Some city leaders looking to lead on climate change policies, reducing emissions in their areas and tackling other environmental issues. But state preemption laws sometimes stand in their way.
Alabama sues to keep U.S. Census from counting undocumented immigrants. Phoenix City Council, meanwhile, votes to sue to block Census Bureau from asking whether someone is a citizen.
Scottsdale, Arizona’s assistant city manager discusses how boosting engagement with residents can be more than just a marketing gimmick.
The city has revised protocols for school resource and traffic officers and publicized those reforms to alleviate immigrant residents’ fears they’re being profiled.
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?
“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.
Cities from Cincinnati to Phoenix have incorporated the information into their own platforms.
“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.
The half victory for advocates of federal immigration reform breaks a campaign promise sure to anger the president’s base.
The competitor is targeting residents of Arizona's largest city, where one of the ride-hailing giant's self-driving cars recently flipped.
At SXSW, Greg Stanton is a happy warrior against state and federal interference.
That’s what Mesa, Arizona, has found as it’s installed an elaborate network of conduits and fiber during routine street improvement projects.
Big cities are economically ascendant, but politically isolated—and ready to fight to maintain economic growth and cultural diversity.
Making bottom-up neighborhood revitalization not just possible, but also sustainable.
Zika-transmitting mosquitos can breed in a teaspoon of standing water. Data-rich maps and GIS software allow counties to stay one step ahead.
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.
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.
Mapping technology used by the Maricopa Association of Governments is helping assure that third-grade students meet requirements for reading skills.
Officials in Arizona challenge rankings on college grad retention rates for the state’s largest metro area.
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