Feds face Trump hiring freeze, with hundreds of Arizona jobs vacant
WASHINGTON - Worried that President Donald Trump's freeze on federal hiring might include firefighters during wildfire season, some Arizona lawmakers wrote to federal agencies this week to make sure firefighters would be exempt.
Tapping I-10, I-17 ‘spine’ to add bicycle crossings, ease commute
PHOENIX – The most heavily traveled freeways in the Phoenix area are proposed for a billion-dollar upgrade, relieving stress and traffic congestion for drivers, bicyclists and light-rail riders.
ASU broadens recruiting horizons with three from long range
TEMPE — A loud voice echoes at Arizona State’s basketball practice facility in the Weatherup Center, battling the constant squeak of sneakers and the bounce of basketballs.
Western mayors talk water conservation, stay mum on drought allotments
WASHINGTON - Nearly a dozen Western mayors gathered Wednesday to discuss anything and everything "water" except the region's drought contingency plan - what Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called "the 800-pound gorilla in the room."
Award-winning football player overcomes cystic fibrosis to find success on and off field
PHOENIX – Balancing academics and athletics is a delicate juggling act, but Phoenix College wide receiver and former Joy Christian School quarterback Matthew Mitchell excelled at both - while also dealing with an inhibiting disease.
Poll gives McCain comfortable lead over Kirkpatrick in Senate race
WASHINGTON - Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has a 10 percentage point lead over Democratic challenger Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick as they head into the final weeks of the campaign, a new Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll shows.
Valley mayors join others urging Congress to approve Zika funding
WASHINGTON - Three Valley mayors were among 77 who urged congressional leaders Tuesday to do what everyone seems to agree is necessary - pass stalled legislation to fund Zika virus research before they go on another recess.
‘Pokemon Go,’ virtual interns and the race for the U.S. senate seat
PHOENIX — When one of Sen. John McCain’s campaign rivals stages an event, the Arizona Republican uses Snapchat GeoFilters to digitally advertise “Vote McCain” in the area. His opponent in the GOP primary, Kelli Ward, has galvanized hashtags and six second videos to get her point across. And interns for Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, the Democratic candidate for McCain’s seat, are catching voters while they're trying to catch Pokemon.
McCain to skip GOP convention to focus on election, campaign says
WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July but will be "working and campaigning throughout Arizona," a campaign official confirmed Tuesday.
Tempe launches effort to become first ‘Dementia Friendly’ city
Tempe residents Don and Sara Walker have been married for 60 years. And since doctors diagnosed Sara with Alzheimer’s disease seven years ago, her husband has been by her side.
Fewer polling places, independent voters causing long lines on Arizona election day
Long lines and traffic jams have plagued most of Maricopa County’s 60 presidential preference election polling places since they opened at 6 a.m., an election official said. Some voters have had to wait in line for up to two hours at some locations.
Phoenix forestry guru can put a price on trees
Leaves aren't the only things blowing in the wind. Some trees may have price tags hanging from their branches.