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State trooper who killed Dion Johnson will not face charges, county attorney says

The state trooper who shot and killed Dion Johnson will not face criminal charges, Maricopa County’s top prosecutor announced Monday, saying the trooper feared for his life. “Please know these decisions are not made lightly,” County Attorney Allister Adel said at a news conference. The May 25 death of Johnson, a 28-year-old Black man who

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Phoenix city manager rejects Black Lives Matter street mural near arena

City Manager Ed Zuercher has rejected an organizer’s proposal to place a Black Lives Matter street mural in downtown Phoenix, similar to those that have popped up across the country in the wake of demands for racial justice. Zuercher on Wednesday rejected the proposal by Gizette Knight to place a BLM mural next to Talking

State

Report: Arizona had highest ‘housing loss’ rate; more evictions coming

Arizona had the highest rate of “housing loss” in the nation, according to a new national study, and that was before what experts called a “tsunami of evictions” that is expected to hit this fall. The report by New America Foundation looked at evictions and foreclosures by county across the country and found Arizona was

National

Phoenix march organizers echo themes of massive D.C. anti-racism rally

Jacob Raiford said it’s important for Washington to hear the message of Friday’s “Commitment March,” when tens of thousands will gather to call for a rededication to the ideals of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. But it’s just as important for that message to be heard in Phoenix, said Raiford, one of

ADOT

End of the line for roundabouts at I-17, Happy Valley Road

It’s the end of the line for the roundabouts at the Interstate 17 interchange at Happy Valley Road in north Phoenix. The Arizona Department of Transportation is replacing the roundabouts starting this weekend (Aug. 7-10) as part of an ongoing project to add the state’s first full diverging diamond interchange. The Happy Valley Road roundabouts

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