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Scottsdale-based Taser International will now be known as Axon, after its line of body cameras. Axon spokesman Steve Tuttle says the new name reflects the company’s expansion into what it calls digital evidence management.
Before US Airways merged with American, US Airways was known as the Valley’s hometown airline. And even prior to that, the distinction went to America West Airlines. We spoke with America West’s founder Ed Beauvais about getting the airline off the ground and the current state of the industry.
On Tuesday, we learned that Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone has decided to remove one of the final remaining symbols of his predecessor, Joe Arpaio. Penzone announced he was closing Tent City Jail. KJZZ’s Jimmy Jenkins was there at the press conference on Tuesday and has been covering the new sheriff’s administration.
Last week, SpaceX became the first commercial company to reuse a rocket to launch something into orbit, signaling a new era for private sector space. But the new space race is being run here in the Valley, too, as old-guard aerospace companies vie with hungry young startups.
A research group in Phoenix is now the only site for a clinical study testing the effects of medical marijuana on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Half the patients were to be treated in Phoenix, with the other half in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins University, which backed out of the study in March.
As basketball fans make a mass exodus from the Valley, the region’s first ever Final Four appears to have been a huge success. So much so that the NCAA is already talking about bringing it back again soon.
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone announced Tuesday that he will be closing the Tent City Jail. The decision comes after months of review by the new administration. The tents should come down within the next 60 days.
You might have seen the billboards around town … “they’ve been lying to you." The image though is the infamous picture of the Phoenix Lights, the supposed UFO sighting above the Valley in 1997. Richard Ruelas, a longtime reporter for The Arizona Republic, wrote about the Phoenix Lights when they first became a phenomenon.
When ASU junior Belen Sisa posted a selfie on Facebook last week, she was trying to make a point. But, she didn’t expect it to go viral. The post read “MYTH BUSTER: I, an undocumented immigrant, just filed my taxes and PAID $300 to the state of Arizona.”