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Kelly Wright
The term "woke" has become something of a political hot rod in recent years.
Apr. 3, 2023
More than 300 Americans are shot every single day. That’s according to the national organization, Everytown for Gun Safety. Many survive their initial injury. But the physical and emotional trauma does not end when they’re discharged from the hospital.
Mar. 30, 2023
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Unidas is the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona’s after-school program. Every semester, its southern Arizona cohort awards a grant to a nonprofit organization addressing an area of community concern.
Mar. 13, 2023
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An International Women’s Day event drew several dozen people to downtown Tucson on Wednesday night to highlight women’s rights issues in Afghanistan and Iran.
Mar. 9, 2023
Rio Sonora
Residents of the Rio Sonora valley are concerned about a major new tailings dam at a mine upstream. In 2014, a spill there caused what is considered the worst environmental disaster in Mexican mining history.
Mar. 9, 2023
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Across Mexico, marches on International Women's Day have become an annual tradition, demanding an end to the crisis of killings and disappearances of women and girls in the country. This year, the Hermosillo march also focused on inclusivity within feminist movements.
Mar. 8, 2023
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The Republican-majority Arizona Senate passed a measure that would bar state entities from using affirmative action in college admissions and matters of employment.
Mar. 7, 2023
Tempe City Hall
Tempe is changing park and street names with ties to the KKK. Among the moves approved by the City Council this week include renaming Hudson Park to Parque de Soza, and renaming Hudson Lane to Thomas Lane.
Mar. 3, 2023
tucson's skyline from the Tucson Mountain Park
The project is one of a few dozen nationwide funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and is part of the department's Reconnecting Communities Program.
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Feb. 28, 2023
It’s been a little over a month since the African American Museum of Southern Arizona started welcoming visitors at the University of Arizona campus. It’s the first and only African American museum in the state.
Feb. 24, 2023
Julio Cesar Morales Lucha Libre: Beyond the Arenas
An expansive exhibition at the ASU Art Museum explores the vast world of lucha libre — gathering works from artists who have been influenced by the wrestling culture from around the world.
Feb. 23, 2023
Because the pandemic has so drastically changed how many of us live our day-to-day lives, it’s also taken a toll on our mental health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report for the first National Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted since the pandemic. It found that in 2021, teenage girls disproportionately experienced persistent sadness.
Feb. 22, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a man on Arizona's death row should be resentenced because jurors in his case were wrongly told that the only way to ensure he would never walk free was to sentence him to death.
Feb. 22, 2023
Corey Woods
Since opening last year, Brick Road Coffee in Tempe has established itself as a safe space for the LGBTQ community. On Sunday, they hosted their first drag story hour of the year but had to evacuate mid-event when Tempe Police informed them of a bomb threat.
Feb. 20, 2023
A journalist was found dead in central Mexico this week. Press freedom groups want authorities to investigate the case.
Feb. 17, 2023
a person and a child holding hands
A bill is moving through the state Legislature that would increase the monthly stipend of kinship families — grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.
Feb. 16, 2023
Lizette Trujillo stands behind a podium to speak. A sign on the front of the podium reads, "complete protection for all."
With just one more week to secure committee hearings, Arizona legislators are keen to have their bills heard. LGBTQ advocates have spoken out on a flurry of bills. Two of those measures are at the center of the conversation now.
Feb. 13, 2023
State Farm Stadium
Food waste is a big problem. And this Super Bowl weekend, we can expect to see enormous amounts of waste. But one nonprofit plans to recover surplus food from one of the largest tailgate parties happening in Glendale.
Feb. 11, 2023
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Sonoran officials say they are upping efforts to replace the head of the state’s missing persons search commission. Citizen led searching groups will be included in the decision.
Feb. 9, 2023
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Former Governor Doug Ducey announced a statewide media campaign to raise awareness of sex trafficking in anticipation of the Super Bowl. Advocates for sex work protested the campaign outside the Footprint Center Monday. They say it will harm sex workers and trafficking victims alike by encouraging arrests.
Feb. 8, 2023


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