Arizona’s musical tradition is long and storied, from the cowboy and cowgirl ballads of the territorial days all the way to rock artists like Jimmy Eat World. But Tempe in particular has had a reputation for incubating musical talent, especially in the 90s.
Starting next year, the Arizona Department of Transportation will use a $1 million federal grant to modernize the Queen Creek Tunnel on U.S. 60. The tunnel, which was built in 1952, is part of ongoing effort to update the state’s highway system.
Matthew Wiener has been producing artistic director of Actors Theatre of Phoenix for nearly 20 years. Wiener spoke about how rough the years have been since 2008 and how lucky he was to work with creative people every day.
State House Minority Leader Chad Campbell is leaving the legislature after eight years. We asked Campbell about the biggest accomplishments and disappoints of those years and whether he’ll ever get back into politics.
Legislative bodies across the nation will be watching an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of Arizona’s method of redrawing congressional districts. An attorney who specializes in the issue says
Arizona will set a national precedent.