On Monday, nine out of 12 members resigned from the National Park System Advisory Board. They said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had refused to meet with them, and expressed concern that the Department of the Interior is undoing much of the progress made in recent years.
A growing number of communities have been working to create areas that combine start-ups, new businesses and incubators, called Innovation Districts. Mesa is working on becoming one, and Jennifer Vey of the Brookings Institution is in Mesa to talk about it.
At Stanford Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced a new strategy for troops in Syria. That country has been battling a brutal civil war for the last six-plus years. So what does this new policy mean for international relations?
Nearly 800,000 DACA recipients are in a sort of legal limbo currently. Daniel Gonzalez is an immigration reporter for the Arizona Republic. He’s been following what critics are calling a DACA loophole.
“If you think about it, it would be very hard to, say, get a job if you don’t have a regular place to take a shower, wash your clothes and get a good night’s sleep and prepare nutritious food for yourself,” said Supervisor Stefanie Smith.
An Arizona lawmaker is pushing a measure that would make it illegal for people who claim their pet is a service animal to enter restaurants or grocery stores. Despite getting the necessary votes, Senate Bill 1040 has no real teeth.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport could be getting out of the parking business. The Aviation Department wants the private sector to build a new transportation center and take over the airport’s other public parking facilities.
U.S. border patrol agents routinely empty water jugs and destroy or remove supplies left for migrants crossing the border in the southern Arizona desert, according to two humanitarian groups based in Tucson.