Consumer

Gender gap in pay begins with children’s allowances, app maker’s analysis suggests

PHOENIX–Parents pay boys a weekly allowance twice as high as they give girls, according to a study from a Phoenix area company that sells an app to track children’s chores and finances.


Flush with success: Low-flow toilets are water-conservation champ

LONGMONT – In water conservation the modern toilet reigns as M.V.P. in cutting Western water use, give some props to the toilet.


‘Fight the bite’: August rains bring risk of mosquito-borne illnesses

PHOENIX — Preventing rainwater from pooling is a good way to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and spreading disease, like the west nile.


Remembering the legacy of ‘Those Dam Women’

LAS VEGAS – Women may not have done actual construction work on the Boulder dam, but that is the only thing they didn't do for the project and the town.


Heat puts extra pressure on Tempe Meals on Wheels volunteers

As the summer heat drives people out of town, Tempe Meals on Wheels is seeking additional volunteers to help serve more people with mobility issues.


How Arizona’s largest aquarium keeps its sharks happy, healthy

SCOTTSDALE – OdySea Aquarium depends on advanced filtration systems and tons of raw fish to keep its creatures alive and well in the middle of the desert.


ADOT workers on South Mountain Freeway muscle through the summer heat

PHOENIX – As the summer heat kicks into high gear, the Arizona Department of Transportation is ensuring its 1,500 workers stay safe while constructing the long-envisioned South Mountain Freeway.


Extreme-heat warning for this week prompts renewed plea for water donations

Next week is forecast to be a scorcher in the Valley, and city officials are asking for more water donations to help those in need.


Phoenix works with community to replace aging public-housing complex

Phoenix has received a tax credit to redevelop the A.L. Krohn East apartments in central Phoenix, a public housing complex built in the 1960s.


Latest restrictions on Obamacare could mean higher premiums in Arizona

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's decision to suspend billions in Obamacare "risk adjustment" payments to insurance companies could hit tens of thousands of Arizonans in the pocketbook, as insurance companies grapple with new market uncertainty, according to both advocates and insurers.


A short wait: NCAA awards Phoenix its second Final Four

Just over a year after hosting its first Final Four, the NCAA awarded Phoenix the 2024 Final Four Monday, showing it values experience and community involvement.


Killer heat: Phoenix seeking solutions, hopes to become leader in climate mitigation

PHOENIX – In 2017, the Phoenix area hit a new record: more than 155 heat fatalities and the final tally could be even higher. City leaders are taking notice. Earlier this year, former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton deemed it “a public health crisis.”