Jeanine Cummins' "American Dirt" tells the story of a Mexican woman and her son who become migrants fleeing to the U.S.-Mexico border. But, not long after it was released to critical acclaim and named to Oprah’s Book Club list, the criticism started to pour in.
Carolina Aranibar-Fernandez is an artist who believes in community. She was born in Bolivia and now is the resident artist for the Binational Arts Residency at Arizona State University. Her work centers around the idea of maps and power. She often actually traces the flows of commodities — metals, crops, oil, coca leaves and more.
The Department of Interior won’t use Chinese-made drones or drones with Chinese parts, except in emergency situations. The federal agency issued the new policy this week over concerns that drones can be used for Chinese espionage.
Nearly half of all Americans between the ages of 16 and 64 do not earn enough money to live on — about $18,000 per year. And the numbers for the Phoenix metro area mirror the national ones: about 44% of workers in that age range, or roughly 730,000 low-wage workers.
Once again, families of inmates living at the Douglas prison say their loved ones are reporting drinking water that smells and tastes like diesel fuel. In October 2019, after inmates in the Douglas prison made similar complaints of brown, foul smelling water, the Arizona Department of Corrections confirmed water at the prison had a “noticeable petroleum odor and taste.”
A Senate panel decided Wednesday that cities cannot forbid developers from constructing new buildings that use natural gas. The decision by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources was popular with restaurant owners.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is urging a federal judge to toss out a class-action settlement with Google, claiming a lawsuit involving the Street View mapping technology blamed for massive violations of consumer privacy still owes damages.
The Arizona Attorney General’s office is giving $400,000 in grants to organizations that provide mental health resources and training for first responders. Their goal is to help firefighters and police officers who may develop depression, PTSD or other disorders after dealing with traumatic events. Organizations eligible for the grant money can receive up to $100,000 to support responders.
Phoenix is a desert city, and as climate change continues to heat up the Southwest, water will become ever more essential. In his latest piece, Arizona food writer and Phoenix New Times contributor Chris Malloy digs into the issue of our region’s water future — and how it affects our food future as well.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the Arizona Department of Corrections, allowing a $1.4 million fine for poor health care in state prisons to stand. The court handed down a unanimous opinion Wednesday rejecting the Department of Corrections’ appeals of several district court orders in the Parsons vs. Ryan prison health care case. The court handed down a unanimous opinion Wednesday.
On Wednesday night, an original musical premieres at the Phoenix Theatre. "¡Americano!" is the true story of Antonio Valdovinos de la Mora, an undocumented immigrant who became a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Show got a behind-the-scenes look at the production.
That 9th U.S. Circuit ruling that said cities cannot criminalize homelessness is enforceable throughout the entire judicial district, including in Arizona. So, how is law enforcement here approaching people who are living on the streets in light of it? And what else is needed to fix the problem?
The relationship between public officials and the press has taken a few hits recently. That relationship is something Scott Pelley has been thinking a lot about. The "60 Minutes" correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News has a new book called "Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times."
Mass incarceration continues to be a public policy and cultural concern in the U.S., as the nation has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. New York Times Magazine journalist Emily Bazelon has written about the challenges in her book "Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration."
Pima County just rejected nearly $2 million in federal immigration funds, saying it allows local law enforcement to target immigrant communities. Why the county sheriff says that decision will hurt public safety.