One of Phoenix’s largest city departments may be adding staff. The Parks and Recreation Department has 55 rangers responsible for enforcing rules and maintaining more than 230 miles of designated trails.
A lobbying group for the country’s biggest banks says they waste billions of dollars a year investigating suspicious activity. It’s now asking the Trump administration to change the way in which the finances of money launderers and terror groups are investigated.
A couple of weeks ago, we talked about some new research into the so-called “Green Sahara” period. Another researcher has been looking at some of the reasons why monsoon activity lessened, helping turn the Sahara into the sand dune-covered landscape we know today.
The stark divisions among political views and sensibilities are also being seen on newspapers sports pages, sports websites and Twitter. Bryan Curtis, editor at large for The Ringer, has written about the topic in a piece called "Sportswriting Has Become a Liberal Profession: Here’s How It Happened."
Town halls used to be an opportunity for constituents to listen to their elected officials, and, more importantly, ask questions and express concerns. To learn more about how town halls have changed and the strategy behind them, we spoke with political consultant Marcus Dell’Artino, a partner at Phoenix-based First Strategic.
The CALA Alliance is an organization that encourages cultural understanding between people of the Americas. Casandra Hernandez Faham works to educate Arizonans through the arts about our relationship to the Americas.
Locally, huge questions still remain to be answered on immigration enforcement — especially after the recent decision by Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone to change how the agency works with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.