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 Spectrum Experience
In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville this week, Tempe-based communications firm Spectrum Experience is taking a stand. They’ve taken the unusual step of announcing to their clients that the firm will no longer work with clients who are unwilling to publicly state: black lives matter.
Aug. 17, 2017
Lana Condor
The genres of science fiction and fantasy entertainment have been dominated by white writers and filmmakers over the years. But that’s not entirely because of a lack of diversity among writers. It’s more a matter of where the attention has gone. To learn more, we spoke with Karina Vado, a doctoral student at the University of Florida
Aug. 17, 2017
Alcoholic drink
It seems America has a bit of a drinking problem. A recent study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry finds both high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorders increased between 2001-02 and 2012-2013.
Aug. 17, 2017
President Trump recently announced his support for a bill that would reduce legal immigration to the U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue who introduced the RAISE Act, which stands for Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy. While cutting the number of legal immigrants, the act would increase the percentage who are highly skilled.
Aug. 17, 2017
graduation
Arizona education officials have come up with specific goals for students in the state. It’s part of the Arizona Progress Meter, which measures where students are, and determines where they need to go, in a series of metrics — including high school graduation rate, and success in eighth-grade math and third-grade reading.
Aug. 17, 2017
Chase Field
A judge has refused to dismiss the Arizona Diamondbacks' lawsuit against Maricopa County over Chase Field but ordered the two sides to participate in proceedings intended to resolve the dispute without going to trial.
Aug. 17, 2017
University of Arizona farm
The letter details how NAFTA quadrupled American ag exports to Canada and Mexico. It says all of the agriculture college deans quote strongly support the continued robust export of U.S. farm products under NAFTA.
Aug. 17, 2017
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Why do people make a big deal out of generational labels like Millennials or Baby Boomers? Who defined them? And how do they define you?
Aug. 17, 2017
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Antifa, short for “anti-fascist,” is a loosely organized, wide amalgamation of leftist activists whose expressed purpose is to stand up against white supremacy and Nazism.
Aug. 17, 2017
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The Department of Labor is suing an Arizona farm for withholding pay from its foreign guest workers, and making them live in horrific conditions.
Aug. 17, 2017
The U.S. solar industry is booming. Twice as much solar was installed last year as in 2015. But some say not everyone has reaped the benefits. This week, the U.S. International Trade Commission heard arguments that cheap solar imports have devastated solar manufacturing jobs. Some warn the case could sink the industry.
Aug. 17, 2017
water faucet
A new documentary Troubled Water investigated drinking water systems and pollution across the country. It was part of a project produced by students in the News21 program, which includes several universities, and is headquartered at ASU.
Aug. 17, 2017
President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is not happy about it.
Aug. 17, 2017
The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter.
Aug. 17, 2017
Authorities say a Mohave Community College board member with a record of drug offenses has been arrested during an investigation into alleged methamphetamine manufacturing at the man's home.
Aug. 17, 2017
Gin Blossoms
The Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame is celebrating its newest class of inductees on Thursday, including a handful of the state’s most well-known artists.
Aug. 17, 2017
 border fence
Attorneys on both sides of the upcoming murder trial of the border patrol agent accused of shooting a teenager, are trying to screen out jurors who might have strong feelings, one way or the other, about illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
Aug. 17, 2017
Migrant worker
Changes with the RAISE Act could lower the area's access to workers who fill manual labor jobs.
Aug. 17, 2017
Arizona Trail
The U.S. Forest Service is looking for input on a long-distance trail that runs through the rugged center of the state.
Aug. 17, 2017
solar eclipse
As Monday’s solar eclipse draws near, many Phoenicians worry they won’t be able to find viewing glasses – or that they’ll get unsafe knockoffs instead. But Phoenix libraries are offering a fun and educational way for kids to get theirs.
Aug. 17, 2017

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