Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has recorded fewer bird strikes with airplanes in the past four years. That’s because of drier weather and increased efforts to keep our feathered friends away from the airport.
Valley police officers face any number of uncertainties when they respond to a call, but a training program aims to help them recognize and deal with people suffering from a behavioral health issue, as was the case with a recent standoff in Phoenix.
Photographer Dick George guessed there are maybe about 30 churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of worship in Tempe, but he found dozens more than he expected and photographed as many as he could. Those photos are on display at the Tempe History Museum in an exhibit titled “Houses of Worship.”
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.