The chemical spill into Colorado’s Animas River has made its way downstream and is now affecting the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Farming Authority has shut off public water intakes and irrigation canals. And that leaves hundreds of Navajo farmers driving long distances to water their crops.
Take a hike and do it right. That’s the message from the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. The extreme heat hasn’t discouraged hikers from climbing local trailheads. And that has forced park rangers to take extra safety measures.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced it will build its first Tucson-area temple. Members of the church don't go to temples to worship on Sundays; in fact they’re not even open that day. Sunday services take place in the more than a dozen meetinghouses in the area.
The Police Officers of Scottsdale Association has given a for-profit telemarketer the boot after being caught up in a media firestorm last year over its fundraising practices. The police group’s two former leaders, meanwhile, have started a similar, statewide nonprofit.
A series of wrong-way driving incidents and crashes last year led to transportation and law enforcement officials in Arizona to team up to try to figure out ways of putting the brakes on the confused motorists.
At one of the harshest federal prisons in the country, inmates are left with their wrists and ankles cuffed for hours, days and sometimes weeks at a time. The prison says it's a safety issue. Inmates say it's punishment.