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Phoenix New Times

'Pseudo-Apocalyptic Bullshit': Arizona Students Walk Out Over Anti-LGBTQ Laws

As the sixth period bell rang out at Hamilton High School in Chandler on Thursday, more than a hundred students skipped class and walked out the front doors. The students — led by 16-year-old Hamilton junior Dawn Shim — were protesting two laws that took effect in Arizona on September 24 that they said target LGBTQ youth. They marched, some with bullhorns, to the Chandler Public Library next door and gathered on the lawn.
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Entertainment fills Fiesta Grande stage in Surprise

The Surprise Fiesta Grande street festival is happening from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, from in the Original Town Site on Hollyhock Street near Grand Avenue and Greenway Road. This family-friendly event celebrates the city’s unique history, culture, traditions and community! Admission and parking are free, so join...

Welcome to America Project helps refugees resettling in Arizona

On a sunny Saturday morning in southwest Phoenix, around 20 people gathered in a small living room to greet new homeowners who had traveled thousands of miles to be here. They brought tables, lamps, kitchen appliances and TVs for a group of refugees from all over the world. “We want...

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Tempe to change street, park names after apparent ties to KKK

A brand new immersive exhibit opens in Scottsdale today that ventures into the valley of the kings. Staff, nurses and parents at the Abrazo Arrowhead Campus spent hours reading to little ones in the NICU. It was part of the international 'Babies with Books' read-a-thon. On Your Side warns of...

City Council may adopt new rental curbs

Short-term rentals will soon be required to register with the city to stay in business in Scottsdale. Armed with a recently enacted state law, City Council is set to vote on an ordinance on Oct. 25 that would go into effect Christmas Eve requiring the name, address, phone number and email address for the owner or owner’s agent, the rental’s rental address and proof of compliance with transaction privilege tax license requirements.
Glendale Star

‘Babies with Books’ benefits premature babies

As part of the “Babies with Books” read-a-thon to encourage family reading and support NICU infants and families, nurses, families and hospital staff have been reading to babies at the Abrazo Arrowhead Campus’ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Abrazo Arrowhead nurses have been handing out children’s books...

Phoenix’s homeless encampment population reaches 800

Under the radiant sun of Arizona and located on the sidewalks of Downtown Phoenix, an encampment shelters people experiencing homelessness. The homeless sleep in tents, use broken furniture and look for community resources to sustain their basic needs. “People say it’s a tent city, but there is more to it,”...
East Valley Tribune

Students protest Legislature’s school policies

Students at six Arizona high schools, including two in Chandler, walked out of their classrooms on Sept. 29 to protest what they call anti-gay and anti-trans laws passed earlier this year by the Republican-controlled state Legislature. The six schools all have chapters of the student-led Support Equality AZ Schools and...

Greek festival offers Hellenic hospitality

Residents are invited to mark their calendars for some Hellenic hospitality in October as the annual Phoenix Greek Festival returns for its 61st year. Attendees will enjoy Greek food, music, dancing, jewelry, art, grocery items and activities for kids. Authentic Greek foods include gyros, kalamari, pastitsio, spanakopita, lamb and melt-in-your-mouth loukoumades (Greek donuts). This festival offers the most Greek pastries of any other, including baklava, melomakarouna dipped in honey, and much more baked by Greek yiayias (grandmothers). Packaged handmade pastries are available to take home.