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South American drink ritual a window into culture

A group of Arizona State University students are seated in a circle at the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus. They’re conversing in Spanish a…

Published: September 22, 2016 - 3:53 pm @ https://asunow.asu.edu/20160921-discoveries-asu-ye…

Even the swing states where Trump and Clinton are tied aren't enough to hand him a win

Hillary Clinton appears to have survived one of her worst stretches on the presidential campaign, including concerns about her health, with he…

Published: September 22, 2016 - 6:50 am @ http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-presiden…

House Prices on Flipboard

Readers: This is article 19 of 25 from my no-nonsense “Mortgage Basics” quick-reference series.Finding a mortgage when you have a bad credit s…

Published: September 21, 2016 - 5:42 pm @ https://flipboard.com/topic/houseprices

What Can a Mileage Tax Tell Us That a Gas Tax Can’t?

Can taxes on driving mileage replace gas taxes as a source of transportation funds? Right now the state of Oregon is testing a mileage tax wit…

Published: September 21, 2016 - 4:42 pm @ http://www.streetsblog.net/2016/09/21/what-can-a-m…

Hopi on Flipboard

I was excited to visit the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona to do research for a travel guide, but was immediately disappointed when m…

Published: September 21, 2016 - 9:39 am @ https://flipboard.com/topic/hopi

Let Providence Decide the Fate of Its Aging Highway Relic

The campaign to remove a 1960s-era highway relic in Providence, Rhode Island, known as the 6/10 Connector looked like it could go the distance…

Published: September 20, 2016 - 10:59 am @ http://www.streetsblog.net/2016/09/19/let-providen…

Police at Tempe high school following possible shooting rumors

TEMPE, AZ - The school day seemed business as usual at Corona Del Sol High School in Tempe on Monday.

Published: September 19, 2016 - 7:51 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…

Police say threat made against Tempe high school 'not credible'

TEMPE. AZ - Social media was abuzz this weekend after parents of students at Corona del Sol High School began circulating rumors of a school shooting.

Published: September 18, 2016 - 10:11 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…

Andrew Fritz of In Good Spirits on What Hospitality Really Means

Lauren Saria A A From now until we publish the 2016 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times is naming 100 Tastemakers — members of our local cul…

Published: September 17, 2016 - 3:49 pm @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/restaurants/andrew-…

Jeff Flake on Flipboard

PHOENIX (AP) — The owners of a Gilbert kennel where 21 dogs died of heat exhaustion are scheduled to be sentenced Friday for their guilty plea…

Published: September 16, 2016 - 8:50 pm @ https://flipboard.com/topic/jeffflake

Seattle’s Decade-Long Shift Away From Solo Car Commuting

New Census data is out on how Americans commute, and the standout success story is Seattle, where the rate of people who drive alone to work d…

Published: September 16, 2016 - 10:15 am @ http://www.streetsblog.net/2016/09/16/seattles-dec…

Arizona Limits Police Actions in Enforcing Immigration Law

PHOENIX — Arizona’s attorney general on Thursday detailed limits on the authority of state and local agencies to enforce immigration laws, end…

Published: September 16, 2016 - 8:45 am @ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/16/us/arizona-limit…

Phoenix 101: Union Station

When Jefferson Davis -- yes, that Jeff Davis -- led the pre-Civil War survey for a southern route of the transcontinental railroad, Phoenix di…

Published: September 15, 2016 - 11:36 am @ http://roguecolumnist.typepad.com/rogue_columnist/…

Complete Streets Won’t Work Without Complete Bridges

Networks of safe walking and biking infrastructure won’t work very well if they’re interrupted by bridges that are dangerous or stressful to c…

Published: September 15, 2016 - 8:34 am @ http://www.streetsblog.net/2016/09/15/complete-str…

After Epic Struggle, the Cincinnati Streetcar Is Finally a Reality

What a long, difficult journey it’s been for streetcar advocates in Cincinnati. After battling an extremely hostile state government, the proj…

Published: September 14, 2016 - 9:53 am @ http://www.streetsblog.net/2016/09/14/after-epic-s…

