A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history.
From carried interest to drought funding and SALT talks, Arizona Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema had a major impact on the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act.
Phoenix has spent nearly $2 million for its role in the investigation so far, according to a June 30 update provided to the City Council.
Packing school lunches can be the hardest part of back-to-school month. Robin Miller is here to share easy, healthy meal ideas they'll actually eat.
Today, you can expect it a slight chance of thunderstorms, with a high near 101 degrees. Thunderstorm chances increase at night, with a low near 83 degrees. Get the full forecast here.
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Today in history
On this date in 1944, 258 African-American sailors based at Port Chicago, California, refused to load a munitions ship following a cargo vessel explosion that killed 320 men, many of them Black. (Fifty of the sailors were convicted of mutiny, fined and imprisoned.)
In 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, a U.S. B-29 Superfortress code-named Bockscar dropped a nuclear device (“Fat Man”) over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people.
In 1974, Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation’s 38th chief executive as President Richard Nixon’s resignation took effect.
In 2014, Michael Brown Jr., a Black 18-year-old, was shot to death by a police officer following an altercation in Ferguson, Missouri; Brown’s death led to sometimes-violent protests in Ferguson and other U.S. cities, spawning a national “Black Lives Matter” movement.
In 2016, at the Rio Games, Michael Phelps earned the 20th and 21st Olympic gold medals of his career as he won the 200-meter butterfly and anchored the United States to victory in the 4x200 freestyle relay. Katie Ledecky earned her second gold in Rio by winning the 200-meter freestyle. The U.S. women’s gymnastics team won gold for a second consecutive Olympics.
This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: AZ Briefing: How Sens. Sinema, Kelly shaped Inflation Reduction Act