2014 started out pretty dry across the state. That is, until the monsoon season kicked in. But several rain events, including September’s rainstorm which flooded one Valley freeway and several neighborhoods, helped make up for some of the shortfalls.
The city of Tempe is the only Valley city that makes its own compost. The organic items used to make it, are collected through a community organic bulk pick-up. For the past two years, the city has been working to fine-tune the initiative. And now the city is starting to see a return on its investments.
Nationwide, 618 people had been released as of Dec. 27 after their cases were reviewed, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Among those who remain a priority for deportation are serious criminal offenders and others who pose a significant threat to public safety.
Attorneys for Chris Deschene argue the disqualification is void because it was issued by former Chief Hearing Officer Richie Nez, who was removed from the post after it was discovered he did not meet qualifications.