December 2018

Studying
Over the course of the Great Recession, funding for Arizona’s state universities was cut dramatically by the legislature. And Arizona is behind many other states when it comes to residents who have some kind of post-high school degree or certificate.
Dec. 4, 2018
Black Nativity Performance
Since its debut in 1961, Langston Hughes' Black Nativity has anchored itself in Black theaters, appearing year after year on their stages, including at the Black Theatre Troupe right here in Phoenix. The performance is packed with gospel hits as it retells the classic nativity story with an all-Black cast.
Dec. 4, 2018
Members of Arizona to Rally Against Native Mascots protest the Washington mascot outside State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The Redskins faced the Cardinals on Sunday.
Over and over again, incidents are met with accusations of cultural appropriation. And outrage ensues as a minority culture is thrust into the spotlight by those who aren’t from that culture. Is there a way to express appreciation of another culture without appropriating it?
Dec. 4, 2018
vape pen
Fewer Arizona eighth, tenth and twelfth graders report smoking cigarettes in the past 30 days, but more are vaping and using marijuana.
Dec. 4, 2018
Mark Brnovich
Last month, Attorney General Mark Brnovich was reelected to his second four-year term by defeating Democratic challenger January Contreras. The race was closer than expected, which some attributed to millions of dollars in ads being spent late in the campaign against Brnovich.
Dec. 4, 2018
Maricopa County has about 200 juveniles in detention or probation programs. Officials have been using different programs to encourage personal growth rather than treating the youth like criminals. Teresa Tschupp, chief of staff for the juvenile probation department, says she wanted to giving teenagers in the county’s care more opportunities to reflect that attitude shift.<br><small><b><a href="http://kjzz.org/content/606895/untold-arizona-only-boy-scout-troop-behind-bars" target="blank">Arizona Group Is The Only Boy Scout Troop Behind Bars</a> →</small></b>
Dec. 4, 2018
bowl of granola
There was a time when foods like brown rice, yogurt, whole grain bread and of course granola were only found at natural food stores — hippie foods, as some would call them.
Dec. 3, 2018
Mark Kincaid
Niya Parks founded the Look of Love, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide free hair care for foster kids and homeless youth in search of employment. She’s just getting it off the ground, but says the need is high.
Dec. 3, 2018
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Thousands gathered in Mexico City's main square over the weekend to welcome the new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was sworn in on Sunday. López Obrador made exactly 100 promises of what he would accomplish during his six-year presidential term.
Dec. 3, 2018
Crosswalk Phoenix
The idea of a city’s walkability has come more into focus over the past several years, as some people look for a more urban environment in which to live. Jeff Speck has been a leader in this area. He’s a city planner and writer.
Dec. 3, 2018

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