Mesa has been on a pretty good roll recently. Last week, it landed an Apple facility. The city has seen a lot of development along its existing and proposed light rail lines, has added several colleges and universities to its downtown and is the home of Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport.
You may have heard something about this whole net metering debate, lots of ads, lots of accusations, lots of money being spent. Late Thursday night, the Arizona Corporation Commission narrowly voted to add a fee of around $5 to the monthly utility bills of future roof-top solar customers.
The jet black skies in remote sections of the Southwest are the perfect setting for astronomers. Besides the Palomar Observatory in San Diego and the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz., there’s the McDonald Observatory in Texas, now marking its 75th anniversary.