Some residents in the border town of Arivaca, Ariz., have claimed a local Border Patrol checkpoint does not make the community safer, but subjects people, especially Latinos, to unnecessary harassment.
The West Valley Resort and Casino has sparked multiple legal battles, inspired a congressional bill and caused rifts among several of the state’s tribes. Supporters of the project say it will bring economic development to an area hard hit by recession, but others say those estimates are overly optimistic.
Forest Service rangers in the North Kaibab district are reporting a busy prescribed burning season. In the last few weeks rangers have burned more than 7,000 acres of Forests Service Land in northern Arizona.
The Mesa police department, along with the Alzheimer’s Association, is gearing up to provide more in-depth trainings educating officers and staff about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Rachel Egboro’s dad grew up in Nigeria as an orphan. But he was influenced by his pagan uncles and by the Christian priests at his boarding school. So when he moved to Tempe to start a family, parenting was something he taught himself how to do by book.
In August the Tohono O’odham Nation officially broke ground on The West Valley Resort and Casino. Getting to this point hasn’t been easy. The casino’s faced significant pushback in the community. And it may not be over yet.
Same-sex couples hoping to marry in Arizona are being welcomed by the Episcopal Church. The Rev. Kirk Smith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona has announced same-sex marriages will be blessed in all Episcopal Churches in the state.
Group homes for kids are filled to the brim and costing the state twice as much as it was just four years ago. These problems stem from budget cuts and reductions in staff and in family programs in 2009.
Lesbian and gay couples around Arizona began marrying Friday after a federal judge overturned the state’s ban on marriage between same-sex couples. Advocates gathered Friday night in central Phoenix for a celebration.