ARLINGTON, Virginia - It's a long way from Eloy, Arizona, to Arlington, Virginia. Even longer when you add stops in London and Rio de Janeiro.But that's the path Army Staff Sgt. Joe Guzman took to reach the Pentagon for an event this week honoring Olympians and Paralympians in the U.S. military.
PHOENIX – The race to represent U.S. Congressional District 5 continues after a Maricopa County judge Tuesday ordered a recount of votes in the Republican primary.
RIO VERDE - For one day, 12-year-old Aidan Ringo forgot the endless days of doctor visits. He got on a wake board and sped across Bartlett Lake with his friends and family by his side, and got the chance to experience other water adventures like kayaking, tubing, and jet skiing. Tessa Ringo, Aidan's mother, describes the opportunities for her child, born with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, as magical. "As soon as he gets on that wake board, I kind of always wipe a tear away," Tessa Ringo said. "Just being so proud of him and being able to sit back and observe him gaining confidence, being independent, and having an experience that every 12-year-old can do." "It is amazing what they can do for kids that can't go out on the lake that much," said Aidan, his hair still damp from wake boarding. He said the Day at the Lake, as it's called, let's people focus on fun, not their disabilities, doctors' visits "or whatever crazy stuff that's been happening." [caption id="attachment_35574" align="alignnone" width="800"] Aidan Ringo and sister Ella share a touching moment at "Day on the Lake." (Photo by Allyson Hoskins/Cronkite News)[/caption] Aidan's sister Ella is proud of her big brother. "It is really exciting because I get to see my brother do stuff that he can't really do," Ella said. I'm glad he can do it." Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix hosts the weekend water activities for families that have children with disabilities and veterans. Last weekend was its 20th anniversary. Children and adults can water or jet ski, go on a kayak or go tubing. Brenna Bean, a recreation therapist and a volunteer for the lake event, has used a wheelchair since her spinal cord was injured when she was in a car accident when she was 18 years old. "I love the adaptive activities they do here, so it really gives people with disabilities the chance to get out and try things that they never thought they would be able to do," Bean said. Jo Crawford, the program coordinator at Barrow Neurological Institute, based at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, said the event – the next one will not be until 2017 – offers one more way to enjoy life. "Come out and live your life, you've been through so much," Crawford said. "Come here and live it cause that's what you're here to do. That's what we are going to help you do."
PHOENIX – A judge on Friday ordered 18 disputed votes to be counted in the congressional Republican primary between Christine Jones and Andy Biggs, putting a race divided by a sliver of votes into further disarray.
PHOENIX - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump returned from a controversial visit to Mexico's “wonderful wonderful” President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday evening in time to unveil his hardline immigration policy to an enthusiastic crowd gathered in the Phoenix Convention Center.
PHOENIX – At first blush, the statement from Dr. Javier Cardenas might have troubled some parents of young athletes.
When Americans vote for president in November, many of the 1.4 million active-duty U.S. military personnel stationed or deployed overseas will not know whether their absentee ballots have reached their home states to be counted. And the federal Election Assistance Commission, charged with monitoring their votes, may not know either.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Andrea Montes turns 18 just weeks before the November election, and the Wisconsin resident plans to vote for the first time.
WASHINGTON - When Carlos Andres Maciel told police in Yuma County, before being advised of his Miranda rights, that he had broken into a church, officers were free to use that confession against him, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled late last month.
PHOENIX - Growing up in Phoenix, Alan Williams had dreams of playing in the NBA while his mom, Jeri, worked as an officer with the Phoenix Police Department, cared for her family and studied for her master’s from Northern Arizona University.
PHOENIX - A peaceful protest that moved through downtown Phoenix Friday night turned tense when protesters wanted to move onto Interstate 10 at Seventh Street and police formed a barricade, releasing pepper spray to try to get the crowd to disperse.
GLENDALE — As the manager of a Mexican restaurant in the shadow of University of Phoenix Stadium, Ruben Ruiz has seen his fair share of sports fans. But he said nothing has compared to the crowds surrounding the Copa America match between Mexico and Uruguay June 5.