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Author Felicia Day Encourages Everyone To
Felicia Day is an actress, gamer, YouTube star, writer, producer, and author. Since she published her first book, she’s heard from countless fans who told her her story helped them overcome their own fears and start creating. So, in her new book, Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity, she’s taking that to the next level.
Jan. 1, 2020
Community Members Protest Deactivation Of Red Light Cameras
Councilwoman Debra Stark and members of the community gathered Wednesday morning to protest the deactivation of red light cameras in Phoenix. This comes after the city council voted not to extend the current contract for cameras at a dozen intersections.
Phoenix Red Light Cameras Could Return At New Locations
Jan. 1, 2020
Arizona Workers Get Higher Minimum Wages In 2020
Starting Jan.1, 2020, the statewide minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour. In Flagstaff, the minimum wage will increase to $13 an hour.
Jan. 1, 2020
Phoenix Seeks Proposals To Reopen Mexico Trade Offices
Phoenix closed trade offices in two Mexican cities in 2019, and now officials say they’re looking for a firm to reopen them for much cheaper.
Jan. 1, 2020
2019 Was A Wet Year For The Phoenix Metro Area
The National Weather Service says just under 6 inches of rain fell in 2019 at Sky Harbor International Airport, but unofficial, supplemental data measuring rainfall throughout metro Phoenix says it was the wettest year in a decade.
Jan. 1, 2020
New Congressional Seat, Redistricting Likely In Arizona After 2020 Census
Arizona is almost certain to gain a congressional seat after the 2020 Census. That’s because the state’s population has grown faster than the national average over the past decade.
Jan. 1, 2020
Dr. Joseph Sirven: The Doctors Bag
After his own black bag reminded one patient of "The Exorcist," our medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven considered the question: Do doctors still carry medical bags?
Jan. 1, 2020
Godzilla First Came Roaring Into Cinema 65 Years Ago
Sixty-five years ago, one of the most iconic movie monsters was created, emerging from Japan’s nuclear fallout. His name is Godzilla.
Dec. 31, 2019
Points Of View: Helping Foster Kids Transition To Adulthood
Kids who "age out" of the foster care system at age 18 nationwide face daunting odds. But, for a lot of important reasons, only about a quarter of them take advantage of services designed to help them transition into adulthood.
Dec. 31, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven:
A new near-infrared light cap is a novel but promising approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s just one of many, many other attempts to fight the disease as it becomes more prevalent.
Dec. 31, 2019
As of last month, Scottsdale’s Advanced Water Treatment Plant at the city’s water campus in North Scottsdale got permission to do something no other Arizona city can do: turn recycled water into drinking water.
Dec. 31, 2019
Harvard Professor Offers Historical Perspective On America
Political polarization in the U.S. seems to be growing, and it’s only expected to become more intense as the 2020 election season gets closer. Robert Putnam, Public Policy Professor at Harvard, argues that looking to our history is vital—especially when it comes to turning our “I” focused society into one that’s more into the collective “we.”
Dec. 31, 2019
How Economic Status Can Affect New Year
It’s not easy to keep those New Year’s resolutions, and that holds especially true for people who don’t have as many resources to help them achieve their goals.
Dec. 31, 2019
Stand-Up Sit Down: Michael Turner On How Phoenix Can Become A Top Comedy Market
Michael Turner has become one of the go-to standups in the Valley, whether he’s working solo or teaming up with Anwar Newton for their hybrid, multimedia project "This Week Sucks Tonight."
Dec. 31, 2019
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."
Dec. 31, 2019
TGen: People At Higher Risk For Alzheimer
New research finds people with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease may start showing changes in their memory up to 40 years beforehand.
Dec. 31, 2019
Original Copy Of Old 1868 Treaty Returns To The Navajo Nation
An original copy of the Treaty of 1868 now belongs to the Navajo Nation.
Dec. 31, 2019
From Landfill To Destination: Tempe Town Lake Celebrates 20 Years
This week marks the 20-year anniversary of Tempe Town Lake being filled,and the city is celebrating with lakeside events Friday afternoon and Saturday. The process of creating a lake in the middle of the Phoenix metro area was a long one, with some ups and downs along the way.
Dec. 31, 2019
About a decade ago, Arizona was one of the worst hit areas when the housing crisis hit. Now, investigative reporter Aaron Glantz uncovers how an elite group took advantage of the losses of millions of Americans during the housing crisis — often using taxpayer money — in his new book called "Homewreckers."
Dec. 31, 2019
Hispanic Homeownership Is On The Rise
Last year, Hispanics saw their biggest gain in homeownership since before the Great Recession, and Hispanic homeownership gains over the past decade accounted for nearly 63% of all gains nationwide.
Dec. 31, 2019

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