Happy Tuesday, neighbors! Let’s get you all caught up on what’s happening locally to start today off on an informed note.
First, today’s weather: Rain in the evening and overnight making for a refreshing high of 93 and a low of 79.
Here are the top stories today in Phoenix:
- With the help of the Phoenix Rescue Mission, Michael Brinkman has his own apartment for the first time in years. Brinkman had already been couch surfing and sleeping on the sidewalk, and then lost his job at the start of the pandemic. The Rescue Mission helped him obtain an emergency housing voucher and find an apartment complex that would take it. (Patch)
- Grand Canyon University, a private Christian school, expects its largest incoming class yet when the fall semester begins Sept. 7. The university is set to see 9,000 new students this year. (AZ Big Media)
- The Arizona Animal Welfare League is waiving adoption fees at its main shelter from now through Sept. 5. Like other shelters in the Valley and in Tucson, the league’s shelter is packed. (Your Valley)
- As Louisiana reels from the impact of Hurricane Ida, areas of the Southwest, including Phoenix are set to see rain this week in part due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Nora. Nora moved of the west coast of Mexico and was downgraded from a Hurricane on Sunday. (Phoenix Patch)
- The Phoenix Blues Society is bringing back live music after nearly two years off due to the pandemic. The first event, set for Sept. 5, is a fundraiser and blues showcase. Jim Crawford, president of the society, said to an extent it feels like the society is starting over. (The Arizona Republic)
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Today in Phoenix
- Free Medicare Educational Seminar hosted by Connie Health (10 a.m.)
- Free Public Health Screenings – Roosevelt Elementary School District #66 (5 p.m.)
- Free Covid Vaccines and Health Screenings (5 p.m.)
- “Casablanca” The Classics: Film Series at Orpheum Theatre (7:30 p.m.)
Phoenix Patch Notebook
- City of Phoenix Public Works Department: “This is so exciting…. On the cover of this week’s edition of PARADE Magazine is Public Work’s own Sairia Lepur. The magazine annually selects careers from across the nation and the salary people working in those careers earn.” (Facebook)
- City of Phoenix Water Services Department: “#PHX has a culture of conservation and using water wisely! This increases our resiliency during shortage. #DYK? Phoenix has reduced its per capita water use by 30% over the last 20 years even with an increase in population of over 400,000 people.” (Facebook)
- Arizona Humane Society: “The current 50/50 Raffle jackpot is $82,780, which means you could win at least $41,390! Purchase your tickets by 11:55 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, August 31 and you’ll be entered to win half of the jackpot.” (Facebook)
- Phoenix Public Library: “What time is it? Book O’Clock! Join us 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, for a casual, monthly, online book discussion. Read September’s title This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel and participate in the discussion via Webex.” (Facebook)
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— Caitlin Sievers
About me: I’m a passionate writer and photographer who worked as a reporter and editor for various publications in the Midwest before landing in Phoenix. I have seven roommates. Four of them are cats.
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