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Monsoon Stories 2020: Peehcha
Loren Aragon is Acoma Pueblo, a New Mexican tribe, and his ACONAV designs evoke his people. So, in his T-shirt and scarf design for our Monsoon Series, he created an intricate design that illustrates the beauty of the rains and evokes the pottery his people are known for.

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Sept. 10, 2020
Why The Trump Campaign Has Pulled Political Ads
You might have noticed something missing from your slate of commercials: President Donald Trump. The president’s campaign has pulled at least a week’s worth of TV ads in Arizona and elsewhere. The move has kicked up speculation from the left that the Trump campaign is giving up on Arizona. But Lisa James says not so fast.
Sept. 10, 2020
Morality: Rabbis Book Highlights Moral Shifts, Calls For Unity
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks wrote his latest book "Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times" before COVID-19 upended communities around the world. But the challenges of bringing people together for a common good that were present before have become even more dramatic.
Sept. 10, 2020
Meteorologist: No Big Cooling Trend In Sight For Phoenix
After a string of record-shattering temperatures, the weather in Arizona has cooled down. The Show spoke with meteorologist Matt Pace for more about this cooler weather and if it's here to stay.
Sept. 10, 2020
Restaurants Selling To-Go Alcohol Might Be Coming To An End
A Maricopa County Superior Court Judge put Gov. Doug Ducey more or less on notice in her ruling on bars this week. While the judge agreed that it is within Ducey’s power to close bars based on COVID-19 safety precautions, it’s a stretch for Ducey to be able to allow restaurants to sell to-go alcohol.
Sept. 10, 2020
Roger Clyne And The Peacemakers Playing 3 Concerts
Tempe-based band Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers will be playing three concerts in Rocky Point later this month. The band’s website lists the protocols that will be in place during those concerts.
Sept. 10, 2020
Crystal Lagoons Island Resort Coming To Glendale
A multimillion dollar Crystal Lagoons Island Resort is coming to Glendale with a hope of opening by the fall of 2022. Glendale officials announced Tuesday the resort will include a hotel with more than 600 rooms, plus amusement rides and theaters, among other amenities
Sept. 10, 2020
Dozens Of Bison Relocated From Grand Canyon North Rim
The 57 bison removed from Grand Canyon National Park this week will head to four Native American tribes across the Midwest that are trying to grow their herds.
Sept. 10, 2020
Sonora Among Hardest Hit By Excess Deaths During Pandemic
In the absence of the global coronavirus pandemic, an estimated 6,600 Sonorans would have likely died between mid-March and the end of July. Instead, roughly 12,400 died — nearly 90% more than the expected figure.
Sept. 10, 2020
Former Opioid Execs Ask For Fifth Sentencing Delay
Two convicted Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives on Tuesday asked a federal judge to delay the start of their prison terms until after the new year — saying because of COVID-19, they should not have to go to prison.
Sept. 10, 2020
Thousands Of Airport Jobs On Layoff Lists
In less than a month, thousands of people could be out of work at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The federal government’s program to keep passenger airline employees on the job expires on Sept. 30.
Sky Harbor Assistant Aviation Director To Retire In October
Sept. 10, 2020
Anticipating Wins, Democratic Power Struggles Emerge
The general election may be months away, but some legislative Democrats are already making plans for how to govern if they take control of the state House of Representatives.
Sept. 10, 2020
Michael Crow: Theres No Return To Normal Normal At ASU
ASU President Michael Crow may be one of the few people in the state who can sympathize with Governor Doug Ducey and the position he’s been in during the COVID-19 pandemic. Crow has been criticized from all sides for his response to the virus and decision to bring students back to campus.
College Towns Hit Hard By Loss Of Students Due To Pandemic
Sept. 9, 2020
Population Growth Looms Large In Debates Over Proposed Colorado Water Project
Many communities in the West are growing, and in some places that’s putting pressure on already scarce water supplies. That’s the case in northern Colorado, where a proposed set of reservoirs promises to allow small suburbs to keep getting bigger.
Sept. 9, 2020
Young US Latinos are at the forefront of a climate revolution
More than half of Generation Z believes climate change is tied to human activity, and one in four Gen Zers is Latino. These trends set up young Latinos to be a key demographic leading the charge on climate activism — politically and at home. 
Sept. 9, 2020
Sky Harbor Assistant Aviation Director To Retire In October
Deborah Ostreicher started working at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport nearly 25 years ago and leaves as the assistant aviation director.
Sept. 9, 2020
West Valley Farmers Market Expanding Despite Pandemic
Thirteen years ago, when Christa Esquibel started Momma’s Organic Market in the West Valley, there were a few other markets in town — but they weren’t in her part of town. The Show spoke with Esquibel about the expansion amidst a pandemic.
Sept. 9, 2020
Investigation Focuses On Juvenile Justice, Issues Of Race
At a time when the country is grappling with racial inequality, reporters from across the U.S. with the News21 project set out to investigate the country’s juvenile justice system. They called the project “Kids Imprisoned,” and among their findings was evidence of the effect race has on juvenile cases across the country.
Sept. 9, 2020
How COVID-19 Took The Air Out Of Goodyears Nike Plant
In the summer of 2019, Goodyear entered into an agreement that would have brought a Nike manufacturing plant to the city. The move was expected to create at least 500 jobs. But when the pandemic began to damage the economy earlier this year, Nike canceled its plans.
Sept. 9, 2020
Arizona Coalition Celebrates Extra Time For Census Counting
A federal judge in California has, at least temporarily, stopped the Trump Administration from ending counting for the U.S. Census earlier than expected. The decision means groups that are trying to get as many people counted as possible have more time to do that.
Sept. 9, 2020

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