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Honoring the lives of education advocates who changed Arizona

PHOENIX — Two sisters came to Arizona and changed education forever. Not only did they change it on a local level but also on the national level. Betty and Jean Fairfax touched many lives and their legacy lives on through former students and mentees who say these women were ahead of their time.
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How to Get a Marriage License in Arizona

Have you been captivated by Arizona’s bright blue sky over the Sonoran Desert, Sedona’s Red Rocks, and the striking shapes of Saguaro cactus and want to marry there? Then you’ll need an Arizona marriage license. With the help of Natasha Anakotta of American Marriage Ministries, we have all of the details to ensure this process is not a prickly-pear experience but a smooth and simple one.
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Bashas' Fights Food Insecurity in Arizona

Bashas' is doing its part to make sure that families don't go hungry during one of the hottest summers on record. The Arizona-based grocery chain recently donated more than 11,000 pounds of Red Delicious apples – 11,520 pounds, to be exact – equaling more than eight pallets of apples that were distributed to a dozen different food banks and local nonprofits throughout the state.
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Giving Back in Southern Arizona

Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour: The Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour donated $1,000 each to the Community Food Bank, Casa Alitas, Youth On Their Own, Literacy Connects, Assistance League and Himmel Park Public Library. The Phi Beta Kappa Association: The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Greater Tucson has...
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Jesse Jackson is arrested in Arizona protest, spokesman says

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was arrested in Phoenix on Monday after joining a protest at the office of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), his spokesperson said. Frank Watkins, a longtime spokesperson for the civil rights activist and former presidential candidate, told the Daily News that Jackson was in the process of being booked around 12:30 p.m. local time.
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Here’s how Arizona’s technology community is striving for equality and diversity

Each year, I become more hopeful for the future of equality for women and minorities in Arizona’s expanding technology ecosystem. And while great progress has been made, we still have a long way to go until true equality is achieved. It’s worthwhile to take a look at the remaining barriers, the work we’re doing to achieve our goals and what we’ve accomplished thus far.
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Arizona court rules on excluding Black jurors from consideration

PHOENIX -- Prosecutors need provide only a credible explanation about striking the only African-Americans from a prospective jury hearing charges against a Black woman to comply with constitutional requirements and have the guilty verdict upheld, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday. And it doesn't require a trial judge who allows...
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Arizona Opinion: Sen. Sinema's past supporting 'wild swings' in policy, like marriage equality

The following is the opinion and analysis of the writer:. The voice of voters matters deeply to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. I know this because I worked with her to defeat an anti-LGBTQ statewide ballot measure in Arizona 15 years ago. That’s why I urge her now to open the door, not slam it, on voting rights and to support modifying the Senate filibuster to protect the rights of voters in Arizona and throughout our nation from an ongoing assault fueled by falsehoods.
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Group rallies in Arizona hoping for change amid unrest in Cuba

PHOENIX — Chants of "Libertad!" or "Freedom!" echoed through the streets of Downtown Phoenix. Dozens of SOS Cuba demonstrators carried signs, flags, and hope in their hearts that Cuba may actually be on the brink of change after more than 60 years of Communist rule. Liset Sanchez says she thinks...