Last week, SpaceX became the first commercial company to reuse a rocket to launch something into orbit, signaling a new era for private sector space. But the new space race is being run here in the Valley, too, as old-guard aerospace companies vie with hungry young startups.
A research group in Phoenix is now the only site for a clinical study testing the effects of medical marijuana on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Half the patients were to be treated in Phoenix, with the other half in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins University, which backed out of the study in March.
As basketball fans make a mass exodus from the Valley, the region’s first ever Final Four appears to have been a huge success. So much so that the NCAA is already talking about bringing it back again soon.
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone announced Tuesday that he will be closing the Tent City Jail. The decision comes after months of review by the new administration. The tents should come down within the next 60 days.
You might have seen the billboards around town … “they’ve been lying to you." The image though is the infamous picture of the Phoenix Lights, the supposed UFO sighting above the Valley in 1997. Richard Ruelas, a longtime reporter for The Arizona Republic, wrote about the Phoenix Lights when they first became a phenomenon.
When ASU junior Belen Sisa posted a selfie on Facebook last week, she was trying to make a point. But, she didn’t expect it to go viral. The post read “MYTH BUSTER: I, an undocumented immigrant, just filed my taxes and PAID $300 to the state of Arizona.”
Last week, I went to an open house of sorts. The place was in North Scottsdale, three bedroom, three and a half baths, 3300 square feet, gated community, mountain views. And, it has a kind of nerve center.