A college in Vermont will close but not disappear, thanks to a college in Arizona. Prescott College will hire some Green Mountain faculty, house all its academic records, and create a center that carries on Green Mountain’s name.
Fixing city roads can be a long and costly ordeal, but Sedona has piloted a system to improve the process. The city hired RoadBotics Inc., and its specialty is assessing road conditions via data collection and machine learning.
Blood is going out the doors of Maricopa County’s only blood provider faster than it can be brought in. With donations low, the nonprofit Vitalant is shuffling blood between hospitals to meet the need.
A group of federal workers in Phoenix had mixed reactions to news that Washington has reached a deal to end the partial government shutdown. They heard the news less than an hour before a planned rally over the shutdown.
President Donald Trump and Congress have reached a deal to reopen the federal government, but the deal is only good until Feb. 15. Citing a need for a long term answer, Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans issued a stern series of statements Friday saying the three-week deal is “not the solution our community or our country needs.”
Lawsuits are expected to try to stop the federal government from making some asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their case goes forward in immigration court, and any legal challenge is likely to be filed in the Ninth Circuit where the practice has reportedly gone into effect.
Arizona Senate Bill 1046 has been successfully voted out of committee by the Senate. The bill, which passed on party lines, said those who receive ballots by mail may only return them by mail and not drop them off at polling places.
President Donald Trump announced the end of the five-week-long government shutdown Friday, but warned if Congress doesn’t fund a border wall project in three weeks, he will work around it to fund the wall.
Home sales have been flattening nationwide over the last year. And that means home prices are also falling and sellers are slow to adjust. Home value website Zillow reports a 7.6 percent home price appreciation for Maricopa County during 2017.
A ranking of cities based on crime rates by The National Council for Home Safety and Security (NCHSS) puts Arizona's metro areas above the the national average, or safer than average. Arizona's safest city by their measure: Florence, and least safe is Flagstaff.