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Spring training kicks off with pitch-perfect spring weather

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:27:17 -0500

The weekend was expected to pitch us perfect spring weather for the kickoff of spring-training games. 


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'Let's go shoot guns,' he said, and then it got real

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:50:10 -0500

We were headed into the desert to shoot guns all Charlie's Angels style, but as the bullets thudded into the dirt, it suddenly wasn't anything like TV.


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9 Phoenix-area road projects to avoid this weekend

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:49:48 -0500

Avoid Phoenix-area traffic slowdowns this weekend by steering clear of these roadways.


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Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office reverses course, will allow ICE agents to pick up migrants inside jails

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:50:35 -0500

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said Friday evening that his agency would begin transferring inmates potentially in violation of federal immigration law to ICE officers within the confines of the county jail.


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Up to 90 percent of new Arizona school letter grades could depend on AzMERIT scores

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:23:18 -0500

For the state's elementary schools, 90 percent of their letter grades could be decided by how well their kids test on AzMERIT, a rigorous annual assessment 38 percent of Arizona students passed last year.


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Penzone to Homeland Security: Give me a 'responsible, ethical and legal solution' on holding migrants

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:23:57 -0500

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is asking for guidance from the director of the Department of Homeland Security about "courtesy detainers" for suspected immigration-law violators and other areas of immigration enforcement.


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Imagine if Gilbert had never grown

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:02:09 -0500

The town's landmarks, developments and restaurants could have been part of Mesa or Chandler


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Man sentenced to 10 years for police chase though Mesa, other Phoenix-area cities

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:45:49 -0500

Joshua Monigold was sentenced to prison for leading police on a high-speed car chase through the Valley in March 2016.


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USA Today Network launches site for whistleblowers to securely send documents

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:54:00 -0500

The USA Today Network launched a new digital site for whistleblowers to securely send documents to journalists.


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College students, beware: Scammers prey on those in debt

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:04:37 -0500

A non-profit student loan counseling agency warns against scams that have become commonplace


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Officials: 33 people on 'immigration holds' freed from Maricopa County jails since Friday

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:56:38 -0500

As of Wednesday, 33 individuals who would have otherwise been held on ICE detainers have been released from MCSO jails.


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Will schools be graded fairly using AzMERIT?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:09:30 -0500

For the state's elementary schools, 90 percent of their letter grades could be decided by how well their kids test on AzMERIT, a rigorous annual assessment 38 percent of Arizona students passed last year.


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ADOT having a blast on state highway between Globe, Winkelman

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:07:13 -0500

ADOT has started a controlled-blasting project along State Route 77 between Globe and Winkelman.


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ADOT's controlled-blasting project along State Route 77

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:54:48 -0500

ADOT is performing controlled blasts along State Route 77, east of Phoenix, to reduce the risk of rocks falling onto the highway. Arizona Department of Transportation


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Ken Colburn: Going paperless at home

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:10:06 -0500

Going completely paperless isn’t realistic, but going less-paper is entirely feasible with today’s various options


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Rosie on the House: Let March turn your thumb green

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:05:11 -0500

Here are some great things to plant now while much of the rest of the world is still thawing


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Veterans Voice: Hamilton High invites vets to graduate with Class of 2017

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:04:52 -0500

The graduation takes place at the Wells Fargo Arena at Arizona State University in May


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School-voucher expansion could cost Arizona $24M a year or more

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:57:35 -0500

Two new reports and research by The Republic cast doubt on claims that expanding vouchers will save state tax dollars.


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Ask Linda: Grandma must step up when kids are taught to use slurs

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:44:21 -0500

I am a grandmother who is having a big dilemma right now, and I need some help in a sensitive area.


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Arizona in 2017: More people, more jobs

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:44:13 -0500

A new report sees Arizona shifting into higher gear this year, with the pace of economic growth nearly doubling and the state's population passing 7 million.


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Gilbert apartment complex joins ‘smart home’ movement, experts question if trend will take off

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:04:26 -0500

Vistara at San Tan Village, a 366-unit Gilbert apartment complex, partnered with Clare Controls to make the units “smart."


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List of golf holes in one in Arizona 2017

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:40:15 -0500

This is a list of golf holes in one reported to The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.


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Don't-miss kids events in Phoenix this week, 2/22-3/1

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:13:06 -0500

Looking for somewhere to take your kids in metro Phoenix? We have some great, and sometimes free, ideas.


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Country Thunder in Arizona: See what it looked like in 1998 through 2016

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:06:45 -0500

Country Thunder Arizona, known for country-music headliners and a non-stop party atmosphere, has over a decade of history in the state. 


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'Power's War,' about Arizona's deadliest gunfight, available to stream

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:49:32 -0500

Filmmaker Cameron Trejo's documentary on the deadliest shootout in Arizona is available on Amazon, iTunes and the film's website.


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Gilbert deal to bring Culinary Dropout to downtown's Heritage District

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:21:15 -0500

The Yard, anchored by popular Fox concept Culinary Dropout, could mean another big boost to emerging downtown area in Gilbert.


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Gilbert 16-year-old lands perfect ACT score

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:24:09 -0500

A 16-year-old Gilbert girl earned a perfect composite score on the ACT college admissions test, such a rarity only one-tenth of one percent of students in the nation have achieved it.


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Learning to find and love the wild places in Gilbert

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:16:02 -0500

The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert, where I grew up, is a water-recycling facility disguised as an ecological habitat.


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Live or die on Phoenix-area freeways: It's your choice

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:28:27 -0500

Arizona ranks above the national average for fatal crashes on freeways, and many are caused by a poor human choice.


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What are the deadliest stretches of Phoenix-area freeways?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:18:37 -0500

See the stretches of seven Phoenix-area freeways that have the most fatal accidents, including I-10, I-17 and U.S. 60.


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Despite limited data, Gilbert police say domestic-violence unit is saving lives

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:22:29 -0400

Gilbert police report improvements since launching its family-violence unit to investigate domestic violence cases.


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Will Gilbert finally get its first cemetery?

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:28:34 -0500

The town is working to establish a 22-acre cemetery on park land near Greenfield and Queen Creek roads.


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Gilbert reveals final design for massive regional park

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:27:21 -0500

Gilbert saw "outstanding" participation from residents, business owners and park aficionados to shape the final design of the big regional park.


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Historic Gilbert properties you need to see

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:28:01 -0500

Gilbert has grown from an agricultural town to an affluent community. Here are some of the town's historic buildings.


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Shocking murders in metro Phoenix history

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:23:49 -0500

Metro Phoenix has made national headlines for a slew of gory tales. Here is a look at some of the most notorious murders.


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'Everybody Loves Somebody' star José María Yazpik talks bilingual rom-com

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:10:01 -0500

The actor, a star in his native Mexico, talks about making his first romantic comedy.


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