On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council will hold a meeting on the South Central light rail extension — and council members are expected to vote on whether to keep the current two-lane design or to switch to a four-lane concept as some business owners along Central Avenue have demanded.
A former Phoenix police detective and his Australian wife are at the center of a murder case that’s raising concerns here — and across the globe. Germayne and Lisa Cunningham are accused of murdering their 7-year-old daughter, Sanaa. Now, they are facing the death penalty.
This week, meetings will be held in Britain to review the way the country recycles plastic. That follows an investigation by the BBC that found councils across the UK have nearly 40 different sets of rules for recycling plastic.
Last week, Stephanie Grisham — spokesperson for First Lady Melania Trump — was found to be in violation of the Hatch Act because of a tweet. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley have also been cited for violating the Hatch Act.
The 287(g) program was established in 1996 as a partnership between Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and local law enforcement. Now, a new report presents new evidence on the impact of those partnerships on immigrant communities using data on public school enrollment of Hispanic students.
Some leaders of the #RedForEd movement and some supporters of the Invest in Education ballot initiative are expressing concerns about the ruling that knocked Invest in Ed off November’s ballot. That includes the assertion that the Ducey administration knew how the state justices had ruled individually against Invest in Ed.
Jon Kyl had been working as an attorney and lobbyist and was preparing to retire completely this year — until Gov. Doug Ducey called and asked him to be the interim replacement for the late Sen. John McCain. Kyl’s areas of expertise are considered water and intelligence, and he also was on the Senate Judiciary Committee for nearly 18 years.
The Phoenix Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Arizona’s prison health care contractor, Corizon Health, alleging discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Phoenix police said they experienced a surge in street-prostitution arrests in 2018 but did not provide figures. In Houston, levels have remained constant, but more 14- to 17-year-olds have been working outdoors since May, said James Dale, a police captain.
Health experts warn dry winter weather brings flu season with it. Even though winters are milder and arrive later in the Southwest, they warn that the flu vaccinations need a two week head start to let the body build up its immunity.
Water is a rising concern for many companies. Intel, which has about 10,000 employees in Arizona, announced a water restoration goal last year: to restore 100 percent of its direct global water use by 2025. The company said it already restores about 80 percent, and it’s funding projects to make up for that final 20 percent.
Record heat this summer did not scare away visitors to the state. In fact, summer tourism hit a 10-year high. Between the three summer months of July and September, an estimated 10 million people visited Arizona. That’s almost a quarter of all visitors in 2017.
The national housing market broke records in August with increasing home prices, but in Phoenix, home prices are leveling out, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Year over year, Phoenix home prices are still rising, by 7.4 percent. But month over month, prices showed very little change from July to August.