The first day of the four-day civil contempt of court hearing got off to what seems to be a rocky start for the sheriff. Arpaio’s longtime lawyer withdrew from the case and a sergeant blamed him for continuing immigration enforcement tactics in violation of a court order.
In southern New Mexico, humans drastically altered the course of the Rio Grande decades ago to better serve farmers and an international water treaty. Today a government-led effort is attempting to restore the river to a more natural state.
Last September’s heavy rainfall flooded many areas, including homes and businesses around the Valley. One Ahwatukee church's worship auditorium was destroyed. Now, nine months later, repairs have been completed.
One of the most-watched racial profiling cases takes a dramatic turn Tuesday. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and four officers are facing contempt of court charges for repeatedly violating U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow’s orders in a longstanding racial profiling lawsuit.
The Arizona Geological Survey has been awarded $170,000 from the U.S. Geological Survey State Map Program to complete an extensive mineral map of two areas in western Arizona and one area of south eastern Arizona.