Downtown businesses await Final Four visitors
PHOENIX — Eat Local. Party Local. That’s the theme for one of downtown Phoenix’s newest eateries, The Park. It’s also the hope for many local businesses this weekend with the NCAA Final Four and its related events in the Valley.
Final Four security to include ‘busiest night in the history of Downtown Phoenix’
GLENDALE — The confidence Glendale and Phoenix officials have in security measures for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four stems from success protecting other major events, including the College Football Playoff and two Super Bowls.
As Final Four arrives, Phoenix Mayor Stanton relishes ‘opportunity to be the best host city’ in US
PHOENIX — From the Super Bowl to the College Football Playoff, the city of Phoenix is no stranger to helping host major sporting events.
In Focus, episode 2: What defunding Planned Parenthood could mean for Arizonans
A Republican health reform bill stalled in the House of Representatives this week, but the proposal gave an inside view into potential plans to prohibit federal health insurance from covering care at Planned Parenthood.
As March Madness begins, so does final countdown to Valley’s Final Four
GLENDALE, Ariz. — As arena scoreboards across the nation record the first slew of March Madness games on Thursday, the basketball tournament’s ultimate destination is ready to take delivery of its own.
Navajo Generating Station to close by 2019, plant owners say
WASHINGTON - The owners of the Navajo Generating Station in Page voted today to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on reclamation of the site.
Solar power brings light to some Navajo Nation homes
KAYENTA – Electrical power lines are nowhere in sight from Helen Salazar’s home. She lives on a dirt road in Monument Valley, part of the Navajo Nation. Throughout her life, Salazar has adapted to the challenges of living in a remote, off-grid home.
You can hear the dribble now: Final Four closing in on first Valley visit
PHOENIX — There’s a skill that’s important both in playing basketball and in hosting major sports events.
Arizona still a power in solar power, despite other states’ gains
WASHINGTON - A month after it announced plans to develop a new solar power plant in Gila Bend, Vasari Energy was back in November to double down on its Arizona investment, expanding the plant's capacity to power more than 7,000 homes.
Coconino County officials hike to bottom of Grand Canyon to set up polls for Havasupai Tribe
GRAND CANYON – Matt Rudig stands on Havasupai Hilltop and looks down at the landscape of the Grand Canyon. He laces up his hiking boots and situates his backpack in preparation for the 8-mile hike ahead of him. Deep within the gorge is the Havasupai Tribe's village – his destination.
Court upholds state’s rules for political parties to get on the ballot
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday upheld the state's process for recognizing political parties, rejecting claims by the Arizona Green Party that the petition deadline for new parties posed an unconstitutional burden.
Apache County had worst ‘food insecurity’ in U.S.; state fared poorly
WASHINGTON - Food advocacy groups said Apache County children had the least reliable access to healthy food in the nation in 2014, when 41.5 percent of children in the county were deemed to be "food insecure."