Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has announced plans to send a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the impacts of illegal immigration to the state education budget.
Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and washing away thousands of cactuses at a farm north of Phoenix.
A local civil engineering expert said the Valley’s flood-control system performed well during Tuesday’s severe rain storm. The Arizona State University professor said Arizona has some of the most modern flood control equipment in the country.
Central Arizona Project says flash flooding has sent debris and mud into the canal system that supplies water to millions of people in the state. But Phoenix and Tucson officials said there’s no need to worry about water quality.