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Safwat Saleem poses in front of a blue to green color gradient. He is bald, has a short beard, and wears square glasses. He wears a plain black shirt and is looking off to the side, away from the camera.
Many organizations have already launched get-out-the-vote campaigns ahead of the next presidential election. That includes the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, which advocates for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
More Arizona election news
Dec. 18, 2023
Faith leaders in the Valley and concerned citizens are gathering at the Arizona State Capitol Saturday afternoon to mourn the loss of Jewish and Palestinian lives in the Middle East and call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.
Dec. 16, 2023
Aging hands
Attorney General Kris Mayes has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by a vulnerable older adult who was allegedly abused and neglected at her assisted living facility.
Dec. 15, 2023
Human Services Campus
It’s been over 18 years since the Human Services Campus opened in downtown Phoenix to offer resources to people experiencing homelessness. But now it’s changing its name.
Dec. 15, 2023
Three female volunteers wearing plastic smocks, gloves and face shields lean over a male patient wearing a black hoodie. He is laying down with his mouth open. They are doing dental work in his mouth.
The annual dental clinic sponsored by Arizona Dental Association Cares Foundation (AzDA Cares) at the State Fairgrounds had reached capacity by noon Friday. Organizers said many people under the federal poverty level put off dental care due to cost.
Dec. 8, 2023
Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting
The Pima County Board of Supervisors has approved a plan to adopt a set of policies to reduce generational poverty.
Dec. 7, 2023
President Joe Biden
Tribal leadership from across Indian Country came to the White House to participate in this two-day annual gathering that began under the Biden-Harris administration in 2021.
Dec. 6, 2023
Amanda Mollindo’s “Sex and Sovereignty” photography exhibition at Eye Lounge in downtown Phoenix
The Show spoke with artist and photographer Amanda Mollindo about her latest project on sex and sovereignty. The extensive exhibition now showing at Eye Lounge in downtown Phoenix.
Dec. 4, 2023
ASU saw demonstrations in support of Palesting (left) and Israel following Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack
The Show spoke with Alex Morey, director of campus rights advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights, about how universities need to be bastions of free speech.
Dec. 4, 2023
Erin Joyce
Arizona State University has appointed a new curator at large for its museum. The daughter of two creative parents, Erin Joyce was raised in northern Arizona and began her prior work as a curator on an independent basis in California.
Nov. 4, 2023
Arcadia High School senior Gabriella Nakai is Navajo, Choctaw and the only Indigenous youth recognized at the White House's 'Girls Leading Change' celebration.
Arcadia High School senior Gabriella Nakai was the only Indigenous young woman among 15 honorees nationwide at last month's White House Gender Policy Council celebration where she had the chance to meet First Lady Jill Biden.
Nov. 2, 2023
The Arizona Coyotes play the Pittsburgh Penguin
Arizona Coyotes defenseman Travis Dermott violated NHL guidelines at the Coyotes home opener Saturday night by wrapping his stick with “pride tape” – a rainbow-colored tape that’s used in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Rather than punish Dermott, the NHL announced it has rescinded the ban on pride tape.
Oct. 24, 2023
Ann Scheel stands behind a podium and holds a microphone. She is speaking in the cafeteria of Frank Elementary School. She is wearing glasses, a blazer, black pants and black top. One hand is in her pocket.
A 2008 class-action lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office lasted through former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s term and now, through successor Paul Penzone’s.
More law enforecement news
Oct. 20, 2023
ASU Old Main
A rally for Palestine is scheduled for Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at ASU’s Tempe campus.
Oct. 20, 2023
ASU campus
The Show spoke with the chair of the Arizona Board of Regents Fred DuVal about the recent incident at Arizona State University involving professor David Boyles and Turning Point USA.
Oct. 19, 2023
Sadie Redfern
The Show spoke with Sadie Redfern about her experience with conversion therapy and the effects it has had on her years later.
Oct. 18, 2023
Phoenix Pride 2018
This weekend, the Phoenix Pride festival will take place at Steele Indian School Park. 50,000 people are expected to attend.
Oct. 16, 2023
World Championship Hoop Dance Competition
Arizona is not one of the 17 states that observe Indigenous People's Day on Monday, Oct. 9. That’s despite being home to 22 federally recognized tribes.
Oct. 7, 2023
A fountain in the middle of a body of water shoots a stream straight up, several yards into the air. It is dusk, and the stream of water is lit up with a purple light.
The Maricopa Association of Governments approved a resolution of support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, with a focus on those experiencing homelessness as a result of domestic violence. One survivor says she’s glad MAG is kickstarting the conversation about people like her.
Oct. 5, 2023
Protesters holding signs
The Show spoke with Michael McQuarrie, director of the Center for Work and Democracy at Arizona State University and a former union organizer, about the history of unions in Arizona and the barriers to unionizing.
Oct. 5, 2023


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