Pedestrian crossings are down about 12% at all Arizona ports from January through June compared to the previous year. Personal vehicles fell roughly 10%, according to federal data. Commercial truck crossings and import values are each up by about 12%.
Phoenix is now the top city in the country for increases in annual home prices, replacing Las Vegas. That’s according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index update released Tuesday. Co-creator Robert J. Shiller talked about the slow rate of home price appreciation and why Phoenix is not slowing down — yet.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is helping wildlife statewide by maintaining 3,000 water catchment basins for elk, deer, bighorn sheep and many other species. However, some may be harder to maintain than others.
The University of Arizona is making it easier for transfer students from Pima Community College to pursue bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields. That’s thanks in part to a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Considering the long term drought in the Southwest and how water levels have lowered significantly in Lake Mead and Lake Powell, it may be hard to believe that, in the early 1980s, Powell almost overflowed and nearly caused monumental damage to Glen Canyon Dam.
Religious freedom and religion-related exemptions have become more high-profile topics since President Trump took office in 2017. Last week, the spotlight was shining on a new Labor Department move to expand religious exemptions for federal contractors.
Tucson Democrats selected Regina Romero as their choice to run for mayor in the November election. She beat two other challengers, including former state Sen. Steve Farley. The city council woman will face independent candidate Ed Ackerley in the upcoming vote.
Phoenix voters overwhelmingly rejected two recent ballot measures. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, who opposed the propositions, and Scot Mussi, president of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, who supported them, joined The Show to talk about the votes.
In recent years, almost half of teachers investigated after allegations of sexual misconduct voluntarily surrendered their teaching certifications. In part three of the series, a report on the case of a Mesa teacher accused of a yearslong sexual relationship with a teenage student.