Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live

Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live

When young college graduates decide where to move, they are not just looking at the usual suspects, like New York, Washington and San Francisco. Other cities are increasing their share of these valuable residents at an even higher rate and have reached a high overall percentage, led by Denver, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., according to a report published Monday by City Observatory, a new think tank. Read more »

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Planting Peace Launches Holiday HIV/AIDS Campaign In Response To Anti-Gay Pastor's Remarks

An advocacy group is responding to an Arizona pastor's viral anti-gay rant with aheartfelt holiday campaign.

Organizers of Planting Peace, perhaps best known as the organization that brought you the rainbow-colored Equality House across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, launched the new fundraiser in response to Pastor Steven Anderson's claims that "executing" gays will help eradicate HIV/AIDS.

The Planting Peace campaign is raising funds that will go toward helping people with HIV/AIDS, and for every donation made, a lump of coal will be sent to Tempe's Faithful Word Baptist Church, where Anderson is a pastor, in a festive package to be delivered on Christmas Eve. Read more »

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DIRECTV Continues To Dominate Super Bowl Week With First Ever DIRECTV Super Fan Festival in Glendale, AZ

The Three Day Music Festival will Feature Performances by Zac Brown Band, Calvin Harris, Imagine Dragons, Snoop Dogg, and Many More
 
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Dec. 04, 2014 – DIRECTV, the perennial host of star-studded, must-attend events on Super Bowl weekend, is setting the stage for the biggest pre-game bash ever – an unprecedented, three-day music festival featuring some of the top names in the industry.
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The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury, presented by Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort, will celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with “12 Days of Giving,” beginning December 8-December 23.

As part of the campaign, the organization will spread holiday cheer while giving back to a number of community organizations, as well as the Mercury’s X-Factor, the best fans in the WNBA. The series of events and fan giveaways will feature six days of community-giving and six days of fan-giving events.  Read more »

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Glendale to wait on anti-discrimination ordinance until 2015

Glendale to wait on anti-discrimination ordinance until 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. –  City officials will sign a document later this month pledging to protect individuals from discrimination within the local business community based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Meanwhile, the City Council Tuesday decided to put off consideration of two stronger measures – an anti-discrimination ordinance or a voter-approved city charter change – until after Jan. 1, when a new governing body will be in place. That panel will include three newly elected council members who will be sworn in Tuesday, Dec. 9.

“This is very big issue. The diversity of Glendale tends to be a very big part of it as the city grows,” said outgoing Vice Mayor Yvonne Knaack. Read more »

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What If: Lawmakers pass another SB 1062?

What If: Lawmakers pass another SB 1062?

What If: Two lawmakers weigh the pros and cons of another religious-liberty bill.

Speculation abounds that lawmakers will try to pass another bill like Senate Bill 1062, described by supporters as religious-liberty measure and by opponents as a denial of service to gays.

We asked two experts: What would happen if the Legislature passes another SB 1062?

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WE'D PROTECT RIGHTS

It's not hard to imagine what Arizona would look like if SB 1062 had been signed into law earlier this year, or if it were to ever come up again: It would look very similar to how Arizona — and the nation — look today. Read more »

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THE HOLIDAY SEASON ARRIVES AT SHERATON PHOENIX DOWNTOWN HOTEL

THE HOLIDAY SEASON ARRIVES AT SHERATON PHOENIX DOWNTOWN HOTEL

Property Offers a Variety of Ways to Connect with Family and Friends throughout December Read more »

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Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged a 2004 constitutional amendment and earlier state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, arguing that the ban violated the U.S. Constitution and discriminated based on sexual orientation.

But Baker put her ruling on hold, and the state is expected to appeal it to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in St. Louis. Read more »

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