Photo courtesy Arizona PBS. pbs-kids-day
Photo courtesy Arizona PBS.

Plus two other Arizona stories.

Sesame Street is headed to downtown Phoenix this Saturday, with some of the show’s most popular characters lined up to attend Arizona PBS’ annual Kids Day.

The event, hosted at Civic Space Park, will also feature kid favorites like Curious George and the Cat in the Hat, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids will have the opportunity to work on crafts, play games, and meet some of their favorite characters.

General admission for the event is sold out, but tickets are still available through Arizona PBS. The station reserved VIP tickets for anyone that registers for their Family Membership Program.

The PBS Kids Day Festival is an annual event that began in 2016. 

Forget Flowers: Pink Beer is This Year’s Valentine’s Day Treat.

A  local brewery wants to add a new staple to the usual Valentine’s Day offerings of chocolate and flowers: pink beer.

Featured in the Arizona Republic’s Good Stuff series, the Desert Rose Cactus Ale brings a splash of bitter to an otherwise sweet-centric holiday. The beer’s rosy hue comes from prickly pear fruit grown in Tucson. The desert fruit’s infusion is said to bring the drink a floral flavor, but with just enough of a kick to keep Cupid’s arrow at bay.

Proposed Resolution Dubbed Arizona’s Next Extreme Anti-Immigration Law.

Republican lawmakers forcibly removed immigration advocates from the Capitol Thursday night after the group said the GOP effort to change Arizona’s constitution to prohibit sanctuary cities in the state was racially motivated.

The controversial resolution, SCR 1007, would require local governments in the state to comply with federal immigration laws and forbids them from restricting immigration officers in any way. Resolution sponsor Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, calls it a ban on sanctuary cities, but opponents fear it opens the door to racial profiling.

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