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Charles Mingus Hometown Music Fest Celebrates Bassist
Charles Mingus was born in Nogales, and the city is holding its Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival to celebrate his influence.
Apr. 20, 2018
Judge Mary Schroeder Discusses Arizona Women In The Judiciary
Arizona has a history of female leaders in the judiciary, the most famous being U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Apr. 20, 2018
Peoria Schools Prepare In Case Of Strike-Induced School Closures
Public districts and charters are gearing up in case of a widespread teacher strike, planned for next Thursday. Peoria Unified School District has 42 schools that could potentially be affected by a walkout.
Apr. 20, 2018
Valley Theater Group Looks At Educational Inequalities
Phoenix’s Rising Youth Theatre play "The 100th Day" highlight's discrimination in Arizona’s education system, telling stories that some of the student actors themselves have experienced firsthand.
Apr. 20, 2018
Plan To Cancel Traffic Signs Could Cost Phoenix $708,000
Angry residents are driving Phoenix leaders to possibly end a project that was supposed to help with traffic flow.
Apr. 20, 2018
Exploring The
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced that Starbucks will close all of its more than 8,000 company-owned stores on May 29th for racial-bias training. It’s a response that’s garnered criticism and praise, but will it actually be effective?
Apr. 20, 2018
Has School Safety Improved Since Columbine Shooting In 1999?
April 20 is the anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, a turning point in the conversation about school safety. But we’re still experiencing school shootings — and nationwide protests.
Apr. 20, 2018
The Takeaway: Senate Confirms Trump
Bridenstine is the first elected official to lead NASA, where agency veterans are usually chosen. Additionally, Bridenstine has no formal background in a scientific discipline and has made statements questioning climate change, one of NASA's most crucial areas of research.
Apr. 20, 2018
Immigrant-Rights Activist Released From Detention Center
Immigrant and reproductive rights activist Alejandra Pablos has been released from the Eloy Detention Center yesterday, after a judge set bond at $8,000. She’d been taken into custody following a check-in with ICE.
Apr. 20, 2018
Needle Exchange Bill Stalls In Legislature, Despite Support
Proponents now worry House Bill 2389 may die in the waning days of the legislative session, or — even worse — that a revised version could actually derail efforts to curb Arizona’s opioid epidemic.
Apr. 20, 2018
Hospitals In Tucson, SW Working To Lure Patients From Mexico
The hospitals and Visit Tucson invested $250,000 over the past year. And they’re looking at the long term: they’re planning on making the same investment annually.
Apr. 20, 2018
Arizona Teachers Vote To Walk Out; Action Scheduled For April 26
Arizona Educators United, the grassroots teacher group leading the #RedForEd movement, declared a strike Thursday. The announcement comes after three days of teachers voting in schools across the state.
More Arizona Education Coverage
Apr. 19, 2018
Rattlesnake Fire Approaches 13,000 Acres
A community safety meeting took place Thursday night in Alpine, near the site of the Rattlesnake Fire. The fire is approaching 13,000 acres.
Apr. 19, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers OK Tax Break To Potential Coal Plant Buyers
Arizona lawmakers have approved legislation that would give coal a tax break on the Navajo Nation. The measure is an attempt to make the coal-fired power plant in Page more attractive to potential buyers.  
Apr. 19, 2018
Mesa Police Chief Recommends New Northeast Patrol Station
In a study session at the Mesa City Council, Chief Ramon Batista discussed developing new options for patrolling vast jurisdictions in the growing city
Apr. 19, 2018
Arizona Governor Signs Service Animal Bill Into Law
It is now illegal to pass off a pet dog as a service animal. Governor Doug Ducey signed the controversial bill into law earlier this week. But opponents are concerned about unintended consequences.
Apr. 19, 2018
The Term
Days before former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away, her spokesman made an announcement: she would no longer seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on "comfort care."
Apr. 19, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Classic Military Vehicles
Listen to the sounds of Alan Thurston tinkering with his World War II era jeep, along with other military vehicle collectors.
Apr. 19, 2018
Phoenix Sets New Regulations For Sober Living Homes
The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to set new regulations and policies for sober living homes. Many neighborhood activists were concerned with the quality of life both for people in the homes and those in areas around the homes.
Apr. 19, 2018
Faith, Religion And Cults: What Culture Tells Us
We, as humans, are constantly asking the big questions: Why are we here? What happens after we die? What do I believe, and how is it different than what others believe? As a part of that, we’re often fascinated by faiths that are on the fringes, ones that are harder for us to understand and accept.
Apr. 19, 2018

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