Bureau Of Land Management Responds To Changes In Public Comment Process

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Arizona is responding to statements issued by environmental groups accusing the agency of skipping environmental and public review for upcoming oil and gas lease sales in the state.

BLM has received a handful of what are called “expressions of interest” for oil and gas leases in the state, according to Adam Eggers, spokesman for the agency in Arizona.

Amazon Moves 130 Jobs To Phoenix After Closing A Seattle Unit

Amazon is getting rid of a Seattle team that supported the company’s contract delivery drivers and moving those jobs to Phoenix.

The unit in Washington state that Amazon has decided to close employed about 130 people. According  to The Seattle Times, Amazon’s unit in Arizona is home to other centralized operations teams and has more space to grow. Christine Mackay is with the City of Phoenix. She said the cost of living is much lower in Phoenix when compared to Seattle.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Increases Lake Patrols Over Holiday Weekend

It’s Memorial Day weekend and crowds are expected to gather at several Maricopa County lakes. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is increasing patrols to keep those areas safe.

In addition to those patrols, deputies want to educate lake visitors on what they can do to stay safe. MCSO sergeant Bryant Vanegas  said watercraft enforcement is on the top of the list for lake patrols.

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