TEMPE — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford’s career has been highlighted by one thing over the rest: injuries. When the newest Cardinals player was introduced at the team’s practice facility Friday, he gave perspective on how those ailments have impacted him moving to his fourth franchise in five seasons. “It’s frustrating,” Bradford sighed. “There’s been.
PHOENIX – Arizona’s bridges generally are safe, experts say, even though the federal government says nearly 400 of them are in poor or “structurally deficient” condition. Bridge safety gained national attention Thursday when at least six people died after a pedestrian bridge collapsed on the Florida International University campus in Miami. The bridge collapsed while.
DAYTON, Ohio — Once the top story in college basketball and nearly the top-ranked team, Arizona State made the NCAA Tournament by the skin of its teeth. All the naysayers and critics didn’t matter, just the fact that the Sun Devils had at least one more game to prove themselves. But although you can wipe.
DAYTON, Ohio — A weekend in December could hold the key to success in March for Arizona State. The Sun Devils will face off with the Syracuse Orange tonight, just over 72 hours after finding out when and where the game would be. The winner will head to Detroit and play TCU in the Round.
TUCSON – University of Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller discussed a variety of topics Monday afternoon, but it was the topic Miller didn’t discuss that likely will get the most attention. With the Wildcats preparing for Thursday’s matchup against Buffalo in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Miller was asked Monday if he.
TEMPE — Tra Holder cried. Kodi Justice found Bobby Hurley and gave him a hug. The Arizona State men’s basketball team jumped into their head coach’s pool in elation. For the first time since the 2013-14 season, the Sun Devils are going to the NCAA Tournament. On Sunday, it was announced that ASU earned a.
WASHINGTON – The tips Jonathan Teslevich earns are “crucial to my life,” which is why the Phoenix bartender worries that a new Labor Department rule on tip pooling could cost him the majority of his income. The proposed rule change would reverse decades of departmental policy by letting employers pool tips received by any workers.
PHOENIX — One decision can have a profound effect on a career. For Suns standout Devin Booker, his came the summer after his freshman year in high school. He moved 1,000 miles from Grandville, Michigan, to Moss Point, Mississippi, to live with his father. “Culture shock for me,” Booker said. Adapting has clearly been Booker’s.
PHOENIX – A business that started in a driveway more than a decade ago is paving the way for other women to be part of the automotive industry. “Tell me I can’t and I will show you I can,” said Bogi Lateiner, owner of 180 Degrees Automotive in central Phoenix. Lateiner did a 180 turn.
PHOENIX – For two days, Margaret T. Hance Park became the epicenter of Chinese culture and traditions, as the 28th annual Chinese Cultural and Cuisine Festival took over the public space in February, offering Valley locals an opportunity to see, hear and taste what the Asian country has to offer. Jeffrey Chow, a resident of.
PHOENIX – David LaRue, owner of Legendary Guns Inc., wondered Friday how his central Phoenix store might be affected by the recent decision by several major retailers to end the sale of firearms and ammunition to anyone younger than 21. “I don’t know if it’s the right thing to do, but I can understand why.
SURPRISE – Thirty-six hours. Thirty-six hours of Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. lying on his stomach waiting for a tattoo artist to complete the work covering almost every inch of his back. “I’m a beast. I see the end, and I just want to get it done,” DeShields said. The words from Psalm 23:4 appear.
WASHINGTON – Arizona residents Crystal Van Dyke and Jamie Wooldridge were among the first in line Wednesday morning to pay respects to the Rev. Billy Graham as the renowned evangelist was lying in honor in the Capitol Rotunda. Graham, known as “America’s Pastor,” died Feb. 21 at 99 after nearly half a century of advising.
TEMPE – Kroger Co., the nation’s largest grocery chain, on Thursday announced its Fred Meyer stores will discontinue the sale of guns and ammunition to customers younger than 21 years old. It’s the third major U.S. retailer in two days to also raise the purchase age. Kroger sells firearms at 43 Fred Meyer locations in.
TEMPE – City officials have opened a low-income housing development targeted to veterans and their families to give back to those who served their country. The 50-unit development, Valor on Eighth near downtown, already has been leased to 45 low-income residents, including 13 veterans and their families, said Tina Lopez, chief development officer for Save.
WASHINGTON – The Agriculture Department wants to make it harder for states to get around the rule that limits childless, able-bodied adults to three months of food stamp benefits unless they get a job. The USDA said Thursday that it plans to allow states to waive the work requirement only in counties with an annual.
CHINO VALLEY – Joseph Pravongviengkham slips a hood of red kangaroo leather over the head of his falcon, Sully. He wants to keep his bird calm for the 30-minute drive to an open field filled with quail, jackrabbits and cottontails. When they reach their destination, Pravongviengkham releases Sully from his box, removes the hood and.
TEMPE – Maybe you’re angry. Maybe a co-worker let lunch from last week fester in the break room refrigerator. Maybe a life partner, once again, after the 27th broken promise to buy groceries, acts as if ordering pizza is the same thing as a real dinner. Maybe a 16-year-old boy is angry his father died..
TEMPE – The #MeToo movement to raise awareness about sexual harassment has resonated with women around the world, exposing the pervasiveness of the problem and prompting more women to think about their own safety. Here in Arizona, some women are making moves, literally, to protect themselves using an Israeli self-defense system called Krav Maga, which.
Widespread flu activity has made the 2017-18 season one of the worst in years, especially in Arizona. Every county in the state has confirmed an influenza case this season, and about 19,000 more Arizonans have been infected compared with last year. The middle-aged and elderly in particular are being affected more than normal. Follow us.
PHOENIX – Members of a nonprofit environmental advocacy group on Thursday urged the public to pay closer attention to “regressive” governmental policies they say could damage the solar power industry in Arizona, and they warned against proposed budget cuts that could cripple the Environmental Protection Agency. Tempe-based Defend Our Future, a student engagement group, held.
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions said authorities will not “cede a single community, one block or one street corner, to violent gangs and drug dealers” in the fight against opioids, a crisis that has claimed 910 lives in Arizona since June. Sessions’ remarks came during a wide-ranging speech to the Major County Sheriffs of.
PHOENIX – Dozens of states in the U.S. regulate the tattoo industry. They often require the businesses to have licenses and the customers to remain sober. Yet Arizona is one of the few states that has minimal restrictions. The state requires tattoo artists to use sterilized needles and prohibits minors from getting tattoos without an.
TEMPE – The opioid crisis in Arizona is likely to grow, a DEA agent warned Wednesday, praising the state’s efforts so far and saying it’s time to stop playing the blame game. “For right now, unfortunately, it looks like the problem is getting worse before it gets better,” said Doug Coleman, a special agent for.
PHOENIX – Tom Messier turned his Mesa home into a winery. Four-foot-tall metal buckets line his living room. A humidifier and two wooden barrels, covered by a plastic sheet, occupy a corner of his kitchen. Stacks of red, white and fruit wines in glass jugs decorate his spare room. Messier belongs to AZ WineMakers, a.
Charmaine Tyler curls a blanket around her shoulders as she sits on a curb in downtown Phoenix, bracing herself against a 37-degree predawn in three tattered sweaters, sweatpants, socks and sandals. Anne Scott approaches with a smile and a clipboard. Good morning, ma’am. I’m talking to people who may be homeless for our survey. Can.
PHOENIX – Arizona ranked 36 out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for its residents’ “ability to save and build wealth,” according to Prosperity Now’s 2018 scorecard released earlier this week. This is the state’s best ranking in the study, which became an annual occurrence in 2012. Prosperity Now – formerly the.
PHOENIX – Nirvana Center, a medical-marijuana dispensary in Phoenix, sells products with such names as ice cream, bubble gum and vanilla bean – shying away from using harsher-sounding traditional names. “People definitely are becoming more accepting of cannabis and its uses,” said Max Schell, who helps run the center’s marketing team. “And I feel like.
PHOENIX – Nikola Motor Co. plans to build a 1 million-square-foot manufacturing plant for its hydrogen-electric semi-trucks in Buckeye, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday, and the company will move its headquarters to the West Valley from Salt Lake City later this year. Nikola chose Arizona after a 12-month search among nine states and 30 locations,.
SCOTTSDALE – Carlos Sugich saw a golden opportunity to represent the Hispanic community at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Sugich, the first Hispanic chairman of the tournament, created a Spanish-language website for the Phoenix Open to expand its reach toward Hispanics. “We thought there was a need so that we could reach a broader audience.
PHOENIX – Medical-marijuana businesses and advocates oppose a bill that would make it a felony to publish unverified information about dispensaries, saying it’s an effort to block business. Sen. David Farnsworth, R-Mesa, sponsored a bill to punish any “listing or menu service” in Arizona that publishes information about a dispensary without verifying its registration and.
PHOENIX – The year was 1997, and Tiger Woods, fresh out of Stanford, was brand new to the PGA Tour. Woods stepped up to the raucous 16th tee wearing a navy blue Nike hat and oversize polo shirt that probably would be considered drab by today’s fashion standards. What he did next became a legendary.
PHOENIX – News that the WWE’s Royal Rumble event will land in Chase Field next January pumped up local fans, including a World Series hero and local wrestling talent who could benefit from the visit. The professional wrestling organization announced Wednesday that the Arizona Diamondbacks’ home field will host the match on Jan. 29, 2019..
TEMPE – Arizona State wrestling has emerged as one of the leaders in the college landscape when it comes to producing mixed martial arts talent. It has delivered UFC veterans and contenders John Moraga and Aaron Simpson. Current and former champions Ryan Bader and Cain Velasquez spent years on the mats in Tempe. “We have.
