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ASU partners with Valley Metro to equip buses with thermal sensors

Arizona State University partners with Valley Metro to provide buses with thermal sensors that will collect data in hopes to determine how they can impact heat reduction efforts.


Phoenix Council to proceed with light-rail extension to South Phoenix, but requests design evaluation

The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday voted to proceed with the development of the South Central light-rail extension after a contentious meeting with residents earlier this week.


Phoenix chief asks city to fund study into increase in officer-involved shootings

The city of Phoenix’s Public Safety and Veterans Subcommittee has forwarded a proposal to spend $149,000 on a study that could help prevent the number of police shootings from rising.


Got milk? D-backs and Shamrock Farms make sure needy folks have plenty

Food banks across Arizona struggle to keep milk on the shelves, with 95 percent of food banks surveyed by the Arizona Milk Producers saying they’ can’t meet the demands of the public.


Native American coal miners seek 90-day pause in shutdown of Navajo Generating Station

Three hundred Navajo Generating Station supporters attend a rally in hopes to obtain a 90-day pause from the Central Arizona Project to keep the plant open.


Sexually transmitted diseases up 19% in Arizona, perhaps because of greater awareness

A state public-health spokeswoman said improvements in treatment, screening and even dating apps may contribute to an increase of reported cases in 2018 compared to the same period last year.


Ducey: Evolution should still be taught in schools

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday said he believes that evolution should remain a part of Arizona’s science education curriculum, referring to state schools’ superintendent Diane Douglas attempts to remove or water down references to evolution.


Fear and hope: Flagstaff residents consider future with new $15 per hour minimum wage

FLAGSTAFF – The scent of freshly popped kettle corn, laced with syrup and buttery caramel, wafts through Flagstaff Nut House in Flagstaff’s downtown.


Free agent Barbosa brings championship culture to Phoenix

PHOENIX — Leandro Barbosa, who earned the 2006-07 Sixth Man of the Year and Dan Majerle Hustle Award in Phoenix early in his career and played for the 2014-15 NBA champion Golden State Warriors, signed a multi-year contract Tuesday to return to the Suns.


Suns player welcomes home his mom – Phoenix’s new police chief

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.


Coyotes hope proximity of new affiliate will pay dividends in player development

GLENDALE — Coyotes Director of Player Development Steve Sullivan stood on the ice at Gila River Arena earlier this week just a few feet away from more than 40 Coyotes prospects at the team’s annual development camp.


Suns ambassador Hunter helps underprivileged kids with basketball and beyond

FOUNTAIN HILLS – This is second time that 12-year-old Zane Kelly Balzarini is attending the Steven Hunter Life Skills and Basketball Academy, hosted by former Phoenix Suns center Steven Hunter.