June 2017

NAACP monument removal
“Taxpayers are paying for the wellness and maintenance of these monuments highways and statues,” said Rep. Reginald Bolding Jr. “I don’t have a choice whether or not my tax dollars go to promoting symbols of hatred.”
June 5, 2017
The Trouble with Reality
Terms like "fake news" and "alternative facts" are just a couple of the new media-related phrases that have come about during the Trump administration. In her new book "The Trouble with Reality," On the Media co-host Brooke Gladstone takes on the current battle with truth.
June 5, 2017
There are a number of ways to measure entrepreneurial activity, but what about social media — and specifically Twitter? Researchers from ASU and Michigan State did just that: looking at tweets from people identifying themselves as entrepreneurs, and the connections between them.
June 5, 2017
Despite increased awareness and commitment to fixing the problem, America’s opioid epidemic seems to be getting worse. To learn more, we spoke with The Arizona Republic's Editorial Department Director Phil Boas.
June 5, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey faced a lot of criticism for not pushing for a higher level of funding for K-12 education, including more generous raises for teachers. And a longtime friend of the governor has been indicted as part of an alleged bribery scheme. Some believe the governor’s electoral vulnerability may be increasing.
June 5, 2017
A crumbling concrete dome near Casa Grande
Built in 1982, they were meant to be the headquarters for an electronics manufacturer, but have since become a magnet for photographers, artists and hooligans. The domes might not be an icon much longer.
June 5, 2017
UPS logo
Atlanta-based United Parcel Service has announced plans for a new processing hub along Loop 303 in Goodyear, and the City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a job creation agreement with the company.
June 5, 2017
Paved street
When you buy gas at the pump, there’s a little sticker there that you might not ever have noticed. It says how much you’ll be charged for our state’s gas tax. The money, for the most part, goes back into our roads.
June 2, 2017
Demetri Martin
Lots of comedians have made the jump into movies. And lots of comedians have dealt with death in their comedy. But fewer have made their first movie about grief. With his new film “Dean,” comedian Demetri Martin is doing just that. He calls it a comedy about a tragedy with autobiographical roots.
June 2, 2017
Route 66 sign
Route 66 is an important part of the history of Arizona — and the other states the so-called “Mother Road” swung through beginning in 1926. There’s legislation being considered in Congress now that, if successful, would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail.
June 2, 2017

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