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Chandler schools boast most National Merit semifinalists in Arizona

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:00:04 -0400

Chandler schools have more National Merit semifinalists than any other Arizona city, with 63 scholars.


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Missing in Arizona Day: Helping families find names and closure

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:47:54 -0400

Missing in Arizona Day helps families of missing persons get support and closure, while helping police turn up new leads in unsolved cases.


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Woz U: AZ state regulators have questions, key paperwork unfinished

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Woz U, an online tech school named after Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, was unveiled last week in Paradise Valley, but key paperwork is still undone.


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Why does DCS take kids? Exposure to dangerous situations, study finds

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:10:33 -0400

DCS neglect cases driven by lack of parent supervision, not shielding kids from domestic violence, study finds.


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Help us help Arizona's classroom teachers

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:29:05 -0400

Wishes for Teachers puts donations directly into classroom teachers' hands.


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Who's Next: 30 young creatives painting the city with the arts

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:13:56 -0400

This month, Who's Next is featuring arts professionals in the Phoenix area. Meet the 30 creatives.


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Phoenix's heat is rising — and so is the danger

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:56:48 -0400

Phoenix's notorious heat is getting worse, ticking upward and sticking around longer as global warming sears the Southwest.


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Chandler, 2 other Arizona cities rank among top 10 to buy family home

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:03:11 -0400

Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale and other Arizona cities ranked among the top 10 prosperous U.S. cities to raise a family in a SmartAsset study.


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ASU panel cites parallels between WWII oppression, today's politics

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:43:50 -0400

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum partnered with Arizona State University and Republic Media, and compared WWII and today's politics.


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Phoenix FBI office warns of 'virtual kidnapping' scams

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:02:18 -0400

Officials warn about a rise in virtual kidnappings, where con artists falsely claim to be holding victims' relatives for ransom.


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Autism is not my identity: How a Cave Creek teen lost his diagnosis

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:02:40 -0400

Mark Macluskie, winner of a coveted Flinn Scholarships, was diagnosed with autism as a toddler and lost his diagnosis with help from his mother.


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Anne Frank Halloween costume pulled after social media criticism

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:23:05 -0400

An Anne Frank Halloween costume was pulled off a Halloween costumes website after social media criticism.


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High school football show: Cover 2 with Obert and Morin

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:40:30 -0400

Richard Obert and Richard Morin preview the Hamilton-Perry and Skyline-Red Mountain games as well as the latest on the recruiting front in Arizona.


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Chandler RB Devin Shivers' 3rd concussion in summer 7-on-7 ends career

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:11:48 -0400

This was supposed to be Chandler running back Devin Shivers' best year in football. But a concussion in June playing 7-on-7 ended his football dreams


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After 56 years, Miss Indian Arizona crown returns to its first family

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:19:48 -0400

Mariah Jordan Sharpe, a 20-year-old member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was crowned Miss Indian Arizona. Her grandfather's sister won in 1961.


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It's getting hotter, even in cooler cities such as Portland and Seattle

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:00:06 -0400

America's milder climates are losing some of their cool. In places not accustomed to dangerous heat, temperatures are rising.


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Planting trees to combat urban heat-island effect

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:40:09 -0400

One tree at a time, the city of Phoenix is trying to increase its shade canopy to 25 percent by the year 2050. David Wallace/azcentral.com


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Arizona Summit Law School, already on probation, slips again on state Bar exam

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:31:03 -0400

Arizona Summit Law School, a private Phoenix law school on probation by the American Bar Association, is still struggling on the State Bar exam.


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The human cost of heat: Steven Eric Thompson, 69

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:04:07 -0400

Steven Thompson died in July 2016 at 69. Heat exposure was ruled a contributing cause of his death, while heart disease was the primary cause.


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The human cost of heat: Roger Scott Rutenber, 51

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:03:07 -0400

Roger Scott Rutenber died July 5, 2016, in an alley.  He was 51. The medical examiner listed hyperthermia and dehydration as causes of death.


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The human cost of heat: Randy Bert Tucker, 49

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:03:07 -0400

He had just bought a ten-speed cross-country bike. It was white, with no basket and no bell, simple wheels for a guy trying to redeem himself.


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The human cost of heat: Phillip Joseph Slane, 33

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:01:06 -0400

Phillip Slane died Aug. 10, 2016, at age 33. Environmental heat exposure was ruled the contributing cause in his death by drug toxicity.


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The human cost of heat: Norah Florence Shannon, 86

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:00:06 -0400

Norah Shannon was 86 when she died in the backyard of her home in south Scottsdale. Donna found her on July 10, 2016, when temps reached 111 degrees.


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The human cost of heat: Marilyn Ruth Poure, 80

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:13:57 -0400

Marilyn Poure died Oct. 5, 2016, at the age of 80 after more than a month in the hospital.


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The human cost of heat: Rita Jo Ortiz, 62

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:05 -0400

Under Rita Jo Ortiz's roof, there was no such thing as a store-bought pie crust. And there was always a chance you’d get pranked.


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FBI report accounts for 118 police officers who died on duty in 2016

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:02:58 -0400

Of the total, 66 officer deaths were as a result of "felonious acts," 52 were accidental, according to the report released Monday.


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Maricopa County homicides slow in first half of 2017

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 12:03:01 -0400

Homicides in Maricopa County have dipped so far in 2017, falling by 16 percent to date over the same time in 2016.


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Maricopa County homicide map, 2017

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:12:44 -0400

Homicides in Phoenix, like many large cities in the U.S., spiked in recent months for reasons largely unclear to police and criminologists.


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Ultimate Arizona bucket list: 50 things to do in Phoenix

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 16:50:28 -0400

The Valley is full of cool things to see and do. Here are 50 must-do items, grouped by things to do, sites to see or places to eat.


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