Labor stats: Fine artists in Arizona have higher annual income than in other states
Scottsdale – Fine artists in Arizona on average make more money annually than artists in any other state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Arizonans to make the trek for Pope Francis’ first visit to border
Sergio Siller was tired of hearing about bad news coming out of his Mexican hometown of Ciudad Juárez. That’s why when the Phoenix resident received the news in late November that Pope Francis was visiting Juárez, he was overjoyed.
El Niño storms affect winter crop industry in Arizona
TOLLESON – This year’s El Niño will be one of the strongest weather cycles of its kind on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And Arizona saw its first bout of related weather in early January.
Sonora ramps up tourism initiatives, downplays Mexico travel warning
NOGALES, Mexico — Despite a renewed U.S. State Department travel warning for Mexico, regions like neighboring Sonora are moving forward with ambitious plans to attract U.S. visitors just in time for spring break, according to a senior Mexican tourism official.
Alabama’s Saban wants juniors to make smart business move with NFL decision
PARADISE VALLEY – The timing couldn’t have been better. In the white-hot spotlight of the College Football Playoff National Championship game, O.J. Howard enjoyed the best game of his career.
Arizona charter schools turn 20 with higher test scores
Nestled between a taco shop, a gas station and a church lies the Gilbert campus of Leading Edge Academy. A former Albertsons grocery store on the strip mall is what the small public school calls home.
Phoenix Dream Center offers safe haven for at-risk teens and young adults
After the death of his parents, Ian Palmerton spent the first months of his life in an orphanage in Moscow until an American couple came to Russia and brought him to the U.S. to be adopted.
Young refugees who arrive at the border alone struggle in U.S.
Immigrant youth who arrive at the border alone and have no family to take care of them in the U.S. often struggle to build a life.
Some Arizona tribal casinos wage bets on risky demographic: Millennials
SCOTTSDALE – Philip Smith remembers the sights, sounds and smells of the last time he went gambling.
Coalition kicks off health care information program
The Cover Arizona Coalition, comprised of more than 900 community and statewide organizations, began its informational campaign on Monday for those seeking health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
Feds remove Sonoran desert tortoise from consideration for protection
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday removed the Sonoran desert tortoise from consideration for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Arizona’s Flintstones-themed Bedrock City continues to draw tourists amid potential sale
About 30 minutes from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is a smaller, more obscure tourist attraction: Bedrock City, a Flintstones walk-through theme park honoring the 1960s cartoon.