Hello again, friends! It’s me, Dominique-Noelle Rafael, your host of the Daily. Let’s get this Wednesday started off right, with a quick review of the most important things happening these days in town.
First, today’s weather:
Hazy sunshine. High: 105 Low: 82.
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Here are the top three stories today in Phoenix:
- A new program aims to encourage Latino and Black real estate developers in Arizona. Raza Development Fund recently announced a fellowship to support the growth of Latino and Black real estate developers and strengthen affordable housing development. 12 fellows, including one from Phoenix, who are already building, preserving, or will build multifamily rental housing and for-sale development projects across the country will be supported by the J. Tommy Espinoza Growing Diverse Housing Developers Fellowship. (ABC15 Arizona in Phoenix)
- On Tuesday morning, a body was found in a Phoenix Canal† The victim was believed to be a woman. According to multiple media outlets, the body was found near 32nd Street and McDowell Road in the city’s Camelback East Village section. Police were investigating the scene and, as of this writing, no other details have been released. (Phoenix Patch)
- The Phoenix Police Department kicked off its Operation Gun Crime Crackdown campaign on Tuesday. The pilot program is “designed to focus on gun-related crimes and allow for immediate follow-up in the hopes of identifying and arresting suspects,” according to the city website. However, the department’s Twitter, , stated that “this is not about taking guns away from law-abiding citizens.” If you hear gunfire in your area, dial 911. (12news.com KPNX)
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Today in and around Phoenix:
- I Never Gave THAT A Thought!-Deaf Sensitivity Classsat 2643 E University Drive (9:00 AM)
- Gentle Reads Book Discussion Group – In Person Or Via ZoomAt (11:00 AM)
- Paid: Life’s A Beach, At Sutra Studios (6:00 PM)
From my notebook:
- Learn why Phoenix inflation is skyrocketing† (AZ Big Media)
- Subway is celebrating a new menu with free sandwiches. Here’s how to get yours in metro Phoenix† (The Arizona Republic)
- Check out these nine nerdy things to do this July in Subway Phoenix. (Phoenix New Times)
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Alrighty, you’re all good for today. I’ll see you soon!
† Dominique-Noelle Rafael
About me: Dominique is a self taught UX/UI designer based in Princeton, NJ. She recently graduated from the University of Maryland last spring with a bachelor’s degree in Information Science. She is excited to begin working on the Patch newsletter project this year!