Mill Avenue has long been a nightlife mecca for Arizona State University students and Tempe locals in need of a night out in their neighborhood, but the bars and restaurants that dot the street are seeing serious turnover.
Amid a wetter monsoon season than recent years, Arizona is experiencing a record high season for the West Nile virus, which transmits through mosquito bites. Through late last week, Arizona had seen 123 cases and four deaths. Nearly all of them have been in Maricopa County, where West Nile virus has been detected in record numbers of mosquitoes studied.
Last year, in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized something that has been apparent to many of us for years:
Firing someone merely for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is a form of unlawful sex discrimination, because doing so unavoidably relies on sex-based notions about how people should love, act, and appear — notions that have nothing to do with how well the person does their job.
There seems to be something for everyone in the massive budget reconciliation package Congress is considering. There are also some not-so-good things in there, and some that are downright awful.
One in the last group is the proposed additional consumer tax credit for electric vehicles. It carries a requirement that the vehicle be built in a U.S. union plant.