Citizens of Big Park — better known as the Village of Oak Creek — lobbied for changes in the outdoor lighting code to earn the designation. Arizona is home to the largest grouping of dark sky communities in the world.
Patrol officers and detectives have long relied on hunches and history to best predict where a crime may happen. But now a Valley police department is the first in Arizona to employ a new technology that assigns patrol missions in areas of high crime probability.
Claudia Ruiz Massieu is no stranger to tough politics. She is the daughter of a former governor of the Mexican state of Guerrero who was assassinated. She is the niece of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.