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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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Former Phoenix police officer pleads guilty to killing wife, man who stopped to help her

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:30:32 -0500

A former Phoenix police officer who was charged in the shooting deaths of his wife and a motorist near Loop 202 last summer pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said Friday.


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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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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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Ready to recycle

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 15:36:34 -0500

Ready to recycle



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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Sick kids, a plane flight, the Chicago Cubs and the ‘best day ever’

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:54:15 -0500

Advocate Health Care chose nine kids for the trip, which included playing ball with team members and taking pictures


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Mesa wins one in saving historic Alhambra Hotel

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:02:21 -0500

The Alhambra Hotel, which for years was a seedy residence hotel, has been lovingly restored


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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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19 best events, shows and concerts this weekend in Phoenix

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:27:14 -0500

This week and weekend's events range from Tempe Empty Bowls for charity to Canal Convergence in Scottsdale.


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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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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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Grief over Mesa caregiver's theft turns to smiles of joy

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:26:42 -0500

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich knelt next to Scheryl Silvio and put the rings back on her fingers Tuesday at an event in Mesa.


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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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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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Tempe-Scottsdale-Mesa area emerging as sports and entertainment mecca

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:02:24 -0500

A soccer stadium near the Loop 101 and 202 is the latest major proposal for the burgeoning sports entertainment mecca.


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Mesa unveils new all-abilities playground

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 17:38:20 -0500

Mesa's newest playground is universally accessible, designed for kids with disabilities and without.


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Mayor: Mesa to keep trying for ASU campus downtown, without higher taxes

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:24:34 -0500

ASU is open to discussion, but Mesa's mayor said a tax hike won't be part of a plan after voters rejected the initial proposal.


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Incoming Mesa police, fire chiefs face tough jobs

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:04:09 -0500

With emergency health-care costs skyrocketing and scrutiny of police rising, expectations are high for the next Mesa police and fire chiefs.


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Construction starts on Mesa light-rail extension to Gilbert Road

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:41:19 -0500

Construction has begun on the $153 million light-rail extension in Mesa, which will take the rail line to Gilbert Road.


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Can new Mesa police tool prevent crime from happening?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:13:54 -0400

Mesa soon will implement state-of-the-art, crime-predicting software officials say could help police stop burglaries, drug deals and other crimes before they happen.


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‘Still feels like the flood happened yesterday’: The storm that changed Mesa

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 13:38:16 -0400

Two years after historic floods ravaged west Mesa, the devastated Emerald Acres neighborhood has largely recovered. But reminders of the destruction persist.


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Mesa making strides in fight against chronic veteran homelessness

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:16:45 -0400

Many have received help because last spring Mesa joined a national effort to eradicate chronic veteran homelessness.


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Downtown Mesa: 10 don't-miss spots

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:09:36 -0500

From pizza to comics, downtown Mesa has everything you need to have a good time. There are many restaurants within walking distance from theaters, museums and unique stores. Here are our favorite spots.


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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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