'A life that mattered': Arizona civil-rights leader Bill Straus dies at 69
Longtime civil-rights leader Bill Straus died Saturday night after a prolonged battle with cancer, leaving behind memories of a man who spoke the truth even when it was hard to hear.
He was 69.
The former radio personality never shied away from controversy during the eight years he hosted Straus' Place on KTAR, debating hot-button issues and working with lawmakers to craft an anti-hate-crime bill.
Straus carried that spark with him when he moved into a top role with the Anti-Defamation League in 2001, though friends and colleagues said he always maintained a civil tone.
During his 13... read more
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