A new study said more than 10 million people visited Arizona’s national parks last year. The survey showed national park tourists generated about three-quarters of a billion dollars for the state’s economy in 2013.
A developer wants to build more than 250 homes on top of an Ahwatukee golf course that closed more than a year ago, but it won’t be easy. The Pulte Group has to convince thousands of people in the neighborhood to change deed restrictions that prevent the land from being used for anything but golf.
A Works Progress Administration building at the state fairgrounds may be getting a chance to avoid demolition. On Wednesday, the Phoenix Historic Preservation Committee voted in favor of a motion to consider a historic preservation overlay on the fairgrounds area.
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.