hikers, hiking, Phoenix Mountains Preserve, closures, record heat
Sep 8, 2023

Phoenix City Council votes to extend trail closures during excessive heat warnings

The Phoenix City Council voted Aug. 31 to extend excessive heat warning closures year-round – and earlier in the day – on certain hiking trails.

Senate, House, Hobbs, Ducey, disaster declaration, Covid pandemic
Mar 27, 2023

Constitutional change would impact how state manages disaster declarations

A proposed constitutional amendment that is one vote away from being sent to the 2024 ballot for voter approval will have far-reaching impacts on how the state oversees disaster declarations and potentially impact millions of dollars in federal funding.

Oct 30, 2013

Report blames national parks maintenance backlog on Congress

Congress is letting maintenance backlogs grow in national parks like the Grand Canyon while continuing to add new sites that the National Park Service cannot afford to maintain, a report Tuesday charged.

Jan 4, 2010

Municipal courts cutting costs

Fewer tax dollars has led Phoenix and other cities to cut municipal court costs. To save money on utilities, Avondale's city court closes one day a week. City Manager Charlie McClendon said he had little choice but to close the city court each Friday.