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Glendale council votes against downtown light rail

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:12:44 -0500

The Glendale City Council withdrew from future planning for a light-rail route to downtown Glendale in a 5-2 vote Tuesday night.


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When is Hanukkah and how is it celebrated?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:34:28 -0500

Hanukkah celebrates an important time in Jewish history but its eight days are not the holiest on the calendar.


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Gilbert charter school fires teacher accused of sexual misconduct seven years ago

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:53:39 -0500

Gilbert's San Tan Charter School fired a teacher who lost his Arizona teaching license following allegations of sexual misconduct seven years ago.


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Stray pup 'Miracle' recovering after being 'eaten alive'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:18:32 -0500

The 7-year-old shih tzu, who county animal workers have named Miracle, had been malnourished and near death from a maggot infestation.


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Hate those cheesy lawyer ads? You can thank Arizona

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:20:52 -0500

Before two Arizona State University Law college graduates placed an ad in the Arizona Republic, lawyers didn't normally advertise their services.


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'Obamacare' insurance sign-up period for 2018 coverage ends Friday

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:31:21 -0500

Enrollment experts predict Arizona's Affordable Care Act sign-ups will fall short of last year's total


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Arizona officials tested 13,000 school faucets for lead. Here's what they found

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:57:34 -0500

Most of the sinks and water fountains Arizona K-12 students use at school are producing water with low or no levels of lead, ADEQ report finds.


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My Turn: 10 reasons not to kill light rail to downtown Glendale

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 08:00:10 -0500

A Glendale City Council majority has said they no longer support bringing light rail to downtown Glendale, but it goes to a formal vote on Dec. 12.


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Police: Man suspected of hitting 2 motorcyclists with truck in Glendale hit-and-run

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:30:56 -0500

Clifton Goodenough, 57, was driving his pickup truck north on 63rd Avenue late Friday evening when he ran a red light, according to Glendale police.


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Peoria Unified school board ousts Superintendent Darwin Stiffler

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 11:46:29 -0500

Peoria Unified School District Superintendent Darwin Stiffler packed up his office and left on Nov. 7. The same day, the school board voted to cut ties.


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Court upholds Obama-era ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:02:09 -0500

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the 2012 ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.


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Former NBA All-Star Chris Gatling sentenced to 2.5 years for Arizona fraud scheme

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:02:12 -0500

Gatling's telemarketing business targeted vulnerable seniors and sold fictitious websites, the Arizona Attorney General's Office says.


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Centennial RB Zidane Thomas decommits from Boise State, reopens recruiting

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:02:33 -0500

Zidane Thomas, who had another tremendous high school football season for Peoria Centennial, has reopened his college recruiting


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Border Patrol: 2 Tucson men accused of smuggling people into U.S.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:12:03 -0500

Federal officials say an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old who fled from agents and wrecked their vehicle were hiding two people in the trunk.


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National Geographic photographer opens up about not helping dying polar bear

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:17:52 -0500

Cristina Mittermeier opens up about why she and her National Geographic colleagues didn't help a dying polar bear in a now-viral video they shot.


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Arizona law and surrogacy: What you need to know

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:06:04 -0500

An Arizona law prohibits the use of legal contracts for surrogate births, but courts routinely allow these arrangements in Arizona.


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Glendale police investigating fatal 3-car crash

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:36:39 -0500

Glendale police are investigating a three-car accident that killed one driver and seriously injured another.


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Cottonwood police searching for man who stabbed driver in face, chest

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:42:14 -0500

Cottonwood police are searching for a man they say stabbed the driver of the car he was riding in "numerous times" before fleeing the moving vehicle.


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Conservationists boost logging to restore national forests near Grand Canyon

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:00:03 -0500

The Nature Conservancy and partners are experimenting with cost-saving tools to speed forest restoration work.


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A lack of affordable housing prompts Arizona district to offer teachers tiny homes

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 12:38:29 -0500

A southern Arizona school district is looking to build a village of tiny homes in order to attract teachers to the area that lacks affordable housing.


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Real-estate agents continue Salvation Army bell-ringing tradition

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 09:00:05 -0500

Thousands of metro Phoenix real estate and title agents are expected to help bring in donations for the nonprofit as part of Real Estate Wednesdays


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National Geographic photographer shares emotional video of dying polar bear

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:07:58 -0500

While in Canada's Bafflin Islands, National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen captured an emotional video of a starving polar bear.


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Phoenix-area courts provide alternate path for mentally ill

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:04:04 -0500

Mental-health courts are spreading throughout the Phoenix area and country as a way to simplify the judicial process for people with mental illnesses.


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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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Peoria Old Town redevelopment stirs hopes, fears

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:59:19 -0500

Peoria officials say a redevelopment project in the Old Town district is separate from a citywide code-enforcement push.


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Peoria Police Department, union clash over staffing, response times

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:20:40 -0400

The Peoria police union, Police Department and city are engaged in a public feud over turnover rates and response times.


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The birds next door: Glendale backyard-chicken proposal sparks heated debate

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00:47 -0400

A plan to allow chickens in Glendale backyards has sparked a heated debate and left residents with ruffled feathers.


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Goldwater sues Peoria over subsidies to Huntington University

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:40:45 -0400

The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against Peoria alleging the city gave illegal subsidies to a satellite university campus.


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Downtown Glendale: 10 don't-miss spots

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:50:54 -0400

Downtown Glendale has many fun places to visit, from Catlin Court to Haus Murphy's, antique shops and Cerreta Candy Company. Here are don't-miss spots.


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