Clinton, Trump face fresh scrutiny on ethics

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s allies often tout his record on ethics and transparency in his White House. He limited hires of federal lobbyis…

Published: September 13, 2016 - 3:43 pm @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/electi…

A SeeClickFix Q2 Update

We do an ‘all hands’ every quarter at SeeClickFix. At All Hands leadership shares with the full SCF team accomplishments in the past few month…

Published: September 13, 2016 - 2:12 pm @ https://medium.com/@benberkowitz/all-hands-a-seecl…

Fall Forum with Tom Vilsack: Climate Variability, Water and Land Use

Sustainability@ASU Secretary Tom Vilsack View the PDF Flyer U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) This event has reached capacity. Seats will …

Published: September 13, 2016 - 12:11 pm @ https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/usda-is…

Governing Board candidates take a look at enrollment, $229 million bond initiative

There are three qualified candidates running for three open seats on the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board at the Nov. 8 gene…

Published: September 12, 2016 - 1:31 pm @ http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/education/gov…


Town Hall Keep Your Kids Safe: Social Media, Drugs & Alcohol

The town hall, moderated by media personality and former TV news anchor Catherine Anaya, will have experts who can arm parents with informatio…

Published: September 12, 2016 - 10:00 am @ https://tempecoalition.org/2016/08/04/town-hall-ke…

ITT Tech Isn’t Just a College Scandal. It Also Ran Charter Schools

Trevor Eppich was struggling to pass his classes when he enrolled last year in ITT Tech’s new charter school, Early Career Academy, in Tempe, …

Published: September 11, 2016 - 8:54 pm @ https://www.the74million.org/article/itt-tech-isnt…

Dems Hope Hillary Clinton Will Turn Arizona Blue, but Reality Argues Otherwise

Stephen Lemons A A Delusion is a powerful force. After all, life is often bleak — and obsessively pondering that bleakness can incapacitate on…

Published: September 10, 2016 - 8:15 pm @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/dems-hope-hill…

These Are the Most Oddly-Named Towns in Each U.S. State

Americans use various methods to name their towns. Some chose to name it after a place they previously lived, some name it after a local geogr…

Published: September 10, 2016 - 7:39 am @ http://blog.estately.com/2016/09/these-are-the-mos…

City of Mesa Parks and Recreation - Timeline

See more of City of Mesa Parks and Recreation by logging into FacebookMessage this Page, learn about upcoming events and more. If you don't ha…

Published: September 9, 2016 - 7:33 pm @ https://www.facebook.com/MesaParksAndRecreation/po…

Olympian Claye, 3 others to join Mountain Pointe’s Hall of Fame

Three-time Olympic medal winner Will Claye and three other Mountain Pointe High graduates will be inducted Thursday into the school’s Hall of …

Published: September 9, 2016 - 3:31 pm @ http://www.ahwatukee.com/community_focus/article_e…

Meet the 8 VR Startups, Media Projects That Will Present at Collab/Space Chicago

After years of false starts, virtual reality is finally finding its feet in 2016, with legacy news outlets, digital media startups, and global…

Published: September 9, 2016 - 3:01 pm @ http://mediashift.org/2016/09/meet-8-vr-startups-m…

Scottsdale City Council candidates differ on approach to mass-transit options

Voters will take to the Scottsdale polls Tuesday, Nov. 8 to elect three people to Scottsdale City Council and a mayor after foregoing a primar…

Published: September 9, 2016 - 11:59 am @ http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/news/scottsda…

PRSA Phoenix Copper Anvil Award Rewind

Earning a Copper Anvil Award – or the similarly coveted Copper Anvil Award of Merit – is regarded as one of the highest honors for Arizona #PR…

Published: September 9, 2016 - 9:58 am @ http://hmapr.com/prsa-phoenix-copper-anvil-award-rewind/

Austin Plans a Bus Network Redesign of Its Own

It’s hard to overstate the influence of Houston’s bus network redesign — an overhaul of the city’s bus routes that aimed to expand access to f…

Published: September 9, 2016 - 8:28 am @ http://www.streetsblog.net/2016/09/09/austin-plans…

