City of Phoenix

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.

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. 
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