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The Dominican Republic is not a quiet place. Motorcycles zip down the streets, roosters crow in rural neighborhoods and from radios in cars and convenience stores, there’s bachata music. The music and dance is also evolving and finding new life here in Phoenix.
Technology is playing a big role in the lives of many older Americans. More and more startups are developing technologies that could transform the way we age. Aging 2.0 Phoenix wants to redefine how we age using technology. On paper that sounds great, but there are some seniors who either don’t know how to use technology or don’t want it.
Valley Metro will ask Phoenix city leaders to approve an agreement up to $50 million to move forward with another light-rail extension project. The money will cover design and pre-construction work so the train can travel to south Phoenix.
The force has been using the cameras for a month now, and officials say the results have been good. The officers are still getting used to the Axon body cameras, which are becoming more common across the Valley.
A Navajo man has been charged in last month’s shooting death of a tribal officer. A federal indictment charges Kirby Cleveland with murder plus escape and firearms counts, stemming from the killing of Officer Houston James Largo.
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. We were joined by pollster Mike O’Neil and Jaime Molera, partner at Molera Alvarez and former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction.
It’s being called an art-world coup. The Heard Museum in Phoenix recently landed an exhibition of paintings, clothing and photographs of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. It’s the only North American showing of this exhibit and it ended up at the Heard.
A report from the Goldwater Institute finds almost 2.5 million Arizonans are living in areas designated as dental health professional shortage areas. It advocates for allowing dental therapists as a way to bring that number down.
Last November, Adrian Fontes was elected new Maricopa County recorder, defeating the longtime leader of that office, Helen Purcell. And Elections Director Karen Osborne retired, leaving an opening in that position. After a national search, Osborne’s permanent successor is Reynaldo Valenzuela.
The U.S. dropped a megabomb in Afghanistan on Thursday, one that is being called the nation’s largest non-nuclear bomb. To learn more, we spoke with Daniel Rothenberg, co-director of ASU’s Center on the Future of War and a Senior Fellow at New America.