How Parents Harnessed the Power of Social Media to Challenge EpiPen Prices

After Mellini Kantayya, an actress who lives in Brooklyn, chatted with her Facebook friends in July about the high cost of EpiPens, she knew s…

Published: September 9, 2016 - 7:56 am @ http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/2016/08/25/ho…

Arizona AG: Private Schools Can Arm Teachers

Brnovich also said that private schools are not prohibited from keeping guns on campus that can be retrieved for use in the event of an attack…

Published: September 9, 2016 - 7:57 am @ http://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2016/09/07/…

How Parents Harnessed the Power of Social Media to Challenge EpiPen Prices

After Mellini Kantayya, an actress who lives in Brooklyn, chatted with her Facebook friends in July about the high cost of EpiPens, she knew s…

Published: September 9, 2016 - 6:57 am @ http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/how-paren…

Rhode Island Gov Tries to Snuff Out Grassroots Push for Highway Removal

A movement has been building in Providence, Rhode Island, to replace the aging 6/10 Connector — an elevated urban highway — with an at-grade s…

Published: September 8, 2016 - 4:50 pm @ http://www.streetsblog.net/2016/09/08/rhode-island…

Let's Move! Active Schools

Today, Let’s Move! Active Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, announced its 2016 National Award recipients. F…

Published: September 8, 2016 - 8:47 am @ http://www.letsmoveschools.org/latest-stories/2016…

How Sprawling Development Worsened the Flooding Crisis in Louisiana

Thousands of people are still living in hotels and shelters following last month’s devastating floods in the Baton Rouge area. After nearly tw…

Published: September 7, 2016 - 10:33 am @ http://www.streetsblog.net/2016/09/07/how-sprawlin…

ASU partnerships strengthen global biodiversity conservation efforts

Arizona State University furthers commitment to translate knowledge into action on sustainability challenges through three new international p…

Published: September 7, 2016 - 8:31 am @ https://asunow.asu.edu/20160902-asu-partnerships-s…

15 years after Sept. 11: How the unity that was forged broke apart

NEW YORK — For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together.

Published: September 6, 2016 - 10:23 pm @ http://www.stripes.com/news/us/15-years-after-sept…

Police, family members identify man killed by police after bank robbery, chase through the Valley

AVONDALE, AZ - Authorities and family members have identified the suspect shot and killed after a bank robbery and chase through several Valle…

Published: September 6, 2016 - 9:53 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-west-valley/avond…

Suspected bank robber killed as Phoenix-area police pursuit

An Arizona police pursuit ended in a deadly shooting Tuesday afternoon when authorities pinned a suspected bank robber's SUV against a barrier…

Published: September 6, 2016 - 2:49 pm @ http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/driver-reporte…

No deportation: Sanctuary cities protect 11,800 criminal aliens

Print Sanctuary cities continue to be a festering public-safety problem throughout the country with about 300 identified by ICE as having a po…

Published: September 6, 2016 - 12:48 pm @ http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/no-deportation-sanctuar…

ASU moves up ranks of 'Cool Schools'

It's easy to be green — if you're a Sun Devil.

Published: September 6, 2016 - 10:17 am @ https://asunow.asu.edu/20160906-solutions-asu-move…

One Senator’s Eye-Opening Walk Across Connecticut

It’s difficult to understand just how terrifying it can be to walk on America’s car-oriented streets unless you’ve actually experienced it. Un…

Published: September 6, 2016 - 8:46 am @ http://www.streetsblog.net/2016/09/06/one-senators…

How the American unity forged after Sept. 11 broke apart

NEW YORK (AP) — For a time, it felt like the attack that shattered America had also brought it together.

