The National Park Service is looking into raising fees at 17 national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Zion. The Park Service says the higher fees would bring in $70 million a year, which would help pay for deferred maintenance projects in the parks.
There is a deal at hand to fix the water problems faced by the communities of New River and Desert Hills. An agreement would bring water relief to New River and Desert Hills, but not something else residents want - relief from further development.
“We thought it would be more impactful for us to raise funds to address the underlying problem with people that are in need in our community,” said Kate Borders, executive director of the Downtown Tempe Authority.
In our society, aging is often framed as a process of losing independence — giving up your car keys. But technology is beginning to change that narrative. And entrepreneurs across the country and here in the Valley say tech has the potential to revolutionize how we age in the coming decades.
The Walt Disney Company is revisiting south of the border with a new digital animation. The film is called “Coco,” produced by Pixar Studios, and it marks the first time in nearly a century that Disney is returning to film a movie about Mexico.
“My job as Attorney General is to enforce state law,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement. “Regardless of policy arguments for why the bag ban exists, the city of Bisbee does not have the authority to ignore state law and reach its policy goal by illegally imposing regulatory mandates on private citizens and businesses.”
Kevin McAleenan is acting head of Customs and Border Protection. He’s been nominated to head the agency of 60,000 agents and officers. It’s also the agency in charge of ultimately selecting the prototype for President Donald Trump’s promise of a border wall.
When it comes to passionate music, Marta Robles, Roser Loscos, and Alicia Grillo, three members of the Latin Grammy-nominated flamenco quartet Las Migas, are bringing it to Phoenix at the Musical Instrument Museum.
The Takeaway has launched a new series called “To Serve and Protect: Life Behind the Blue Line.” We’re asking police officers from across the country to share their experiences doing their jobs, given that policing has become highly politicized in recent years.
The Arizona State Board of Education faced a barrage of criticism Monday night because of how it had decided to grade schools on the A-F scale. By voting to take another look at the system, schools disappointed by their grade will have the chance to get those modified.
Since Arizona Task Force One was formed in the early 90s, FEMA has deployed the urban search and rescue team to major incidents across the country. It is among 28 FEMA teams nationwide, but assistant fire chief Shelly Jamison says the Arizona team is special.
Cities and states across the country are worried about the so-called brain drain, with some of the most-educated and sought-after residents deciding to move somewhere else. Bloomberg looked into the numbers and found that a number of cities in the western U.S. are benefiting.