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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.
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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: Driving Back In Time With 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
The Takeaway: Raúl Castro Steps Down, Leaving Cuba
On Thursday, Raúl Castro stepped down as Cuba's president. Stepping in as president is the Communist Party's hand-chosen successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel. Díaz-Canel has managed to stay out of the spotlight during his career, leaving much speculation as to how the country will be governed going forward.
Apr. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: Over 60 Years Later, Hope for Peace on Korean Peninsula
This week, the South Korean government and President Trump confirmed news items that seemed out of the realm of possibility just one month ago: a prospective meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, and talks to formally end the over-60-years-long Korean War.
Apr. 19, 2018
Microtrends That Could Become Driving Forces In Society
When you’re looking at what’s the next big thing, sometimes it’s best to look at what’s a current little thing.
Apr. 19, 2018
Summit Aims To Make Cities More Generous Towards Ecosystems
Green building practices have become more and more a part of urban planning. But, a conference getting underway Thursday in Phoenix looks for ways cities can benefit their local natural environments.
Apr. 19, 2018
Arizona’s Jobless Rate Remains Unchanged
Arizona’s jobless rate remains unchanged. But the state's labor force has increased by 78,263 over the past year.
Apr. 19, 2018
ASU Students Help Tempe Renewable Energy Initiative
Last month, the Tempe City Council voted to go 100% renewable by 2035. Not an easy, or a cheap, task. But it turns out, they’re getting a little help along the way from a class of Arizona State University students.
Apr. 19, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Sidedoor
Some people make a name for themselves by breaking boxes, challenging society's expectations and sometimes in creative ways. Frances Glessner-Lee broke boundaries in crime-scene investigation by making boxes. She made these little dioramas of crime scenes using the skills women were commonly taught like sewing and crafting to develop a whole new way to study crime. Just a warning this segment includes a few short graphic descriptions.
Apr. 19, 2018
Nearly 650,000 Valley Jobs At Risk From Automation
Nearly 650,000 Valley residents are at risk of their jobs being affected by automation over the next decade or so. That’s among the findings of a new report from New America.
Apr. 19, 2018

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