Social Justice

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
farm land
A farmworker in his 20s died last week in Yuma from heat-related causes. The death comes as both national and local lawmakers are calling for stricter regulations to protect workers from extreme heat.
Jul. 26, 2023
overnight heat shelter
We’ve heard a lot about the Valley’s roughly 200 cooling centers. In addition, some churches and nonprofits offer “heat-relief respite centers” where unhoused people can sleep during hours of operation.
Jul. 24, 2023
person signing petition
Across the country, one in 19 secondary schools has a Native American mascot. In Arizona, that number is one in 168. People Not Mascots works on policy to remove Native mascots from schools that do not have consent from a tribe.
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Jul. 17, 2023
This is at least the third time Grijalva, a Democrat in southern Arizona, has introduced the Fairness for Farm Workers Act.
Jul. 13, 2023
Tom Horne
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne was in federal court in Tucson on Monday. He was defending the state law prohibiting transgender girls from playing on girls’ sports teams.
Jul. 10, 2023
Ben Toma
The Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma claims the governor’s executive order banning the use of public funds for "conversion therapy” is illegal. Toma says it’s overreach and appears to violate parental rights.
Jul. 4, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state of Colorado could not compel a graphic designer to make websites for same-sex weddings as doing so would violate that person’s values.
Jul. 1, 2023
Cindy McCain
Earlier this year the United Nations appointed Cindy McCain to be the executive director of the World Food Programme.
Jun. 26, 2023
gavel in a courtroom
The Phoenix City Council will be asked to approve more than $2 million to create a new court for people experiencing homelessness. It’s called community court — there’s one for veterans only and one for people with behavioral health issues.
More Arizona housing news
Jun. 23, 2023


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