Search result for Madison Staten

Diamondbacks spend big to keep pace with major-market foes

Four seasons have passed since a team other than the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants captured a National League West Division title, and entering the most-recent offseason, it appeared that trend would continue for a fifth year.


Ducey touts success in closing labor ‘skills gap’ to national audience

WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey boasted to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that Arizona's strong workforce and education systems have helped the state close the gap between workers and the skills they need in the workforce.


Arizona senators cool to vote on Obama’s nominee for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Arizona's senators fell in line with other Republicans who said Wednesday that there should be no vote on President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy until the next president is elected.


Arizona fertile ground for growing golf’s next generation

SCOTTSDALE – The record-setting crowd of more than 600,000 who attended the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in February suggests golf has never been more popular.


Report: Arizona casino revenues grew for fourth year, mirroring nation

WASHINGTON - Revenues from Arizona casinos inched up to $1.82 billion in 2014 for a fourth straight year of growth, both trends that mirrored tribal casinos nationwide, according to a new national report.


McCafé brews up a new plan to reduce waste

Arizona McDonald’s are working with school children to turn used coffee grounds into compost for community gardens.


McCain, Kirkpatrick focus efforts on growing Latino vote in Senate race

WASHINGTON - The campaign to re-elect Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is calling on Latino voters this year - literally and figuratively.


Phoenix spends $2 million a year to wipe out graffiti, reduce blight

The city of Phoenix spends about $2 million a year to clean up graffiti.


Arpaio, Trump rhetoric helps mobilize Latino voters, advocates say

WASHINGTON - Latino groups looking to help Hispanics flex their political muscle this election said that job is being made easier by rhetoric from people like Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, among others.


Arizona lawmakers welcome A-10 funding, as they question shift to F-35

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers applauded the official announcement that the A-10 fighter will be funded through fiscal 2022, even as they expressed concerns Wednesday about the readiness of its proposed replacement, the F-35.


VA struggles to fill medical center positions in Arizona, across nation

WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald told lawmakers Wednesday that his agency is having trouble filling vacancies at VA medical centers around the country, which has led to "critical staffing problems" at the facilities.


Federal appeals court voids death sentence in 1980 Tucson rape-murder

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided court Thursday overturned Robert Douglas Smith's death sentence in a brutal 1980 rape and murder near Tucson, saying lower courts wrongly ignored evidence that Smith was intellectually disabled at the time of the crime.

prison cell block and bars