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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved $17 million to build 610 affordable housing units.
Apr. 11, 2022
Social equity drawing
The Arizona Department of Health Services held a drawing Friday for marijuana sales permits set aside for Arizonans hurt most by enforcement of old prohibition laws.
Apr. 8, 2022
U.S. Capitol building
Republicans and some Democrats in Washington are aiming to keep a Trump-era public health policy restricting asylum at the border in place by tying it to a sweeping COVID-19 spending bill.
Apr. 6, 2022
Abandoned uranium mine site
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez met with members of Congress in support of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.
Apr. 4, 2022
Sunday marked the second anniversary of Title 42, the pandemic-era policy enacted by the Trump administration that allows border officers to turn almost everyone back to Mexico or to their home countries on public health grounds.
Mar. 21, 2022
Phoenx Indian School Visitor Center
The Interior Department is on the verge of releasing a report on its investigation into the federal government's past oversight of Native American boarding schools. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said Wednesday the report will come out next month.
Mar. 17, 2022
Legal abortion now sign
Another Mexican state moved to decriminalize abortion this week. But in neighboring Sonora, laws penalizing the procedure remain on the books.
Mar. 10, 2022
kelly griffin and derrell acon in fidelio
"Fidelio" tells the story of a woman who sneaks into a prison to find her husband, a political prisoner. But the New York City-based Heartbeat Opera will perform a slightly different version at the at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 22. I
Feb. 22, 2022
Drone flying in the parking lot of 3D Robotics
The Phoenix City Council voted to move forward with a plan for the police department to buy and use drones. But getting to Wednesday night’s vote ignited frustration among several members.
Feb. 16, 2022
Fronteras Desk logo
The idea for the protest began on the social media platform TikTok — where Carlos Eduardo Espina has amassed a following of more than 2.5 million creating Spanish-language content about immigration issues.
Feb. 14, 2022
United States flag and a U.S. Department of Homeland Security flag
A new initiative from the Department of Homeland Security aims to help immigrants who are U.S. military veterans come back to the United States if they were deported.
Feb. 8, 2022
Arizona House of Representatives building
The resolution “Stop Critical Race Theory” would ban both racial discrimination in public institutions and preferential treatment under affirmative action.
Feb. 7, 2022
Elected officials and business leaders surround the new Asian District signage for the nearby Light Rail stop
A stretch of Dobson Road in Mesa populated with Asian businesses was given the official designation of the Asian District on Saturday. Mayor John Giles says the designation shows the growth of the Valley’s Asian community.
Feb. 5, 2022
phoenix city hall
The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a new paid city holiday at its Wednesday meeting. Juneteenth will become an annual holiday starting this year.
Feb. 2, 2022
Roger Smith
The new director in charge of independent oversight of Phoenix police estimates it will take six to eight months until his office is fully staffed.
Feb. 2, 2022
Afghanistan Flag
In a video on Twitter, state Rep. John Kavanagh says Afghan refugees are “roaming” the community of Scottsdale and may not have been properly vetted before arriving. His comments sparked backlash from rights groups who said the video was spreading misinformation and fueling anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Feb. 1, 2022
Victoria Steele
Last week marked two years since Virginia ratified the Equal Rights Amendment, making it the 38th state to do so. The text for the ERA makes clear that the amendment takes effect two years after 38 states ratify it, but it won’t be officially recognized without congressional action.
Jan. 29, 2022
Kayden Phoenix
Until recently, minorities have been underrepresented in the comic book world, and the burden to create these characters and their narratives has often fallen to smaller, independent producers of comics and graphic novels. Kayden Phoenix is not just occupying that space — she is blowing it up.
Jan. 26, 2022
Tucson skyline
The city of Tucson’s annual count of people experiencing homelessness has been canceled as COVID-19 continues to spread.
Jan. 24, 2022
Phoenix Rally for Roe 2022
Saturday was the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, but abortion rights activists are concerned that it may be the last. Radical Women Arizona hosted their “Rally for Roe” in downtown Phoenix.
Jan. 23, 2022

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