Tag Archives: Phoenix

08Jun/20

Nation’s Mayors Assemble New Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group

Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new initiative to produce, advance and enact meaningful reforms to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination. The Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group will take on the urgent task of outlining a series of specific recommendations related to America’s policing practices to help end the injustices facing black Americans. The Working Group is composed of the mayors of Chicago, Tampa, and Cincinnati, and the police chiefs of Baltimore, Phoenix and Columbia and will be assisted by other experts in the field with the goal of releasing actionable recommendations in the coming weeks. Read more

20Aug/17

Mass protests in U.S. cities decry racism, pillory Trump

A planned far-right rally in California and expected counter-demonstation comes on the heels of massive protests in U.S. cities over the weekend in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last week. Zach Goelman reports. Continue reading

15May/17

Lyft partners with Waymo

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 15, 2017) (REUTERS VIA SKYPE) – U.S. ride services company Lyft Inc and Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit Waymo have launched a self-driving vehicle partnership, bringing together two rivals to dominant ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc.
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13Apr/17

Didier Drogba has signed as a player-owner for Phoenix Rising in the United Soccer League according to the team’s website

Ex-Chelsea striker joins Phoenix Rising as player and co-owner taking the next step in his career
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20Mar/17

Google’s Project Sunroof shows huge solar potential of U.S.

Google launched a project called Project Sunroof in 2015, which measures solar potential of individual homes in the U.S. The result of the project shows most U.S. homes have great solar viability.
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18Mar/17

Phoenix billboard shows Trump next to swastikas

An artist/activist concerned than the U.S. is moving towards “dictatorship” creates a roadside billboard in Phoenix, Arizona, depicting U.S. President Donald Trump surrounded by Nazi swastikas.
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12Mar/17

Joni Sledge of “Sister Sledge” fame dies at age 60

Joni Sledge, who along with her siblings formed the group Sister Sledge and recorded the enduring hit “We Are Family,” has died aged 60, representatives for the group said on Saturday.

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11Sep/15

Police now probing 11 possible highway shootings in Phoenix area

Arizona police are investigating 11 possible vehicle shootings in recent days along a major highway running through Phoenix after a driver discovered a bullet hole in the side of his commercial truck.

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12Jul/15

Trump promises to “take our country back”

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump was in Phoenix, Arizona, focusing his attention again on Mexico saying “Don’t worry, we’ll take our country back.”

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