Libraries across the country are evolving. Maricopa County’s libraries did away with late fees, last summer. Pima County’s sprouted a seed lending program to source out sustainability projects. But deep in southern Arizona, one little library is trying something new: blending the hushed stacks of the last century, the town and the digital age.
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Fired Arizona Senate Staffer Gets $350,000 And Her Job Back
A former Arizona Democratic legislative staffer fired four years ago is entitled to more than $350,000 in damages and should get her job back after a jury found she was discriminated against based on race and sex, a federal judge ruled.
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UA Astronomer Uses Fellowship To Study Supermassive Black Holes
University of Arizona astronomer Peter Behroozi is one of 22 recipients of this year’s Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. He will use the funding to study supermassive black holes.
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Proposal Seeks To Modernize Campgrounds At National Parks
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Avondale Wants Residents To Produce Less Waste
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Trump Cancels Plans To Hold G-7 At One Of His Resorts After Bipartisan Criticism
Four Arizona representatives from both parties spoke out against the president's plan to hold the 2020 G-7 summit at a Trump resort in Florida.

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Opioid Trial: 4 Companies Reach Tentative Settlement With Ohio Counties
Four defendants, including the three big U.S. distributors, have struck a deal with Summit and Cuyahoga counties. It doesn't resolve thousands of other lawsuits filed against the firms across the U.S.
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Save The .... McDonald's? One Franchise In France Has Become A Social Justice Cause
McDonald's employees in Marseille are fighting to save their restaurant. For them, McD's isn't a capitalist giant; it's a vital community anchor in an under-resourced immigrant neighborhood.
Crash Victim's Family Pushes To Keep Boeing 737 Max From Flying Again Too Soon
The death of Samya Stumo in an Ethiopian Airlines crash stirred her parents to take action against regulators and Boeing. Victims' families want regulators to order a complete review of the 737 Max.
Get Your Flu Shot Now, Doctors Advise, Especially If You're Pregnant
Pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are particularly vulnerable to flu complications yet lag the elderly in getting vaccinated.