City of Phoenix

Phoenix, Tucson close bars, limit restaurant dining to stop coronavirus spread

The cities of Phoenix and Tucson have declared a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, shutting down bars and sharply limiting restaurant operations. 

Activists ask Phoenix to declare climate emergency, do more sooner

Meet Claire Nelson, one of several activists who gathered Monday in front of City Hall to call on city officials to declare a climate emergency.

Phoenix city council may vote today on police civilian review board

After months of talks, Phoenix city council members on Tuesday will discuss whether to implement a civilian review board – and what powers such a board might have – to oversee a Phoenix Police Department that has been dogged with complaints of excessive force in recent years. 

A win-win for activists and Phoenix police? Yup, it’s possible

There are some Phoenix activists who believe the city’s police department has a systemic problem with police brutality. Others believe the problems are inconsequential, and the activists are part of a larger effort to wage a war on cops. 

Bill would add breast, ovarian cancer to list that must be covered for firefighters

As two senators shaved their heads on the lawn in front of the Arizona Senate in solidarity with firefighters battling cancer, a bipartisan group of lawmakers gathered to rally behind an effort to add more cancers to the state’s firefighter occupational cancer law. 

Brno: Phoenix airport Uber, Lyft fees ‘likely’ unconstitutional

Phoenix’s increased airport fees on rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft likely violates a constitutional provision barring the imposition of new fees by governments in Arizona, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Thursday.

Phoenix still criminalizes homelessness, despite court ruling, protesters say

About 30 demonstrators gathered at Margaret T. Hance Park Wednesday in downtown Phoenix to urge city leaders to adopt legislation to decriminalize urban camping.

GOP legislator challenges Phoenix airport fees on Uber, Lyft

Republican Rep. Nancy Barto followed through on her threat to challenge Phoenix’s newly approved fee increase on rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft that operate at Sky Harbor International Airport and potentially put some $20 million of city funding at risk.

GOP legislator targets Phoenix budget if it passes airport rideshare fee

If the City of Phoenix moves forward with a proposed fee on rideshare companies that pick people up from Sky Harbor International Airport, Republican state Rep. Nancy Barto will ask the Attorney General’s Office to strike it down.

Three Arizona cities maintain perfect scores on LGBTQ policies

Phoenix, Tucson and Tempe held onto their perfect scores in the Human Rights Campaign’s annual LGBTQ inclusivity rankings for municipalities.
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