“By gaining those skills, vocational skills, financial skills, families will be able to better prevent crisis from happening in the future,” said Tempe Community Action Agency Executive Director Deborah Arteaga.
Game developer Brianna Wu noticed a problem with sexism in video games. To counter that, she developed her own science-fiction adventure game with an all female cast, and started speaking out against sexism in the industry. Soon after, she became a target of “trolls” on social media.
Virtual reality is permeating multiple aspects of our lives — from science to medicine to sports to leisure time at home. And the technology is rapidly evolving to the point where a number of questions about how we use VR have emerged.
Cyberbullying leads to adolescents feeling scared, threatened and unsure of their own value. Some young people may end up physically harming themselves as well. But a new form of aggression has emerged, which is directed toward oneself. The term is called “digital self-harm.”
Bisbee will drop its mandatory plastic bag ban following a report from the Arizona Attorney General that the ordinance violates state law. Mayor David Smith estimated Bisbee would have lost $2 million a year in state-shared funding if it defied the state.
Home prices are on the rise across Arizona. Since 2011 property values have increased by roughly 83 percent in Maricopa County alone. On the surface, these numbers may seem like simple averages. But rising prices can often spell changes in a community.
An area covering less than two square miles in downtown Phoenix has been attracting major money. According to the Downtown Phoenix Partnership Inc., more than $5 billion in public and private dollars has poured into downtown since 2005, much of it going to new housing.