WASHINGTON – New tariffs imposed Tuesday by the Trump administration on imported solar products will benefit domestic manufacturers, but could hit consumers and other parts of the solar energy industry hard, experts said.
TEMPE – A strong locker room culture defined Bruce Arians’ tenure with the Arizona Cardinals. The team knew the shoes Arians left to fill would be big, but president Michael Bidwill and general manager Steve Keim are confident they found somebody with the same discipline and pedigree to keep that culture running smoothly. Steve Wilks,.
WASHINGTON – Arizona was one of the worst states in the country for highway safety in 2017, based on the state’s comparative lack of driving-safety laws, according to a national report released Monday. The 2018 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, by Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety, ranked states according to 16 laws, including.
PHOENIX — Devin Booker hopes to become the first Suns player in an All-Star Game since Steve Nash represented the team in 2012. Although landing on an All-Star roster and having the respect of others in the NBA is a big deal, a bigger issue is at hand: Booker’s brand. “(Booker) plays in an era.
SCOTTSDALE – Just as the ’56 Chevy Bel Air was about to rumble up the ramp, someone on the detail team noticed a dull spot on an otherwise gleaming tire. Time for more polish. Done and ready for auction. The 47th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction offered more than 1,700 vehicles for sale in Scottsdale..
GLENDALE – The upcoming “Black Panther” movie, which had the highest first-day ticket presales of any Marvel movie, is one of the latest examples of what some say is a controversial push for diversity by major players in the comic book industry. The title character, Black Panther, was one of the first substantial black characters.
WASHINGTON – Arizona emergency management officials said Tuesday they have safeguards in place that should prevent a false alarm like the one that rattled Hawaii residents, who received an erroneous report Saturday of a ballistic missile attack. It takes more than one person in Arizona to trigger an alert like the one that caused widespread.
PHOENIX – Even before the news reports about problems with Apple’s iPhone X – one reviewer for Forbes called it the worst iPhone ever – some experts had reservations about the facial recognition technology that is one of the phone’s marquee features. Arizona State University professor Sonia Bovio recently bought an iPhone 8, mainly for.
PHOENIX — Every time Catherine Baimonte visited her mother at an assisted-living facility in Colorado, her mother’s health worsened. Baimonte, a retired Avondale teacher, remembers one of those visits. Her mother forgot how to shower. Do you need help? Baimonte asked. She stepped in and out of the shower to help. “Finally, we got out,.
TEMPE – On New Year’s Eve 20 years ago, Pat Tillman walked off a field in El Paso, Texas, representing Arizona State football for the last time. No one knew how the next 6½ years would unfold, that he would become a symbol of perseverance, of selflessness, of bravery, and, ultimately, of sacrifice. “I wasn’t.
GLENDALE — Three turnovers, a missed field goal and a chance for the opponent to tie the game. It looked like Penn State, after dominating most of the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, was setting up for heartbreak. However, on the final play, the Nittany Lions forced a turnover that secured a 35-28 victory over Washington Saturday.
SCOTTSDALE — Arizona State made headlines when it chose to fire football coach Todd Graham. Not only was the hiring of Herm Edwards a surprise but so, too, was the announcement of a new leadership model that would reflect an NFL structure. The decisions by Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson attracted national attention. Some.
PHOENIX – Elyse Guidas wants to increase access to healthy foods in low-income areas. She works as the executive director of Fresh Express, a nonprofit that sells fruits and vegetables from a retired Valley Metro bus fitted as a mini grocery store. The truck sells the foods at cost, below market price. It makes 20.
GLENDALE – On a warm Saturday night in October, comic book fans traveled to Drawn to Comics in Glendale where local comic book artists promoted their work at the shop’s annual Halloween Comicfest. Young children in costumes darted around the adults. Young women waited in line to buy their comic books. It’s a scene some.
TEMPE – With their college football playing days coming to an end in Friday’s Sun Bowl, Arizona State seniors were melancholy about an ASU journey that will reach the finish line at the same time Todd Graham’s does. The coach was fired on Nov. 26 but opted to lead the team though its postseason game.
PHOENIX — As wedding prices rise in the Valley, Arizona couples and small businesses juggle costs, trends and constantly evolving technology. National average wedding costs have risen $12,333 from only five years ago, as millennial couples demand a custom tailored experience, shift from short videos to movies that tell the story of their romance and.
PHOENIX – The number of Latino-owned businesses in Arizona doubled from 2007 to 2015, according to recent data released by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. And the group has more purchasing power than ever. Chamber spokesman James Garcia credited increases in entrepreneurism and economic impact to the population’s rise in size and education levels..
AVONDALE — Big changes are in the works at Phoenix Raceway. On top of its massive renovation, the track unveiled its announcement of a title shift on Sept. 26. The track has signed ISM Connect as its naming rights partner. The transition to becoming ISM Raceway, effective 2018, is the first time in the track’s.
WASHINGTON – Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial. A decade after the start of the recession, Native Americans posted poverty and unemployment numbers that were more than twice the overall state average, and per capita incomes that were less than.
PHOENIX — Sporting events go beyond the boxscore. With increased in-home viewing options and rising ticket prices, sports franchises know they must complement competition on the playing field with cutting edge in-house entertainment. For an older generation, the constant music and in-house emcee might be a bit much. But for most others, a digitalized lifestyle.
WASHINGTON – Arizonans came out of the recession with more than twice the student debt that they carried 10 years ago, as economic forces that came with the recession created a “perfect storm” for rising debt. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Arizonans carried $4,690 in student debt per capita in 2016, up.
PHOENIX – It costs less to die in Arizona and in other nearby states compared to elsewhere in the nation – at least when it comes to funeral costs. Local experts say that’s because so many people here choose cremation over traditional burial. The national median cost of a funeral, which includes viewing and burial.
WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates in Arizona inched down to 4.5 percent in October, falling to the lowest rate since the start of the Great Recession and capping one of the longest recoveries on record in the state. Some experts said there may yet be improvements in the overall jobless rate, but all agreed that employment.
PHOENIX – Melissa de la Rosa has been boxing at Jabz Boxing in Arcadia for just under a year. The women-only facility fulfills more than de la Rosa’s desire to amp up her cardio and relieve stress. “I’m an Orthodox Jew, and I can’t work out uncovered around men,” she said. “So, I come here.
PHOENIX — Imagine watching a NASCAR race from a comfortable couch above Turn One. Or, with drink in hand and perched high above the tee box, observing a top PGA Tour pro take on one of the most exciting holes in golf. Both options are available to Valley sports fans. Corporate sponsorship are a large.
WASHINGTON – The global scale of the so-called Great Recession that began 10 years ago in the U.S. may have been illustrated best by the steep drop in remittances, or money that immigrants send to family back home. “For the first time in recorded history, remittances to developing countries actually declined,” during the recession, said.
PHOENIX – Fan is short for fanatic for a reason. That zeal is what keeps the heart of the sports memorabilia world beating. The reasons for the multi-billion dollar industry’s popularity range from nostalgia to pursuit of financial gain to desire to feel a connection with a player. In the Valley, it is the signature.
WASHINGTON – It was what one expert called “the mother of all booms.” Just over a decade ago, Arizona’s construction industry was leading the country in residential and commercial building. People were waiting up to a year for a house, even as builders were throwing new homes up on spec for the residents who were.
PHOENIX – When the officials at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix found out they won a quarter million-dollar grant to improve their urban farm, they already had a plan to install an irrigation system, plant fruit trees and add shade to extend the growing season. Those improvements will help the nonprofit.
PHOENIX — For many, sports serve as an escape from everyday life, a chance to engage with others who share a common interest. Throw in high-level competition and a large student enrollment and Arizona State seems like an ideal setting for a strong football fan base. Yet the largest public university in the country should.
PHOENIX — Once upon a time, the Suns were the face of the Valley. They were the community’s first major sports team, beginning play in the 1968-69 season. In 1988, the NFL’s Cardinals relocated to Tempe from St. Louis, and in 1996, the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets became the Phoenix Coyotes. Two years later, the Diamondbacks.
PHOENIX — It’s a Saturday evening at Gila River Arena in Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes are hosting the Winnipeg Jets. A few minutes into the opening period, fans continue to find their seats and settle down for a night of hockey. As the puck finds the back of the net and the horn sounds,.
PHOENIX – A number of telephone history museums – which celebrate everything from telegraphs and telephone booths to rotary and flip phones – have closed in the past few years. Museums in Houston, Oregon and Tucson couldn’t keep their doors open, according to media reports. In Phoenix, Joe Hersey worried the collection he had curated.
WASHINGTON – With one week left to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, advocates are urging Arizona consumers to “window shop” for insurance plans that may be cheaper than they expected or, in some cases, essentially free. “People don’t know about the discounts until they try,” said Allen Gjersvig, director of navigator.
SCOTTSDALE – Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to serving the poor, was exorcised on her deathbed in late 1996, according to published reports, because the Archbishop of Calcutta feared she was “being attacked by the devil.” Exorcisms, the religious practice of driving the evil spirit or demon out of someone.
BISBEE – The students digging beneath the stands at Bisbee’s Warren Ballpark have unearthed a few artifacts that provide a glimpse into what life was like for fans of the century-old ballpark: firearm cartridges, broken glass bottles, bus tokens. Robert Schon, an associate professor of archaeology at the University of Arizona, leads the archeological dig,.
TEMPE – Arizona State University recently added an interfaith reflection room and ablution rooms to its Memorial Union to accommodate students who want to practice their religious beliefs. Muslim students had asked for a place to cleanse themselves before prayer. “What the students desire is really the driver for this project and so it’s paid.
