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.
A new brain cancer study by TGen has revealed a surprising pattern that could guide future treatment and research. The study showed that more complex glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) tumors responded better to traditional treatments than did simpler, more robust tumors.
Twelve percent of Arizonans default on home loans, according to the Arizona Department of Housing’s October report. Several state and federal programs provide financial assistance. One Federal Housing Authority program sells delinquent home-loans to private investors.