Phoenix city staffers will spend the summer trying to figure out what it will cost to hire more than 800 police officers. The bill goes beyond the new hires and could impact other departments and possibly the sales tax.
Parents tell their kids, “Shut the front door, I’m not paying to cool the entire neighborhood.” But research shows that, during Phoenix summers, we do pay to heat the neighborhood — to the tune of 1 to 2 degrees Fahrenheit — thanks to waste heat vented by our air conditioners.
Bottled water from a Scottsdale company will now be in about 4,000 more stores nationwide, after a contract signed last week. It comes at a time when the bottled-water industry is booming, while soda sales are slumping.
Last week, members of the Senate Aging Committee held a hearing to talk about military caregivers. With more than 5 million military and veteran caregivers, supporting these individuals remains a work in progress.
Tuesday is the earliest F-35 fighter jet operations could resume at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, according to U.S. Air Force officials. F-35 operations have been on hold at the base for about a week.
Just as temperatures in southern Arizona began to climb this week, federal immigration agents descended on an aid camp built in the desert by the activist group No More Deaths to aid migrants who find themselves in trouble when crossing the border illegally.