August 2017

The United Nations says there’s been a significant increase in the number of children used as human bombs in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants. How do violent and traumatic experiences in childhood affect those kids as they grow up, and how can experts help them?
August 31, 2017
Solar Panel
Despite the Trump administration’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, more and more nations — and communities in America — are looking to increase their renewable energy use.
August 31, 2017
prescott
Voters in Prescott approved a measure that will raise the city’s sales tax rate to help pay down the city’s $78 million pension debt. The vote will raise residents’ sales tax by three-quarters of a percent and pay for pension benefits for police officers and firefighters.
August 31, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Now that President Trump has formally pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, we wanted to check back in with Robert Weisberg, a professor of criminal law at Stanford and co-director of the school’s Criminal Justice Center, to get his take on it.
August 31, 2017
blood drive
Listen to the sounds of Mike Boland donating blood to the American Red Cross in central Phoenix.
August 31, 2017
Ability 360
A controversy erupted this week over an event being held in Chandler next month: the Rockin’ Taco Street Festival. One of the events at the festival stood out to the Little People of America’s Arizona Chapter because of an offensive word used in its title.
August 31, 2017
United Airlines logo
This week, the CEOs of the so-called “Big Three” U.S. airlines — American, Delta and United — are in the nation’s capital to talk to some of the Trump administration’s cabinet members. They’re concerned about competition from some carriers based in the Middle East — Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, in particular.
August 31, 2017
gas pump
Hurricane Harvey is having a significant impact on American fuel supplies. Estimates range between a fifth and a quarter of U.S. fuel output is out of commission because of the storm.
August 31, 2017
Truck
The far-reaching economic effects of Harvey are still just beginning to emerge — from rising fuel prices at the pump to disruptions in our food supply. One industry that’s been immediately affected is the trucking industry.
August 31, 2017
blue pipes
Some of the major buildings that make up the downtown Phoenix skyline are all cooled by the biggest version of an air conditioner you've ever heard of, and it's right under the street.
August 31, 2017

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