The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released plans to deal with a strong El Nino weather pattern this winter for the FEMA Region 9, which includes Arizona, California and Nevada. Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Deputy Director Wendy Smith-Reeve will tell us what the plans entails for Arizona.
Forecasters are now predicting the strongest El Nino weather pattern in 50 years. El Nino occurs when water temperatures rise above normal across the central and eastern portions of the Pacific and can bring higher than normal winter rains to the West. Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will tell us more and also update us on the monsoon.
Forecasters are saying there is a 65 percent chance of an El Nino weather pattern developing this winter, and that would mean a wetter winter than normal. Arizona State University climatologist Randy Cerveny will give us an update.
Meteorologists are suggesting possibility of a developing “El Nino” weather pattern, which means that Arizona could be in store for a wetter than normal winter. Arizona State Climatologist Nancy Selover will tell us more.
The Justice Department has filed a federal civil lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio seeking remedies for what it claims is a pattern of discrimination by the Sheriff’s Office against Latinos. JJ Hensley of the Arizona Republic talks about the lawsuit and dueling press conferences held earlier in the day by the Justice Department and the MCSO.
Talks between the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice broke-down this week as they were trying to resolve a dispute over Justice Department allegations that the Sheriff’s Office engaged in a pattern of racial profiling. Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley provides details of the story.
The U.S. Department of Justice has accused the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of engaging in a pattern of unconstitutional policing, including racial profiling. Those are some of the findings from the Justice Department’s ongoing civil rights investigation of the agency led by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Paul Charlton, provides his perspective on this story.
A court-ordered audit reveals the private, for-profit company that has managed Maricopa County's behavioral health care system since 2007 has shown �a pattern of regression and significant declines in a number of areas.� The court-assigned monitor joins us to talk about the audit.