June 2017

Phoenix Sunset
OK, so we all know it’s really, really, really hot outside. Like, record-breaking hot. But, the reality is it’s summer — today’s the first official day, by the way — and we live in the desert. Plus, there’s a silver lining to all these excessively hot days.
June 21, 2017
Voting sign
It’s a busy day on Capitol Hill when it comes to discussing Russian interference in the 2016 election. Intelligence officials have confirmed a total of 21 states have been affected by suspicious activity aimed at the election databases by Russian operatives.
June 21, 2017
Air Pollution
You may have noticed a lot of High Pollution Advisories in the Valley this year. The advisories serve as a warning that our air has become dangerous to breathe based on standards set by the federal government. In 2015 the EPA increased Ozone standards.
June 21, 2017
Butcher
So younger workers maybe shouldn’t be looking to the civil service for a career. But it seems Millennials are starting to look to the past for work. Richard Ocejo writes about how that generation is moving into “Old Timey” jobs — think butchers, barbers and craft distillers.
June 20, 2017
“Bureaucracy” has become a something of a dirty word in recent decades, and President Trump turned up the volume on that sentiment in his 2016 campaign. Adnan Rasool, a Ph.D. candidate and Innovation Fellow in Georgia State University’s Department of Political Science, says bureaucracy is the hidden machine that makes the system run.
June 20, 2017
Father Doyle
On a quiet, residential street with the skyline of Phoenix looming large, two stucco houses stand side-by-side, much newer than many of the other single-family homes on the block, a bright yellow tent in between them. Father Tom Doyle, a Catholic priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is director of Andre House, a nonprofit serving the homeless.
June 20, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would take up a gerrymandering case out of Wisconsin. Also on Monday, the high court unanimously decided on a case that could determine the future of trademark battles over offensive names.
June 20, 2017
Canvas Tents At Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Tent City
With an excessive heat warning in effect and near-record temperatures expected, it’s recommended that just about everyone stay inside if they can. But, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Phoenix New Times, several hundred inmates are still sleeping outdoors in Tent City.
June 20, 2017
The Arizona Coyotes have parted ways with their most popular player, 40-year-old Shane Doan. Many fans are disappointed by the dropping of Doan, and others are wondering what it means for the future of the Coyotes in the Valley. To learn more, we spoke with Sarah McLellan, who covers the Coyotes for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
June 20, 2017
Robert McWhirter's book
President Donald Trump has been bumping up against a document that’s hard to get around in this country — the Constitution. Robert McWhirter is a Constitutional scholar and historian and the author of "Bills, Quills and Stills: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights" and tonight at Changing Hands bookstore in Tempe.
June 20, 2017

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