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As disagreement reigns in Congress and President Trump’s administration takes some controversial steps on issues like climate change and opioid addiction, more local officials are looking to take charge. Recently, the U.S. Conference of Mayors met for their summer leadership conference to decide what direction as a group — and as individuals — they should be going.
Parts of Arizona are sinking; the process is called subsidence. In fact, the state Water Resources Department says satellite-based technology it uses has found more than 3,400 square miles of land subsidence in Arizona.
Four gay men and 12 transgender women crossed the border into Nogales last week and immediately presented themselves to immigration authorities to apply for asylum. The Transgender Law Center was there when the women and men turned themselves in, and we’re joined by Flor Bermudez, the center’s legal director for more on this.
Last week, we told you about a program out of San Quentin prison in California that teaches inmates coding skills. Here in Arizona, the Department of Corrections has opened three new job centers in our state’s prison system. Here to tell us more about these programs — and the effect they’re having on inmate’s lives — is Craig Harris with The Arizona Republic.
Well, since then, Joe Arpaio has been voted out of office as Maricopa County sheriff and convicted of criminal contempt of court. Now Trump is hinting that he may step in the ring for the former sheriff. The president told Fox News he is “seriously considering a pardon for Arpaio.” This morning, immigration activists and officials gathered for a press conference to denounce this possible pardon.
More than 7 million American women and men are victims of domestic violence in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the Valley, the Phoenix Police Department investigated nearly 17,000 domestic violence-related situations in 2016.
The Arizona Corporation Commission held an open meeting on Tuesday, and the spotlight was on the panel’s decision on whether to grant the state’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service, a rate increase. APS also would like to change its customers on-peak energy times.
The man who found a painting that was stolen 31 years ago told his tale at the University of Arizona Monday to describe how he found the masterpiece, which has previously been valued at more than $100 million.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has spoken out against the white supremacists who protested the removal of Confederate memorials in Virginia this weekend. But Ducey is not taking a stand against the six confederate memorials in Arizona.