Published: September 6, 2016 - 2:13 am @ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c2ca34c161144108969…

Occupy Santa Barbara - Timeline

See more of Occupy Santa Barbara by logging into FacebookMessage this Page, learn about upcoming events and more. If you don't have a Facebook…

Published: September 4, 2016 - 3:49 am @ https://www.facebook.com/OccupySB/posts/1275296199177121

Getting to know ASU students

The first day of the 2016-2017 school year got off to a smooth start at Arizona State University. It was easygoing in Tempe, streamlined at We…

Published: September 2, 2016 - 9:21 am @ https://asunow.asu.edu/20160817-sun-devil-life-asu…

Boston Police Union Pushes Back Against Body Cameras

5207256The union representing Boston’s police officers have successfully delayed the implementation of a body camera program that was set to b…

Published: September 2, 2016 - 4:42 am @ http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/01/boston-police-un…

Trump is all-in on fascism: Phoenix speech will be remembered as most important of campaign

It was a speech that drew a line—a lily white line—between immigrants and the Trump supporters in the room. It was a speech about US vs. THEM.…

Published: September 1, 2016 - 12:49 pm @ http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/09/01/1565796/-…

Trump is all-in on fascism: Phoenix speech will be remembered as most important of campaign

It was a speech that drew a line—a lily white line—between immigrants and the Trump supporters in the room. It was a speech about US vs. THEM.…

Published: September 1, 2016 - 11:48 am @ http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/9/1/1565796/-Tr…

Transcript: Donald Trump's speech showed "zero tolerance" for undocumented immigrants

Donald Trump delivered his much-awaited speech on immigration policy Wednesday night in Phoenix, Arizona, with a clear message: "You cannot ob…

Published: September 1, 2016 - 9:13 am @ http://www.vox.com/2016/8/31/12743880/donald-trump…

Dolphinaris Arizona: 11 things to know about Dolphinaris, animal safety, things to do

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Next month, Dolphinaris Arizona, a new entertainment attraction that will let people interact with dolphins, is set to open i…

Published: September 30, 2016 - 1:32 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/entertainment/events/dolphina…



Phoenix demands Trump campaign drop ad using city's uniformed cops

Phoenix officials, infuriated over an ad for Donald Trump's presidential campaign that includes city cops, fired off a letter Thursday demandi…

Published: September 29, 2016 - 9:57 pm @ http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/phoe…

Winslow, Ariz. erects statue of Glenn Frey 'standin' on a corner'

Glenn Frey will forever be “standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.”

Published: September 29, 2016 - 12:52 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/national/winslow-ariz-er…

Tukee Bowl far from oldest rivalry in Arizona

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Published: September 29, 2016 - 9:22 am @ http://www.ahwatukee.com/sports/article_46b0aeaa-8…

Gov. Gary Johnson set to hold rally in Phoenix on October 1

PHOENIX - Gov. Gary Johnson is set to make an appearance in Phoenix this weekend.

Published: September 29, 2016 - 6:49 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/cen…

Ariz. paper faces threats, loses subscribers after Clinton endorsement

The Arizona Republic is suffering some major blowback for its decision to back a Democrat over a Republican in a presidential campaign for the…

Published: September 28, 2016 - 11:42 pm @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpoli…

Arizona Cardinals: 5 bold predictions vs Rams

The Arizona Cardinals will be looking to get back on the winning track on Sunday afternoon, facing the Los Angeles Rams at 1:25 p.m.  It will …

Published: September 28, 2016 - 8:59 pm @ http://raisingzona.com/2016/09/28/arizona-cardinal…

Donald Trump to pay another visit to Arizona next week

PHOENIX — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is coming back to Arizona next week, but will not be in the Phoenix area this time around.

Published: September 28, 2016 - 8:40 pm @ http://ktar.com/story/1293708/back-for-more-donald…

Investigators searching for suspects who set truck on fire overnight outside Los Toritos in Phoenix

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Police Department and Phoenix Fire Department responded after two people smashed the windows out on a truck overnight in…

Published: October 1, 2016 - 7:35 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/cen…

SNEAK PEAK: Tempe's Pedal Haus goes from restaurant focus to brewery focus; reopens Oct. 15

TEMPE, AZ - Three months ago, Pedal Haus Brewery in Tempe closed its doors for a major overhaul.

