March 2017

Feeders Grain
A piece of Phoenix history could be coming down. A local company is interested in buying the Allied Grain facility just west of Interstate 17.
March 21, 2017
Handgun
A bill that would weaken Shannon’s Law, the landmark gun legislation passed in 2000, is effectively dead at the state Legislature this morning. Gerry Hills helped craft the original legislation, and I spoke with her earlier this morning to hear her reaction to today’s news.
March 21, 2017
APS
Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West were heavily involved in the 2016 campaign season — investing money on certain candidates in specific races. Now APS has come out publicly to say it will remain involved in political campaigns going forward, but it will also be more open about its contributions.
March 21, 2017
Woman on cellphone
Some people who speak more than one language are great at navigating between them. But new research suggests there’s more to switching back and forth between languages. Nairan Ramirez-Esparza is an assistant professor of social psychology at the University of Connecticut, and she has done a series of studies on cultural frame switching.
March 21, 2017
Money
A state Senate panel this afternoon is hearing a measure that would set up what critics are calling “predatory” loans. Cynthia Zwick is executive director of the Arizona Community Action Association and one of those critics calling this proposal a debt trap.
March 21, 2017
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U.S. troops and others are continuing their battles against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, among other places.
March 21, 2017
An analysis by economists at ASU finds Phoenix has cracked the top 10 cities in the U.S. for job growth, with 3.1 percent growth in 2016 over 2015.
March 21, 2017
Riders of the Purple Sage
Earlier this month, Arizona Opera in Phoenix debuted the world premiere of "Riders of the Purple Sage," based on the novel by Zane Grey. And though the music is the star of the opera, the visual art surrounding the stage certainly played an important role.
March 20, 2017
T2 Trainspotting
"T2 Trainspotting" was officially released last week and will start showing soon in Phoenix. The movie shows Mark Renton and his buddies, 20 years after the original movie.
March 20, 2017
Reba Mason truck
For the last six years, Reba Mason has been going through treatment for breast cancer. Now, her cancer has spread, and she doesn’t expect to beat it. But she’s found a purpose in her life helping women get screened for breast cancer.
March 20, 2017

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