Phoenix is home to dozens of hiking trails. Some are easy, some are difficult. And then there’s Camelback Mountain. Home to two extremely difficult trails-- Cholla and Echo Canyon-- Camelback saw more than 200 rescues performed by Phoenix Fire in 2015 alone.
Maricopa County will soon be able to test local mosquitoes for Dengue Fever. The Maricopa County Environmental Services department already tests area mosquitoes for diseases like West Nile and St. Louis Encephalitis, but officials hope to bring this test and a test for the Zika virus online within the next few days.
Phoenix has one of the highest rates of disconnected youth in the country. It’s a term you might have heard recently because it’s become a problem nationwide. It describes 16- to 24-year-olds who are not in school and not working.
As competition grows stiffer to create jobs in Arizona and with big data becoming increasingly more important, the Center for the Future of Arizona and the Arizona Commerce Authority have responded by launching the Arizona Job Creation Progress Meter.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has agreed to a list of proposed remedies after a federal judge found him and three of his aides in contempt of court. Meanwhile, lawyers for the plaintiffs in the case are asking the judge to refer the case to a prosecutor to pursue criminal charges.
Arizona residents have to earn more than $17 an hour to afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment. The state’s minimum wage is $8.05 an hour. According to a new report, that means there are a lot of Arizonans struggling to find affordable housing.
Arizona health officials have confirmed two cases of measles in the state. Both individuals were associated with the private Eloy Detention Center, which houses detainees from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.