PHOENIX – Craig Turner opens one of many cardboard boxes that had just arrived at the Talking Book library early one October morning. He finds a surprise among them: A thank you note from a patron. He opens another. This note says one of the library’s patrons has passed away. “On a personal level, I.
PHOENIX – It’s a Saturday morning in downtown Gilbert, and, for September, temperatures are still sweltering. The sun beats down as a local farmer’s market sells homemade jams and families walk their dogs. The buzz of couples chattering over brunch can be heard from the sidewalk. But, tucked just behind the restaurants that line Gilbert’s.
PHOENIX – Several Arizona funeral home directors say a new online system to process death certificates has led to delays in cremations and burials. One funeral administrator said Messinger Mortuaries used to handle about 30 cremations a day, but that dropped to four per day after the Arizona Department of Health Services launched the system.
On the final episode of Season 2 of In Focus, we went to the Musical Instrument Museum for a different approach on the Arizona music industry. Our opening song is “Take You Home Tonight” by Vibe Tracks and our closing song is “Scarlet Fire” by Otis McDonald. This episode also featured an acoustic guitar solo.
PHOENIX — Arizona’s current Christmas tree shortage began 10 years ago when the recession hit. “I’m expecting that we’ll run out of trees early this year,” said Mel Cooper, owner of Arizona Valley View Christmas Tree Lots. Christmas tree production was at a peak in the winter of 2007, which was right at the start.
PHOENIX – Selling jewelry, clothing and food wasn’t the only idea behind La Luna Markets. Giving residents an opportunity to skip crowded retail lines and the ability to shop local were also top goals on the minds of the organizers. During Small Business Saturday, Azukar Coffee Shop, a South Phoenix cafe, hosted the market, an.
WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission is moving to rein in a low-cost telephone service for low-income customers that critics say will hit Indian Country hard if fully implemented. But FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai and other supporters say the reforms would close the digital divide between urban and rural Americans by ending “ongoing waste, fraud.
WASHINGTON – The Washington monument that Mark Singer and Kim Bongiorno came to see wasn’t old and it wasn’t on the National Mall and it wasn’t dedicated – strictly – to U.S. history. But don’t tell the Scottsdale couple that it wasn’t worth the trip. “It’s phenomenal what they’ve done,” Bongiorno said after touring the.
PHOENIX – Lauren Booth, merchandiser for Bunky Boutique, sits at the little wooden register in the corner of the downtown Phoenix store, stamping cards in preparation for the busy weekend to come. The weekend after Thanksgiving brings “a lot of people who shop locally,” said Booth, and with Bunky Boutique’s expansion to Phoenix Sky Harbor.
WASHINGTON – Three things are likely to ruin an otherwise good Thanksgiving: too much alcohol, too-dry stuffing and talking politics at the dinner table. But how do you navigate the holiday when talking about politics is not just a hobby, but your career? “When your job is politics it’s hard,” said Chris Cillizza, editor-at-large for.
PHOENIX — Arizona health professionals have educated 4,000 students on the effects of opioid abuse and plan to expand the program to student-athletes statewide by January. The program teaches student-athletes, parents and coaches about addiction, overdoses and deaths that have ravaged the nation. A pilot program in the Tempe Union High School District addressed the.
Miss DJ MJ is a local Arizona DJ who doubles as a financial advisor. She has played around the country for popular clubs, private events and for major celebrities. While she continues playing for celebrities and events, Miss DJ MJ also helps people with their financial needs. Our opening song is “Take You Home Tonight”.
PHOENIX — On May 2, 2015, Zach Giron died by suicide. Since then, his mother Gina Gillis has struggled to grieve for her 26-year-old son, asking questions that have no answers. Gillis is what the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) calls a suicide survivor, someone who has experienced loss through suicide. There are millions.
PHOENIX – The city is bringing a bike share program to a central Phoenix neighborhood at a fraction of the usual cost, teaching about safety and providing exercise options to residents who wouldn’t be able to afford the program. An Aetna Foundation grant for $100,000 will finance the program in the Edison Eastlake neighborhood. Residents.
WASHINGTON – Anyone who doubts the lure of Route 66 should talk to Winslow Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Hall, who said that capitalizing on the historic highway was key to revitalization of the historic downtown. “Fifteen, 20 years ago the population was dwindling and we decided we had to do something,” Hall said. “We.
It was nearly 10 years ago — December 2007 — that the National Bureau of Economic Research marks as the start of a deep recession the United States, what is often called the Great Recession. Officially, the recession ended in June 2009, but recovery was slow and many Americans were still feeling its effects years.
PHOENIX – When Park Central Mall opened in 1957, the cars packed into the parking lot had fins, Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” was on the radio and shoppers were riding the escalators at a gleaming, two-story Goldwater’s department store, founded by the family of the man who would run for president seven years later. The.
WASHINGTON – Brad Allenby remembers being an Army officer during the Vietnam era and watching fellow soldiers return from the war suffering from trauma from what they had experienced there – trauma made worse by their reception at home. “They come home to a society that calls them ‘baby killers’ and spits on them ..
WASHINGTON – On a cool November morning, New Hampshire resident Howie Howe came to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington and stopped to see the names of two foster brothers that are etched on the wall. As volunteers under a nearby awning continued to read the more than 58,000 names on the black stone wall,.
PHOENIX — In a park that is usually near-empty, tents from local restaurants, breweries and shops lined the grass as hundreds of Valley locals swarmed for Local First Arizona’s 13th annual Arizona Fall Fest on Saturday, an event that exclusively showcased state-owned businesses. Dogs were let off leashes to run around in open areas, people.
PHOENIX — Dolores Escobar takes a 30-minute bus ride every Sunday from her house to the closest water-vending machine and carries eight empty gallon jugs with her to refill them. During hot seasons, she travels twice a week. She spends nearly $50 a month on the water, plus her bus tickets. The Phoenix resident said.
PHOENIX – Sam Staas was designated female when he was born. It took years before he realized he was a boy. He was 6 years old when, as a girl, he wore dresses to family weddings, sobbing, relying on his mother’s promise they could burn the dresses when he returned home. He lost a good.
Kaylor Cox is a 20-year-old country musician from South Dakota who has been living in Tucson for the past nine years. She recently played the Oro Valley Music Festival and has opened for well-known country artists. Today, Kaylor is working full-time on her music and is getting ready to move to Nashville to further her.
PARADISE VALLEY — Anthony Robles was born with just one leg. But he never let that hold him back. “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen,” Robles said Wednesday, during his speech at the 47th Arizona Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Robles wrote a remarkable story of.
PHOENIX — Marshawn Lynch eats Skittles and Cam Newton wears special shoes. NFL players, however, aren’t the only ones with pregame rituals. High school football players have them, too. From taking naps to listening to Disney music, players have different ways to prepare for games. Some might call it superstitious. Players find it a necessity..
DULLES, Virginia – Tucson International last week became the latest airport in Arizona to roll out enhanced security measures that will require travelers to put any electronic device larger than a cell phone into a separate bin. The added step is needed “to stay ahead of evolving threats to the transportation system,” a Transportation Security.
PHOENIX — Bloodied, flesh-eating, hungry zombies filled the streets of the Warehouse District in Phoenix on Oct. 28. Arizonans came dressed to impress in their zombie costumes, all to raise money for the Hemophilia Association. This is the second year the Arizona Hemophilia Association (AHA) has partnered with Downtown Phoenix, Inc. to put on the.
TEMPE – When Patricia St. Vincent bought a 1910 colonial revival house in Tempe more than 30 years ago, the seller congratulated her and said, “You bought yourself a haunted house.” That didn’t bother St. Vincent when she closed the deal on the Ash Street property. She transformed the house into Casey Moore’s Oyster House..
TEMPE — Nestled between two buttes sits iconic Sun Devil Stadium. The structure that opened in 1958 and has hosted the Pope, the Rolling Stones and countless football games has also undergone multiple transformations throughout the years. Before it was built, Arizona State played at Goodwin Stadium. It was located where the W.P. Carey School.
PHOENIX – How safe are the rides at the state fair? After a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair earlier this year and took the life of one person and injured seven others, similar rides outside of Ohio were shut down as a precaution, prompting concerns about ride safety. The Arizona State Fair attracts.
SCOTTSDALE – Maricopa County prosecutors, Mesa police and health care leaders are teaming up to research the prevalence of concussions in domestic violence victims. County prosecutors said a study could lead to better treatment for domestic violence victims as well as more prosecutions against their attackers. The county attorney’s office dealt with more than.
PHOENIX — Joshua Olson received the news no one wants to hear — he had contracted HIV from someone he dated. “You don’t really know where to go from there,” Olson said. “I made the mistake of trusting someone I shouldn’t.” Now, seven years after finding out he was HIV-positive, Olson is at his semi-annual.
PHOENIX — The first time Devin Booker played with Mike James on the Suns’ summer league team, he had questions. “I was like, ‘Who is this guy?’ I had never heard of him. He came from overseas. I was like, ‘Why isn’t he on an NBA team?’ ” Booker said. He is now. The 27-year-old rookie.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Fall League breeds Major League Baseball’s future top talent. Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant and countless others have played in the developmental league that sends approximately 60 percent of its players to the majors. It is about instruction. But also relationships. “One of my favorite trips this year was to.
TEMPE — The Arizona Cardinals are taking a closer look at their quarterback situation after losing Carson Palmer to a broken left arm. Drew Stanton will step in for Palmer, coach Bruce Arians said Monday, with Blaine Gabbert serving as backup. The Cardinals signed former Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici to the team’s practice squad.
