In Brooklyn, New York, as many as 1,600 inmates held in a federal detention facility had been without heat, light, telephone access and access to attorneys over the past week, even as freezing temperatures swept across the northeast.
From anti-vaxxers to climate change deniers and even flat-Earthers, there’s a lot of mistrust in science. But how did we get here in the first place? How did we lose public trust in science and medicine — and is there a way to rebuild it?
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council is set to vote on a special election focused on light rail. The vote comes after opponents of the light rail extension into south Phoenix gathered enough signatures to get the item on the ballot.
Phoenix is looking for someone to turn a former firehouse into a restaurant. Near the Central Avenue bridge and Burton Barr Library, the firehouse will be key to the Hance Park revitalization project’s first phase — so will fundraising.
The ripples from the month long partial federal government shut down are still being felt at national parks across the country. In Arizona, some rafting trips through the Grand Canyon are being delayed.
Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed changes to the state tax code that the legislature just approved Thursday. In vetoing the plan, Ducey said the legislation is an “irresponsible measure that hastily changes Arizona's tax laws without any reliable data to back it up.''
Wastewater containing raw sewage has been spilling over the border into the Nogales Wash. The wastewater is from the Los Alisos Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nogales, Sonora, and four out of the five water pumps at the plant are not functioning.
Self-driving cars in Phoenix have seen their share of harassment over the last few years. But that’s nothing compared to the road rage they’ll inspire if one transportation planner’s prediction comes to pass.