The American West is known for its wide open spaces. Those open spaces can make for some pretty epic road trips, unless, that is, you have an electric vehicle and you’re stuck hours away from a charge.
Art is being used to help people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias decrease stress, even communicate. And around the Valley, organizations, including Scottsdale Arts, are creating programs to help improve quality of life.
This year, five journalists have been killed in Mexico as a result of their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico is becoming a more active advocate for freedom of the press.
Khizr Khan — a Gold Star father and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump — said Arizona, like much of the country, must reject anti-Muslim attitudes. On Sunday, Khan met with Muslim leaders in Phoenix to discuss backlash against the community.
Saturday afternoon, people who say they were targeted by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s unlawful immigration policies attended a clinic where they could get legal advice on how to process a claim against the county.
Fifty new bike racks are being added to downtown Phoenix, and local artists are invited to help design them. Two winners will be chosen and each will receive a $4,000 prize. The winners’ designs will be showcased in the downtown area.
The police chief who lost his handgun last month has been suspended for two days. According to the Prescott Daily Courier, Prescott Valley’s town manager issued the punishment, which also requires Chief Bryan Jarrell to complete a certified firearm safety course and pay the cost to replace the handgun.
Immigration to the United States from Central American countries known as the “Northern Triangle” has far outpaced immigration from Mexico in recent years, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.