PHOENIX – Recycling programs across Arizona are in jeopardy as contamination from residents and tariffs from China remain in place.
PHOENIX – Police departments have looked to technology for solutions to criticisms, such as body-worn cameras to monitor police and public behavior and early-intervention software to sniff out bad behavior. Experiments with better community engagement, including civilian review boards with subpoena power, also are being considered or field-tested. Phoenix police plan to launch accountability procedures to document every time an officer draws a gun.
RIO VERDE – The Arizona Game & Fish Department is making “fish cities” to help fish that live in lakes around the state.
FLAGSTAFF – The Museum Fire burning one mile north of Flagstaff is now more than 1,800 acres, but rains Tuesday helped firefighters slow the blaze. With more rain in the forecast, though, the threat of flooding is real.
PHOENIX – A 3-hour session of public ire and angst over community-police relation ended with Phoenix City Council voting 7-2 to approve a city budget. The council also pledged to set up reforms that could include a citizens review board.
FLAGSTAFF – Firefighters were controlling a wildfire near Flagstaff, but unusual circumstances complicated the process: unusual volcanic soil and a “no-go zone”.