PHOENIX — Following three straight losses to start the season, two of which were by over 40 points, the Phoenix Suns have experienced a season’s-worth of turmoil in just 24 hours, as the team fired its head coach and appears to be on track to lose its starting point guard. Eric Bledsoe, a veteran brought.
WASHINGTON – A study that asks the question, “Can Technology be Used to Modify Behavior and Reduce Rates of Melanoma” may sound pretty dry – but for Scottsdale eighth-grader Arjun Moorthy, it’s personal. Arjun said he started the study after one of his teachers and a family friend were diagnosed with skin cancer. He developed.
PHOENIX – Thousands of people converged in central Phoenix this past weekend as part of the inaugural Lost Lake Festival, a three-day music, arts and food event. Despite earlier concerns about security issues and potential traffic snarls, attendees and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said the event “exceeded expectations.” “Steele Indian School Park has never looked.
Arizona is one of the states that does not require firearm owners to be permitted in order to purchase a firearm, and does not require background checks for person-to-person firearm sales. Are you an Arizona firearm owner? Have you had experience with personal sales? We would like to hear about the experience, and whether you.
PHOENIX — “Let’s all take one deep breath together, and I’d like you to turn to the person to the left, or right of you and I’d like you to say to them, ‘I’m glad you’re here and I will not forget this moment,’” said Jenny McLellan, in front of those who attended the 22nd.
PHOENIX — Standing a full 6 feet 8 inches tall, Connie Hawkins’ impact on Phoenix Suns basketball was as large as he was. Hundreds of fans, staff, family and friends gathered at Talking Stick Resort Arena Friday to honor the life of “The Hawk,” who died on October 6 at 75. Hawkins, who played for.
PHOENIX – Tiny meows echo through the room as volunteers in yellow smocks feed, weigh and record every kitten in the Arizona Humane Society’s Bottle Baby Intensive Care Unit. When a rescue worker showed up at the nonprofit’s Phoenix facility with a cardboard crate in her hands on a recent Friday afternoon, a spokeswoman looked.
In the third episode of In Focus Season 2, we interview Arizona-based Americana musician Blaine Long, who released his latest album after appearing on NBC’s The Voice. Our opening song is “Take You Home Tonight” by Vibe Tracks and our closing song is “Scarlet Fire” by Otis McDonald. Last year Blaine was coached by Blake.
PHOENIX – A new device can check for brain injuries like concussions and bleeds in less than an hour, according to Arizona medical leaders who are using the technology. Brainscope One can save money because patients can go to an urgent care center instead of an emergency room, said Dr. Devin Minior, chief medical advisor.
PHOENIX – Kitchen on the Street works to close a gap in childhood hunger by giving students bags of nutritious food to eat over the weekend – enough to feed them until they return to school to get meals. The nonprofit, inspired by the story of a student who had to comb through school trash.
The Trump administration is proposing cuts to the Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs, which include the Congregate, Home-Delivered and Nutrition Services Incentive Programs. The National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs, along with Meals on Wheels America, is recommending the OAA programs have their funding increased to $874.6 million, which represents a $36.8 million.
PHOENIX — Teary-eyed and frustrated, two-time cancer survivor Toni Bannister said Tuesday that Trump administration moves to dismantle the Affordable Care Act leave people vulnerable. “I cannot for the life of me wrap my mind around people who think that health insurance should be an optional right, some kind of present that you get because.
QUEEN CREEK — Schnepf Farms opened the gates to its Pumpkin and Chili Party fall festival on Oct. 5, and community members swarmed to the attractions. Schnepf Farms encompasses 300 acres packed full of activities ranging from pumpkin and vegetable picking to roller coasters and a 20-acre corn maze in the shape of former Arizona.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s actions this week to dismantle Obamacare created what health experts called “political smoke” just weeks before the next open enrollment period, which they said could hurt enrollment for 2018. Trump, citing Congress’ inability to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act, issued an executive order Thursday to let businesses group.
PHOENIX — Since Kentucky’s 2014-15 Final Four season, NBA teams have drafted 12 players from the men’s basketball program, including Suns guards Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis. The two young guards became best known in the 2016-17 season: Booker with a 70-point game, and Ulis with a number of spectacular plays and buzzer-beaters. Their friendship,.
PHOENIX – Arizona ranks among the top states for financial complaints by older consumers, a consumer group said in a report released Thursday. Seniors are more likely to be financial prey than members of other age groups, whether the target of advertising that glosses over the downsides of reverse mortgages with soothing celebrity testimonials, dealing.
PHOENIX – Roza Ferdowsmakan has loved food since she was 13 and spotted a strange-looking pie at a dinner party. What’s this? The host answered by cutting a tiny triangle and urging the teen to savor a bite. “Close your eyes,” the host said. “I want you to keep your eyes closed. I want you to.
PHOENIX — From the moment the first pitch was thrown in the National League Division Series, the Arizona Diamondbacks never appeared to be their true selves. The moment seemed to be too much. At times, even overwhelming. Back in front of their home crowd on Monday night in a must-win scenario, the Diamondbacks improbable season came.
PHOENIX — Those impacted – directly or indirectly – by traumatic events such as the Las Vegas shooting can experience changes in their mental health for days, weeks and even years after the fact. Everyone experiences tragedy a little differently and will have varying symptoms and coping methods, mental health experts said. This reaction depends.
In the second episode of In Focus Season 2, we interview local alternative band Redhill. Two of the band’s members tell us the story behind their unique orchestral style, their tour in London and how they build their fan base. Our opening song is “Take You Home Tonight” by Vibe Tracks and our closing song.
PHOENIX — In the 1980s, during halftimes, timeouts and other breaks in Phoenix Suns games, all eyes were on Henry Rojas, though much of the crowd did not know it. The original Suns gorilla mascot, Rojas fell into the role in 1979 after working with the Eastern Onion Singing Telegram Service. On an assignment in.
PHOENIX – In the past decade, nail art has become one of the hottest trends in the nail care industry. In fact, more than 85 percent of the salons surveyed nationwide offered nail art, which includes everything from hand painted art and Swarovski crystals to chrome nails, according to NAILS Magazine 2016-2017 statistics. Nail art.
PHOENIX – Feminists from around the Valley traveled to Arizona State University’s downtown campus Wednesday to honor civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez, who spoke about her contribution in the 1947 Mendez v. Westminster case that ended segregation in California. A feminist herself, Mendez supports education, leadership, equality and empowerment for all women. But not all.
WASHINGTON – A Senate committee Wednesday chastised the former head of Equifax for a data breach that exposed financial data of as many as 143 million Americans to hackers – a number that one Arizona expert said could be even higher. Jamie Winterton, director of strategy at the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University,.
PHOENIX — Before Wednesday night’s 11-8 National League Wild Card victory over the Colorado Rockies, Archie Bradley had just one request for Arizona Diamondbacks fans: “I want to see pandemonium. I don’t want to see people sitting down.” As he rounded second base and headed for third in the bottom of the seventh inning, Bradley looked.
SCOTTSDALE – A sensory touch technique can help people diagnosed with Down syndrome learn math and other lessons more readily, according to the leaders of a local nonprofit. Gigi’s Playhouse uses learning tools to teach topics that can eventually lead to a job and independence, math coordinator Laura St. John said. Students like Brett Schatzman.
PHOENIX — When a sports organization hires a new head coach or manager, many place an importance on creating a new culture in hopes of altering past results. For first-year Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, that was a priority from day one. “I wanted to just establish a relationship with these guys,” Lovullo said. “Establishing.
PHOENIX – One local security expert called Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas an “unusual circumstance,” and it’s not something professionals would have necessarily anticipated. The shooting, which left more than 50 people dead and more than 500 injured, came from a hotel room on the 32nd floor looking over the country music festival. Scottsdale-based.
PHOENIX – Arizonans showed up in droves Monday to donate blood to help the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, and officials said the American Red Cross and United Blood Services collectively sent hundreds of “blood products” to help those injured. The interest in donating became so intense, people at one Red Cross bloodmobile in.
COTTONWOOD – Some wine specialists foresee climate change eventually reducing the amount of wine produced. However, with every new harvesting season, winemakers find different ways to adapt to new weather challenges. As Earth’s climate changes, so is the way winemakers are harvesting their grapes. Well-known wine countries in Western Europe have seen the consequences of.
PHOENIX — The next time the Arizona Diamondbacks take the field, things will be a bit different. The painted logo behind home plate, the decor around the stadium, the atmosphere, the audience. But one thing will remain the same. The end goal. On Wednesday night at Chase Field, the Diamondbacks will host the Colorado Rockies.
Cronkite News is reporting on the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday. We would like to speak to anyone who has a connection to the incident. What is your connection to the shooting in Las Vegas? Were you there, or know.
WASHINGTON – It’s a classic Washington rags-to-riches story. Born in tough conditions, he made his way to Capitol Hill, where he’s now running in an election against tough odds. But this is not a typical politician. Meet Boomer, the golden retriever of Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, who entered the dog in the Cutest Pet on.
TEMPE – The volunteers stood in the shade of a bank parking lot, carrying water bottles, waiting for people to send relief to hurricane victims in Florida and Texas. The request for donations was for a much-needed item that may not come easily to mind – diapers. Diapers are needed for hurricane victims and for.
PHOENIX – A national study warns that youths, some as young as 8 years old, are getting tattoos and body piercings that risk their health. The American Academy of Pediatrics study said tattoos and other body modifications are becoming more common among adolescents and young adults. One out of ten high school students surveyed had.
PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has spent hundreds of millions of dollars making improvements to the airport in the past few years. And airport officials say the work is paying off. Last year, Sky Harbor ranked 14th among mega airports on the J.D. Power and Associates’ airport satisfaction survey. This year, it tied.
