If you head to downtown Phoenix this week, you will find lots of people in football jerseys. And, if you venture inside the climate-controlled carpeting of the Phoenix Convention Center, you’ll see even more people in football jerseys.
With events like the Super Bowl and the Phoenix Open bringing thousands of extra tourists to the Valley this weekend, many local businesses are hoping the extra traffic will mean a boost in sales. But some nonprofits like the local Girl Scout council are also hoping to capitalize on the hype.
A project aimed at converting a piece of land along Tempe Town Lake into a multi-use space fell through. It’s the second major development in the area to fail. The Tempe City Council will discuss this evening what to do with the space.
On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. House leaders indefinitely postponed a vote on a border security bill labeled “Secure Our Borders.” Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is a co-sponsor of a similar, though far from identical, bill in the Senate.
Fire officials in northern Arizona are burning several slash piles of wood and debris in a canyon within Prescott city limits near several homes. The prescribed burns will continue through Thursday if conditions permit.