If you’ve been to Downtown Phoenix recently, the chances are that you saw an empty lot. Many of these vacant spaces have sat untouched for years but recently, one particular lot has been turned into something you might not expect in the middle of the city.
It’s been about nine months since we first heard about the Panama Papers — more than 11 million leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm that detailed how wealthy people worldwide used off-shore tax havens.
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency has worried some environmentalists, who say Scott Pruitt will roll back many of the policies put in place to deal with climate change.
The week after New Year’s Eve has become a busy time at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Shelters in Phoenix and Mesa. They collectively took in more than 110 cats and dogs over the weekend and the shelter is now trying to reunite those animals with their owners.
Since Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport gave Uber and Lyft the green light, taxi companies have seen their business drop. The move to allow ride-sharing companies to pick up passengers was a key in the overhaul of the airport’s ground transportation system.
In a time when the top movies seem to be all about super heroes and space warriors, it might be hard to believe that cowboys used to be America’s biggest box stars. Film buffs tend to agree that the heyday for Western film ended in the 1960s. But there’s one spot in the southern Arizona desert where Westerns are still king.
Over the past month, Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have been attacked at levels of violence that were far greater than the agency had previously acknowledged. In one attack, an agent was nearly maimed.
A giant coal power plant in northeast Arizona could close within the next few years. Costs of new regulations, coupled with the falling price of fuels like natural gas, are some of the reasons the Navajo Generating Station could eventually shut down.
So as 2017 gets under way, we wanted to take a minute to celebrate a few things we loved from last year, in a series called “My Favorite Things.” We spoke with local storyteller Rachel Egboro who runs a storytelling show called The Storyline.