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For people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, short-term memory fades first. While this may not seem like the best time in a person’s life to start learning a new skill, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are realizing that learning a new procedure or habit could have long-term benefits for patients as their dementia progresses.
Former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini died suddenly on Sunday at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Shelly Jamison, assistant chief of the Phoenix Fire Department, says Brunacini was an incredible presence in the firefighting community.
As online retailers like Amazon continue to show their retail might and shopping malls around the country are shutting their doors, it might seem like the days of brick-and-mortar stores are numbered. But according to Denise Lee Yohn, author of the book "What Great Brands Do," there are still things that physical retail stores can do — and are doing — to bring in customers. And it’s all about the experience.
The Department of Health Services rolled out a new online system this month to register deaths. A survey by Maricopa County officials found more than 200 delayed burials and cremations, according to the Associated Press.
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Phoenix residents — with or without a person connection to our nation’s veterans — have become very aware of the VA healthcare scandal, which has left many of our service members without adequate medical care and stuck on lengthy waiting lists.
Many actors and singers struggle for a very long time with their craft and never quite achieve the level of success they were hoping for. In fact, a huge percentage end up deciding that the dream won’t come true, and it’s time to try another career. That was almost the story of Leslie Odom Jr. — until he was cast in the musical Hamilton by its creator Lin Manuel Miranda. He will be singing at ASU West tonight at 7:30, and he joins me.
The combined force of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused dramatic damage to communities from Houston to areas of Florida to Puerto Rico. And their impact will continue to be felt for years to come. From a seasonal standpoint, those powerful storms have also led to a serious shortage of MREs — or meals ready to eat.
Every year, reservoirs in Arizona and elsewhere lose water to evaporation. But what if that process could be used to generate energy? Researchers at Columbia University believe it could be. They estimate evaporation from lakes and reservoirs across the U.S. could generate nearly 70 percent of the energy the country currently produces.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake picked a fight with President Trump’s style of politicking in his recent book. We decided this would be a good time to assess Flake’s time in Congress and the Senate to this point and gauge his chances of being re-elected next year. With me to talk about that is Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb.
State lawmakers could be dealing with a budget shortfall upwards of $100 million next year. The Legislature’s budget analysts told a panel of lawmakers, and the state’s Finance Advisory Committee, that a drop in tax revenue is a big part of that.