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Scottsdale utility rates may rise for 2nd time in 3 years

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:48:45 -0500

City officials propose raising water and sewer rates by about 2.8 percent beginning in November.


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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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Police: Scottsdale woman goes missing in San Diego

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:22:03 -0500

A 30-year-old Scottsdale woman disappeared Sunday morning while on a weekend trip to San Diego, police said.


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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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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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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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Defendant in 2012 Shapiro murders pleads guilty in separate case

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:55:46 -0500

Michael Crane, accused of murdering Glenna and Lawrence Shapiro, pleaded guilty to burglary and assault charges stemming from 2011 and 2012 criminal cases,


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Arizona bill on protests, riots and racketeering: What you need to know

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:51:44 -0500

The Arizona Legislature is advancing a bill that could stop protests before they happen — and financially punish organizers.


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Scottsdale teacher resigns after violent, bigoted tweets

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:02:26 -0500

A third-grade teacher at a private Scottsdale school resigned Monday after administrators became aware of the teacher's offensive social-media posts calling for the killing of undocumented residents and denouncing Muslims.


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Scottsdale mayor: No Desert Discovery Center without public vote

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:57:20 -0500

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane discussed the controversial Desert Discovery Center project during his "State of the City" speech.


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Fundraiser to help ailing former Tempe police horse Officer Moose

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:08:41 -0500

The retired Tempe police horse fell ill in 2016 with a neurological condition that has baffled veterinarians.


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Arizona parents, teachers denounce divisive school bills

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:47:58 -0500

Parents, educators are working to influence the state budget and other legislation they say will affect them for years.


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Scottsdale man gets probation in false voter registration

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:44:02 -0500

 Authorities say a Scottsdale man has been sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation and 160 hours of community restitution for false voter registration.


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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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Saturday night movie dates change over the years

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:04:30 -0500

The Fox, Orpheum, Rialto, Strand, Studio and Phoenix drive-in theaters usually screened a new show each week


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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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Phoenix area avoids flooding despite storms; sunny, drier days ahead

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:39:41 -0500

Storms slammed the Valley this weekend, dropping about an inch of rain over the Phoenix metro area as they lingered for a relentless 24-plus hours.


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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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Which freeway came first in the Valley?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:02:11 -0500

Only in Arizona: After an injection of federal dollars in the 1950s, Black Canyon Freeway morphs into Interstate 17


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Best tax tip? You can get them done for free

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:25:42 -0500

Preparers trained and certified by the IRS offer free, in-person assistance with income-tax returns.


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Scottsdale police: Woman accused of shooting her boyfriend

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:19:33 -0500

Scottsdale police have arrested a woman they said shot her boyfriend Saturday night then dialed 911 for help.


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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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Final Four Arizona: What you need to know

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:39:03 -0500

The 2017 Final Four will be at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, home of the Arizona Cardinals and the Fiesta Bowl, on Saturday, April 1, and Monday, April 3.


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Pets of the week: Valley adoptable animals

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:02:29 -0500

There are thousands of pets in the Valley looking and waiting for their furever home. Find yours today.


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How Phoenix-area cities got their names

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:18:27 -0500

What's in a name? The stories behind how the Valley's cities landed on their names are as diverse as the cities themselves.


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7 things you (probably) didn't know about Scottsdale

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:19:56 -0500

Do you know how Scottsdale got its name? Here are seven things you probably didn't know about Scottsdale.


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13 ways you know you're a Scottsdale native

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:22:21 -0500

Whether you've lived in Scottsdale 20 years or 50, the city has undergone countless changes, from the creation of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve to the opening of SkySong.


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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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Famous alumni from Arizona universities

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:24:38 -0500

Arizona has its fair share of students from its universities who later went on to fame and glory. Here are just some celebrities who attended either Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona or Arizona State University. 


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Who's buried in Scottsdale cemeteries?

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:25:15 -0500

Scottsdale's cemeteries tell the stories of Major League Baseball players, a famous actress and a professional rodeo star.


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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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