by President Trump’s recent decision to declare an emergency to secure funds for a border wall.
Last week was the anniversary of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, but, all year long, student activists have raised their voices to ask lawmakers to pass gun-safety laws — and it appears to be working.
In 2017, Glendale Police pulled over a car for a traffic violation. The Glendale police department said that Wheatcroft was observed reaching in between the seats. They said he, “exhibited verbal non-compliance” and resisted arrest. To subdue him the officers tased him 11 times.
Hundreds of Central American migrants are shuttered away in an abandoned factory, with Mexican security forces preventing their exit. The migrants are attempting to reach the U.S. border to request asylum at a Texas port of entry.