June 2017

Goodwin Fire
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued a state of emergency in Yavapai County due to the Goodwin Fire, which has burned nearly 25,000 acres since Saturday.
June 29, 2017
""The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence"
You know how they say, "don’t let the power go to your head?" Well, it turns out most of us do, if given the chance to have any amount of power.
June 28, 2017
Dr. Igor Yusupov
The smartphone was a major innovation — positive in many ways. It allows us to reach friends, family and coworkers via talking, texting and e-mail. We can read books and watch movies on them, too. Now it turns out there’s actually a physical problem related to smartphones. It’s called “text neck.”
June 28, 2017
Dr. Michael Myers
Doctors are supposed to be the ones who treat people — they’re not the ones we think about needing to get treatment. Michael Myers is professor of clinical psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York and, in his new book "When Physicians Die by Suicide," he takes a closer look at the issue of doctors who die by suicide.
June 28, 2017
The saga of city of Phoenix-owned lots has been making headlines for years now. Downtown lots, thousands upon thousands of them, have sat empty — making up an estimated 90-square city miles of unused land.
June 28, 2017
Phoenix Convention Center
An audit of the Phoenix Convention Center finds 211,000 people attended conferences there last year. And, while that’s down from 2015, auditors estimate it’s 187,000 more people than would have attended had the Convention Center not undergone its expansion several years ago.
June 28, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Religious freedom has been debated in American courts for centuries, and in recent years, it’s become more and more tied up in issues of sexuality as LGBT rights have taken center stage — or bench, so to speak.
June 28, 2017
Dominic Armato
One of Phoenix’s most well-known chefs — Silvana Salcido Esparza who owns Barrio Cafe — announced that she’ll be closing her restaurant Barrio Urbano on Seventh Street just south of Bethany Home Road. Here to talk with us about the restaurant’s closing is Dominic Armato, dining critic for The Arizona Republic.
June 28, 2017
Pima County seal
Pima County residents could be looking at their first-ever sales tax. The Board of Supervisors has approved setting up a citizens’ committee to look into enacting a half-cent sales tax, which would pay for road repairs, and lower property taxes.
June 28, 2017
Michael Crow
Arizona State University President Michael Crow topped a national list for public university income, taking home almost $1.6 million in 2016.
June 28, 2017

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