Offices have been transforming over the past several years — cubicles are out, open spaces are in — and there’s been an emphasis on creating places for people to work together. But wide open work spaces can lead to more noise — and not just the kind we hear.
California may make its unofficial dispute with the federal government on immigration a lot closer to official. That state’s Senate Bill 54 would move California in the direction of being a so-called “Sanctuary State.” We talked more about the legislation as part of our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic.
Home runs are flying out Major League Baseball parks at a record rate. But unlike the late 1990s — when it turns out the rash of dingers was related to players enjoying performance-enhancing drugs of various sorts — this one has the general public baffled. Are baseballs themselves juiced? Are the bats making a difference?
A couple weeks ago, after House Speaker Paul Ryan called members to order, he had this reminder to share: "Members should wear appropriate business during all sittings of the House, however brief their appearance on the floor may be," he said. So what exactly does this rule require? Well, that’s unclear.
As wildfires force evacuations and destroy homes around the state this summer, the donations start to pile up. People give canned food and clothing for the fire crews, so much so that Pima County officials last week said stop. Safety rules prevent the clothing from being worn or the food from being eaten.
The Trump administration’s proposed budget calls for up to $300 million in cuts for wildland firefighting. To learn more about the potential impact of the budget cuts, we spoke with Roxanne Warneke-Preston — widow of Billy Warneke, who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire — and Scott Somers, professor in ASU’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
Last fall, in the heart of the nation's first capital and just a stone's throw from the Liberty Bell, construction workers unearthed a box full of bones as they were setting the foundation for an up and coming condominium.
"It is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia," President Donald Trump said in a tweet following his face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. President Trump has appeared eager to deflect attention from Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election, and allegations that his team colluded with the Kremlin on the campaign trail.