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The Burton Barr Central Library in downtown Phoenix has a wide selection of books for readers to explore. Photo taken June 15, 2022. (Photo by Jessica Herrera/Cronkite News)
Valley Libraries Drop Fines, Add Services to Entice Readers to Return

COVID-19 closed libraries across the Valley. Now library systems are thinking outside the book to bring back cardholders of all ages.

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Explainer: What Is the ‘Dark Brandon’ Meme? 

The "Dark Brandon" meme, first used to mock the president, has now become a rallying cry for celebrating his accomplishments. 

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Five Ways Democrats Have Helped Arizona Under Biden’s Leadership

From the American Rescue Plan to the Inflation Reduction Act, the Biden administration and Democratic leaders in Congress have passed an impressive array of bills.

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Biden Awards Millions to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to Tribal Communities

Department of Commerce announces $146 million in awards through the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, with another $1 billion in funding now available.

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NEW POLL: Arizona Voters Disapprove of Kyrsten Sinema

Sinema’s obstruction of President Biden’s economic agenda has made her none too popular with key demographics that make up the Democratic base in Arizona.

Blake Masters, who won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Arizona, speaks on stage before President Donald Trump's speech at a Save America rally Friday, July 22, 2022, in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Second Arizona GOP Senate Candidate Says He Backs Privatization of Social Security

Blake Master, the front-runner in the GOP primary to run for Senate in Arizona, suggested that Social Security should be privatized.

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Explained: Republican Treasurer Candidate’s Sleepy Campaign Against ‘Woke’ Stocks

Arizona Rep. Jeff Weninger, who is running for state treasurer, wants to avoid investments in companies that prioritize environmental and social sustainability.