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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

Legal Beat

Crimes in Tucson, Phoenix fell in second quarter, as COVID-19 took hold

The latest police data show reported crimes fell in Phoenix and Tucson during the second quarter of the year, a period in which Arizonans were largely confined to their homes by the governor’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order. But while property crimes in both cities fell, violent crime in Phoenix rose sharply in the quarter, driven largely

Arts & Culture

Giant Robots Arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

A family of towering, 10-foot tall robots have taken over Phoenix Airport Museum’s Terminal 4 Gallery at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Mother, father and a child robot stand in an athletic pose with arms raised nearly touching the ceiling. Their heads, appendages and torsos consist of televisions, blitzing with fast-paced video clips of sports

Legal Beat

AZDPS Troopers Arrest Phoenix Man For Kidnapping and Homicide

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at approximately 9:19 PM, the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s (AZDPS) Operational Communication Center received a call of an unknown emergency regarding an injured person on the side of the road on westbound US 60 at milepost 116. When AZDPS troopers arrived on scene, they found two female juveniles with

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