Bisbee will drop its mandatory plastic bag ban following a report from the Arizona Attorney General that the ordinance violates state law. Mayor David Smith estimated Bisbee would have lost $2 million a year in state-shared funding if it defied the state.
Home prices are on the rise across Arizona. Since 2011 property values have increased by roughly 83 percent in Maricopa County alone. On the surface, these numbers may seem like simple averages. But rising prices can often spell changes in a community.
An area covering less than two square miles in downtown Phoenix has been attracting major money. According to the Downtown Phoenix Partnership Inc., more than $5 billion in public and private dollars has poured into downtown since 2005, much of it going to new housing.
San Francisco-based Zenefits, a health insurance broker that makes human resources software for other startups, settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission for almost $1 million late last week.
The number of Americans with a favorable view of Mexico has grown, while the number of Mexicans with a favorable view of the United States has rapidly declined, according to data from the Pew Research Center.
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has just published a report called Reforming Criminal Justice. One hundred twenty legal scholars got together to compile the publication.
Just in time for Halloween trick or treating, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with new numbers to guide some final costume choices. And it has nothing to do with the outfit but the accessories.
Tuesday is the final day Sun City's Posse will be an official part of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse Program. After that, it will still share information with the Sheriff's Office but be an independent service organization.