Bonnaroo, the annual four-day music and arts festival in Tennessee, has become a mainstay on the festival route since it began in 2002. And now the founders of that groundbreaking festival are coming to Phoenix.
What does a shopping center do when a big box store turns into a big empty space? Increasingly in the Valley, they’re looking for other ways to fill it, instead of replacing one massive retailer with another.
Homelessness on community college campuses is a bigger problem in our country than we may have known. We speak with Linda Speranza, who has taught ceramics at Mesa Community College for almost 35 years, and she launched a program there called Empty Bowls, which raises money to fight homelessness and hunger.
There’s been some talk in Washington of implementing what’s known as a Border Adjustment Tax. It would basically tax imports coming into the country. We talk with Michelle Ahlmer, executive director of the Arizona Retailers Association.
Nine in 10 Freedom of information experts said in a recent study they expect access to public information to get worse. “What we’ve seen is an increasing level of secrecy at all levels of government really developing over the past 20 or 30 years,” said the study’s author David Cuillier.
Complaints from residents and business owners are leading Phoenix police and Valley Metro to increase security along the light-rail line. Thursday, the Valley Metro Board will be asked to approve 16 more security officer positions to be spread along the 26-mile line. But the 19th Avenue corridor is getting the most attention.
Gov. Doug Ducey is facing a philosophical compromise — extend a 0.6 cent education sales tax or let it expire. The 2000 voter-approved Prop. 301 sales tax ends in 2020, unless voters approve its extension.
About sixty percent of Arizonans would rather Congress fix the Affordable Care Act than repeal the entire law, according to a new poll. Those are the findings of a new survey from Public Policy Polling commissioned by supporters of the ACA, Save My Care.
The Phoenix Zoo and members of its Board of Trustees are donating about $65,000 to an effort to save an endangered porpoise that lives in the northern Gulf of California. Zoo guests have also donated more than $3,000 to the Saving Animals from Extinction Initiative, which is targeting Mexico’s vaquita porpoise.