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Zapatistas Celebrate 25 Years By
In a statement commemorating its twenty-fifth anniversary, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) from Mexico said its fight will not stop under Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidency.
Jan. 3, 2019
Groups Plan Lawsuit Over Air Quality In AZ, UT
Public-health and environmental-advocacy groups say the federal government is failing to enforce air quality standards in parts of Arizona and Utah.
Jan. 3, 2019
History Made As Arizona Senators Sworn In
For the first time, Arizona will be represented by two women in the United States Senate.
Jan. 3, 2019
Some AZ Students Eligible For Millions In Debt Relief
More than 6,000 Arizonans who attended certain for-profit schools and were deceived about the cost of their education are now eligible for $22 million in debt relief.
Jan. 3, 2019
Group Challenges Ballot Measure That Would Stop Light Rail Expansion In Phoenix
A proposed ballot initiative called the Building a Better Phoenix Act would prevent future light rail construction and redirect money to improving current transportation infrastructure.
Jan. 3, 2019
Pilot Project Aims To Help Homelessness
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its annual report, and it shows homelessness in Arizona is getting worse.
Jan. 3, 2019
Arpaio Case Will Not Go To Supreme Court
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be one step closer to getting his criminal conviction of racial profiling overturned.
Jan. 3, 2019
New App Warns Of Earthquakes In Los Angeles
L.A. residents now have a new way to get warning about earthquakes. The city is rolling out a new smartphone app called ShakeAlertLA. It’s believed to be the first app of its kind in the U.S., and is now available for both Apple and Android phones.
Jan. 3, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Ear Hustle — Birdbaths And A Lockbox
This podcast takes you behind the bars at San Quentin State Prison with stories about what life is really like for inmates. During a prison lockdown, how do inmates keep themselves busy?
Jan. 3, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Training Horses For The Track
Listen to the sounds of Stacy Campo training horses at Turf Paradise Race Course in North Phoenix.
Jan. 3, 2019
Trump Administration Rolls Back School Nutrition Rules
The Trump Administration recently announced it would loosen nutrition standards for school food, rolling back some of the requirements the Obama Administration put into place in 2010.
Jan. 3, 2019
Education Remains A Contested Issue In 2019
Education and school funding were obviously major issues in the last legislative session, and they'll likely be important once again when lawmakers reconvene at the Capitol in a couple of weeks.
Jan. 3, 2019
Phoenix, Mesa, Peoria See Large Rental Rate Growth
Looking back at 2018, rental growth rates grew rapidly across the valley by comparison to national averages.
Jan. 3, 2019
Big Pharma Raises Prescription Prices, Undercutting Trump
Reuters reported on Wednesday that 28 pharmaceutical companies are set to raise prices on over 250 drugs this year. This comes even as President Trump has made reducing the price of prescription medications a core part of his administration's healthcare agenda.
Jan. 3, 2019
Pima County Sheriff
Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff's Department will start carrying a life-saving nasal spray that treats opioid overdoses this year. The sheriff's department says all deputies will carry Narcan in their first-aid kit. They'll also get training on how to spot an opioid overdose and how to use the spray.
Jan. 3, 2019
Arizona
Women in Arizona who are seeking abortions now have to answer more questions from doctors about why they’re getting the procedure. That’s according to a new state law, which went into effect this week.
Jan. 3, 2019
Arizona
Arizona’s new congressional delegation is being sworn into office on Thursday. The group of politicians representing Arizona has less overall experience in the U.S. Congress than it has in the past.
Jan. 3, 2019
Millennials Leaving Traditional Religion For Christian Mysticism
Even as the number of white Americans who self-identify as Christians has dropped rather significantly over the past decade, there is other evidence to suggest that, as people move away from traditional religion, they are more likely to desire a different form of spirituality.
Jan. 3, 2019
AZ
Arizona’s minimum wage is now $11 an hour. The increase went into effect on January first. And while the bump is welcome news for some, others are concerned about the long term effects.
Jan. 3, 2019
AZ Child Care: Assistance, Funding Minimal
Affordable child care is key to keeping families together — and kids out of foster care. But, last year, lawmakers failed to accept $56 million in no-strings-attached federal funding that would go to help low-income working families afford childcare for their kids.
Jan. 3, 2019

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