February 2016

Concerns about chemical warfare hang over many of the battles currently taking place around the world — including in Syria. But using gases and toxins in warfare is hardly new.
Feb. 12, 2016
Doug Ducey
The signing of SB 1070 by then-Gov. Jan Brewer highlighted Arizona as a state that was determined to pass legislation that was meant to be tough on undocumented immigrants.
Feb. 12, 2016
carved gourd
It’s possible you haven’t seen a dried gourd since Thanksgiving, when they’re used in abundance as centerpieces, but in Casa Grande gourds are a big deal right now thanks to an annual gourd festival held there.
Feb. 12, 2016
billboard at night
Arizona lawmakers are debating whether to allow electronic billboards through most of La Paz and Mohave Counties. Current law only allows them along a corridor from Phoenix towards California along I-10 and I-8.
Feb. 12, 2016
Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival logo
The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its 20th year. It starts on Sunday. This year, organizers are touting a trio of Holocaust-related movies that are appropriate for younger viewers.
Feb. 12, 2016
Rob Bohannan
For the past few years, the Metro Light Rail has connected downtown Phoenix to Valley cities. For local travelers this has been a new mode of transportation for the Valley. Well, it isn’t.
Feb. 12, 2016
University of Arizona
Three years ago Monday, a meteor exploded about 16 miles above the Siberian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring more than 1,000 people. Since then, researchers have been working to learn more about that rock.
Feb. 12, 2016
Two measures working their way through the Arizona Legislature would ask voters to make changes to agencies they’ve previously voted to set up.
Feb. 12, 2016
Demonstrators at a school choice rally
The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting did a deep dive into the state’s enrollment data and found white — and especially Asian — students attend charter schools at higher rates than Hispanics, even though they now make up the greatest portion of Arizona’s school age population.
Feb. 14, 2016
RV park residents
Last summer, we visited a North Phoenix RV Park where residents complained of a smell from a recycling plant so caustic it was affecting their health and well being. Even though the plant has stopped operations, many say they still haven't gotten relief.
Feb. 12, 2016

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