July 2013

Parts of the Valley have gotten a real soaking this week. When it rains, it is Tim Phillips’ job to make sure all that water passes safely through the Valley. He is the chief engineer and general manager of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County and said the water goes where it is has always gone, through county’s river systems, before draining out towards the Colorado River.
July 26, 2013
So all that rain this week might be good for our plants, and the clouds help keep the temperatures from reaching those of the surface of the sun, but man, have you been outside in the evening recently? You get eaten alive out there.
July 26, 2013
This week, Sprouts Farmers Market announced it is going public. Sprouts is one of many, many grocery options in the Valley. Tim James, professor of economics at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University said the Phoenix market city, not grocery, is in some ways unique.
July 26, 2013
Friday, attorneys for the Goldwater Institute and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association were in Maricopa County Superior Court  to argue a case that centers on how some police officers spend their time on the job.
July 26, 2013
Do you remember what kinds of activities you did in high school? We would be willing to bet they were not anything like what Alexandra Melikian has been doing. An example of some of the historic playing cards Alexandra created.
July 26, 2013
This week, Sprouts Farmers Market announced it is going public. The Phoenix-based grocery chain has grown very quickly, and some industry observers think it is on track for continued success, but not everyone sees the kale and quinoa seller as a healthy investment.
July 26, 2013
There are two wetlands in Arizona. These are homes to wildlife and unique species of birds and mammals. Tres Rios is a filtration system. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ) Did You Know, some wetlands are man-made? At a place 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix, a wetland restoration effort has been in the works for more than a decade.
July 26, 2013
Despite an active monsoon season in parts of the state, some communities in southeastern Arizona are coping with a severe drought.  Ground water going into an irrigation ditch for cotton crops in Solomon on a sunny day.
July 26, 2013
Gas prices are up slightly in Arizona from a week ago. The statewide average jumped 2 cents from last Friday to $3.58 a gallon. But, Stephanie Dembowski of AAA Arizona says that's a lot less than last week's dime increase.
July 26, 2013
The deaths of a man and woman, who were struck by lightning at an overlook north of the Grand Canyon this week, was not surprising to meteorologists. The National Weather Service says 14 people have been killed by lightning strikes so far this year with Arizona and Florida leading the country, with three fatalities each.
July 26, 2013

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