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homeless id project
The Arizona Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicle Division says it has helped hundreds of people get state IDs in the first month since it opened a new office to serve homeless populations.
More Arizona housing news
Sep. 21, 2023
homelessness and heat
The Show spoke with assistant director of programs at Central Arizona Shelter Services Richard Southee about his studies in trauma-informed care at Arizona State University. The conversation kicks off a new segment called Deep Dive.
Sep. 20, 2023
Portrait of Cindy McCain
She said a series of conflicts and COVID have drawn attention away from countries that continue to rely on the organization's aid. She added that the program does not have enough money to make it through October.
Sep. 18, 2023
 Mountain America Stadium in Tempe at Arizona State University
The city proposes adding protections for those with housing choice vouchers that would make it illegal to discriminate based on someone’s source of income.
Sep. 15, 2023
Luis Rivera Jimenez: A Brief Proposal on Race and Cultural Cosplay is on display at ASU Art Museum.
The Arizona State University Art Museum is celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a free event for all ages on Friday. It will include art-making activities, workshops, lotería games, face painting and more.
Sep. 12, 2023
Luis Rivera Jimenez: A Brief Proposal on Race and Cultural Cosplay is on display at ASU Art Museum.
The Arizona State University Art Museum has numerous exhibitions on display. You may have missed some, which opened this summer. But they continue into the fall and beyond, along with some new works of art as well.
Sep. 8, 2023
Black and white photo of three men playing instruments
Soundies are the music videos that came decades before MTV -- even before television was widespread. A small subset of these Soundies brought a more diverse reflection of 1940s America to the mainstream–partially contributing to, as some experts claim, the foundation of the Civil Rights movement.
Sep. 7, 2023
Beth Papp is seen here using a laminated letter board to spell out something she wants to say. Emily Ulan, her communication partner, stands nearby to read out the letters Papp points to and read them aloud. They are wearing matching 'Eras Tour' shirts.
Stories like that of “pop princess” Britney Spears and football star Michael Oher have gripped the nation. Many other stories of conservatorship and legal guardianship have gone largely untold. This one is about Beth Papp, an Arizona resident and "non-speaker."
Sep. 6, 2023
Sky Harbor
After voting to strike Friday, concession workers at Sky Harbor Airport could now walk off the job at any time. The labor union representing the workers said SSP America, which employs hundreds of airport workers, has yet to come to the table.
Sep. 5, 2023
downtown tucson
A lawsuit filed against Tucson by three organizations advocating for the city’s homeless population was dropped late last week. The initial filing alleged that the city used harsh ordinances and ‘sweeps’ of public parks to try to keep homelessness out of view.
Sep. 4, 2023
Restaurants at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Concession workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport voted on Friday to authorize a strike for better wages and working conditions.
Sep. 2, 2023
The Zone in Phoenix
The Show spoke with Carrie Masters, CEO of the nonprofit St. Joseph the Worker, about her work and why it's so important especially with homelessness on the rise.
Aug. 31, 2023
ASU Arizona State University
Arizona State University’s Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics is rolling out a new annual lecture series with a focus on disability awareness.
Aug. 24, 2023
traveler with luggage
In a unanimous decision, the court held that a jury could find that one of Mesa Air Group's pilots acted in a way that was racially motivated.
Aug. 17, 2023
My Florist is a Dick art print by Shepard Fairey
Mesa Arts Center is replacing exhibits featuring protest art by local Indigenous artists with a celebration of the city. It’s partially because of a controversy over one piece in a traveling exhibition by a world-famous artist.
Aug. 15, 2023
Dozens of Navajo Code Talker descendantsat Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix
Monday was Navajo Code Talkers Day, and celebrations were scattered across the state of Arizona to commemorate the state and federal holiday.
More coverage of tribal natural resources
Aug. 14, 2023
Person holding a transgender pride flag
A federal appeals court will allow two transgender girls to play on girls sports teams at their respective schools in Arizona, at least for now.
Aug. 14, 2023
Syrian refugees learn English
Data from the State Department show the number of refugees starting new lives in the United States roughly doubled in March and has stayed consistent. Arizona is on track this year to welcome its second highest total since 1981.
Aug. 10, 2023
birth certificates
An ongoing federal legal battle over the rights of three transgender Arizona children will now impact the broader transgender community in the state.
Aug. 10, 2023
Phoenix police
In November, Wall Street Journal reporter Dion Rabouin conducted interviews on the sidewalk outside a Chase Bank location. Phoenix police said Wednesday that an officer who detained him was not wrong for doing so. The newspaper disagrees.
Aug. 10, 2023


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