On a quiet, residential street with the skyline of Phoenix looming large, two stucco houses stand side-by-side, much newer than many of the other single-family homes on the block, a bright yellow tent in between them.
If you were lucky, Thursday you gave thanks surrounded by family. But homeless youth often lack connections with family members, which is why staff at the Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development in Phoenix — a Valley nonprofit that works with homeless young people — recently underwent training in a program called Family Finding.
About half of Puerto Rico remains without power two months after Hurricane Maria, and the U.S. commonwealth’s status as a so-called colony was part of the discussion at a recent symposium on the aftermath of the storm.
Disney is betting on animated skeletons and Jedi warriors to close 2017. The company wants to close out in the top charts for the year so it’s relying on two of its biggest movies, “Coco” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — and the country of Mexico to get there.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded almost $600,000 in grants to an Arizona university for bug research. About $330,000 is going to study how a soil steaming device could lower the use of pesticides on lettuce crops.
Phoenix wants to be a leading “smart region,” a place where innovations would be used and developed. But it also wants to attract global tech businesses and entrepreneurs with a new strategy — especially those from Latin America.
The Department of the Interior is proposing to double the price of admission to nearly 20 of the most popular national parks. The public commenting period had been slated to end Thanksgiving Day, but it’s been pushed back.
It’s possible you haven’t seen a dried gourd since Thanksgiving, when they’re used in abundance as centerpieces, but in Casa Grande gourds are a big deal right now thanks to an annual gourd festival held there.