A key provision of the measure precludes cities from enacting their own restrictions. Sen. John Kavanagh said companies like Amazon want to use drones for delivery. But he said that could be thwarted by a patchwork of local laws, like one in Paradise Valley that prohibits drones from flying over private property.
A decade ago a dam was decommissioned at Fossil Creek, a tiny desert river tucked into the wilderness between Strawberry and Camp Verde. The move restored water to the creek’s rare travertine pools, but it also created a new problem: a flood of visitors.
Earlier this month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development defunded seven transitional housing programs in the state. Organizations like these serve Arizona’s homeless families. And the loss of this funding could result in evictions.
Transportation officials in Phoenix are asking transit company Transdev to pay the city $20,000 in liquidated damages following the nearly eight day bus drivers’ strike in January. It’s part of a larger $50,000 payout negotiated from the deal that ended the strike.