August 2019

census worker
Every decade in the U.S., the census helps determine how much funding communities receive for things like infrastructure and health initiatives.
Aug. 21, 2019
empty school classroom
How Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program impacts Arizona’s schools has been a big topic of discussion over the past several years.
Aug. 21, 2019
hot Thermometer
We had an excessive heat warning in the Phoenix metro area for the second day in a row. On Tuesday, Phoenix set a new record of 113 degrees. Today, the National Weather Service forecasts a high of 114, four degrees higher than the previous record for this day.
Aug. 21, 2019
Planned Parenthood building
Earlier this week, Planned Parenthood announced it would no longer accept millions in funding from the federal government via Title X — which generally provides money for low-income women to get reproductive healthcare.
Aug. 21, 2019
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich
An Arizona appeals court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Attorney General Mark Brnovich alleging tuition is too high at the state's three public universities.
Aug. 21, 2019
Dr. Wanda Tucker
Aug. 20 marks a painful but important moment in our nation's history: the arrival of the first African slaves 400 years ago. For Dr. Wanda Tucker, it also marks the arrival of her own family.
Aug. 20, 2019
sun rises over downtown Phoenix
If you’re wondering where this year’s monsoon rains are, you’re not alone. While Phoenix-area temperatures this week are expected to approach 115, there don’t seem to be any storms in sight, at least not for the next few days.
Aug. 20, 2019
Fiesta Bowl Play at Hance Park
Downtown Phoenix's Margaret T. Hance Park is about to get a mega facelift. The nonprofit Fiesta Bowl has given the park $2 million to build what has been dubbed a "mega playground" with 20,000 square feet of play space expected to include features like a splash pad and rock climbing slope.
Aug. 20, 2019
Frances Smith Cohen
Amy Silverman's latest column, "Dancing Queen," focuses on dance teacher Frances Smith Cohen, who taught in the Valley for decades. Two of her thousands of students were Amy’s two daughters, Annabelle and Sophie. For many years, her dance school was at 40th Street and Indian School Road.
Aug. 20, 2019
Tucson I-19 and I-10
It’s happened to the best of us. You’re driving from Phoenix to Tucson or back, and you get stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on Interstate 10.
Aug. 20, 2019

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