With the spotlight on police shootings around the country, many departments are relying more heavily on so-called “less than lethal” force to subdue arrestees. New research shows the effects of tasers may last longer than previously thought.
It’s the road that separates the streets from the avenues. And it runs through some of Phoenix’s most well-known neighborhoods. We’ve been traveling up Central Avenue from South Mountain to North Mountain in our series “Central, PHX.”
Grid Bike Share launched in November of last year, enabling Phoenicians to rent the apple-green bikes with that signature smiley face on the basket. Program officials say they’ve seen a steady increase in membership since the Super Bowl, with about 200 new members signing up each week.
The town of Ajo in southwestern Arizona has been working to transform itself into an arts community. Tracy Taft, executive director of the International Sonoran Desert Alliance said the town center screams arts and culture, with a plaza on two acres dating to the early 1900s.
This year’s Celebrity Fight Night that was held a few weeks ago raised about $7 million for charities, including the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. But the charity also paid out a lot of money to its founder.
Because of more than $100 million dollars in budget cuts to K-12 public schools across Arizona, many districts are facing tough decisions and the Peoria Unified School District is one of them. The district was considering going to a four day school week, but may be looking at other options.