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.
The average funeral in this country costs about $7,000. There are hundreds of families who cannot afford that expense. And hundreds more who die each year without family, unclaimed. For both, the responsibility for burial falls to Maricopa County. In the latest installment of KJZZ’s series, The Business of Dying, officials here do their best to give those in that position a dignified farewell.