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Scottsdale schools superintendent under fire after contentious changes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:45:32 -0400

Scottsdale Unified School Distict Superintendent Denise Birdwell's is under fire after making changes at Coronado High School and around the district.


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Get a summer job, son — I mean, unless you have something better to do

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:16:56 -0400

Fewer teens are working in the summer, muscled out of jobs by older Americans. So they have begun volunteering among other things.


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3 Arizona men arrested, accused of seeking underage prostitutes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:07:05 -0400

Three Arizona men were arrested on suspicion of seeking child prostitutes as part of an ongoing operation targeting human trafficking.


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Pedestrian dead after hit-and-run in Glendale

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:57:58 -0400

A man who was crossing Bethany Home Road in Glendale was killed in a hit-and-run accident, police said.


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Police: Phoenix woman accused of prostitution left toddler home alone

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:03:20 -0400

A woman who was arrested on suspicion of prostitution also was accused of child abuse after she left her 18-month-old daughter alone at home.


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Extreme Phoenix heat: Is there an upside?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:52:55 -0400

June's heat wave could pay off with monsoon rain. But just when that will happen is the mystery.


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DPS: Serial speeder falls into trap set by Arizona troopers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:51:08 -0400

Noah Ling, 22, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of endangerment and unlawful flight from law-enforcement vehicles.


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I-17 reopens after brush fire forces closure in north Phoenix

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:18:31 -0400

A brush fire that started in north Phoenix near Loop 303 closed 11 miles of I-17 near Peoria on June 22, 2017. The freeway opened later that evening.


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Arizona couple arrested on suspicion of liquor thefts totaling $100,000

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:46:28 -0400

A couple was arrested on suspicion of stealing over $100,000 in liquor from Fry's stores.


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Bond companies 'extremely worried' as Arizona moves away from cash bail bonds

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:21:40 -0400

Arizona's bail system is in reform as courts minimize the traditional cash system in favor of risk-based analysis. But the move is drawing criticism.


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Burglars snatch credit cards, cash, keys from vehicle in open garage in Scottsdale; police seek public's help

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:44:12 -0400

Police said the victim's vehicle was parked in an open garage when two people snatched credit cards, keys and cash from inside.


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Documenting Hate: Fill out this form if you have been the victim of a hate crime or bias incident

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 14:40:37 -0400

We want to get a handle on hate crimes and bias incidents in Arizona and the nation. Fill out this form if you have been the victim of a hate crime or bias incident.


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Phoenix traffic: Delays, detours, closures to know about this weekend

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:20:15 -0400

Here are the traffic delays along Interstate 17, Interstate 10, Loop 202 and Loop 303 you should know about.


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Many Arizona schools hire underqualified, inexperienced teachers to fill gaps

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:49:29 -0400

An analysis by The Republic shows that 22% of Arizona teachers during the 2016-17 term were not qualified or had less than 2 years of experience.


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MCSO K-9 Sgt. Vasku begins life as a civilian after 7 years with SWAT

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:31:11 -0400

Vasku, a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois, is retiring from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.


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Phoenix weather: 113 is considered good news after record highs

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:17:34 -0400

It appears that some relief is on the way. That is if you can call a high of 113 relief.


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Officials: Car accidents killed nearly 1,000 in Arizona last year

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:02:45 -0400

On average, one person was killed in a car accident every 9.11 hours in 2016, according to data from ADOT.


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Mesa police shooting: Officials identify man shot by police

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:03:25 -0400

Mesa police identified the man injured in a police shooting on Wednesday as Leon S. Wax Sr. Police say Wax was shot after brandishing a large stick.


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Woman found dead after apartment fire in Glendale

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:05:15 -0400

Glendale Police discovered a deceased woman in an apartment shortly after a fire early Thursday morning.


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Boeing will move hundreds of jobs from Seattle to Mesa

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:56:23 -0400

Aerospace giant Boeing will relocate hundreds of employees from Seattle to Mesa in the next few years.


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Phoenix taxpayers to foot $7.25 million bill after city settles roadway claims

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:57:44 -0400

Phoenix agrees to pay $7.25 million to settle 2 claims of death and serious injury at Pecos Road and 17th Avenue, and Thomas Road and 42nd Street.


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Phoenix boutique offers wedding dresses at fraction of cost

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:06:59 -0400

Almond Tree Wedding Boutique in Phoenix offers wedding dresses at a fraction of what they would otherwise sell for at traditional stores.


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Baby drowns in bathtub in Buckeye

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:57:25 -0400

A baby died after possibly drowning in a bathtub in his home.


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Scottsdales school chief under fire for controversial change

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:28:15 -0400

Scottsdale Unified School District Superintendent Denise Birdwell is under fire after making controversial changes at the underperforming Coronado High School.


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Who is Luke Air Force Base named after?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:34:27 -0400

Only in Arizona: Top World War I pilot grew up in Phoenix and thrived under pressure before falling into enemy hands


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In crushing heat wave, Border Patrol ready to rescue migrants

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:28:52 -0400

The Border Patrol is shifting agents with medical and rescue training to southern Arizona’s west desert in response to a record-breaking heat wave.


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Mekong Plaza

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:02:52 -0400

Mekong Plaza in Mesa is bringing new economic life to the Phoenix area. Asian immigrants are the fastest-growing group of migrants in Arizona and the nation.


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Harvest America 2017

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:21:50 -0400










Can't afford the rent, can't afford to move: The new housing crisis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:16:02 -0400

A decade after the Great Recession, Arizonan Katrina Taylor has hard choices and little help.


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12 years after Yuma's La Mesa Street killings, a jury will decide if there is enough evidence to convict the man accused

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:24:28 -0400

The man now on trial for killing a six people in 2005 looks nothing like witnesses' initial description of the killer. But some crucial physical evidence — and the absence of an alibi — may weigh against Preston Strong.


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Running wild: A USA TODAY Network investigation

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:01:07 -0400

Tens of thousands of mustangs still roam the American West. As their numbers grow, and homes for them dwindle, the real burden is not on the horses, but on the people.


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Landen Lavarnia shooting: What we know, what we don't

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:17:40 -0400

The fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy in Phoenix, which resulted in murder charges against his parents, leaves multiple questions.


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The myth of parole in Arizona

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:44:36 -0400

In 1995, Danny Valdez got caught up in a drug deal where a man died. Valdez was charged with murder. He took a plea agreement to avoid the death penalty.


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A hidden tribe, a disastrous school and finally, a cry for help

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:06:00 -0400

In a remote corner of the Grand Canyon, Havasupai parents are suing the federal government for failing to educate their children.


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Is uranium mining near the Grand Canyon safe? The answer may be in the water

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:35:23 -0500

Beneath the Colorado Plateau, valuable uranium is laced amid ancient rock, waiting to be mined. Alongside it seeps the water that feeds the Colorado River and the cities of the Southwest. Life and death, environmentalists warn, are connected underground.


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Feds scrutinize Navajo housing agency; new records suggest remodeling costs $1M per unit

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:41:01 -0400

After a 2016 Republic investigation, Navajo Housing Authority comes under HUD scrutiny as new questions arise on costs to fix, build reservation homes.


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