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Robert Williams
The Mesa Arts Center’s new season starts today, and they’re kicking it off with a show that celebrates "The Good, the Bad and the Weird." The centerpiece of this is a show from the venerable Robert Williams, the godfather of low-brow and pop surrealist art. You might know his work from the rather famous cover of Guns N Roses “Appetite for Destruction” album.
Sep. 8, 2017
According to Brenda Foley, co-founder of the Bridge Initiative — an incubator that promotes women in theater here in the Valley — she says women are really underrepresented in local theater here. So this weekend, they’re putting on the first ever Bechdel Test Fest — two days of play reading and film screenings, all of original works that pass the Bechdel Test.
Sep. 8, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone
Sheriff Paul Penzone is looking into the posse program at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. There are currently 36 posses working for the Sheriff’s Office.
Sep. 8, 2017
We’ve all been in line at the supermarket or a restaurant where either the cashier asks us verbally or the keypad asks us symbolically if we’d like to contribute to a cause. How significant is this so-called checkout charity, and why do we give in those circumstances?
Sep. 8, 2017
Jose Fernandez Santillan
Violence in Mexico is increasing this year. The death toll may reach the highest level the country has seen in more than two decades. Most observers agree most of these deaths are linked to drug trafficking. And some believe it’s because drug cartels are diversifying by entering the lucrative business of gasoline theft.
Sep. 8, 2017
Mexico was shaken overnight by the country’s strongest earthquake on record, killing at least 35 people in the southern states and swaying buildings in the capital.
Sep. 8, 2017
Friday Newscap
We talked about the impact of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program going away in six months — unless Congress acts — along with an initiative going to the ballot to block school voucher expansion.
Sep. 8, 2017
burton barr library
Phoenix City Council recently approved a $2.5 million contract with a construction company to help restore the library's first four floors, expected to take eight months.
Sep. 8, 2017
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Another massive data breach, this time with one of the credit reporting agencies designed to protect consumers from fraud.
Sep. 8, 2017
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As Hurricane Irma enters the mainland United States, Floridians are preparing for one of the biggest hurricanes in years.
Sep. 8, 2017
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The Arizona Cardinals’ 2017 season kicks off on Sunday morning when the team plays the Lions in Detroit. The Cardinals face plenty of challenges — trying to overcome a disappointing 2016 season and the reality that its star players are aging, among other things.
Sep. 8, 2017
Earthquake damage in Tabasco, Mexico
A powerful earthquake struck just off the coast of Mexico late Thursday night. Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto called the magnitude 8.2 earthquake the strongest in a century.
Sep. 8, 2017
FIFA World Cup
Forty-one cities in the United States, Mexico and Canada have submitted preliminary bids to host 2026 World Cup matches.
Sep. 8, 2017
restaurant servers and cooks
Food and beverage workers earning tips are not also eligible for the federal minimum wage rate when they occasionally do work that is not directly serving customers.
Sep. 8, 2017
Mark Brnovich
Nineteen Republican state attorneys general joined the Arizona Attorney General to ask the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to allow the release of videos made by an anti-abortion group whose leaders are facing felony charges in California for recording people without permission.
Sep. 8, 2017
Extra Long Girder
The Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project is adding bridge girders to haul traffic over the western end of the Salt River bridge.
Sep. 8, 2017
Arpaio
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a $1 million plan to provide compensation to victims of illegal detentions during the administration of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Sep. 8, 2017
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A Kickstarter campaign launched this week will spend the next month raising money to print 3D sunglasses out of recycled plastic. The start-up is based in Belgium, but its name is inspired by Yuma, Arizona.
Sep. 8, 2017
Arizona could soon have less money to help people sign up for the Affordable Care Act.
Sep. 8, 2017
Shrimp boat
Mexico is investing in a major energy deal that could represent billions of dollars in trade with the U.S. It’s a massive construction project from Texas to Central Mexico. But the project is leaving one group of Mexican workers on the sideline of the economic boom.
Sep. 8, 2017

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