Pinal County in southern Arizona has added a new position of chief medical examiner, meaning it no longer has to outsource and pay neighboring jurisdictions for crime work. The move is expected to save the county thousands of dollars.
For certain industries in Phoenix it is a job seeker’s market. Data from the online jobs platform, ZipRecruiter, finds there are nearly two positions open for every person looking for a job in finance and insurance.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department estimates there are more than 25,000 sandhill cranes in the Sulphur Springs Valley in southeastern Arizona. And the public can watch them thanks to the Arizona Game and Fish’s webcam.
A Supreme Court ruling against the town of Gilbert prompts the city of Peoria to look at its rules. In 2015, the court sided with a church that claimed Gilbert treated its temporary signs differently than other temporary signs. That led planners in Peoria to start revising a sign code that’s been in place for nearly 30 years.
Two retired Supreme Court Justices shared a table with former President Jimmy Carter at the Arizona Biltmore Friday night. Carter received the O’Connor Justice Prize, which recognizes leadership in law initiatives and honors the legacy of Arizona native Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court.
Gilbert Fire and Rescue says it's starting a pilot program to send a two-person rescue vehicle with a paramedic and emergency-medical technician instead of a four-person firetruck to handle less-critical medical calls.
Mayor Stanton’s commitment to making Phoenix an immigrant-friendly city is good news for immigrant-rights groups, but they’re also calling on him to put action to those words. Several groups held a rally outside Phoenix City Hall on Thursday to do just that, including the Puente Human Rights Movement.