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LGBTQ activists are linking Family International Watch, a group located in Gilbert, to potential "anti-homosexuality" laws in Uganda.
May. 3, 2023
Coming up on this episode, musician Lizzo is the subject of a new graphic short story series. Plus, a linguist argues for bad language … "Like, literally, dude." And, a rapid-fire play examines the search for love and dignity by single Black females.
May. 2, 2023
The Peoria Unified School District governing board considered a bathroom policy that would have restricted transgender students from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. The policy failed to pass Thursday night.
Apr. 28, 2023
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As true crime entertainment has become more and more graphic, what does all of this exposure to violent crime have on us psychologically? For that, The Show turned to Amanda Vicary, chair of the psychology department at Illinois Wesleyan University to discuss the issue.
Apr. 21, 2023
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The city of Tucson is returning a portion of ancestral land to the Tohono O’odham Nation in a new resolution unanimously passed by the City Council this week.
Apr. 20, 2023
Jessica Pierce hugging her dog, Bella.
While we find these dog breeds cute on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, bioethicist and faculty affiliate with the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado, Jessica Pierce, says it's not healthy for dogs, who are often suffering as a result of harmful breeding practices.
Apr. 20, 2023
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Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, could be eligible for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act in a new plan proposed by the Biden administration this month.
Apr. 18, 2023
Carlos Garcia
Phoenix City Councilmember Carlos Garcia lost his bid for reelection in his south Phoenix district last month to a more centrist candidate, Kesha Hodge Washington, who was also backed by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. But he didn’t go quietly.
Apr. 10, 2023
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Mexico has published guidelines for the implementation and operation of a national forensic database meant to help find and identify the more than 100,000 people registered as missing in the country.
Apr. 7, 2023
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In a letter to Republican Congressman Bruce Westerman of Arkansas this week, Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva says he wants a committee hearing on a piece of legislation that would prohibit mining at Oak Flat.
Apr. 6, 2023
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Last year, former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that would delay gender-affirming surgery until the age of 18. On April 1, that measure went into effect.
Apr. 4, 2023
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


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