NARC honors Valley innovator Dennis Smith with highest award for 40-year contributions

Dennis Smith — responsible for instituting the region’s 9-1-1 service and developing the regional freeway — is bestowed with highest honor. A recipient of the National Association of Regional Councils’ President’s Award, Mr. Smith will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the Desert Peaks Awards ceremony, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2026 […]

Maricopa Association of Governments’ report reveals rising homelessness

The 2018 annual homeless Point-in-Time Count tells a story of an increase in the overall number of people experiencing homelessness in the Maricopa County region. The report shows a continuing increase in the number of people living on the streets or in unsheltered situations, according to a press release. According to the report submitted to […]