Maricopa County Courts report the number of kids involved in dependency and severance proceedings has doubled in the last five years. Starting in January, civil judges will start taking these cases to help speed up the process.
Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson was in Scottsdale on Friday. He addressed conservative state legislators and members of the business community at the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC.
The outgoing CEO of Valley Metro has reportedly agreed to a separation agreement with the agency. He submitted a letter of resignation Nov. 24 after the release of public records about questionable business expenses. The Valley Metro two Boards of Directors accepted his resignation Thursday.