Bravo to the ASU football team for rebounding from its loss at Stanford by blowing out USC. The Sun Devils head into their game against Notre Dame in Dallas ranked No. 22, while the Fighting Irish are unranked.
Boo to the Minneapolis Star Tribune for laying off many staffers. The publication will most likely be sold sometime in the year 2014, according to Romenesko.
Bravo to Roosevelt Row CDC’s adaptive reuse of temporary space, or A.R.T.S., project, which revitalizes empty lots in downtown Phoenix and inspires businesses to see potential for profitable use.
Boo to the fatal shooting of a pastor in Louisiana. Ronald J. Harris was preaching to a crowd of about 60 at a revival meeting Friday night when a gunman walked in and shot him twice.
Bravo to the the results of an investigation into the Yarnell Hill Fire that found that negligence didn’t cause the deaths of 19 hotshot firefighters. While their deaths were a tragedy, it’s a bittersweet relief that human error didn’t cause them.
Boo to the potential closure of Harkins Camelview 5, an independent film theater near Scottdale Fashion Square mall. Luckily, a Change.org petition is looking to preserve the landmark theater.
Bravo to the start of the baseball post-season. While Arizona fans are undoubtedly disappointed that the Diamondbacks failed to qualify for the playoffs (they finished with 81 wins and 81 losses), we will be treated to several great series between the winning teams.
Boo to Tempe City Council’s decision to resurface Rural Road. The 7-0 vote means extended traffic delays between Alameda Drive and Rio Salado Parkway until at least early November.
Bravo to the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” on Sept. 28. The sometimes-weak variety show got off to a strong start with former head writer Tina Fey’s fourth stint as host. This episode had everything: Aaron Paul, Obamacare, “Girls,” Ted Cruz and a new “Weekend Update” co-host. It’s evident that the writers really, really miss election season. Luckily, we’ll be getting our fair share of election humor beginning very soon.
Boo to a Saudi Arabian cleric, Sheikh Saleh al-Luhaidan, who warned that Saudi women should not drive because it may harm their ovaries and cause clinical disorders in children. This statement comes a month before a planned day of protest on Oct. 26 that encourages women to drive.
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