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FLAGSTAFF – Star Wars: A New Hope” was dubbed into the 700-year-old language of the Navajo in 2013 and now streams for subscribers of Disney+. The museum director who launched the dub sees it as a method of language preservation, with parallels between the tribe and “Star Wars.
Andi Barness-Rubin, a Scottsdale mother of three, created Cart Safe, a recyclable shopping cart liner, during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the user from bacteria.
PHOENIX – Metro Phoenix is home to a new wave of vintage resale that specializes in T-shirts, jeans and outerwear from the ’70s to the mid-2000s. The trend started on resale apps like DePop and Poshmark and ballooned into physical shops across the country, with pop-up markets and at least four storefronts opening locally.
PHOENIX – Arizona advocacy and faith-based organizations joined a national controversy over voting rights at the state Capitol on Wednesday, criticizing a state bill and other legislation as voter suppression efforts that recalls Jim Crow.
TEMPE – Arizona started recreational marijuana sales in January, months earlier than expected. Sales have been so heavy that lines form at some dispensaries. Still, the industry struggles with social equity and diversity in the workforce.
Many Arizona schools reopened for in-person instruction Monday, including schools in Maricopa and Pima counties. Gov. Doug Ducey issued the order to reopen March 3.
PHOENIX – Many people who used to donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank are on the receiving end as job losses increase. The food bank has expanded assistance and added new safety protocols to distribute food.