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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
Close up of suit and tie with handkerchief.
The Show spoke with Jonathan Menjivar about his new podcast, Classy, where he explores the way class infiltrates our day-to-day lives.
Aug. 10, 2023
phoenix police car
Phoenix police say the officer who detained a Wall Street Journal reporter conducting interviews outside a bank last year will undergo training. And the agency has revised its policy on trespassing after a discovery related to the officer’s conduct.
Aug. 9, 2023
Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division
ADOT’s Motor Vehicle Division is partnering with the Homeless ID Project to make it easier for people experiencing homelessness to get state-issued IDs.
Aug. 9, 2023
U.S. Border Patrol agents with migrants
A new report by a pair of human rights groups details a years-long tally of human rights abuses by Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents against migrants.
Aug. 8, 2023
Marijuana dispensary large flower jar
There are 26 social equity licenses available in Arizona, aimed helping communities impacted by harsh marijuana laws. But a new investigation shows many of those licenses are owned by corporate dispensaries instead.
More Arizona marijuana news
Aug. 2, 2023
Group at the Arizona Diaper Bank.
Arizona is one of 12 states and two tribal communities to receive a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for a Diaper Pilot Program. Introduced Monday, the Arizona program will provide free diapers to qualifying low-income families in 10 counties.
Jul. 31, 2023
Raúl Grijalva
A bill introduced this week by Congressman Raúl Grijalva and other lawmakers would strengthen federal protections for workers exposed to extreme heat.
Jul. 26, 2023
a subdivision in tucson
The city of Tucson will receive a $50 million grant from the Housing and Urban Development Department to expand affordable housing options.
Jul. 26, 2023


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