Published: September 30, 2016 - 12:26 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/entertainment/events/sneak-pe…


'Guac the Vote:' Houston taco trucks seek to register voters

HOUSTON (AP) — At Tacos Tierra Caliente — a food truck parked in a section of Houston where Spanish is spoken as often as English — $1.50 can …

Published: September 30, 2016 - 11:56 am @ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/39ae46332f51404c940…


Alleged Thief Chased Down by Cross-Country Team

“He tried to move backward and said to me, ‘I have a knife,’” Kibet told Runner’s World by phone three days after the incident. “Then he start…

Published: September 29, 2016 - 3:48 pm @ http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/alleg…

Juveniles arrested in clown mask armed robberies

PHOENIX - Phoenix police say two juveniles have been arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies involving clown masks.

Published: September 29, 2016 - 1:15 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/sou…

Six Things I Love About the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Shares 79I’ll admit it.  When it comes to hotels stays, I am particular.  I expect a hotel I am paying good money for to be immaculately clean…

Published: September 29, 2016 - 1:04 am @ http://acorkforkandpassport.com/hacienda-del-sol-g…


Freitas supports legalized medical marijuana

Standing in front of the “Liberty or Death” Culpeper Minutemen flag, Del. Nick Freitas voiced his support for legalized medical cannabis in Vi…

Published: September 28, 2016 - 5:28 pm @ http://www.dailyprogress.com/starexponent/news/fre…

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Degrassi: Next Class Season Two Finale: Oh, It Goes There

Ashley Harris A A Every week, we're recapping season two of Degrassi: Next Class. Grab a hold for a doozy of a cliffhanger, y'all! As we've ma…

Published: October 1, 2016 - 8:34 am @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/degrassi-next-…

Wednesday Is Free Cheeseburger Day At Joe's Farm Grill in Gilbert

Nathan Ahles A A Free food anyone? From Monday, October 3 through Saturday, October 8, Joe’s Farm Grill will be celebrating its 10th anniversa…

Published: October 1, 2016 - 8:03 am @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/restaurants/wednesd…

Phoenix Rally with Gov. Gary Johnson

You've heard of the Sit-In. #TeamGov is touring across the states hosting #YouIns. Come join Governor Gary Johnson at our first Rally in Arizo…

Published: October 1, 2016 - 7:38 am @ https://www.johnsonweld.com/phoenix_rally_with_gov…

Investigators searching for suspects who set truck on fire overnight outside Los Toritos in Phoenix

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Police Department and Phoenix Fire Department responded after two people smashed the windows out on a truck overnight in…

Published: October 1, 2016 - 7:35 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/cen…

Chicago Tribune endorses Gary Johnson

The Chicago Tribune is the latest major newspaper to deliver an endorsement (or "disendorsement," in the case of USA TODAY), but unlike most o…

Published: October 1, 2016 - 2:02 am @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpoli…

American Horror Story: The 10 Weirdest Sex Scenes Since Season 3 (NSFW)

Josh Chesler A A For the last five years, American Horror Story has been one of the sexiest (and spookiest) shows on television. Thanks to new…

Published: September 30, 2016 - 11:31 pm @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/american-horro…

Scottsdale officers disciplined in connection to Mesa lieutenant time in city jail

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Punishment has been handed down to Scottsdale police officers after former Mesa Police Department Lieutenant Rick Van Galder,…

Published: September 30, 2016 - 11:01 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-northeast-valley/…

US election: Do newspapers' presidential endorsements still matter?

USA Today has broken with tradition for the first time in its 34-year history and issued a scathing editorial against Republican nominee Donal…

Published: September 30, 2016 - 11:02 pm @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37522310

OBAMA’S KENYAN BIRTH RECORDS DISCOVERED IN BRITISH NATIONAL ARCHIVES

WHERE LIES GO TO DIE – Evidence discovered shows British Protectorate of East Africa recorded Obama’s birth records before 1963 and sent retur…

Published: September 30, 2016 - 10:30 pm @ http://viralliberty.com/obamas-kenyan-birth-record…

Maricopa County: Materials mailed in two Tempe precincts list wrong polling place

TEMPE, AZ - Several thousand voters in Tempe might have trouble casting a ballot on Election Day after the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office s…

Published: September 30, 2016 - 9:30 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…

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