The city of Phoenix will not close off its trails during extremely high temperatures — at least not yet. The city’s parks and recreation board voted Thursday night to further study banning people on trails when the temperature hits 110 degrees.
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board tonight is scheduled to vote on a new rule to close the city’s trails to dogs when the temperature gets above 100 degrees, and close them altogether when it hits 110.
It’s the busiest time of year for Fireworks Productions of Arizona based in Chandler. From Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4, the company is scheduled to shoot 87 displays across the state, including 55 tonight.
A measles outbreak that has shuttered the Eloy, Ariz., federal immigration court and restricted movement at the neighboring detention center is being fueled by detention center staff who are refusing to provide proof of vaccination or get themselves vaccinated against the virus.
Forest managers nationwide are starting to watch for wildfires with high-tech cameras, sometimes installed on mountaintops where human lookouts have historically kept watch. Arizona hasn’t yet adopted this technology. When it does, a fire lookout’s job could be made easier — or obsolete.
Amnesty International has released a scathing report on the physical and psychological torture of women arrested by the Mexican Army and police. This reinforces the United Nations conclusion that torture is common in Mexico.