Phoenix, Tempe at odds over whether 1994 agreement allows residential development in proposed entertainment district
TEMPE – As the battle over the proposed Tempe entertainment district is being weighed by voters in a special election, the city of Phoenix, Sky Harbor International Airport, the city of Tempe and the Arizona Coyotes are embroiled in a legal feud over flight noise and residential development.
Phoenix nonprofit addresses need for children’s respite, hospice care
PHOENIX – One of three pediatric hospice homes in the United States, Ryan House provides respite, palliative and hospice care to children with chronic illnesses. The nonprofit addresses how to meet the needs of these children in a space with few solutions.
Sense of urgency prompts Diamondbacks to move on from pitcher Madison Bumgarner
PHOENIX – At the time of signing All-Star left-hander Madison Bumgarner, the Arizona Diamondbacks thought they were getting an ace-caliber pitcher for a bargain. Four years later, they ended his Diamondbacks career by designating him for assignment.
‘I was wrongfully convicted’: Exonerated Arizonan fights to change criminal justice
PHOENIX - Khalil Rushdan spent 15 years behind bars before being exonerated with the help of the Arizona Justice Project. He and others will share their stories at a Phoenix conference of the Innocence Network, which includes groups like the Arizona Justice Project.
Desert Vista girls basketball gains national exposure in State Champions Invitational Tournament
TEMPE – After winning Arizona’s state championship in March, the Desert Vista girls basketball team was invited to Washington D.C. to compete against the nation’s best in the State Champions Invitational Tournament.
As heat-related deaths soar in Arizona, cities, businesses and environmental activists launch tree-planting initiatives
PHOENIX – Deaths related to heat have soared in recent years in Arizona. Several cities, businesses and environmental groups believe that planting trees should be part of the solution.
Diamondbacks open Chase Field with early optimism to start 2023 season: ‘Good things are on the way’
PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks have one of the toughest April schedules in Major League Baseball. Finishing 3-3 after a six-game road trip to open the regular season, the Diamondbacks return to host the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Question for victims, court, is not if Aaron Gunches will die, but when
WASHINGTON - Aaron Gunches was supposed to die Thursday night. But instead the convicted murderer will spend at least two more months on Arizona's death row while courts decide if the state can be forced to carry out an execution it says it is not ready for.
Arizona LGBTQ+ hockey league leads the way, offering inclusive safe place to play
Arizona Legacy Pride Hockey Association, an LGBTQ+ hockey league, is working to make the sport more inclusive and accessible. In conjunction with the Arizona Coyotes, ALPHA has created a safe space for growth.
Pro-Coyotes arena groups decry lawsuit, urge Tempe voters to pass ballot measures
TEMPE – The Arizona Coyotes and other groups in favor of a proposed hockey arena and entertainment district in Tempe urged voters to pass ballot measures in May that would allow the project to proceed. The group also decried a lawsuit the city of Phoenix filed Tuesday against Tempe related to the development.
Homeless encampments would be torn down, people charged under Arizona Senate bill
PHOENIX – Under Arizona Senate Bill 1413, police officers would be required to tear down homeless encampments and charge the person or people living there with criminal trespassing. The bill passed the Senate Wednesday.
Conservation groups, highway advocates square off on proposed Interstate 11
TUCSON — Four conservation groups have sued the Federal Highway Administration over a proposed corridor for Interstate 11, saying there hasn’t been enough consideration of how it would affect the pristine Sonoran Desert and animals in the area.