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Native Americans Ask Store To Remove Costumes
A group of Native Americans recently protested a Phoenix-based lingerie store for selling a line of costumes they call dehumanizing.
Oct. 31, 2018
Millions In APS Backed Anti Prop. 127 Ads Are Working
Less than a week away from election day and political sentiment over Proposition 127, The Renewable Energy Standards Initiative, appears to falling in favor of utility company APS.
Oct. 31, 2018
Police Arrest Man Suspected In String Of Food Tampering Cases
Investigators are checking to see if a series of food tampering cases at valley Target stores were related to one man.
Oct. 31, 2018
Arizona AG Will Not Defend Medical Marijuana Case
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says he will not defend a controversial medical marijuana case at the state’s highest court.
Oct. 31, 2018
AZ May Have Bulldozed Dozens Of Archaeological Sites
A former archaeologist for the State Parks Department has expressed concerns that the agency wasn’t careful when it came to working on a number of cabins and trails. And he believes that has caused considerable damage — including damage to one site that is 12,000 years old.
Oct. 31, 2018
Does Political Spending Impact Perceptions Of Donors?
Arizona Public Service has spent more than $30 million on the campaign to defeat Prop 127, which would increase the state’s renewable energy standard. But that ballot measure isn’t the only place APS is spending political money.
Oct. 31, 2018
Many AZ Counties Fail To Inform Voters Of Ballot Problems
Most of Arizona’s 3.7 million voters elect to receive their ballot by mail. An empty ballot is sent to each voter, and the voter fills it out and drops it back in their mailbox. Simple. But the envelope doesn’t immediately get dropped into a ballot box, it has to be validated first.
Oct. 31, 2018
Developing A Safety Framework For Autonomous Cars
You can see autonomous vehicles being tested on Phoenix-area roadways, and more are expected to be on the roads in the coming months. But, what are the safety guidelines for those cars?
Oct. 31, 2018
How Will Autonomous Cars Change The Urban Landscape?
Phoenix has light rail as well as bus service to get people around town. But the way this city has been built and designed the automobile dominates how we move from Point A to Point B. But could all of that change when autonomous cars take over the roads?
Oct. 31, 2018
Changes In Downtown Phoenix Over Past Few Decades
Downtown Phoenix is much different now than it was three decades ago, and it continues to change, as new development projects continue to come online. The Arizona Republic has been looking into those changes, both good and less good, and how they happened, in a new series.
Oct. 31, 2018
Dia De Los Muertos Festival Organizers:
We all know Oct. 31 is Halloween, but it’s also the start of the festival of the Day of the Dead. But it’s focus is not really on the dead. If you ask Carmen and Zarco Guerrero, it’s a celebration of life.
Oct. 31, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Sugar And The Brain
Why is it hard to have just one of those delicious slices of pound cake over the holidays? Well, it turns out it has less to do with the creamy butter and more to do with the way our brains react to those sweet white grains of sugar.
Oct. 31, 2018
The Takeaway: How Cities Around The World Are Providing Services To Refugees
More than half of all refugees around the world are not in a refugee camp but are living in cities. The newest report from the IRC analyzes what more than 20 cities around the world are doing to better integrate refugees and displaced populations.
Oct. 31, 2018
The Takeaway: Reflecting On Presidents As "Consolers-In-Chief"
After the anti-Semitic attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday killed 11 people, President Trump made plans to visit the city and meet with local leaders. Only many officials and residents urged him to stay away as they buried their dead.
Oct. 31, 2018
Gila River Tribe Gets OK To Develop Water Standards
The Gila River Indian Community now has the right to develop their own water quality standards.
Oct. 31, 2018
Halloween Is The Last Day To Mail In Your Ballot
It takes three to five business days for you ballot to arrive to the recorder' office.
Oct. 31, 2018
Can Phoenix’s Sunnyslope Become A Tourist Destination?
Dozens of new restaurants have opened in Phoenix this year. But there's one place attracting some extra attention-not just for its food, but its location. Little Miss BBQ, which came in second in Yelp’s 2018 national ranking of top 100 places to eat, will soon open in central Sunnyslope.
Oct. 31, 2018
For A Child, The Frightening Can Be Fascinating
What’s the scariest thing that could terrorize Mesa, Arizona? A drought? Traffic jams? Try a tentacled monster or maybe a giant ravenous hedgehog. These are all ideas from the imaginations of young authors.
Oct. 31, 2018
Report: Parents Misspend $700,000 In School Vouchers
A state report has found lax oversight continues to allow parents to misspend money from Empowerment Scholarship Accounts meant to support their child’s education.
Oct. 30, 2018
Researcher Battles Bugs Resistant To GMOs
A new study co-authored by a University of Arizona professor shows how the bugs have become resistant to genetically modified cotton.
Oct. 30, 2018

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