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Avondale Campaign To Encourage Residents To Produce Less Waste
Avondale is launching a campaign called One-Less to encourage and inform residents about producing less waste.
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.
Coalition Of Blacks Against Breast Cancer Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Breast cancer affects African Americans at significantly higher rates than other races. One Arizona nonprofit is seeking to raise awareness.
AZ Tribes Get $7.6 Mil Grant For Law Enforcement, Victim Services
The Justice Department has awarded more than $7.6 million for victim services and public safety to several tribes in Arizona.
Water Shut-Off In Oak Creek Planned For Oct. 21-22
People in the Oak Creek Canyon area need to prepare for a water shut-off because of repairs to the nearby fish hatchery. The water system in Oak Creek Canyon will be shut off for two days in order to complete repairs to the Sterling Springs Fish Hatchery delivery system.

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Which Countries Do Best — And Worst — At Keeping Big Tobacco Out Of Politics
The first-ever Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index points to the creative rules that some nations use — and what happens when contact isn't policed.
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.
Ambassador Defends New Requirement That China's Diplomats Report Meetings In U.S.
In a rare on-the-record interview, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad tells NPR that the new rule is "modest" compared to the way U.S. officials are monitored by Beijing.