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Latin American LGBTQ Series Making Its Way To Phoenix
A Valley film series in progress through the end of October aims to bring a group of Spanish language LGBTQ films from Latin America to a wider audience in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2018
Sen. Looking To Make Charter School Finances Transparent
A state senator says she’s looking into changes to Arizona’s laws on charter schools in an effort to make them more transparent and subject to the same financial laws as district schools — and Governor Doug Ducey says he’s on board with that effort.
Sept. 20, 2018
Light Rail Expansion Raises Concerns From Community
For months, some south Phoenix residents and business owners have demanded more details about the project and asked for changes, or in some cases, told the City Council they don’t want to see the train come down Central Avenue at all.
Sept. 20, 2018
Phoenix Woman Turns Tragic Hurricane Into Cultural Celebration
Jessica Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico, but came to the United States as a baby with her mother. When the storm hit last year, she said she felt both incredibly connected to her home — and so far away from it, at the same time.
Sept. 20, 2018
How One Man’s Arrest Could Derail Medical Marijuana In Arizona
The arrest of a patient in Arizona is threatening to upend the state’s medical marijuana industry. It’s a case likely headed to the Arizona Supreme Court. The second part in a series about the issues surrounding medical marijuana laws in Arizona looks at how the case began.
Part 1: Concern And Confusion
Sept. 20, 2018
Prosecutors File To Keep Border Agents Murder Trial In Tucson
Prosecutors filed court documents this week arguing to keep border patrol agent's manslaughter trial in Tucson.
Sept. 20, 2018
Phoenix PD Partners With BNI To Understand Brain Injury
Phoenix Police Department and Barrow Neurological Institute have partnered to form the nation's first Traumatic Brain Injury training program for incoming officers.
Sept. 20, 2018
The Takeaway: After The Storm — Stories Of Puerto Rican Resilience
One year after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the island is still feeling the effects of the devastating storm. As rebuilding efforts continue, we discuss how identity has changed on the island.
Sept. 20, 2018
Podcast Playlist: The Indicator — Weed GDP
When Canada said it would legalize recreational marijuana, some people thought: I am going to have an amazing party. Others worried about what to tell their kids. James Tebrake had a different thought: What happens to a country's economy when a popular drug goes from being illegal to being legal?
Sept. 20, 2018
Arizona Receives $20M To Combat Opioid Crisis
States across the country will get over $1 billion dollars to help combat the opioid crisis, and Arizona will received $20 million of those funds.
Sept. 20, 2018
Arizona May Take Licenses From Southwest Key Programs
Arizona wants to take away the licenses held by Southwest Key Programs after the operator of shelters for migrant children missed a deadline connected to increased state oversight.
Sept. 20, 2018
Loan Offers Phoenix Workers Reasonable Interest Rate
A new loan program that will be offered to Phoenix employees is raising some eyebrows.
Sept. 20, 2018
Liver Transplant  System Disadvantages Children
A new study says the national system that allocates livers to transplant candidates might inadvertently give adults an advantage over children.
Sept. 19, 2018
Trump To Take Action On Immigration Following Visit To Shanksville 9/11 Memorial
President Donald Trump told the HILL.TV Wednesday that the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, renewed his resolve to build his stalled border wall.
Sept. 19, 2018
Cindy McCain Dismisses Comments From Sen. Graham On McCain, Trump
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says he wishes McCain had gotten to know Trump better, suggesting they would have eventually gotten along. When told of Graham’s comments, Cindy McCain told TMZ her husband was confident in his feelings.
Sept. 19, 2018
Mesa Man In Possession Of 42 Pipe Bombs Indicted By Grand Jury
The Arizona attorney general's office said Wednesday that a grand jury indicted Jeffrey Metcalf last week on 42 counts of misconduct involving weapons.
Sept. 19, 2018
9th Circuit Reinstates Tipped Employees Class Action Suit Against Employers
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has given employees who earn tips another chance to sue their employers over unfair wages.
Sept. 19, 2018
Sadness On Anniversary Of Mexico City Earthquake
Survivors held a moment of silence on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that killed at least 369 in Central Mexico.
Sept. 19, 2018
Author: Americas Tailspin 50 Years In The Making
The American dream is a very distant dream for a growing number of Americans who wonder whether opportunities — especially educational and financial — are beyond their reach. Author Steven Brill argues this development is five decades in the making.
Sept. 19, 2018
How To Know Which College To Attend
U.S. News and World Report earlier this month unveiled its 2019 Best Colleges Rankings. But John Byrnes argues these rankings, and others, are flawed and should not be the be all and end all of where a student goes to college.
Sept. 19, 2018

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