A ruling by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper would require Gov. Jan Brewer and the legislature to come up with an extra $316 million immediately — and potentially $2.9 billion over five years — to make up for aid to schools they illegally withheld starting in 2009.
Saguaro National Park officials said they’ll take advantage of the increased moisture in southern Arizona from recent monsoon storms to resume work to restore native vegetation. Crews plan to apply herbicide on non-native buffelgrass, which competes with saguaro, Palo Verde trees and other plants that are native to the Sonoran Desert.
At the Greyhound Bus Station, where U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement drop off migrants, volunteers administer supplies, transportation and temporary housing. Now they need to move their operation elsewhere.