PHOENIX - Arizona's letter-grading system to measure how well schools are teaching students is on hold while the state school board makes changes.
SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah – Terry Whitehat remembers gathering at the community hall in Navajo Mountain each election day, where Navajo Nation members in this remote Utah community would cast their ballots.
LOUISVILLE – More than 14,000 paid homage to Muhammad Ali, the Louisville native son and decade-long Phoenix resident who was revered as a champion inside and outside the boxing ring.
The state of Arizona is no stranger to Olympians. A string of athletes from the state has pursued the Olympic dream and made it a reality. But they have done so outside of Arizona.
Read more:ASU, Arizona change Michael Phelps as he nears final bow at Rio Olympics Elite runners flocking to Flagstaff Ali’s spirit makes impact in Arizona Olympic medalist prepares elite track athletes at Phoenix-based Altis Arizona athletes take aim at 2016 Olympic Games Arizona becoming a popular place to train for Olympic hopefuls Flagstaff’s Verfuerth charging toward third Paralympic Games appearance [/su_pullquote] Many know Jesse Owens for his ability to rise above, to demolish stereotypes and destroy barriers on his way to achieving one of the greatest feats of any African American in the 1900’s. However, what many don’t know is how much of an impact Owens had on the Valley, where he left a legacy behind that many still revel in today. (Video by Kristina Vicario/Cronkite News)
Read more:ASU, Arizona change Michael Phelps as he nears final bow at Rio Olympics Elite runners flocking to Flagstaff Ali’s spirit makes impact in Arizona Olympic medalist prepares elite track athletes at Phoenix-based Altis Arizona athletes take aim at 2016 Olympic Games Arizona becoming a popular place to train for Olympic hopefuls Track legend Jesse Owens left lasting legacy on Valley [/su_pullquote] Flagstaff resident Kaitlyn Verfuerth is active in the local community as a town disabilities commissioner and as the girls' tennis coach at Flagstaff High. But come May, Verfuerth will tackle a new challenge, as qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro heats up. (Video by Kerry Crowley/Cronkite News)
FLAGSTAFF - Vince Sherry, a former collegiate cross-country runner at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, visited Flagstaff for the first time in 2006. He liked it so much he moved there with his wife two weeks later.
When a marketing team proposed the name “Altis” to John Godina for the sports-training business he founded, it had a familiar ring to him.
Muhammad Ali has fought much more than just other boxers in his lifetime. He stood up against racism, fought religious intolerance and defied the U.S. military.
Lost among 20 other swimmers gliding through the water, the most decorated Olympian of all-time swims laps at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa. The only way to identify Michael Phelps with his face down in the water is a gold swim cap.
MyKayla Skinner’s siblings got her started in gymnastics.
SANTA FE, NM -- The film “Sicario” opens on a static shot of a neighborhood somewhere in the desert. A team of police officers enter the scene from the right side, just after the words “Chandler, Arizona” fade from the screen.