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Phoenix Poet Austin Davis Talks Writing, Mental Health, and Bringing Love to Those Without Homes

Austin Davis’ newest poetry novella "Compulsive Swim" is inspired by his work with people living on Phoenix streets. 

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021, file photo, a For Rent sign is posted in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
‘Rent is Too High’: Progressives in Congress Urge Biden to Act on Corporate Price Gouging

Tucson’s Rep. Raul Grijalva, along with  49 other lawmakers, sent a letter to President Biden outlining actions the government should take to address the country’s growing housing crisis.

Waiter Joe Zarate, of Tempe, Ariz., delivers food to one of his tables as hundreds of patrons take advantage of the Denny's free Grand Slam Breakfast national giveaway at a local Denny's restaurant Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
This Ballot Initiative Would Eliminate the Tipped Wage in Arizona

Arizona voters could have the chance to eliminate the state’s tipped minimum wage in 2024 if labor advocates can gather enough signatures to get the One Fair Wage Act on the ballot. 

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Arizona to Invest Nearly $7 Million to Provide Over 2 Million Free Meals for Students

Before leaving office, former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced a $6.75 million investment allowing more students to eat free lunches. 

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Chandler Votes to Strengthen Protections for LGBTQ Residents

Until now, Chandler was the largest city in Arizona without a nondiscrimination ordinance that included LGBTQ protections. 

Associate editor Jessica Swarner riding in a Waymo with a "ghost" driver (Courier Newsroom illustration/Desirée Tapia)
My First Time Riding in a Self-Driving Waymo

It’s official—those funny-looking Waymo cars we’ve seen driving around the Valley for years are now taking the public for rides, without a safety driver sitting up front.

Kendahl Lock of Phoenix posing with toys she purchased for her 2022 Toys for Tots Drive (Photo courtesy of Kendahl Lock)
Phoenix Woman Raises Over $10,000 for Toys for Tots

Kendahl Lock's annual toy drive has become the largest personal donation Toys for Tots receives, bringing in over 700 toys during the holiday season.