Many of us are fortunate enough to be in air-conditioned offices and studios, protected from the sizzling sun and harmful heat. But for those who don’t have that option, communities around the Valley are offering cooling stations.
Telecom giant CenturyLink is now facing a $12 billion dollar class action lawsuit, filed this week in a California court. It comes just after a former employee in Gilbert sued for wrongful termination.
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.