PHOENIX — In the past month, Arizonans have watched hurricanes and earthquakes devastate communities around the world. Now, some citizens are preparing for a disaster closer to home. The Daisy Mountain Fire Department is one of several organizations offering a Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) class. The biannual Daisy Mountain program helps train civilians to.
PHOENIX — In August 2017, Arizona saw a 12 percent decrease in gun background checks compared to August 2016. Background checks have continued to decrease since President Donald Trump has taken office. “Americans never know which way the government is going to be going,” said Frank Goff, a member of the Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club.
GILBERT – The co-owner of a Gilbert deli shop said he doesn’t base his success on the number of customers who walk through his doors – he’s more interested in the number of jobs he can provide. Not Your Typical Deli hires employees diagnosed with autism and other developmental issues. Cashier Cordell Sherwood, who was.
WASHINGTON – Senate leaders abandoned their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying Tuesday that they would turn their attention to tax reform after key GOP defections doomed the health care proposal. The announcement came one day after Sen. Susan Collins of Maine joined fellow Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona.
PHOENIX — Workforce opportunities, scholarship aid for education, therapeutic methods, sports opportunities and more. The Cronkite News team has put together a collection of stories that highlight some of Arizona’s resources that aid the autism community. Not Your Typical Deli Gilbert, Arizona deli business provides opportunities for employees diagnosed with autism. AguaSac AguaSac, an Arizona.
Senate Republicans are trying again to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act — or Obamacare — by fast-tracking the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill, which is expected to come up for a vote before Sept. 30. Supporters say it will give more power to the states, but critics say it will do so by slashing federal.
WASHINGTON – Despite posting a sharp decrease in its poverty rate over the last two years, Arizona continued to have some of the highest poverty in the nation in 2016, the latest Census numbers show. Arizona’s poverty rate of 16.4 percent was well above the national rate of 14 percent that year, and ranged from.
In the first episode of In Focus Season 2, the Odd Squad Family tells the story of how their rap group started, how they manage the business side of the music, and entertain us with a little freestyle rap. Our opening song is “Take You Home Tonight” by Vibe Tracks and our closing song is.
PHOENIX – Teachers yell at students to get under tables and the sounds of gunfire ring in the air. One moment, Austin Eubanks was walking the halls of Columbine High School with his best friend. Minutes later, he was huddled under a table. He and his best friend were shot. His friend died. Eubanks, wounded,.
PHOENIX — Tribal leaders from California and Washington discussed Thursday the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands. Several members of the National Indian Gaming Association attended the meeting and touted the financial and health rewards. David Vialpando, Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission chairman in Southern California, said the Iipay Nation has a marijuana.
PHOENIX — A group of excited kids at Neighborhood Ministries, clad in black Phoenix Suns shirts and sitting on basketballs distributed by the team, awaited the chance to play on their new basketball court. The full-size court, with new rims, purple and orange decorations and pictures of Suns legends such as Steve Nash and Charles.
GOODYEAR – West Valley government and business leaders are developing shopping, entertainment and job hubs in a continued effort to keep residents from being siphoned to other areas in the Valley. Storefronts with medical centers in Goodyear, restaurants along Bell Road, and factories placed by once-empty fields along the Loop 303 and Thomas Road are.
PHOENIX – Officials are building a light rail station in east-central Phoenix with a platform for better wheelchair access, and will be improving passenger pickup times at two of the city’s most popular stations. Starting in October, the light rail along Central Avenue will pick up passengers every 15 minutes at the Thomas and Camelback.
GLENDALE– Going to the rink in shorts and flip flops is a perk that comes with playing hockey in Arizona. Behind the scenes, however, the heat is a strain on the state’s professional teams, especially from a financial standpoint. Even though only the Diamondbacks, Mercury and Rising play when temperatures are consistently in triple digits,.
PHOENIX – Expect more online scams after the latest online hack at Equifax compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans, Arizona experts said. The credit reporting service announced the cybersecurity breach in early September, weeks after company officials discovered it on July 29. Bloomberg reported three Equifax executives sold nearly $2 million.
PHOENIX – Phoenix has been identified by the Department of Justice as a major human trafficking destination but a local hospital is training health care workers to spot and help the men and women who have fallen victim to prostitution. Personal accounts, prevention measure and treatment methods were part of a September training at St..
SCOTTSDALE – Business owners in Scottsdale horrified by a string of wrong-way collisions in Arizona have developed new technology designed to help motorists stay safe. Nearly 80 people have been injured and 14 people killed in wrong-way crashes this year, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Maria Wojtczak, owner of Driving MBA in Scottsdale,.
PHOENIX — The new Mission Possible Cafe is opening in central Phoenix and is giving its employees the valuable work experience they need. The Phoenix Rescue Mission is expanding its vocational training program by opening the Mission Possible Cafe on Oct. 2. The cafe will be primarily run by program participants in order to give.
PHOENIX – Dozens of volunteers dig trenches in a half-empty lot on the anniversary of Sept. 11, surrounded by the scent of dirt and sweat as the skeleton of a house looms over them. A few volunteers take a break from the heat, sitting in the shade happily chatting. More than 60 volunteers are paying.
PHOENIX — The momentum built slowly over the past four years as the men’s basketball program at Grand Canyon University awaited Division I eligibility. Finally, the time is here. “It’s been a short and long four years,” coach Dan Majerle said. “There’s a lot of anticipation and a lot of expectations and we want it.
CHANDLER – Leaders of the Phoenix area chapter of the Little People of America are upset organizers of a Chandler festival hired and promoted an “extreme midget wrestling” event, saying the term is derogatory, painful and may violate federal laws protecting people with disabilities. Ed Myers, a former disability-issues attorney who is president of the.
PHOENIX – Arizona officials on Wednesday said they want to limit doctors to prescribing no more than five days’ worth of opioids for people who haven’t already been on the powerful pain medication. The proposal is part of the governor’s plan to combat opioid abuse in the state. Gov. Doug Ducey had asked the Arizona.
WASHINGTON – Most workers will get holiday pay if they clock in on Labor Day, but for a rapidly growing sector of the labor force it could be just another day on the job. Uber drivers, TaskRabbit handymen, Rover dog-walkers, Airbnb hosts and countless others in the new “gig economy” are all considered independent contractors.
WASHINGTON – Gas prices in Arizona rose 5 cents a gallon this week – 4 cents since Thursday – squeezed by the typical rise in holiday demand and a drop in supply from Gulf Coast refineries shuttered by Hurricane Harvey. But compared to other parts of the country, Arizona is still in relatively good shape.
WASHINGTON – After they stared into the darkness, it seems Americans are still seeing the light. A little over a week after the shadow of the Great American Eclipse crept across the country, it appears that people who took the time to watch the eclipse also heeded public warnings and took precautions to protect their.
PHOENIX — Controversy surrounding a banner featuring a crossed-out swastika has prompted a Saturday meeting between Phoenix Rising FC and Los Bandidos, a group that supports the soccer club. “As of right now we’re trying to keep the conversation between us and the (front office),” Los Bandidos posted on Facebook in response to an interview.
PHOENIX — After Coyotes forward Shane Doan announced his retirement in a letter to the team and his fans, members of the Arizona hockey community reflected on the impact he had on the sport locally. The Coyotes’ all-time leader in goals (402), assists (570) and games played (1,540), among many other statistics, made a lasting.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Tuesday ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to throw out a controversial flight path plan for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport that sparked tens of thousands of noise complaints from neighbors. A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the FAA failed.
WASHINGTON – Tucson native Daniel Viehland felt it was his duty as a Christian and a white person to march in Washington on Monday – 54 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and two weeks after white supremacists rallied just two hours away. The seminary student was part of the.
PHOENIX – Hundreds of Arizona residents are sending help to Texans displaced by Hurricane Harvey by donating money, food, supplies and other aid to Arizona relief organizations, sports groups, grocery stores and other businesses. Arizona chapters of the American Red Cross deployed nearly 100 volunteers. The Arizona Diamondbacks matched donations to bring its financial contribution.
WASHINGTON – When Adam Douglas is not senior project manager in the Salt River Project’s Enterprise Applications Group, he is Capt. Adam Douglas of Arizona’s Army National Guard – a juggling act made possible through the SRP’s service member support programs. Those programs spurred Douglas to nominate the Tempe-based utility for the Defense Department’s Employer.
PHOENIX — With a floppy hat on her head and sunblock in hand, Viv Hynes prepares to play a round at the TPC Scottsdale golf club. It is above 100 degrees outside. “It’s mostly the prices,” the Scottsdale resident said. She’s not alone. With consistently nice weather and more than 300 courses — including ones that.
MESA – Francesca Sutton was excited to move out of her apartment and into her first rental home. She didn’t expect the scorpions. “The first night that we moved in, my son noticed a scorpion in his bedroom, so he called me when I got off from work,” Sutton said. “Then the next day, I.
PHOENIX – Women plan travel and men go along with the plans, according to new marketing research that also shows generational differences among millennial, Gen X and boomer women who travel. “Women are the CVPs of vacation: the chief vacation planners,” said Melissa Luebbe of Meredith Travel Marketing, who presented findings of a 2015 survey.
PHOENIX — Fans discover different things when passing through the turnstiles and finding their seats at Chase Field. For some, it’s the smell of fresh-cut grass. For others, the diamond that reminds them of glory days playing America’s pastime. Sometimes it’s even a first glimpse of their favorite player. For many fans that attend Arizona.
CANTON, Ohio — When he first picked up a football in the front yard of his childhood home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, dreams of an NFL career fueled the mind of Kurt Warner. Although those dreams were plentiful, Warner never envisioned the mark he would leave on the game he’s held onto so dearly. On.
