Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security concluded an operation this week targeting gang activity across the country. The crackdown led to 55 apprehensions in Arizona.
The question of how to help doesn’t have one right answer, even for those who have made their living working with the homeless population. There is a broad network that needs everything from food donations to people who can give haircuts and plant gardens.
Those who serve people with developmental disabilities in Arizona say the final state budget will likely force some of them to scale back or close down. Since the beginning of the year, Arizona’s providers for people with development disabilities have been scrambling.
Congressional Republicans and Democrats reached a deal Thursday that could make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire its employees. The measure had been in limbo since the 2014 wait-time scandal at the Phoenix VA medical center.
Actor Rob Lowe has had a lengthy and varied career. He was part of the legendary Brat Pack in a string of films in the 1980s, including "St. Elmo’s Fire." Lowe is in the Valley for a one-man show at Mesa Arts Center called "Stories I Only Tell My Friends."
This winter was wetter than previous ones, but was it enough to overcome years of drought in Arizona? That was one of the issues the Governor’s Drought Interagency Coordinating Group took up at its meeting earlier this week.
The Phoenix New Times recently reported that, later this month, a local trade organization called the Arizona Police Association, or APA, is planning to host a training event in Mesa called “Understanding and Investigating the Jihadi Networks in the U.S.”
Weather forecasts are often at the centerpiece of a local television station’s newscast. But over the years, the focus has mostly been on current temperatures, record highs and the seven or even 10-day forecast. That is gradually changing at hundreds of stations across the country, thanks to a program called Climate Matters.