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Nina Simone was called the “High Priestess of Soul,” but she began as a Juilliard-trained concert pianist. And now, in a new show from the Black Theater Troupe, every stage of the music legend’s storied life is celebrated.
Apr. 12, 2019
Plaintiff: LGBTQ Curriculum Law Repeal An Opportunity For Change
The repeal follows a lawsuit against Arizona education leaders and the efforts of Arizona Democrats and LGBTQ advocates strike what some call a “no promo homo” law because it specifically prohibited teachers from promoting a “homosexual lifestyle” in HIV/AIDS instruction.
Arizona Repeals LGBTQ Curriculum Law
Apr. 12, 2019
Phoenix Slips In
This week, U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of Best Places to Live, and Phoenix and Tucson made the list. The factors they take into consideration are affordability, the job market, quality of life, education, access to health care and desirability.
Apr. 12, 2019
Activists Want To Restore McDowell Road
Lots of cities have landmark shopping districts — think of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and Fifth Avenue in New York City. Well, though you may not know it, here in Phoenix, McDowell Road — from 7th Street to the 51 — was once known as the Miracle Mile. It had its heyday in the 1940’s and 50’s.
Apr. 12, 2019
Sports Writer Takes On President Trump
For years, President Trump has been called out by critics for being inconsistent when it comes to telling the truth. The president claims to have at least 18 club championships, which would be incredible — except it isn’t true.
Apr. 12, 2019
Mexican Authorities Attempting To Slow Flow Of Migrants
As President Donald Trump has been putting pressure Mexico to slow down the flow of migrants reaching the border, Mexican authorities are containing hundreds of people in the southern part of that country. Senior Field Correspondent Jorge Valencia was reporting from Mexico's border with Central America.
Apr. 12, 2019
Proposed Bill Puts Evictions Front And Center At Capitol
House Bill 23-58 could give landlords the ability to evict tenants who pay rent using help from Section 8 vouchers and nonprofits. The bill comes as a response to a court decision last year that essentially said, if a landlord accepts rental assistance from someone as part of their payment, that tenant can’t be evicted.
Apr. 12, 2019
Space Twins: Results Are In For NASA Experiment
One twin rocketed off to space, the other stayed here on Earth — and for 25 months, scientists studied their every move. Arizonans know that this isn’t the plot of a science fiction blockbuster — after all, one of the twins is now running for Senate.
Apr. 12, 2019
Bullfighting At The Border: The Heart Of Nogales
In the 1950s and '60s, Arizona tourists and Hollywood stars filled the stands in the old bullring in Nogales, Sonora, to see some of the world’s most famous bullfighters perform just south of the Arizona border. Those days are gone, but for many, the memories remain.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
Apr. 12, 2019
Vice President, Ducey Challenge Congress On Border
Vice President Mike Pence met with Gov. Doug Ducey and federal immigration officials along Arizona’s border with Mexico on Thursday. Flanked by a group of olive-uniformed Border Patrol agents and with the border fence topped in concertina wire as the backdrop, Pence called on Congress to harden immigration rules against asylum seekers.
Apr. 11, 2019
Phoenix Trade Rep Based In Mexico City Talks Business Under AMLO
Uncertainty remains for many investors more than 100 days after Mexico’s new president officially took office. The city of Phoenix’s trade representative in Mexico City spoke Thursday morning about what this new era means for those whose business involves Arizona’s southern neighbor.
Apr. 11, 2019
Arizona Bill To Allow Loaded Guns In Cars On School Premises Defeated
In Arizona, adults are allowed to leave unloaded guns inside of cars on school grounds. An effort to change that law was defeated on Thursday in the Arizona Legislature.
Apr. 11, 2019
Valley Libraries Offer Citizen Science Equipment, Activities
This Saturday, several Phoenix-area libraries will participate in the Megathon, a citizen-science project to help speed up Alzheimer's disease research. The event is one example of the citizen science resources available through local libraries.
Apr. 11, 2019
NASA Twin Study Offers Hope For Lengthier Spaceflights
NASA has released the results from its one-year study of twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, and the news is encouraging. The results of the 750 hours of research, which occurred from 2015-2016 and involved 10 teams and 84 scientists, appears in the journal Science.
Apr. 11, 2019
Gila County Has The Highest Rate Of New Syphilis Cases
It is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month and Arizona has a higher rate of syphilis than the national average. Gila County has the highest rate of new syphilis cases in Arizona.
Apr. 11, 2019
HSI: Federal Agents Shoot 2 Suspects In Phoenix Area
Authorities say federal agents have been involved in a shooting in southeast Phoenix. Homeland Security Investigations officials say special agents shot two suspects Thursday while executing a federal felony arrest warrant connected to human smuggling in Ahwatukee.
Apr. 11, 2019
Arizona Repeals LGBTQ Curriculum Law
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed a repeal of an Arizona law that that bans teachers from promoting “homosexual lifetyle” in school health classes.
Apr. 11, 2019
Planned Parenthood Says Arizona Abortion Restrictions Unconstitutional
Planned Parenthood Arizona filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday challenging the legality of a number of Arizona abortion restrictions.
Apr. 11, 2019
Phoenix Suns Appoint James Jones Full-Time General Manager
The Phoenix Suns have removed the interim tag from general manager James Jones and hired Jeff Bower as senior vice president of basketball operations. The team also said Thursday that Trevor Bukstein will stay as assistant general manager.
Apr. 11, 2019
White Nationalists Embrace Classics Of Greece, Rome
The public presence of so-called white nationalists has increased dramatically over the past few years. Things that may have been written or espoused in the dark corners of the web are now being seen in much more open spaces — including college and university campuses.
Apr. 11, 2019

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