CANTON, Ohio –Pat Tillman is well known for trading in his football uniform and enlisting in the United States Army. That enlistment eventually cost him his life. But the legacy of the former Arizona State and Cardinals player has lived on even a decade after. A legacy that has raised the question of whether Tillman’s.
CANTON, Ohio — Even now, one day before his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kurt Warner remains enthralled by his inclusion in Canton. Others aren’t so surprised. “You don’t hear about a lot of similar stories in sports where a guy takes advantage of his opportunities like (Kurt) did,” said NBC’s Sunday.
PHOENIX – Every February, hundreds of teams and thousands of spectators from around the United State converge on the Reach 11 Sports Complex in northern Phoenix to compete in one of the largest soccer tournaments in the country. With more than 400 teams, the President’s Day Tournament has established itself as one of the premier.
CANTON, Ohio — For four days, often in early August, the city of Canton welcomes football fans from all over the country to its most illustrious event of the year. As Enshrinement Week festivities kick off, fans cram into shuttle buses by the bunches to take the short drive from Stark County Fairgrounds to the.
TEMPE – Two college entrepreneurs have started a website to help Tempe residents and Arizona State University students find parking quickly and cheaply at local homes. The founders plan to expand the service in the Phoenix area and, eventually, across the country. ASU students Scott Fitsimones and Jonathon Barkl created Air Garage, a website that.
WASHINGTON – For most people, electricity is simple: Flip on a switch or plug into the wall and power your devices. But for power companies and the regulators who oversee them, emerging technologies and innovations have introduced complications that are forcing administrators to rethink how they do their jobs. That was the message Arizona Corporation.
SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale Fashion Square, known for bringing Gucci, Neiman Marcus and Prada stores to the Valley, is trying to fight online shopping fervor by adding luxury touches for its high-end shoppers. Marble tiles, granite accents and glass chandeliers are part of a “floor to ceiling” renovation that will finish by next year, mall executive.
PHOENIX — In 2010, Will Bruner was working in Colorado when he saw a listing for an introductory class to Treibball. He was intrigued. “It’s an interactive dog sport where the dogs use the same body movements and communication tools between dog and handler that they would in herding,” Bruner said. That Treibball (pronounced tribe-ball).
PHOENIX – Monsoons can be tough on homes. Debbie Hernandez of Home Depot offers tips to keep a storm from wrecking a house or yard: – Prepare outside and inside your home by locking down pillows, cushions, umbrellas or anything that can blow away. Tie the items down or put them in a container. Encourage.
GLENDALE — Valley soccer fans showed once again that their passion for the world’s most popular sport is alive and well. More than 37,000 crowded into University of Phoenix Stadium for two Gold Cup quarterfinal matches last week, marking the third time in as many summers the Valley has successfully hosted a major international soccer.
LAKE PLEASANT – Law enforcement and recreation officials are urging boaters to practice safety during an intense monsoon season. Waves as high as eight feet have endangered boaters at Lake Pleasant, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. “Some officers have worked here over 20 years and never seen a storm this big,” deputy sheriff.
SCOTTSDALE – Traci Temple St. John suppressed the trauma of her childhood for years. Adults said they loved her, then physically and sexually abused her, she said. Then, at 50 years old, she found the body of the man she loved. He had killed himself. A new therapy tool, a technology incorporating sound and touch,.
Glioblastoma, the cancer afflicting John McCain, is an aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Dr. Peter Nakaji, a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and Catherine Ivy, president and a founder of the Ivy Foundation brain research center, discussed the diagnosis, symptoms and treatment. He is not on John McCain’s treatment team. What.
WASHINGTON – A Senate proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement plan in place “would immediately and painfully disrupt the health care system” and could force as many as 709,000 Arizonans off coverage, advocates said this week. “This bill not only will take us back to the days before health reform, when.
PHOENIX — The career of former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner isn’t just defined by his football achievements. It is shaped by faith, service, commitment and the person in Warner’s life who helped bring each of those together. “Through this entire journey, all the ups and downs, all the good and bad, there’s been one.
PHOENIX – David Barnard felt a pain in his chest. His vision blurry and his left arm limp, he turned to his friend. “We need to go to the hospital now,” Barnard said. “I was scared to death,” Barnard said. “I had just been in the gym that morning, completely fine.” The heart attack Barnard.
WASHINGTON – Advocates and Arizona education officials say they are confident the summer meal program for low-income children will start to climb this summer, after five years of steady declines that saw meals served drop more than 50 percent. Final numbers will not be available until this fall, but officials point to an increase in.
TEMPE – Chronic pain grips Lauri Nickel every day, day after day. “It’s like someone has got a claw that is made out of stainless steel and the points are sharp and it’s gripped around your spine,” Nickel said. “Then attached to it is a chain and a ten pound weight. That’s just what the.
GLENDALE — In his first public appearance since becoming the sole owner of the Arizona Coyotes, Andrew Barroway insisted that the franchise’s top priority is to find a new, long-term home in Arizona. “We couldn’t be more committed to Arizona and the Valley,” said Barroway, who completed a buyout of the team’s minority owners in.
Whether it’s family vacation or you’re flying solo, if you’re a woman who travels often we want to hear from you. What’s your most memorable travel story? Do you think being a woman affects your travel experience? We will not publish your response without your permission. A journalist from Cronkite News or the Public Insight.
PHOENIX – A group of Republican legislators, business leaders and doctors in Arizona joined a continuing chorus of opposition to the national health-care bill Thursday, saying it would slash state Medicaid coverage for seniors, children and veterans. Arizona Republican legislators Heather Carter and Michelle Udall, leaders from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and doctors.
CHANDLER — People who walk into Tough Lotus for the Bungee Workout class often have the same reaction. “It’s crazy,” said Amanda Paige, owner and operator of the fitness gym. “First of all, you’ll see it and you think it’s going to be so much fun and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be.
PHOENIX – Four years ago, No Kid Hungry launched a texting service to help families in need quickly find free meals. So far this summer more than 300,000 texts requesting information have led children and families to places where they can eat, said Derek Lambert, a program manager at the nonprofit. Anyone in Arizona can.
WASHINGTON – Phoenix resident Elizabeth Medora didn’t know her credit score until a credit card company gave her a credit tracker a few years ago, and even then she didn’t think much about it. But that changed earlier this year when the credit tracker alerted Medora to fraudulent activity on her account from someone trying.
PHOENIX — The experience of playing in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is about much more than the competition. For four Arizona Diamondbacks, it represents a close group of teammates coming together and fulfilling a dream. Jake Lamb, Paul Goldschmidt, Robbie Ray, and Zack Greinke will represent the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in Miami. “We’ll.
WASHINGTON – Motor vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities continued their steady six-year rise in Arizona in 2016, according to the most recent data from the state’s Department of Transportation. At a time when the state’s population grew by an average 1.4 percent a year, the number of vehicle crashes rose an average 2.8 percent a.
PHOENIX – Members of a disability rights group protested a proposed health care bill at Sen. Jeff Flake’s office, urging him to vote against the controversial bill. The protest was the second in two weeks at Flake’s office. He and fellow Republican Sen. John McCain have said they will study the Senate bill before deciding.
WASHINGTON – The cost of an average Fourth of July cookout is down from last year, according to an annual survey – but still not low enough for food stamp recipients in Arizona to celebrate the holiday with all the fixings. The American Farm Bureau Federation estimates that a basic summer cookout for 10 will.
SCOTTSDALE — Businesses offering IV hydration therapy, an unconventional method of injecting customers with a cocktail of saline, vitamins and nutrients to make them feel better, are popping up across the Valley. Brent Berge of Scottsdale has been receiving IV hydration treatments for about a decade. He said he feels better after receiving the 30-minute.
Arizona State University has dreams of becoming the permanent home for an NCAA Championship. The Sun Devils will take the first step toward that goal in 2020, when they are set to partner with Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale to host the NCAA Golf Championships. It will be the first venue to host the men’s.
PHOENIX – State safety and transportation officials are developing a detection system to warn motorists if dangerous dust storms are in the area. The Southwest is known for its haboobs during the monsoon. A recent dust storm in New Mexico, near the Arizona border, caused a 25-car pileup, killing six people. The dust-detection system, which.
According to the Consumer Federation of America, while more and more people are requesting their credit report, less are fully understanding it. There has been a seven percent increase from 2014 to 2017 in the amount of people claiming to obtain at least one credit score report. Have you asked for your credit report recently?.
PHOENIX – For most kids, summer camp means camping and arts and crafts, but teenagers attending Arizona Humane Society’s Victory Vets Camp learn what it takes to be a veterinarian. Fernanda Torres, community education specialist for the Arizona Humane Society, said campers get to watch live surgeries, dissect animal organs, meet exotic animals and learn.
PHOENIX – An annual race to support breast-cancer research has run out of steam in Arizona, but other cancer awareness, fundraising and support efforts are expected to stay on the move, advocates say. Susan G. Komen Arizona, the state chapter of the national breast-cancer research and support charity, is shutting down July 31 as funding.
WASHINGTON – Arizona got an “F” for its safety policies, scoring particularly poorly on traffic safety, in a new national ranking of how well states are prepared to deter preventable deaths. The report by the National Safety Council ranked states for safety on the road, at home and at work and the results do “not.
The heat in Arizona, specifically the Phoenix area, finds a way to affect everyone. According to Arizona Department of Health Services, approximately 2,000 people are sent to the hospital every year because they are suffering an illness caused by heat. While Arizona is known for its excessive heat in the summer, being active and exercising.
PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns took the next step toward building what they hope will grow into a championship contender Friday as general manager Ryan McDonough and coach Earl Watson introduced Josh Jackson, Davon Reed and Alec Peters as its 2017 NBA Draft class. “We think it was a great night for us in terms.
PHOENIX — Frank Kush was defined by his accomplishments and controversies but his impact on the growth of Arizona State as a university should be his greatest legacy. That’s the belief of many about ASU’s winningest coach, who passed away early Thursday. He was 88. “He put ASU on the map long before it was.
PHOENIX – Two local artists, Hugo Medina and Darrin Armijo-Wardle, took a six-month journey to discover more about a little-known figure with a colorful Arizona history: Malinda Curtis, whose birthdate is unknown but died in 1910. The difficult part was the work it took to uncover a mystery.
According to eHarmony’s statistics, 20 percent of people in long-term relationships resulted from an online dating site. Some websites go beyond conventional matching techniques to serve a more niche audience, such as Date Miserable People, Hater and Sober Grid. Cronkite News is writing a story about unconventional dating sites. Have you used any of these.
PHOENIX — On Sunday, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi broke the WNBA’s all-time scoring record. A month earlier, she was celebrated for a different achievement: appearing on the cover of People Magazine with former teammate Penny Taylor. It was a picture of the couple on their wedding day. Before their marriage, the two were not.
PHOENIX – U2’s revival of their Joshua Tree tour has a poetic Arizona element. Arizona’s Poet Laureate Alberto Rios’ poem, “The Border: A Double Sonnet”, is projected on screens during the pre-show entertainment for the revival of a tour that began three decades ago in Arizona. Rios, who was in his fifth year of teaching.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Monday said two former firefighters can sue the Mount Lemmon Fire District for age discrimination in their firing, a suit that had earlier been thrown out by a lower court. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the plain language of the Age Discrimination.
PHOENIX — Fifteen years ago, the Phoenix Suns had the ninth overall pick in the NBA Draft. Buzz surrounded a high school athlete who had declared himself eligible. “He had a very checkered past,” former Suns owner Jerry Colangelo said about Amar’e Stoudemire. “Not a very stable home condition. He went to a number of.
PHOENIX — April 26th marked the worst home attendance in Arizona Diamondbacks history. The announced crowd of 12,215 filled only 25.2 percent of Chase Field, surely raising a red flag for the organization. Enter the Diamondbacks’ “Ballpark Summer Pass,” a deal that proved hotter than Phoenix in July. After announcing they would sell summer passes.
TEMPE— Watching replays used to be a struggle for students seated in the south end zone of Sun Devil Stadium. The video boards were behind them. When they return to that same student section on August 31 against New Mexico State, they will be able to watch close plays on a new 5,400-square-foot video display.
CHANDLER – Mason Andersen, a recent Hamilton High School graduate, will compete with some of the best golfers in the world Thursday at the U.S. Open. Mason won’t be tackling this year’s star-studded field at Erin Hills Country Club in Wisconsin alone. At a tournament that concludes on Father’s Day, his dad, Richard, will be.
PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order Tuesday requiring reports of opioid overdoses and deaths reach state health officials within 24 hours. Officials with the state Department of Health Services said efforts to stymie a growing opioid crisis lagged because data reports were months old. “This is going to help us identify what.
WASHINGTON – Marisa Tristan has long been an advocate for LGBT rights, but she never felt the need to march in Washington before this year. But the Phoenix resident joined tens of thousands this weekend who marched for national Pride Month – a month, they noted pointedly, that was recognized by presidents for the last.
PHOENIX – A meteorite that landed on tribal land a year ago now bears an Apache name. Dishchii’bikoh Ts’iłsǫǫsé Tsee is the official name approved by an international meteorite organization. Called Cibecue Star Stone in English, the meteorite was named for the place where it was discovered, near the town of Cibecue on White Mountain.
Social media is a major aspect of our lives. From Instagram posts of our lunches to celebrating another birthday on Facebook, we provide a window into the everyday for our family and friends. But what happens when someone passes away? How does the presence of social media affect the modern mourning process? And who handles.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) has strict regulations against recruiting and giving any athletic scholarships. We would like to know if any athletes or parents thought they or their children were being recruited or think that another school is recruiting athletes. We would also like to hear from coaches and athletic directors who have experience.
WASHINGTON – When Vietnam veteran Randall Stankewicz was getting the runaround from his mortgage lender, the Phoenix resident took his complaint the Servicemember Affairs Office in the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – which settled the issue in 10 days. But that office, which has handled more than 1,200 complaints from Arizona vets alone, would.
PHOENIX – A conference room inside a stucco building in central Phoenix houses a combat zone. Men and women armed with laptops, video projectors and phones are packed at tables against a backdrop of vanilla walls working to battle Arizona’s relentless opioid crisis. The decor in the operations center is office building bland. The consequences.
PHOENIX – A digital-timer on a pill bottle may help those who are fighting prescription drug addiction, the chief executive of the company that created the tool says. The TimerCap is essentially a timer on prescription bottles. Once someone takes the recommended dose and places the lid back on a bottle, the timer immediately starts.
WASHINGTON – Just days after Gov. Doug Ducey declared a health emergency in response to the state’s opioid crisis, a top aide was in Washington to press the need to tighten regulation of opioid prescriptions. Danny Seiden, the governor’s deputy chief of staff for external affairs and policy development, backed up his call for change.
PHOENIX – Summer’s scorching temperatures can be especially dangerous for animals. Local animal advocates share tips on how to care for your pet: Keep them indoors The best way to keep your pets cool is to keep them indoors where they won’t overheat. Provide more water than you think they’ll need If your pets are.
SCOTTSDALE – As pool use surges during the summer, swimmers’ risk of contracting a waterborne illness rises. Last year an outbreak of a parasite, crypto, sickened 549 people in Arizona, a major jump from previous years, according to local government officials. Department of Health Services officials said this jump was caused by the contagious nature.
PHOENIX – Local civil rights and faith leaders are pushing for the removal of six Confederate memorials in Arizona, calling them symbols of terrorism and bigotry. “We can’t go through our daily lives honoring symbols of hate, symbols of separation, symbols of segregation designed to tear us apart and deepen our wounds,” said Rep. Reginald.
U.S. women are becoming increasingly interested in learning self defense techniques to get them out of sticky situations, should they arise. We are looking for women who have had experience with these types of classes and benefited from what they have learned. Have you benefited from a self defense class? If so, in what ways?.
As the summer months heat up the desert, we want to know how you, your family and friends “beat the heat” with summer activities. Let us know by answering the questions below and we may include your recommendation in an upcoming story. We will not publish your response without your permission. A journalist from Cronkite.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s plan to privatize operations of the nation’s air traffic control towers – including at least six in Arizona – will help speed upgrades to a system that has been slow to modernize, the White House said Monday. The announcement was welcomed by some aviation groups, who said it will “get.
WASHINGTON – Glendale resident Kathy Upchurch was trying to see the positive in President Donald Trump’s planned reception for Gold Star families Monday, but she was having a hard time getting past his run-ins last year with a Muslim Gold Star family. “The comment he made was really uncalled for with a Gold Star family,”.
PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday declared a public health emergency spurred by a devastating jump in Arizona opioid deaths in 2016, calling for a coordinated effort by the medical community and state and local governments to find solutions to an epidemic. Arizona reached a record 790 opioid deaths in 2016, a 74 percent.
WASHINGTON – The Sounds of the Southwest Singers, a community choir from Glendale, stood perched on the risers at the front of the temple-like George Washington Masonic National Memorial, waiting to begin a program of patriotic and gospel tunes. As the piano accompanist began quietly playing, choir director Matt Deller strolled to the conductor’s stand,.
Chances are, you or someone you know craves doughnuts. Tomorrow, June 2, is the day to honor this sweet creation. In 1938, The Salvation Army in Chicago declared the first Friday in June as National Doughnut Day as a way to honor the work of the Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls,” also called the original “Donut.
PHOENIX – Marijuana businesses are growing in Arizona. The medical marijuana industry has seen growth each year since voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana six years ago. Ninety medical marijuana dispensaries were open in Arizona in 2015, compared to three years ago when only three dispensaries were open, according to data from the Arizona.
For many years, a National Park Service preservation program has tried to preserve landmarks and tourist destinations along Route 66. However, federal funding for the program is scheduled to expire in two years unless Congress comes up with an alternate plan. Some of the tourist destinations in Arizona and elsewhere along the route could be.
PHOENIX – Phoenix has opened more than 20 “cooling stations” around the city to offer bottled water, an air-conditioned building and other respite from the heat to people who are homeless, elderly or in need. Click on the map to find out locations, hours, contact information and where to donate supplies:
STEM education in rural areas of Arizona has been falling behind the curve compared to metropolitan areas, according to Arizona Science Foundation. We would like to know if this shortage of STEM teachers and other resources such as high speed internet in your rural area affects you. We would like to know your opinions on.
PHOENIX — In a quest for better salaries, nearly half of WNBA players compete overseas in the off-season. The mindset for international players, however, is different. They come to the United States for the competition. The WNBA has 11 international players on its 12 teams this season. Brazil and Australia each have three representatives, with.
PHOENIX – It can happen in an instant: You lose your job. You can’t pay your medical bills. You have an accident. For thousands of Arizonans, experts say it’s often one “catastrophic” event that forced them into homelessness. And there’s one growing section of the homeless population that’s especially hard hit – “older” people, generally.
