Funeral directors, physicians and government officials are struggling to implement Arizona's new online system to register deaths and generate death certificates, creating a backlog of bodies at funeral homes that prompted one health official to warn that the county could be forced to use refrigerated-truck storage.
The Tempe Public Library is launching a new program that it hopes will bring more books into the community. Using a modified bicycle, the Tempe Book Bike will cruise around the city carrying donated books, which can be checked out.
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that registered sex offenders who are homeless cannot be jailed for failing to immediately report their new address to law enforcement. The ruling overturns one man’s seven-year prison sentence.
Thirty-eight percent of National Park Service employees experienced harassment or discrimination on the job over the last year preceding an agency-wide survey, according to results released Oct. 13 at the Grand Canyon.
A historic Phoenix building will have its grand re-opening Saturday in a new form. The Phoenix Indian School Visitors Center, housed in the former Phoenix Indian School, will include an event room, classroom and exhibit space, among other amenities.