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Navajo Nation LGBTQ Youth Find Unlikely Champions
A quarter of Navajo LGBTQ youth have been kicked out of the house because they are gay. And they are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their white counterparts. That’s according to a Diné Policy Institute study. But in some families on the Navajo Nation, an unlikely champion is coming forward to celebrate them.
A Family's Love Hidden Behind Homophobia In Mexico City
Jan. 8, 2019
Hoffman Swears On Children
As Arizona swore in Kathy Hoffman as its chief school administrator, a similar scene played out across the country with educators stepping into the political sphere in record numbers under the #RedForEd banner.
Jan. 8, 2019
Camera System Helps Stop Wrong-Way Driver
The Arizona Department of Transportation is crediting its thermal camera-based wrong-way vehicle detection system with stopping an accident from happening on a Phoenix freeway.
Jan. 8, 2019
Commissioner Kennedy Promises To Deliver
A new member of the Arizona Corporation Commission says she wants to make Arizona the solar capital of the world. Commissioner Sandra Kennedy told a group of supporters at a swearing-in ceremony Monday she was there to deliver on promises.
Jan. 8, 2019
Penzone IDs Areas Of Concern In Southwest Key Probe
Heavily blurred videos recently released by the Arizona Department of Health Services appear to show Southwest Key workers pushing a child and dragging another.
Jan. 7, 2019
5 Things To Know About AZ
“Why does the state give me my money back when I make a donation to a private school? The state’s money should go back to the public schools.” Chris W. from Scottsdale asked us this question through Q&AZ.
Jan. 7, 2019
Iridium To Launch Final Batch Of NEXT Satellites
The final batch of Iridium NEXT satellites will soon launch, completing a two-year upgrade to the company’s network. The launch caps a decades-long trajectory for the company from misfire to takeoff.
Jan. 7, 2019
Jon Kyl Returns To Washington Lobbying Firm
Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl has returned to the lobbying firm that employed him before he was tapped to fill the seat that had been held by the late John McCain.
Jan. 7, 2019
Shutdown Means Shut In For Some Navajo
The Navajo Nation is struggling to dig itself out of the recent snow storms as only half of the crews are available to plow and grate roads. And those who are working aren’t getting paid thanks to the federal government shutdown.  
Jan. 7, 2019
Ducey, Brnovich Hit On Key Subjects During Inauguration Speeches
Gov. Doug Ducey gave his second inaugural speech on Monday. And Attorney General Mark Brnovich used his inaugural speech Monday to point up a key disagreement he has with Ducey.
Jan. 7, 2019
New Concourse Opens At Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
The first travelers will arrive Monday night at the new Terminal 3 South Concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The new concourse is part of a construction project expected to cost $590 million.
Jan. 7, 2019
Los Angeles Teachers Prepare To Strike
Just one state over, in California, teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are poised to strike after negotiations between union and district leaders have led to an impasse.
Jan. 7, 2019
Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva Talks Priorities, Agenda
For years, Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva has served on the House Natural Resources Committee, with the past six years spent under GOP control. But now Grijalva is taking over as chair, and he has big plans, bolstered by new Democratic control over the House.
Jan. 7, 2019
Boas: Funding K-12 Education With Sales Tax
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Jan. 7, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: N. Korean Leader Celebrates Birthday
There may not be cake and party hats, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is celebrating a birthday this week. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Jan. 7, 2019
Safety Report Released After Parkland Shooting
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission — tasked with assessing what happened leading up to, and during, the school shooting that resulted in 17 deaths last February — has released its official report.
Jan. 7, 2019
New Surprise Mayor Wants More Development Downtown
In late November, Skip Hall became the new mayor of Surprise, after the previous mayor resigned. Hall had served for a decade on the city council, and will serve out the last two years of former Mayor Sharon Wolcott’s term.
Jan. 7, 2019
Hollywood Awards Season Kicks Off With Golden Globes
The 76th Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night, kicking off the Hollywood awards season. The ceremony celebrates TV and film and is known for its relaxed attitude and, sometimes, surprise winners.
Jan. 7, 2019
Arizona Officials Take Oath Of Office
Monday was Inauguration Day in Arizona. Six statewide officials took the oath of office and officially begin their four-year terms. And, unlike the past several years, two of those statewide elected officials are Democrats.
Jan. 7, 2019
Where Would Money For Phoenix Suns Arena Renovations Come From?
Over the weekend, the city of Phoenix held the first of five meetings to gather public input on its proposed deal with the Suns to renovate the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Jan. 7, 2019

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