July 2017

Protests, presidential visits and a major HIV conference are among the top stories on the international stage coming up this week. With me for our weekly look-ahead is the BBC’s Rich Preston.
July 24, 2017
subscription-boxes
There are services for razors, makeup samples, Japanese import snacks and socks, all delivered to doorsteps across the country. But which will last?
July 24, 2017
Smithsonian logo
Our current political cycle isn’t one that many would label in extremely positive terms. But 200 years ago with President James Monroe at the helm of the ship of state, the U.S. entered a period known as the Era of Good Feeling. Erick Trickey, contributor to Smithsonian.com, wrote about the era.
July 24, 2017
Marijuana
The state health department reports there were more than 850 possible opioid overdoses between mid-June and mid-July, with 10 percent of them fatal. The state, and the country as a whole, are trying to deal with the opioid epidemic, and there seems to be a growing consensus that there’s not a one-size-fits all approach to treating those who are addicted.
July 24, 2017
Phil Boas
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Our focus was on the Trump administration’s review of national monuments, including four in Arizona. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva wrote a column criticizing the effort.
July 24, 2017
The Arizona Driver’s Manual was recently updated. Toward the back of the new manual, you’ll now find a section on traffic stop safety, including what to do if you’re a driver carrying a firearm.
July 24, 2017
Almost two decades ago, water lapped at the barren shores of Tempe Town Lake for the first time. Now, shimmering glass high-rises tower over the lake. Many were built with the help from a controversial Arizona economic development incentive called the GPLET. One lakeside project has landed Tempe in the middle of a $5.6 million legal problem.
July 24, 2017
The Algonquians invented lacrosse, and the Hopis ran long distances, but if you try to think of a Native American Olympian, not many come to mind. But this weekend, here in the Valley, more than 3,200 athletes will come together to celebrate that long history. The Lori Piestewa National Native American Games is in its 15th year and starts Saturday at venues all over the East Valley.
July 21, 2017
Phoenix Rising logo
The owners of Phoenix Rising continue to make their bid to be accepted into Major League Soccer, and one of their selling points appears to be their stadium plan. According to SoccerNation, ownership is looking at a 25,000 seat stadium near Loops 101 and 202 and says it’d be privately funded.
July 21, 2017
Shopping malls have been an important part of the Valley for decades — going back to the years when the name Goldwater was associated with politics and department stores.
July 21, 2017

Pages