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Wave of Madness

Despite a marketing whitewash and new state laws, “bath salts” remain Arizona’s latest dangerous designer drug of choice – and a thriving local industry.

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¶lim¶Hidden Cultures: Refugees

Phoenix isn’t famous for its diversity. But peer into its margins, and you’ll find a city flush with people from around the world. In the final installment of a three-part series, we delve into the Valley’s Sudanese, Bhutanese and Burmese refugee communities.

South Sudanese {Lost Boys}

Population: Approximately 8.2 million
Estimated population of Sudanese refugees in Phoenix: 1,700

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Hunger Games

Proposed federal cutscould have devastating effects on the one in six Arizonans who use food stamps. But can we afford to feed millions of people?

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Purple Reign?

Staunchly-red Arizona is looking a bit more blue in 2012. Are we poised to become a swing state?


It’s Election Day at CNN headquarters in Washington, D.C. The polls on the east coast closed three hours ago, and the returns are electrifying: Buoyed by projected wins in the swing states of Florida and North Carolina, Republican challenger Mitt Romney has opened a

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Nuclear and U

From uranium mining at the Grand Canyon to the country’s largest nuclear plant, Arizona is ground zero for controversial atomic issues.


The subterranean memory haunted Gandalf. “You fear to go into those mines, don’t you?” Saruman telepathized, his talon-like fingers turning the pages of a weathered tome. “The Dwarves delved too greedily and too deep… You know what they awoke in the darkness…” The white wizard was referring to the Balrog, “a demon of the ancient world” that had slumbered in the subterrestrial shadows

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Incarceration, Inc.

Private prisons profit from government contracts while touting taxpayer savings, secure facilities and superior services. But following high-profile escapes, do our corrections need correcting?On July 30, 2010, three convicted murderers – John McClusky, Daniel Renwick and Tracy Province – escaped from a privately-operated prison in Kingman, Arizona. Less than a week later, the convicts were linked to the murders of Gary and Linda Haas in New Mexico.

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Topographical Error?

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission draws new voting district maps – and a lot of legislative ire.

You don’t need to be a masochist to serve on the embattled Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC), but a high pain threshold might help.

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