MESA - This is National School Choice Week across the country. Some families are choosing not to send their children to traditional schools and home-school instead. In Maricopa County, 14,660 children are home-schooled.
PHOENIX – When Becky Vining moved into her home near Grand and 15th avenues, she wasn't looking for upscale accommodations. She just wanted a place where she and her husband could paint and play music without neighbors calling the police on them.
WASHINGTON - When Hispanic Heritage Month begins next week, Latino voting advocates say they will be looking to the future as well as the past.
He stands in the middle of the conference room, looking out at his disciples in a building not far from the hum of Sky Harbor airport. They stare back, entranced by his presence.
MESA – Hoping to dispel the notion that there is a “very outdated perception of libraries as stuffy places with shelves,” the Mesa Public Library has started a seed library, where patrons can use the free seeds to start a garden, according to librarian Cherise Mead.
This trip was not off to a smooth start for the Hanning family.
Arizona Catholics are among the faithful making a pilgrimage to see Pope Francis during his visit to the United States.
More than 30 years ago, Dot Murphy, former All-American and women’s basketball coach at Mississippi University for Women, sat with her children at Hinds Community College football practice watching her husband, Gene, coach the Eagles defense.
TEMPE – Jen Welter has loved football ever since she can remember. When the Arizona Cardinals introduced her Tuesday afternoon at their Tempe headquarters, the team’s newest addition to the coaching staff recalled grabbing the pigskin and barreling into her cousins as a young girl.
[caption id="attachment_1221" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A cumulonimbus cloud produces a shaft of rain. Some say Arizona can help address its water challenges by seeding clouds to produce more rain and snow. (Photo by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)[/caption]Of all the potential solutions offered for Arizona’s water challenges, one has a decidedly science fiction feel: planes flying over the Rockies, seeding clouds with aerosolized silver iodide to stimulate rain and snow.
Approval of an environmental impact statement clearing the way for thinning 600,000 acres of Arizona forest is an important step toward reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfires, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said.
In Arizona, there is hardly a more precious resource than water. That's why some water experts point with alarm to deep cuts in funding and staffing at the state agency tasked with overseeing it, especially after years of drought and with a shortage looming on the Colorado River.