Arizona teacher of the year semifinalist finds beauty in words, from Frankenstein to Coldplay
SIERRA VISTA – Seniors in Karen Bristow’s high-school English class at Buena High School stared blankly at a screen as she pulled up Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” music video.
Four on the floor: Stage set at University of Phoenix Stadium for Final Four
GLENDALE -- It’s been built. Now, it’s time to see who will come to play on it.
Time to take out the trash: Young innovators work on ways to reduce landfill waste
PHOENIX - An app that tracks a garbage truck’s route in real time and bins that help users better separate trash from recyclables are among potential inventions vying for a $20,000 trash award.
Young leader in Arizona Democratic Party works to unite voters
TEMPE -- On a sweltering spring afternoon, the normally gridlocked roadways are lightly traversed on a weekend afternoon. Jevin Hodge sits in a local coffee shop, a stylish three-piece suit draped over his athletic build, a gold watch adorning his wrist.
Arizona State’s ballpark fitted with new cameras
PHOENIX -- Arizona State baseball’s big acquisitions this offseason weren’t limited to its No. 1-rated recruiting class.
Arizona law enforcement cautious of Trump order to enforce immigration laws
PHOENIX - Citing limited resources and Arizona’s controversial history, many local and state law enforcement officials said they have no plans to amp up their immigration enforcement in light of a presidential executive order calling for them to crackdown on illegal immigration.
Hundreds of volunteers help document homeless during annual street count
PHOENIX – Armed with clipboards, surveys and layers of clothing, hundreds of volunteers loaded into cars before 5 a.m. on Tuesday with a mission to connect with the homeless as part of the the Point-in-Time homeless count in Phoenix.
Backpage.com executives plead Fifth in hearing on sex trafficking
WASHINGTON - Executives of the online classifieds site Backpage.com refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate committee investigating claims that the site facilitated child sex trafficking through its adult ads section.
Alternative treatments to painkillers making inroads
PHOENIX - Joyce Rash, who lives in Canada but spends her winters in Arizona, was using muscle relaxers and traditional physical therapy to help with her leg pain, but they weren’t working.
Yearning for home, AZ inmates paint California mural on prison walls
ELOY – The prison squatted in the southeastern Arizona desert is as drab as the vegetation and soil that surrounds it, giving way to a room inside painted in bursts of California scenes: of skyscrapers, surf and Interstate 5, Hollywood movie reels, the Oakland Raiders and Cesar Chavez.
National anthem protest has national trickle-down effect
University High School, located in West Los Angeles, features a socially aware group of players under the direction of coach John Washington.
Court reinstates excessive-force suit against University of Arizona cop
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday reinstated an excessive force lawsuit against a University of Arizona police officer who shot a woman four times as she walked toward another woman while carrying a kitchen knife.