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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
A Phoenix fixture in the music scene passed away on Christmas Eve. Jerry Riopelle was, according to his concert promoter, the “Elvis of Phoenix.”
Dec. 27, 2018
2018 Was A Tumultuous Year For Valley Restaurants
From blockbuster openings to surprising closures, 2018 was a tumultuous one for many Valley restaurant owners and diners — and there’s more to come next year.
Dec. 27, 2018
Tucson Sues The State Over School Funding
Pima County and the Tucson Unified School District this week sued the state over school funding.
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
CA Girl Dies In Fall From Horseshoe Bend Overlook
Authorities say a California girl visiting an Arizona landmark has died from what appears to be an accidental fall. Coconino County sheriff's officials said Wednesday that the body of the 14-year-old girl was found about 700 feet below the overlook.
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
¡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.
More Stories From Mexico City
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
Mexico Invites U.S. Officials To Investigate Deadly Crash
Mexico has invited experts from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to investigate a helicopter crash that killed the governor of the western state of Puebla and her husband.
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
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
Is Civil Discussion The Exception In American Society?
Is civil discussion the exception in American society today? Are we more likely to wave off or talk over someone who disagrees with us?
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
150 Years Of Grand Canyon Boating And No Museum
More than 100 years ago, John Wesley Powell and a small team of men embarked on what would become one of the most daring expeditions of its kind. Today, a group of boatmen would like to build a museum to celebrate that feat.
Dec. 26, 2018

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