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Liam, Emma Again Top Arizona Baby Names In 2018
Liam and Emma are the most popular baby names in Arizona for the third year in a row. The state Department of Health Services says Emma was the top name for girls in 2018 while Liam topped the boys list.
Dec. 27, 2018
Why The Global Flu Pandemic Of 1918 Hit Arizona So Hard
The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed about a third of the world's population and hit Arizona particularly hard. A recently-published study looked into the reasons behind the devastation in the state and some of the long-term implications.
Dec. 27, 2018
AG Speaks Out Against Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
Arizona's chief prosecutor is urging the state's high court to block Phoenix from enforcing its anti-discrimination ordinance against two women who refuse to craft wedding materials for same-sex nuptials.
Dec. 27, 2018
¡Más Volumen! Mexico City Is The New Digital Music Mecca
Music streaming services such as Spotify are constantly growing, as more listeners prefer them over records. And which one is the largest market for Spotify in the World? Not New York or London, but Mexico City. In five years, Mexico City has evolved from being Spotify’s first-ever Latin American market to its largest listener base worldwide.
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Dec. 27, 2018
Maricopa Drops Most Businesses License Requirements
The New Year will mean less paperwork for some businesses in Pinal County. The city of Maricopa is eliminating business licenses for most local enterprises.
Dec. 27, 2018
ACLU Of AZ Sues For ICE Records
The ACLU of Arizona thinks some traffic stops are being illegally prolonged while local police investigate a person’s immigration status and the civil liberties group has sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for information that can show if it’s right.
Dec. 26, 2018
Hostage Situation At AZ State Prison Resolved With No Injuries
A hostage situation at an Arizona State prison was resolved without injury Wednesday morning and the inmate responsible will face new charges.
Dec. 26, 2018
Phoenix Says Street Feeding Dropped In 2018
The City of Phoenix has seen a decline in so-called “street feeding” this holiday season.
Dec. 26, 2018
Greyhound Posts Passenger Rights Involving Immigration
Immigrants rights activists have called on Greyhound this year to stop letting Border Patrol agents get on buses to search for undocumented immigrants, and the company has since taken new steps to make sure passengers know their rights.
Dec. 26, 2018
AZ Lawmaker Wants Local Hemp Growers To Plant Sooner
President Donald Trump has signed the Farm Bill into law, and in doing so made hemp production legal. Arizona approved the crop last legislative session, but hopeful hemp farmers may get a headstart.
Dec. 26, 2018
The Ultra Rich Are Giving Away Less And Less
There are two ways we can think about the ultra-rich: There are the lavish homes, jets and jewels from TVs “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” but there’s also the image of Andrew Carnegie, the steel baron who devoted his life to philanthropy.
Dec. 26, 2018
Is White Christian America In Decline?
The idea that white Christian Americans are moving toward being extinct or even endangered is a dramatic one. And at this point at least, it’s hyperbolic and unlikely.
Dec. 26, 2018
Why Kyrsten Sinema Was Named Arizonan Of The Year
Senator-Elect Kyrsten Sinema was named "Arizonan of the Year" by The Arizona Republic after her win last month made her the state’s first female U.S. Senator.
Dec. 26, 2018
Millions Of School Days Missed By Absent Students
According to federal data, during the 2015-16 school year, Arizona students missed at least 3 million days of school. The problem of chronic absenteeism is one districts face across the state.
Dec. 26, 2018
Debates Continue On How To Pay For Infrastructure Fixes
President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise that he would deal with the country’s infrastructure. During the course of his administration, there’s been optimism about getting a deal done with Congress. But so far, that hasn’t happened.
Dec. 26, 2018
AZs Growing Population Might Mean U.S. House Seat
Arizona has grown by almost 780,000 people in the past eight years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Not only do those new residents bring more money to the state, they could bring one more congressional seat.
Dec. 26, 2018
Are Food-Related Outbreaks Getting Worse?
2018 has been a terrible year for food recalls and related concerns in the U.S. Is the issue getting scarier? Or is there greater awareness?
Dec. 26, 2018
Government Shutdown Could Affect Arizona Food Banks
As the partial government shutdown continues, hundreds of thousands of federal employees are either not at work or working without pay.
Dec. 26, 2018
The Takeaway: Federal Government Enters Fifth Day Of Partial Shutdown
A partial government shutdown has entered its fifth day. Members of Congress were sent home for the holidays over the weekend and won't return until Thursday, though they'll still get paid. Meanwhile, some 800,000 federal workers have gone without pay.
Dec. 26, 2018
Report: Mark Kelly Considering Senate Run
Politico reported recently that Navy vet and former astronaut Mark Kelly is laying the groundwork for a campaign for U.S. Senate, meeting with the new head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Dec. 26, 2018

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