May 2017

Downtown Phoenix
The city of Phoenix has long seen itself as an innovative leader — and some signs around town still list it as the “Best Run City.” And on Wednesday, Governing magazine honored Phoenix with its first-ever Governing and Living Cities Equipt to Innovate award.
May 24, 2017
visually impaired people learn to use writing guides
What was it like to lose your sight? No two answers to that question are alike here at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
May 24, 2017
 deputy uniforms
On Monday, the Mohave County Board of Supervisors passed the final budget for this year. The new spending plan lacks money to give much-needed raises to senior deputies at the Sheriff’s Office. Attrition has plagued the agency for years. To solve the problem this year, County officials tried to add a sales tax, property tax and even sweep funds from other departments. But all those efforts failed.
May 23, 2017
geordie
A recent casting call at a local theater asked for energetic, patient and furry actors to apply. A real dog will be cast as Toto in Valley Youth Theatre’s "Wizard of Oz" production.
May 23, 2017
Felicia Campbell
Food criticism is usually about reviews and lists. But Felicia Campbell wants to do things a little differently.
May 23, 2017
inside an airplane
We’ve seen months of outrageous airline disasters taking over our news feeds. Afterward, there’s consumer outrage but when do consumers finally reach a breaking point?
May 23, 2017
Textbooks, school, education
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has a long history of supporting school choice — including school vouchers and charter schools — stemming back to her time as chair of the American Federation for Children, a school choice advocacy organization.
May 23, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey has completed action on the remaining bills that were approved in the recently-finished legislative session. He signed 27 and vetoed 6. To learn more about a university funding measure that was approved and protection for student journalists that was vetoed, we spoke with Rachel Leingang of The Arizona Capitol Times.
May 23, 2017
Phoenix City Hall
The city of Phoenix does a lot of business with private companies — from vending machines to police and fire gear, the contracts add up. And so do the lobbyists.
May 23, 2017
Regina Revazova
How does that Sesame Street song go? Who are the people in your neighborhood? Or from Jules Dassin, who said: "There are 8 million stories in the naked city."
May 23, 2017

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