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Activists Have Worked to Strengthen LGBTQ Protections for Years. What’s Making Arizona Cities Finally Listen?

Arizona is one of 38 states that has not banned discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Want to Get the Kids Out of the House This Summer? Here Are Some Activities in Phoenix and Beyond.

Enroll the kids in free swimming lessons this year, have some fun at a neighborhood splash pad, or watch them play in an esports league.

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Arizonans Cite Obstruction, Racist History as Reasons They Want the Filibuster Gone

Rally attendees said there's specific legislation they would like to see become law but feel don’t have a chance unless the filibuster is removed.

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Evicted During the Pandemic? This Arizona Lawmaker’s Bill Would Help You.

The proposal would require credit agencies to exclude evictions from reports that occurred throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Arizona Law Will Give More Single Moms the Ability to Afford College

Parents who choose to pursue higher education full-time can now qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of childcare.

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Arizona Concert Venues Are Slowly Reopening While Still Hoping for More Aid

“Until that aid comes, it’s hard to think about reopening at scale.” Concert venues in Arizona are slowly beginning to reopen as people continue to get vaccinated, and pandemic restrictions have largely been lifted.  But, for some music venues, turning the financial tide isn’t going to be as easy as getting back to business. Many...

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Here’s What Concerts Will Look Like in Arizona as Venues Carefully Reopen

“We’re going to make the music-going experience even better, so we’ve just got to hold on.”  Slade Echeverria and Danny Stravers hadn’t played music on stage for more than a year.  Echeverria and Stravers sing and play guitar for Anarbor, a veteran Arizona alternative rock outfit formed in Phoenix in 2003. While venues across Arizona...