Zadie Smith's novel, "Swing Time," is about friendship between two young biracial girls in England in the 1980s. It has just been nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approving new budget
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is scheduled approve a $2.2 billion budget Monday for the next fiscal year starting July 1. The budget will include raises for the county’s nearly 13,000 employees, their first in more than five years. The board had frozen wages while the county struggled with declining tax revenues due to the recession.
The new budget will be about $6.7 million less than the current budget.