The number of high ozone alerts vary from year to year, but are most common during the Valley’s hot summer months. And rising temperatures could create complications for people with respiratory problems.
A lawsuit between a local home builder association and the city of Surprise could get uglier this summer when it goes before the Arizona Court of Appeals. The conflict is over the issue of impact fees.
The Arizona Heritage Fund is ready to dole out more than $400,000 for wildlife protection programs. Lawmakers tried to raid the fund’s coffers during the recession, but they ended up taking money away from other state programs that preserve wilderness areas.
The First Lady of Guatemala is in Southern Arizona to see how the region is handling the surge of unaccompanied child migrants, many of them from her home country. One of her stops today was a Border Patrol facility for kids in Nogales.
The Phoenix City Council has created an advisory board that will offer suggestions on how to make its streets more friendly for a variety of uses. But while that plan is moving forward, another project to improve bike safety and ridership levels is stalled.
The cost of food is going up and higher meat costs are leading the way. The Arizona Farm Bureau Federation puts the cost of a typical market basket of 16 items at $52.64, nearly 10 percent more than at this time last year