More than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 were released strictly for budget reasons by immigration agency officials who kept the homeland security secretary in the dark about the plan, according to a federal watchdog's report.
A Jan. 6 trial has been set for the former top computer programmer for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on charges that he hacked into the agency's computers and illegally accessed a police database after he resigned to pursue another job.
This year’s Slide Fire near Sedona destroyed some 21,000 acres of forest land, leaving them covered in ash. That took away the food source for area bears, which are becoming more and more common in the city.
Phoenix is creating a citizen’s committee meant to help improve public transportation in the city. Mayor Greg Stanton said he wants to triple the amount of light-rail lines in the city, among other goals.