Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies and volunteer posse are carrying out a crime suppression operation in southwest Phoenix on Friday. It is the first of its kind in two years, and it comes just weeks after a federal judge ordered major changes at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, in light of his finding that the agency discriminated against Latinos.
With the government shutdown now settled, at least temporarily, President Barack Obama says he would like Congress to tackle immigration reform. The Senate passed an immigration bill in July but it has languished in the House of Representatives.
Arizona isn’t doing enough to stop prescription drug abuse. That’s the conclusion of a new national survey that ranks states based on fatal overdoses and misuse of legal, prescribed drugs. But now a statewide campaign is underway to get doctors do more to prevent the deaths. It may be as easy as checking a computer database.
The food tax in the city of Phoenix is going away, although not right away. The city council has approved a plan to reduce the current 2 percent food tax to 1 percent on Jan. 1 of next year and then phased out completely April 1, 2015.
When you think of wolves, you probably think of pack animals that are predatory and have a tiny bit in common with the dog that is sleeping right now on your living room couch. With Halloween approaching, you might even picture werewolves.