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The fifth-largest city in America is about to drop a traffic enforcement system that many people say is an infringement on civil liberties. By a 5-4 vote, the Phoenix City Council decided to not renew a contract with the company that has installed cameras at 12 different intersections throughout the city.

Since 2009, the camera system has generated more than $7 million in revenue for the city from an estimated 205,000 camera tickets. However, red light camera systems have fallen out of favor in a number of large American cities, including Los Angeles.

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Lessons From the Brief, Lonesome Life of Echo the Wolf

A gray wolf walked to the Grand Canyon for the first time in 70 years, only to be shot by a hunter.

Photo from the Arrizona Game and Fish Department shows the wolf spotted on the Kaibab Plateau

Even true stories about wolves sound like fables.

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Out of Uniform: A Firefighter Pedals a Message of Safety

As a young kid, I always looked up to those, who at their best, could make a difference, helping those at their worst. Since the first grade, I was determined to become a firefighter, but in order to do so I needed to get in shape. A good friend convinced me to purchase my first road bike and before long, I found that cycling would become much more than just a workout — It was an enjoyable way of life. In 2009, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a full-time, structure firefighter.

As a young kid, I always looked up to those, who at their best, could make a difference, helping those at their worst. Since the first grade, I was determined to become a firefighter, but in order to do so I needed to get in shape. A good friend convinced me to purchase my first road bike and before long, I found that cycling would become much more than just a workout — It was an enjoyable way of life. In 2009, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a full-time, structure firefighter.

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GOOD Pictures: Immigration and Assimilation in South Central Phoenix

Eduardo Rivera's photographs invite us into people’s homes, showcasing warm kitchens and laundry hanging on the line.

GOOD Pictures features work by a new photographer each week, with a focus on up-and-coming artists. It is curated by Stephanie Gonot and Jennifer Mizgata.

How much does personal history inform a photographer’s work? Eduardo Rivera’s "131" series begs the question. Born and raised in a tough neighborhood of South Central Phoenix, Rivera's family moved to a nicer part of town when he was a pre-teen. As an adult, he went back to document the neighborhood of his youth. Rivera writes, "What I found was people and their spaces. Here, since the 1970s, old Mexican traditions have met new assimilated lifestyles as a search for identity and belonging persists." He says it's "a place where hope strives to live."

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