The Time to Prepare for a Police Shooting Is Before It Happens

In a guest article, the Maricopa County, Arizona, attorney asks: Does your community have a protocol for how to proceed after the deadly use of force by law enforcement?

What to Expect When You’re a Mayor Expecting Trump

“I did not feel that it was the right time to do this. It’s too close after Charlottesville,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who urged the president to delay Tuesday evening’s planned rally.

Data USA Relaunches With More State and Local Visualizations

Cities from Cincinnati to Phoenix have incorporated the information into their own platforms.

Making the Business Case for Cities-Driven Climate Protections

“Today it is no longer the case that greater prosperity means increased carbon emissions,” said Phoenix's mayor, ahead of the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach this weekend.

How 7 Mayors Responded to Trump’s Immigration Decision to Keep DACA, Drop DAPA

The half victory for advocates of federal immigration reform breaks a campaign promise sure to anger the president’s base.

In Phoenix, Waymo Is Trying to Hit Uber Where It Hurts

The competitor is targeting residents of Arizona's largest city, where one of the ride-hailing giant's self-driving cars recently flipped.

Phoenix’s Mayor Is Ready to Battle for the City’s Values and Economy

At SXSW, Greg Stanton is a happy warrior against state and federal interference.

If You Build Broadband Infrastructure, Data Centers Will Come

That’s what Mesa, Arizona, has found as it’s installed an elaborate network of conduits and fiber during routine street improvement projects.

The Mayor of Phoenix Prepares to Take On Trump

Big cities are economically ascendant, but politically isolated—and ready to fight to maintain economic growth and cultural diversity.

Counties Use Smart Mapping Technology to Stay Ahead of Zika

Zika-transmitting mosquitos can breed in a teaspoon of standing water. Data-rich maps and GIS software allow counties to stay one step ahead.

Record-Breaking Heat Bakes Arizona; Trump Prompts Mayor to Leave GOP

Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Feds block Idaho dam project; St. Louis police chief vs. homelessness groups; and Utah lawmakers examine alcohol management.

High Housing Costs Driving Population Shifts?

Some parts of the country where housing costs are high aren’t growing as fast as they once were, while more people are moving to areas where it’s more affordable to live.

Examining Phoenix-Area Datasets Helps Policymakers Better Understand Educational Needs

Mapping technology used by the Maricopa Association of Governments is helping assure that third-grade students meet requirements for reading skills.

A Big Data Tussle Over Phoenix ‘Brain Drain’ Rankings

Officials in Arizona challenge rankings on college grad retention rates for the state’s largest metro area.

Downtown Phoenix Is Moving Toward a 24-Hour Economy

The vibrancy in this part of the nation’s sixth-largest city is a stark contrast to its condition a decade ago.

State & Local Daily Digest: D.C. Seafood Dinner Sparks Phoenix Controversy; Alaska’s Grim Budget Options

Also in our news roundup: Ohio job losses; Pennsylvania governor boosts minimum wage for some state workers; and continued concerns from Porter Ranch natural gas leak.

Phoenix Takes First Steps Toward Circular Waste Economy

An organics capture system is the first big undertaking for the new Resource Innovation and Solution Network.