After a decades-long struggle over the best way to confront dust pollution in metro Phoenix, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has approved the state’s air quality plan for the Valley, officers from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality confirmed.Read More »
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Following her public feud with an association representing Arizona municipalities this year, a Republican from Scottsdale wants to bar the association’s new employees from joining the state’s retirement system.Read More »
The number of homeless people in Phoenix metropolitan area is declining but more people are homeless for longer periods, a new survey shows.Read More »
The journey to privatized toll roads and pay-to-drive lanes in Arizona is a lot more like driving on a winding, mountain road than a sleek, open highway – slow and cautious, with an eye toward the pitfalls ahead.Read More »
Light rail — ‘Lite’: A smaller-scale commuter rail will run right down Mill Avenue. Is the area ready?
During the nearly two-year building process for the original light rail line, several business owners in central Phoenix said they were on the brink of ruin. They blamed street- and foot-traffic disruptions caused by the 21-mile major construction project.Read More »
Arizona's Latinos need to stand up and be counted in the 2010 census or face losing representation in Congress, a voice for the community and money for social services, a panel of elected officials and activists said Oct. 1.Read More »