PHOENIX – One of the most high-profile diving accidents of all time still resonates with many. “There was this ‘wham’ and this big gasp from the crowd,” Arizona State diving coach Mark Bradshaw said. “The best diver in the world (just) hit the board.” That diver was Greg Louganis and the nationally televised collision during.
SCOTTSDALE — In the United States, a popular formula for building a successful soccer franchise hinges on a team’s ability to sign and develop young local talent. Phoenix Rising FC continues to show that it isn’t like most soccer clubs. Since Turkish majority owner Berke Bakay rebranded the team that used to be Arizona United.
PHOENIX – A twin bed, a desk and a bookcase fill a small, rectangular room at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in north Phoenix. On top of the desk, a Bible lays open, which Ismael Delgado, an immigrant from Mexico, uses each day to study scriptures. Delgado has lived 1 ½ years in this.
PRESCOTT – When the residents of Paulden want to buy more than just basic groceries, they must drive to the next town over in Chino Valley to find a full-service grocery store. Paulden resident Maria Reyes said she buys her eggs, vegetables and meat at the nearby Prescott Farmers Market, but it helps that she.
SCOTTSDALE – At a flotation therapy center in Scottsdale, clients enter, watch a short video and then enter a flotation pod with more than 1,000 pounds of epsom salts. Company officials at True REST Float Spa said the epsom salts help clients feel weightless. “I did it the first time, and I was hooked,” Mike.
PHOENIX – Kimberly Speer spends hundreds of dollars and countless hours building her costumes for Phoenix Comicon. The 28 year old makes the costumes by hand and pays minute attention to detail so they replicate her character’s original form. She displays her hard work through social media. And then the comments come. “I did a.
PHOENIX – Some Muslims who want to live out their faith in Arizona can have a difficult time finding certain businesses that cater to their needs. Some Muslims choose to live according to two Islamic traditions: wearing a hijab, or head covering for women, and eating halal, referring to meat that is prepared according to.
PHOENIX — Carlos Rojas served in the Navy — he enlisted before the terrorist attacks on 9/11 — and is now based in the Valley as an instructor of jiu-jitsu. He has seen how the sport can impact one’s life. “There’s a saying we have in Brazilian jiu-jitsu that a lot of guys that have.
PHOENIX – Customers can chow down on meals at a discount during Arizona Restaurant Week, getting a chance to sample new cuisine, travel outside their neighborhood and try seasonal food at a bargain. The event offers residents and tourists three-course meals for $33 or $44 per person from more than 140 restaurants in the Phoenix.
WASHINGTON – The Republican plan to replace Obamacare will force as many as 23 million Americans off health insurance over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office reported, with local experts predicting more than 400,000 of those will be in Arizona. The long-awaited CBO “score” said the GOP’s American Health Care Act would save federal.
WASHINGTON – Health insurance premiums nearly tripled in Arizona between 2013 and 2017, the fourth-biggest increase among the 39 states that participated in healthcare.gov, according to new data from the Department of Health and Human Services. Arizona’s 190 percent increase meant a monthly premium increase of about $400 to a consumer in the state, to.
TUCSON – When Dustbunny first learned about cosplay in high school, she viewed it as just “dress up.” But now, the 29-year-old Los Angeles resident considers herself a semi-professional cosplayer. She served as the special guest for Tucson’s recent Con Nichiwa anime convention, and she travels across the country to serve as a panelist and.
PHOENIX – Farmers markets are gaining more attention from Valley residents, helping small businesses reach customers and find their footing in a competitive market. “I think that we’re seeing another beginning growth, a bloom of markets, and we’ll be seeing more of that,” Dee Logan, senior coordinator for the Arizona Community Farmers Markets Group, an.
SCOTTSDALE – Dr. Amit Shah smiles as he demonstrates the new technology at the Mayo Clinic’s new medical school campus in Scottsdale. “There is no center stage in the middle, (with) just a person beaming down information at you, as many of us – unfortunately – learned in medicine,” he said. Shah, the school’s associate.
TEMPE — Imagine a hot August night at Sun Devil Stadium. The Arizona State football team is squaring off with New Mexico State in its 2017 season opener. Punter Michael Sleep-Dalton, in his first career start, stands 15 yards behind long snapper Mitchell Fraboni. The ball is snapped and Sleep-Dalton senses trouble as it slips.
WASHINGTON – A Western Area Power Administration official told a House subcommittee Thursday that he is committed to transparency at the agency, where audits found as much as $6.8 million in questionable purchases by employees in recent years. Dennis Sullivan, interim chief financial officer for WAPA, was testifying in support of legislation that would require.
The Consumer team from Cronkite News explores a series of stories on protecting Arizonans’ health, wealth and livelihoods — including details on a virus affecting pets and a new mobile health unit for veterans.
PHOENIX — It was a shotgun accident in a small Indiana town. The guns weren’t locked up. A neighborhood boy found a 12-gauge and wanted to play with 4-year-old Nick Pryor. The pair went outside. Pryor’s life was forever changed. “I spent three weeks afterwards, numerous surgeries, when they decided that they were going to.
PHOENIX – Tuition. Dorms. Parking. Supplies. The cost of higher education can seem daunting, but one Valley school wants to eliminate a large component of that high cost: textbooks. The price of a textbook can easily reach $300 or more, and College Board puts the average annual cost of books and materials for students at.
WILLIAMS – On a cold night in April just after 10 p.m., the bellow of a train echoes throughout the quiet town of Williams. Four hours later, another train passes. But while the train may be the bane of light sleepers, it is also a reminder of the city’s railroad and cowboy past. A past.
It has been more than two decades, but the Arizona Coyotes’ Shane Doan remembers skating alongside past Coyotes as a teenager. Keith Tkachuk, Teppo Numminen, Kris King, Dave Manson and the Shannon brothers, Darrin and Darryl, helped him transition to the NHL when the franchise was still in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Doan remembers his first coach,.
TEMPE — The transition into college as a freshman is overwhelming enough, especially for a student-athlete coming from overseas. Imagine coming in ranked as one of the top female amateur golfers in the world. That would be the life of Arizona State’s Olivia Mehaffey, a freshman from Belfast, North Ireland. She joined the Sun Devils.
WASHINGTON – Before he was asked to score the hit Hollywood movie, “Get Out”; before he began writing symphonies; even before he was a member of the Phoenix Boys Choir, Michael Abels was just a kid in the Valley who loved music. “I fell in love with music at an early age,” said Abels, in.
WASHINGTON – It was Nov. 30, 2011, when Stephanie Donoghue quit her job as a software developer, left the office at 4 p.m. and got a steak dinner before heading home to shuck her male clothes – and her male persona. That was the last time that Donoghue, a transgender Air Force veteran who had.
WASHINGTON – David Stacy has heard the stories of older same-sex couples who face discrimination in assisted-living facilities because some “workers are less tolerant” toward them – but he can’t point to data outlining the problem. “We know these problems exist but don’t know how to gather evidence,” said Stacy, government affairs director for the.
PHOENIX — Mohamed Raafat was hanging out at school and perched on a children’s car when a friend abruptly moved it. Just like that, his life changed. Raafat, then 14, suffered a spinal injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Now, 11 years later, he has traveled 7,500 miles to visit Ability 360.
PHOENIX — A cross-border partnership with Quaker roots is encouraging women in low-income areas of Agua Prieta, Sonora, to become self-sufficient through programs teaching sewing, brick making, organic gardening, and more. The group – DouglaPrieta Works, a combination of Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta – takes a holistic approach to providing the women these skills..
PHOENIX — The challenge of serving four years in Afghanistan as part of an Air Force special operations unit was not enough for Jason Sweet. He wanted to fill an athletic void that he felt he lost when he enlisted. Then he discovered the Arizona Football League. Founded 23 years ago by Kevin Pakos, the.
WICKENBURG – An unhealthy eating disorder, so new it’s unfamiliar to most people, leads to an obsession with healthy eating that can upend lives. Hannah Cook became obsessed during her freshman year at the University of Arizona. “I would literally look up pictures of my ‘off limit’ foods and just remember what they tasted like,”.
PHOENIX – What would you do if your boyfriend asked you for your cellphone password so he could check your phone? Or if your girlfriend expected you to text her every hour? And how would you react if that same person broke up with you through a text? Experts say teens find themselves in these.
PHOENIX — Ask anyone involved in sports, and they will probably know that high school athletics often mirror concepts from professionals. This especially rings true with the increased use of major league-style analytics in high school baseball. “We do a lot of advanced scouting,” said Basha baseball coach Jim Schilling. “As far as analytics go,.
PHOENIX — Firefighters have experienced it all. Blazing house fires. Fatal heart attacks. Toxic gas leaks. Crews are dispatched to a scene, follow the basic protocols and return home to the station for dinner, relatively unscathed. But in Arizona, there’s one call that makes even the toughest first-responders anxious: Drowning involving a child. “They are horrible,” said.
PHOENIX — His name is not “John Elway’s son.” It’s “Jack Elway.” Since the first grade, Jack Elway played football. He was surrounded by it his whole life. His father, John, is a Hall of Fame quarterback who won two Super Bowls. His grandfather, the late John Albert “Jack” Elway Sr., was an accomplished college.
PHOENIX — Major League Baseball is walking a fine line. The sport is trying to build its fan base by speeding up the game and eliminating unnecessary dead time between plays. On the other hand, baseball purists wonder why the game needs to be changed at all. The languid pace of baseball is one of.
PHOENIX – The rolling, golden hills and towering mountains of southern Arizona sit under the bright morning sun in mid-March, providing the backdrop as a private jet skids to a halt along the runway at a small airport outside of Nogales, Ariz. Miguel Pompa Corella emerges from the jet onto the tarmac, immediately being welcomed.