September 2019

stethoscope
Nurses as Tucson’s St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s hospitals began a 24-hour strike Friday morning. According to the National Nurses Organizing Committee, this marks the first time registered nurses have ever taken such action in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2019
Sold Home sign
There is a significant lack of affordable housing in the Valley, but a new initiative is trying to tackle the problem, one donation at a time. Starting about a month ago, homebuyers have had the option of donating $25 when they close on their houses.
Sept. 20, 2019
music guitar
The Indie 500, a marathon of a music festival, is one of those "wouldn’t it be funny" ideas that was actually carried out. The Indie 500 starts Friday afternoon at Trunk Space and ends Sunday morning at 2 a.m.
Sept. 20, 2019
vape pen
So far, there are three confirmed cases of vaping-related respiratory illness in Maricopa County as medical professionals brace for more. Nationwide, seven people have died and the Center for Disease Control reports more than 380 cases of vaping-released hospitalizations in 37 states.
Sept. 19, 2019
Jose Antonio Vargas
The question of who is an American should be relatively easy to define, because it’s different than asking who is an American citizen. Clashes over immigration policy, though, have made the conversation much more dramatic and uncomfortable.
Sept. 19, 2019
parked scooters with rider in background
Phoenix this week launched its six-month electric scooter pilot program in a part of downtown. Over that time, up to 300 of the scooters will be allowed in the area. At the end of the six months, the city will decide to either extend the pilot, make it permanent or let it end.
Sept. 19, 2019
Adriana Gamboa Gary Lynn
Last week, a man and woman were arrested for living inside a Chandler home that was vacant and up for sale. When police arrived, Adriana Gamboa was found giving her child a bath upstairs in the master bathroom. Another child was running around still wet.
Sept. 19, 2019
sounds of the city makerspace
Listen to Andrew Lewton showing Giles Johnston how to tear apart technology at HeatSync Labs in Mesa. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Sept. 19, 2019
college classroom
A goal for 60% of Arizona high school graduates to obtain post-high school education or training appears unattainable. That’s because fewer high schoolers are going on to college or vocational training than previous generations of Arizonans.
Sept. 19, 2019
Bill Montgomery
Eight people have applied to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to be named the new county attorney — at least through the 2020 election.
Sept. 19, 2019

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