Attorney General Jeff Sessions introduced new methods for immigration judges he says will help speed up the process and reduce the almost 700,000 backlogged cases the court currently has. These methods actually set annual case quotas, requiring judges to resolve cases quickly.
We’re all aware of the perception — and perhaps reality — that divisions within America are growing; that we’re becoming more factional and more tribal. Not a lot of that plays out on the political stage and is related to many social and cultural issues.
As the technology advances, the city is considering a change to its rules to prepare for a future of autonomous vehicles. The city reports it would be the first in the country to adopt such regulations.
Freeway construction is very much on the minds of many Arizonans. ADOT said the South Mountain Freeway should be finished late next year while advocates continue to push for the proposed Interstate 11, which would connect Phoenix to Las Vegas.
According to the most recent NAEP scores, both fourth and eighth grade reading scores are essentially flat from 2015. Some educators and observers also worry about the gap between low and high performing readers on the test, which is considered the nation’s report card.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in favor of the deal, which ends a lawsuit by the baseball team alleging the county owed them $187 million in stadium repairs. The new deal means no more public money will be provided toward the 20-year old ballpark.
A warm spring has already melted much of the limited snowpack that sits high in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in southern Colorado. Water is already flowing through the ditches near the rural village of San Pablo.
“We don’t want to be in the cold storage business,” said North Carolina Museum of History Chief Curator Benjamin Filene. “We want to surface issues, be a place where you don’t hide things places where communities come together and discuss and wrestle with contemporary questions.”
President Trump’s pick to serve as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel faces a challenging confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. Haspel has worked at the C.I.A. for 33 years, almost all of those years entirely undercover.
Hillary Clinton was expected to be the first female president in the history of the United States. Polls certainly made many of us think so, and the GOP's unconventional nomination of Donald Trump seemed to put those expectations over the top.
City Manager Ed Zuercher is calling for a pilot project to clean-up homeless encampments. The idea comes about six months after the city launched “Phoenix C.A.R.E.S.," an outreach program that offers professional services to people experiencing homelessness.