June 2017

Phil Boas
U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona has faced a lot of criticism for how he handled his opportunity to question former FBI Director James Comey last week. In its Viewpoints section, The Arizona Republic’s Editorial Board took on the issue. To learn more, we spoke with Editorial Department Director Phil Boas.
June 12, 2017
teacher with children
The annual KidsCount Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Arizona with some areas of improvement, but overall conditions for kids here are still 46th in the country. To talk about the latest numbers, we spoke with Dana Naimark, president of Children’s Action Alliance.
June 12, 2017
Arizona DES
The Arizona Department of Economic Security — or DES — has more than 7,000 employees who handle the state’s clients in categories as broad as unemployment, child care and adult protective services. Earlier this month, DES got a new director. His name is Michael Trailor.
June 12, 2017
sailors salute
They will be the first crew to sail in a ship named for a living woman in more than a 100 years. “This is an incredible honor," Giffords told the crowd. "The USS Gabrielle Giffords is strong and tough just like her crew."
June 12, 2017
Discovery Orchestra
Have you ever tried to listen to a piece of classical music without distractions? I mean really listen? And not think about what you have to pick up at the grocery store later or what’s coming up on your calendar at work?
June 9, 2017
doctor
When the Affordable Care Act was first enacted, 20 states chose not to expand medicaid coverage. But there are pros to Medicaid expansion: the promises of a lower uninsured rate, along with compensation for states and hospitals for at least some of uninsured care, which is why those watching health-care policy have their eyes on Nevada.
June 9, 2017
Tony Awards logo
On Sunday night, the 71st annual Tony Awards will honor the best of Broadway — the actors and actresses, the plays and musicals. To preview what we need to know about the Tonys, we spoke with Peter Marks, chief theater critic for The Washington Post.
June 9, 2017
Female Muslim swimmer
Some Muslim women were telling Lara Whitehead, owner of SWIMKids, that they simply don’t swim at all in public pools because they don’t feel comfortable doing so in their full-body suits. So Whitehead set aside a day and time for them to swim here privately.
June 9, 2017
Coffee
On Saturday, a far-right group called ACT for America is planning to hold anti-Muslim rallies across the country. In response, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community is holding more than 100 open houses called “Coffee, Cake and True Islam.”
June 9, 2017
farm tractor
The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week that it will aggressively pursue employers abusing workers and worker-visa programs after an Arizona farm was accused of housing its workers in “inhumane” living conditions. Laura Gomez with The Arizona Republic has been covering this story.
June 9, 2017

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