September 2019

A picture of a cell forming the HIV virus.
When Dr. Ann Khalsa walks through the halls of the McDowell Healthcare Center in downtown Phoenix, she’s sometimes overwhelmed by the number of people coming in who are newly infected with the virus.
Sept. 19, 2019
Breanna Koski Joanna Duka
This week’s Arizona Supreme Court ruling in the Brush & Nib case is being hailed by many conservatives in Arizona, as a win for religious freedom. Even with the narrow ruling, some critics worry it’s the precipice of a slippery slope.
Sept. 18, 2019
hurricane isaac
Discussions related to climate change typically focus on science and data, how temperatures have risen or greenhouse gas emissions or melting icecaps, and stories have been written that fit comfortably in that genre, whether they’re dystopian or slightly more uplifting.
Sept. 18, 2019
she said book cover
New York Times investigative reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor chronicle their work on the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against film producer Harvey Weinstein in their new book, "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement."
Sept. 18, 2019
Arizona Western College
Arizona Western College's "Yuma Promise" program allows Yuma County high school grads to have their out-of-pocket tuition and fees repaid to them if they get an associate’s degree at the Yuma community college and move on to a degree program in the city from one of the state’s three public universities.
Sept. 18, 2019
George Canady, artistic director of Neon Cactus Playhouse
Neon Cactus Playhouse will make its debut with a performance called “Big Shows Small Box,” in which big Broadway shows are done, as the name suggests, in a very small space. In this case, that space will also be outside.
Sept. 18, 2019
Dave Kroese
After a 25-year career in the biotechnology sector, David Kroese changed paths and became one of a very small number of people who have visited all 418 national parks in the country. And he wrote a book about it.
Sept. 18, 2019
Arizona Capitol building
There’s a new effort to keep state lawmakers from taking action on any legislation that would benefit them or their families. Paperwork for a new ballot measure was filed Tuesday with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.
Sept. 18, 2019
Fausto Olmos Rentería
A recent study from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative found that Latino actors like Fausto Olmos Renteria had just a tiny chance of getting a major role in a Hollywood blockbuster. As an independent actor, Olmos works in 6-10 productions a year. He recently played a supporting role in a film that’s been selected for the Oaxaca FilmFest in early October.
Sept. 24, 2019
Joanna Duca Brush & Nib
The Arizona Supreme Court is allowing a calligraphy studio to refuse to sell their custom wedding invitations to LGBTQ couples. It's a blow to Phoenix's anti-discrimination ordinance. The decision was 4-3, and the majority said the ruling applied only to this company and only to their wedding invitations. But the decision raises all sorts of questions.
Sept. 17, 2019

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