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Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson announced that Starbucks will close all of its more than 8,000 company-owned stores on May 29th for racial-bias training. It’s a response that’s garnered criticism and praise, but will it actually be effective?
Apr. 20, 2018
April 20 is the anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, a turning point in the conversation about school safety. But we’re still experiencing school shootings — and nationwide protests.
Apr. 20, 2018
High school student from across metro Phoenix plan to walk out of school and some will hold a "die-in" at the state Capitol in the latest protest against gun violence.
Apr. 20, 2018
The Takeaway: Senate Confirms Trump
Bridenstine is the first elected official to lead NASA, where agency veterans are usually chosen. Additionally, Bridenstine has no formal background in a scientific discipline and has made statements questioning climate change, one of NASA's most crucial areas of research.
Apr. 20, 2018
Immigrant and reproductive rights activist Alejandra Pablos has been released from the Eloy Detention Center yesterday, after a judge set bond at $8,000. She’d been taken into custody following a check-in with ICE.
Apr. 20, 2018
Proponents now worry House Bill 2389 may die in the waning days of the legislative session, or — even worse — that a revised version could actually derail efforts to curb Arizona’s opioid epidemic.
Apr. 20, 2018
The hospitals and Visit Tucson invested $250,000 over the past year. And they’re looking at the long term: they’re planning on making the same investment annually.
Apr. 20, 2018
Arizona Educators United, the grassroots teacher group leading the #RedForEd movement, declared a strike Thursday. The announcement comes after three days of teachers voting in schools across the state.
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Apr. 19, 2018
A community safety meeting took place Thursday night in Alpine, near the site of the Rattlesnake Fire. The fire is approaching 13,000 acres.
Apr. 19, 2018
Arizona lawmakers have approved legislation that would give coal a tax break on the Navajo Nation. The measure is an attempt to make the coal-fired power plant in Page more attractive to potential buyers.  
Apr. 19, 2018
In a study session at the Mesa City Council, Chief Ramon Batista discussed developing new options for patrolling vast jurisdictions in the growing city
Apr. 19, 2018
It is now illegal to pass off a pet dog as a service animal. Governor Doug Ducey signed the controversial bill into law earlier this week. But opponents are concerned about unintended consequences.
Apr. 19, 2018
Days before former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away, her spokesman made an announcement: she would no longer seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on "comfort care."
Apr. 19, 2018
Listen to the sounds of Alan Thurston tinkering with his World War II era jeep, along with other military vehicle collectors.
Apr. 19, 2018
The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to set new regulations and policies for sober living homes. Many neighborhood activists were concerned with the quality of life both for people in the homes and those in areas around the homes.
Apr. 19, 2018
We, as humans, are constantly asking the big questions: Why are we here? What happens after we die? What do I believe, and how is it different than what others believe? As a part of that, we’re often fascinated by faiths that are on the fringes, ones that are harder for us to understand and accept.
Apr. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: Raúl Castro Steps Down, Leaving Cuba
On Thursday, Raúl Castro stepped down as Cuba's president. Stepping in as president is the Communist Party's hand-chosen successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel. Díaz-Canel has managed to stay out of the spotlight during his career, leaving much speculation as to how the country will be governed going forward.
Apr. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: Over 60 Years Later, Hope for Peace on Korean Peninsula
This week, the South Korean government and President Trump confirmed news items that seemed out of the realm of possibility just one month ago: a prospective meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, and talks to formally end the over-60-years-long Korean War.
Apr. 19, 2018
When you’re looking at what’s the next big thing, sometimes it’s best to look at what’s a current little thing.
Apr. 19, 2018
Green building practices have become more and more a part of urban planning. But, a conference getting underway Thursday in Phoenix looks for ways cities can benefit their local natural environments.
Apr. 19, 2018

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