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Lab Report: How Phoenix Prevented Chaos in Trump's Visit

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

Danny McFadden, of Phoenix, a driver for AZ Iceman, loads up a pallet of bagged ice as temperatures were predicted to hit 115 during a heat wave in July 2007.

How Phoenix Helped Its Working Poor Beat the Summer Heat

The city organized a massive outreach campaign when it learned that low-income communities didn’t know about its free cooling stations.

For Most Cities, the Tech Boom Is a Bust

Contrary to technology’s image as an equalizer, digital service jobs in United States have clustered and concentrated in a select few metros.

Arizona Prepares for a Historic, 'Deadly' Heat Wave

With temperatures as high as 120 degrees, it’s a good time to stay indoors.

Can Arizonans Build a Decent Snowman?

From Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon, Southwesterners are giving it their best.

Why Your Grandma Loves Pickleball

The fast-growing sport is a hybrid of tennis, ping pong, and badminton—and seniors are crazy for it.

Wearable Maps of 80 Cities Around the Globe

A U.K. designer is using open data to produce dramatic t-shirts of cities from Phoenix to Beijing.

America's Holiday Lights Can Be Seen from Space

They're especially bright in the suburbs, says NASA.

The Mayor of Phoenix Talks About Better Transit in a Car-Reliant City

Greg Stanton on bikeability, road diets, and transit's key role in economic success. (Oh, and the Super Bowl.)

The Carless Commute Ranking to End All Carless Commute Rankings

A new report ranks U.S. metros based on how many jobs residents can access by transit during the morning rush.

It's Crucial Not to Forget That Nearly Everyone Still Drives to Work

In every urban demographic group in our State of City poll, the majority commuted by car.

The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

In the era of Google Fiber, there's more reason than ever to confront America's digital divide.

The Future of the Suburbs Is Unfolding in Arizona's East Valley

Developers on the eastern edge of Mesa are building a new mixed-use master-planned community, friendly to both residents and big businesses.

How One Conservative Mayor Sold His Suburban Community on a More Urban Future

The GOP leader of Mesa, Arizona, championed a new property tax; loves mass transit; and lured liberal-arts colleges to his city. Can these moves propel him to higher office in a red state?

Can a City Really 'End' Homelessness?

Phoenix says it has among veterans. Next it's aiming for the broader homeless population.

What Do People Tend to Get Wrong About Your City?

Mayors address their worst cultural stereotypes.

Obama Neglected an Awful Lot of People in His Big Housing Speech

The poor, the homeless, renters, and anyone who doesn't aspire to buy a house.

How to Save Water-Starved Cities

The key, according to a new report, is forming partnerships with farmers.

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.