Historic Tanner Chapel A.M.E. Church, one of the oldest African American churches in the state, is the only Arizona church where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is known to have given a sermon.
Citizens of Big Park — better known as the Village of Oak Creek — lobbied for changes in the outdoor lighting code to earn the designation. Arizona is home to the largest grouping of dark sky communities in the world.
Patrol officers and detectives have long relied on hunches and history to best predict where a crime may happen. But now a Valley police department is the first in Arizona to employ a new technology that assigns patrol missions in areas of high crime probability.