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Tiny Desert Concert: Calexico
Calexico is one of the most notable bands to come from Arizona. For many, its music — which is sometimes called “desert noir” — is synonymous with the Southwest.
Dec. 24, 2018
How Does Arizona Fair On Family And Medical Leave?
It’s been 25 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act, known as FMLA, was approved by the federal government, and in the years since then, half of U.S. states haven’t moved beyond the basics related to protection of unpaid leave.
Dec. 24, 2018
Sounds Of The City: 10,000 Lights To Illuminate Arizona
Listen to the sounds of Ryan Etherton decorating the 80-foot-tall Christmas tree at the Outlets at Anthem.
Dec. 24, 2018
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The World Health Organization announced this year that it was officially classifying “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition in its 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases.
Dec. 24, 2018
Christmas Stuffing: Arizona Class Introduces Beginners To Taxidermy
In the last decade or so, the art of preserving dead animals has been given new life. All across the country, communities of amateur taxidermists have sprung up.
Dec. 24, 2018
How Do You Celebrate Christmas? Survey Finds Religion
A new survey by Pew Research Center finds nine in 10 American adults plan to celebrate Christmas. But the way in which they celebrate appears to be changing.
Dec. 24, 2018
Author Details Parenting Mistakes When Teaching Kids To Succeed
Every parents wants their kids to succeed, and we try to give them all of the best advice to try to get them there. Do you try to keep them busy? Well, one leading happiness researcher — yes, that’s really what she does — says that’s not always the best approach.
Dec. 24, 2018
Pile Into The Station Wagon: The History Of Family Road Trips
When you were a kid, did you and your family ever pile into a station wagon for a family road trip? If you did, you're not alone. Lots of families used to do this, and many still do. Rich Ratay has written a book about this time-honored family tradition.
Dec. 24, 2018
Marriage Battles As Family Tradition: 2 Generations Struggle For Equality
And now, a love story and a life story. That’s how Susan Green describes her book, "The Marriage Battle: A Family Tradition."
Dec. 24, 2018
Access To Parks In SW Mixed Bag During Shutdown
The federal government's shutdown presents visitors with a mixed bag at national parks and monuments in the U.S. Southwest, home to some of the parks system's crown jewels.
Dec. 24, 2018
Do Open Offices Really Promote Collaboration?
More offices lately — even outside of Silicon Valley — are being designed as “open concept.” No more cubicles, no more walled-off suites. But are they worth the cost savings, and do they really make us communicate more?
Dec. 24, 2018
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New leaders in the Scottsdale Unified School District will weigh in on the search for a new superintendent early next year. The board considered appointing acting Superintendent John Kriekard the permanent leader at a meeting Dec. 20, but ultimately took no action.
Dec. 24, 2018
Ducey, Mesnard Clash Over Arizona Tax Plan
Arizona state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey still haven’t decided how to get in line with the major federal tax law now going into full effect.
Dec. 24, 2018
Battle Lines Drawn In Discrimination Case
A controversial case that will test the strength of Phoenix’s gay anti-discrimination law. The Arizona Supreme Court is preparing for oral arguments, and briefs filed in the case reveal who’s on which side.
Dec. 24, 2018
Mexico Has Its First Female Ambassador In The U.S.
Martha Bárcena is becoming the first female ambassador of Mexico in the United States.
Dec. 23, 2018
Yuma County Approves Solar Project Near Dateland
The special use permit allows the company Viktoria Solar, agent for an Arizona-based business, to create a solar power generating facility with battery energy storage.
Dec. 21, 2018
Advocates Urge Ducey To Legalize Needle Exchanges
Public health advocates are urging Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to legalize needle exchange programs. A letter delivered to the governor’s office this week says it’s a deeply needed response to the state’s drug overdose crisis.
Dec. 21, 2018
Grand Canyon Will Remain Open, Ducey Says
President Trump said the government will partially shut down unless a bill for border wall funding passes today, but Gov. Doug Ducey says the Grand Canyon will remain open.
Dec. 21, 2018
Maricopa County Enacts No-Burn Days For Holiday
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department is implementing no-burn days beginning Saturday and continuing through Christmas Day. Residents who burn wood while the ban is in place could face a fine of up to $250.
Dec. 21, 2018
Where Did The Holiday Ghost Story Come From?
Have you ever wondered how “scary ghost stories” made it on the list of things in the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” or why Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol” features so many ghosts?
Dec. 21, 2018

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