Arizona Republic reporters share experiences reporting on U.S. child-immigration crisis

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A panel of reporters and photographers from the Arizona Republic discussed personal experiences reporting on the recent influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors, many of whom have come from Central America into the U.S., at a forum held at the Walter Cronkite School Wednesday. Read story

Short Leash Hot Dog contest - moShort Leash Hot Dogs restaurant celebrates first anniversary with hot-dog eating contest

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Short Leash Hot Dogs is usually known for its signature dogs, but on Wednesday all the attention was on the seven people who participated in the restaurant’s inaugural Man vs. Dog hot-dog-eating contest. The competition was held to celebrate the first anniversary of Short Leash’s brick-and-mortar restaurant and National Hot Dog Day. Read story

Now with move to Cronkite School, Arizona PBS a new outlet for student-produced content

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The Walter Cronkite School is still working out the details of its new and complete partnership with Eight, Arizona PBS. The school hopes the channel will be the primary platform for work produced by students, officials say. Read story

Copper State Poetry Slam 2014 offers a varied representation of local slam-poetry talents

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The 2014 Copper State Poetry Slam, taking place July 26 to 27 at the Playhouse on the Park, will bring slam teams from across the state together to duel it out with passion and verse. Read story

Downtown Dining: Grand Avenue Pizza Company

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New pizza locale Grand Avenue Pizza Company mixes a classic diner feel, simple yet expertly crafted pies, and unconventional hours to give downtown Phoenix the casual pizza joint it was missing. Read story

Foundation gives Roosevelt Row CDC $90,000 grant to revamp shipping containers for artists

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After seeing the success of initial shipping containers used as art galleries during First Friday art walks, ArtPlace America decided to grant Roosevelt Row CDC $90,000 to design and create three more repurposed shipping containers. Roosevelt Row hopes the containers are a viable answer for the rising workplace costs for artists. Read story

Arizona PBS makes full move to Cronkite School in landmark journalism partnership

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Arizona PBS, the Valley’s PBS station, officially moved to the Walter Cronkite School Tuesday. This marks a full extension of ASU’s relationship with the 53-year-old nonprofit channel. Read story

Gubernatorial candidates discuss education, immigration and economy at open forum

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Republican, Democratic and independent candidates for Arizona governor took the stage at Central High School Tuesday in a forum discussing some of the most divisive topics facing the state today, including immigration, education and corporate welfare. Read story

Week honoring anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964 culminates in downtown celebration

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A week of Phoenix events celebrating the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended on Wednesday night with the Golden Anniversary Celebration at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. Read story

Renovations to historic downtown warehouse to be complete by the end of the calendar year

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Though the economic recession stifled their plans, PR firm R&R Partners is back to finish a job they started in 2007: complete a new office space in a building in Phoenix’s warehouse district. Working with CCBG Architects, R&R Partners’ move is a continuation of the interest in renovating the historic area. Read story