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.”
Last year, the White House launched an initiative called TechHire. The idea is to target young people, specifically those individuals who may not be able to go to college or find a good job and train them in technology. Phoenix was recently designated a TechHire community.