City of Phoenix

Phoenix police use stop-and-frisk tactics on light rail fare sweeps, groups allege

Advocates for working-class minority communities and immigrant rights activists are criticizing the Phoenix Police Department and Valley Metro over security sweeps on the light rail transit system that they likened to stop-and-frisk tactics that disproportionately subject black and Latino people to police searches.

Self-driving delivery company quietly expands testing to include downtown Phoenix

Self-driving car company Nuro, which aims to create a fleet of small unmanned cars that deliver food and goods, has quietly expanded its testing operations in the metro Phoenix area, Arizona Mirror has learned. 

City apprenticeship program raises standards for workers and taxpayers

It’s no secret that Phoenix has become a Baby Boomer mecca. America’s largest generation has been flocking here for years, bringing with them revenue for local businesses and tax dollars for the city, but...

Phoenix vice-mayor backs Phoenix police union on officer firings

Phoenix Vice-Mayor Jim Waring has stated that he disagrees with Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams firing of two police officers, according to an email posted by the Phoenix police union. 

Phoenix police union: Mayor Gallego and council engaged in ‘war on cops’

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association is accusing Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and the city council of fomenting a “war on cops” in the city, is holding special meetings all week to discuss recent disciplinary actions against police officers.

App with controversial background launches in Phoenix

A recently launched app in Phoenix that aims to give residents the same information 911 dispatchers have and more has a controversial past and unclear intentions. 

Anti-light rail committee amends campaign finance reports

Building a Better Phoenix, the political action committee that led the campaign to halt light rail expansion in the city, amended two campaign finance reports in the wake of a campaign finance complaint alleging it inaccurately reported the source of $40,000 in contributions.

Anti-light rail committee misses deadline to respond to complaint

The committee that led the fight to halt future light rail construction in Phoenix missed a deadline to respond to a complaint alleging that it falsely reported the source of $40,000 in contributions.

Court says Phoenix company doesn’t have to make invitations for same-sex weddings

A divided Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday that the City of Phoenix’s nondiscrimination ordinance can’t force a Christian-owned company to create custom invitations for same-sex weddings. 

Stiffest opposition to Prop. 105 came from areas with light rail lines or plans

Voters in almost all Phoenix neighborhoods where light rail exists or is planned were among the most staunchly opposed to Prop. 105, an Arizona Mirror analysis finds.
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