Desert cities around Phoenix are constantly facing questions of water supply — not just at water management agencies but also at city councils considering where to develop. That's because Arizona has one of the most powerful laws in the country linking water with the decision to build.
Residents in Maricopa and Pinal counties can take a survey about environmental challenges and where they get their information as part of the Maricopa Association of Governments' regional plan to reduce climate pollution.
Some Phoenix leaders are pushing for more security along the city’s light rail line. Valley Metro is responsible for light rail operations and uses private security to enforce code of conduct and inspect fares.
The Cartwright School District switched to a four-day week this year and is now seeing more job applications from teachers. The west Phoenix district put students on a four-day week after the pandemic, but this year, it gave staff members Fridays off, as well.
Arizona State University has appointed a new curator at large for its museum. The daughter of two creative parents, Erin Joyce was raised in northern Arizona and began her prior work as a curator on an independent basis in California.
The record comes as the county continues to be one of the fastest growing regions in the nation. Landlords filed 7,948 complaints in October 2023, about 50 more than the previous record, set in September 2005.
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The Phoenix Fire Department said the number of outdoor combustible storage fires has decreased 50% in the past year. The department credits a program they launched two years ago, after the largest fire in the department’s history.