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Alicia Ratan and Meredith Howell
When Alicia Ratan and Meredith Howell met doing improv at The Torch Theater in midtown Phoenix, they said that a lot of the comedy they were seeing was what they called “boy humor.”
Feb. 24, 2017
Corn
A new campaign in the U.S. is trying to get the Mexican government to stop buying American corn as an economic boycott to protest the Trump Administration’s immigration policies and rhetoric.
Feb. 24, 2017
Wednesday's SB 1070 opposition protest 17
The Trump administration’s new immigration-enforcement priorities are giving some observers a sense of déjà vu. And, they’re stepping into the way-back machine, traveling back to Arizona, circa 2010, when then-Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law.
Feb. 24, 2017
Migration Policy Institute logo
The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute has published a brief this week to provide context for some of the major provisions of the Trump Administration's executive orders.
Feb. 24, 2017
the takeaway logo
The Democratic Party will choose its new leader this weekend after a stinging defeat in the November election. Former DNC Chair Howard Dean says the Democrats need a new vision.
Feb. 24, 2017
Is there a relationship between whether a state allows same-sex marriage and whether gay, lesbian and bisexual adolescents in those states attempt suicide? New research suggests the answer is yes.
Feb. 24, 2017
Bathroom Sign
The Trump administration’s reversal of a federal guidance related to transgender students using the restrooms of their choice has caused a national stir and concerns by transgender kids and their families.
Feb. 24, 2017
Lab testing start-up Theranos has had its second license revoked in less than a year. This time for a center in Arizona.
Feb. 24, 2017
Lower Buckeye Jail
Setting the stage for a lawsuit, the Arizona House voted late Thursday night to forbid jail officials from releasing inmates that immigration authorities want them to hold.
Feb. 24, 2017
US-Mexico Secretaries of State
The U.S. Secretaries of state and homeland security met with their Mexican counterparts during their first visit to that country on Thursday, seeking commonalities in what has become a tense relationship.
Feb. 24, 2017
The Arizona House approved a measure that would make it more difficult to get initiatives on the ballot by limiting the use of paid circulators, those people who ask voters to sign petitions.
Feb. 24, 2017
Imagine trying to manage a classroom of kids who speak nine different languages, but none of them English. That’s an average day for some ELL teachers in Phoenix.
Feb. 24, 2017
Martha McSally
Republican congresswoman Martha McSally, after months of criticism for not speaking directly with voters, finally held a town hall with constituents Thursday night.
Feb. 24, 2017
From Super Bowls to College National Championships, Arizona has hosted several mega football events. Next month, the Valley will tackle basketball when it hosts its first NCAA Men’s Final Four. While attracting new events is important to the tourism industry, legacy attractions remain just as relevant.
Feb. 24, 2017
Sheriff Paul Penzone
Sheriff Paul Penzone is asking the Federal government to weigh in on what he says is an unconstitutional mandate.
Feb. 24, 2017
The city of Surprise adopted a policy in 2009 to allow more signage to advertise small businesses in the West Valley. Council members voted this week to get those signs off the sidewalk.
Feb. 24, 2017
After suffering through a six-year drought, scientists say it appears Arizona is nearly flush with water. SRP hydrologist Stephen Flora says snow in the higher elevations has mostly melted — straight into our state reservoirs.
Feb. 24, 2017
playground swing
Arizona’s public schools are at the half-way point to approving a mandatory recess bill. The House proposal would require schools offer at least 50 minutes of recess throughout a regular day of school for children in first through fifth grades.
Feb. 23, 2017
Border Fence
The economic factors of immigration have been studied. But researchers are now looking at the human cost of immigration policy on undocumented immigrants and their families.
Feb. 23, 2017
business people
Does getting an MBA, a Master in Business Administration, ensure your career will succeed? The University of Arizona’s business school is answering that question by tailoring programs to working adults in Phoenix.
Feb. 23, 2017

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