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Live music in the park, a re-telling of “Alice in Wonderland,” poetry, art, literature, live performances. The artists are back, as millions of Arizonans have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
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May. 10, 2021
Phoenix police headquarters
"I can't breathe" has become a rallying cry for Black Lives Matter protesters after George Floyd was murdered by a former Minnesota police officer. It's the same thing a Phoenix man said as police held him down in 2017. He died after the encounter, and now his family has launched a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit. The Show spoke with KJZZ's Matthew Casey.
May. 6, 2021
Warnock, Biden, Harris and Ossoff
The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis led to racial justice-related protests across the country and an increased level of political activism in big and small cities.
May. 5, 2021
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A court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Phoenix, which hope to convince a judge to throw out the case stemming from a disabled Black man’s fatal encounter with police in 2017.
Apr. 30, 2021
The lower chamber of the Mexican Congress approved a law to make female sanitary products — like tampons, pads and menstrual cups — free in schools.
Apr. 30, 2021
Women cheer the passing of law punishing "digital violence"
Mexico’s Congress voted Thursday to approve a law that criminalizes the sharing of private sexual videos, images or audio without consent.
Apr. 30, 2021
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On April 20, a Minneapolis jury found former officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all counts in the killing of George Floyd — including third degree murder and second degree unintentional murder. Even those who cheered the verdict, though, have some disagreements about what it means for progress toward racial justice in our society.
Apr. 21, 2021
Scottsdale City Hall
On Tuesday, the Scottsdale City Council unanimously passed an LGBTQ inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance. Scottsdale joins Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Tempe and other cities that have adopted an ordinance to fully protect LGBTQ families and individuals from discrimination in public accommodations, employment and housing in the city.
Apr. 21, 2021
Alejandra Domínguez, one of the two first people to formally start the process, called the event "historic" for transgender Sonorans.
Apr. 20, 2021
Derek Chauvin
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a jury convicted him of killing George Floyd. Phoenix was one of many U.S. cities where protests took place last year after Floyd’s death.
WATCH: Verdict In Derek Chauvin's Murder Trial
Apr. 20, 2021
Phoenix City Council chambers
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and four councilmembers took their oaths of office Monday. The swearing-in ceremony includes two newcomers to the City Council, and their priorities could drastically shape the city’s future.
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Apr. 19, 2021
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Daunte Wright was killed by police at a traffic stop in Minnesota last week. His mother says he was originally pulled over for an air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror. Arizona has a similar law.
Apr. 18, 2021
Tucson Unified School District building
Senate Bill 1456 has recently passed through the Arizona Legislature, and is waiting on Gov. Doug Ducey’s approval. If signed into law, the bill would require state schools to get parents' permission for discussions about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
Apr. 17, 2021
Sonora feminicida
A group of women marched through the streets of the Sonora capital Hermosillo on Wednesday to protest what they call a patriarchal system that fails to protect victims from their aggressors.
Apr. 15, 2021
high school lockers
Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a ban on any HIV/AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle" as they faced a lawsuit, they have approved revamping the state's sex education laws to make them some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues.
Apr. 15, 2021
National Poetry Month continues and after a virtual trip to Tucson last episode, we come back to the “Valley of the Poet” and explore some intriguing questions.
Apr. 11, 2021
Phoenix City Hall
New signs will be coming to a major street in south Phoenix. The City Council unanimously approved adding ceremonial signs along Baseline Road to honor Cesar Chavez.
Apr. 9, 2021
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Migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are surging again, and Mexican nationals are accounting for a greater share of those detentions.
Apr. 5, 2021
Welcome to Mesa Arizona sign
The Mesa City Council passed a nondiscrimination ordinance in March, becoming the seventh Arizona city to put one in place. But, the move was met with criticism from an advocacy group called United for Mesa, as well as the Center for Arizona Policy.
Apr. 3, 2021
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In 2019, a mass shooter at an El Paso Walmart specifically targeted Latinos, sending shock waves throughout the continent. As part of its response, the Mexican government launched a project to empower its citizens and Hispanics across North America through language. The project has now turned into an institute.
Apr. 2, 2021

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