Cell-service providers are getting their infrastructure in Phoenix geared up to handle an influx of sports fans. Officials are expecting data usage to follow past patterns and show an increase from the year before.
Prescott has an unfunded liability to the state’s public safety pension system of almost $80 million. Today, the City Council will consider a sales-tax hike and land sale to make up a projected funding shortfall.
A classroom is supposed to be a safe place to talk about your views on issues like race and politics without the conversation devolving into yelling. But have we gone too far in protecting one another’s feelings? One policy at University of Arizona has come under fire from some conservative news outlets recently.
Last week, the city of Tucson passed a hate-crime resolution, expanding the definition of buildings covered under the law and applying minimum penalties, including 10 days of jail, for a first offense.
The Final Four is now set — North Carolina, Gonzaga, South Carolina and Oregon are coming to the Valley for the men’s college basketball championship. And tourism officials hope those schools’ fans and alums will also visit, and spend money while they’re here.
Gov. Doug Ducey late last week signed HB 2404 into law, shortly after lawmakers gave the measure their final approval. The bill outlaws the practice of paying initiative petition signature gatherers by the signature — rather, they’ll have to be paid by the hour.
The FBI says there are currently no credible threats to the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Final Four in Glendale, but the championship weekend presents a unique security challenge compared to past mega-events.