Prairie dogs in northern Arizona have tested positive for the black plague. Because prairie dogs are very social creatures that live in tight-knit colonies, they are particularly vulnerable to the infected fleas.
Most parents think they are using their child’s safety seat correctly, but statistics reveal that the majority are not. According to Michelle Donati, spokeswoman for AAA in Arizona, there are numerous mistakes made by parents. One of those is turning a child to a forward-facing position too soon.
Two years ago the town of Sanders, Arizona, learned their drinking water was toxic. The school district installed a water filtration system this summer, but many people are sick with conditions linked to uranium contamination. And no one has cleaned it up.
The city of Mesa is reminding its water utility customers to be on the lookout for scams. A private company representing themselves as city of Mesa Water Resources has used its employees to canvass neighborhoods attempting to sell water filters.
Thirty years ago, U2 was on the cusp of becoming arguably the biggest band in the world. They were on tour in support of their newest album, The Joshua Tree. The tour began in the Valley at ASU’s Activity Center — now Wells Fargo Arena — and it ended here as well, in a much larger venue, Sun Devil Stadium.
There are nearly 3.5 million near-Earth objects the size of a house in the solar system. That may sound like a lot, but it’s about 10 times fewer than scientists had previously thought. David Trilling, a professor of physics and astronomy at Northern Arizona University, published the results of this new study in the Astronomical Journal, and he joins me.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital has built an international reputation for providing some of the best pediatric care in the world. But space has been tight. A $40 million expansion will dramatically increase the size of its emergency department and Level 1 pediatric trauma center. To learn more about the impact of the changes, we spoke with Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Kathy van Leeuwen.