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How This Couple Made a Tempe Coffee Shop a Haven for LGBTQ Arizonans

Gabe Hagen and Jesse Shank, who opened Brick Road Coffee in Tempe, pride themselves on being a safe place for the LGBTQ community.

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Students in Arizona Dual Enrollment Classes Experience More Benefits than Just College Credit

Three students who have taken dual enrollment courses and/or participated in an early college achievement program through Maricopa Community Colleges say the advantages are worth the rigor. 

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School Board Member Harassed Over Board’s Unanimous Decision to End Contract With Anti-LGBTQ University

Washington Elementary School District, representing north central Phoenix and east Glendale, voted to end its contract with Arizona Christian University because the university’s values do not align with WESD’s.  

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New Report Shows Gaps in Dual Enrollment Offerings From Arizona High Schools 

Students who participate in dual enrollment classes in high school are twice as likely to attend and stay in college than students who do not—but only about half of Arizona high schools offer these classes. 

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Everything Out-of-Towners Need to Know About Recreational Marijuana in Arizona 

With an expected 100,000 people traveling to Arizona this weekend, Mint Cannabis is preparing for an uptick in sales and new customers. 

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Lived Experience as a Trans Woman Gives Gaelle Esposito Personal Stake in Anti-Trans Bill

Gaelle Esposito spoke to the Arizona Legislature in opposition to SB 1001 about her experience coming out in her 30s as a trans woman.

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This Phoenix Mom Was in Nursing School. Now She Owns a Trucking Business and a Restaurant.

Patricia McKinley’s move to Arizona in search of warmer weather has turned into a life full of opportunities and entrepreneurial endeavors.