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Low and slow: Car clubs celebrate unique lowrider culture of the Southwest

SAN DIEGO – San Diego’s Day at the Bay showcase wows audiences with lowriders from car clubs across the Southwest.


Man behind Miss Gay America wants young LGBTQ people to know they are valued

Michael Dutzer, drag performer and owner of the Miss Gay America pageant, wants to provide a sense of hope for young LGBTQ people.


Vehicle crashes and fatalities continued to rise in 2017, ADOT report shows

From 2010 to 2017, motor-vehicle crashes have increased 16 percent, the Arizona Department of Transportation says. Fatalities increased in 2017, to 1,000, from the previous year.


Arizona is among top states for renewable energy, report says

The Environment Arizona & Policy Center released a report on Tuesday that focuses on how well the nation is utilizing renewable energy.


Study: Phoenix region among worst for air pollution, researchers recommend changes

Metro Phoenix was among the top 5 largest metro areas with the most days of smog in 2016, according to a national study by an Arizona research group.


ASU partners with Valley Metro to equip buses with thermal sensors

Arizona State University partners with Valley Metro to provide buses with thermal sensors that will collect data in hopes to determine how they can impact heat reduction efforts.


Phoenix Council to proceed with light-rail extension to South Phoenix, but requests design evaluation

The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday voted to proceed with the development of the South Central light-rail extension after a contentious meeting with residents earlier this week.


Phoenix chief asks city to fund study into increase in officer-involved shootings

The city of Phoenix’s Public Safety and Veterans Subcommittee has forwarded a proposal to spend $149,000 on a study that could help prevent the number of police shootings from rising.


Got milk? D-backs and Shamrock Farms make sure needy folks have plenty

Food banks across Arizona struggle to keep milk on the shelves, with 95 percent of food banks surveyed by the Arizona Milk Producers saying they’ can’t meet the demands of the public.


Native American coal miners seek 90-day pause in shutdown of Navajo Generating Station

Three hundred Navajo Generating Station supporters attend a rally in hopes to obtain a 90-day pause from the Central Arizona Project to keep the plant open.


Sexually transmitted diseases up 19% in Arizona, perhaps because of greater awareness

A state public-health spokeswoman said improvements in treatment, screening and even dating apps may contribute to an increase of reported cases in 2018 compared to the same period last year.


Ducey: Evolution should still be taught in schools

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday said he believes that evolution should remain a part of Arizona’s science education curriculum, referring to state schools’ superintendent Diane Douglas attempts to remove or water down references to evolution.