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Who is Luke Air Force Base named after?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:34:27 -0400

Only in Arizona: Top World War I pilot grew up in Phoenix and thrived under pressure before falling into enemy hands


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Phoenix weather: High of 117 sets record

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:12:08 -0400

Phoenix saw record high temperatures for a third straight day Wednesday.


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Officials: Car accidents killed nearly 1,000 in Arizona last year

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:02:45 -0400

On average, one person was killed in a car accident every 9.11 hours in 2016, according to data from ADOT.


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Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:41:37 -0400

The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting 65 and older Americans against the illness last winter.


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Rollover crash injures 3; Interstate 10 west of Phoenix reopens

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:21:50 -0400

Only one vehicle was involved in the crash that prompted officials to route traffic off the highway at the Verrado Way exit on Tuesday afternoon.


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Some voters wary of new Maricopa County election plan

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:43:17 -0400

Maricopa County voters face a new process for voting in fall 2017 that officials say is faster, cheaper and still secure, though critics have doubts.


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F-35 flight suspension at Luke AFB ends; cause of hypoxia not found

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:15:00 -0400

After being grounded for 11 days due to pilots complaining of hypoxia-like symptoms, F-35 fighter jets at Luke AFB will return to the air Wednesday.


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How people are keeping cool in Phoenix's high heat

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:10:41 -0400

With temperatures projected to reach record highs this week, The Republic went out to see how the people of Phoenix were reacting to the heat wave. Sam Caravana/azcentral.com


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Why Phoenix weather is so hot in June

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Location, elevation, dry air, high pressure and the urban heat island effect are among the reasons Phoenix is so hot this time of year.


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Phoenix sets heat record for third day in a row

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:27:31 -0400

The high of 117 degrees at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix topped the record of 115 degrees set in 2008.


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Many Arizona schools hire underqualified, inexperienced teachers to fill gaps

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:46:38 -0400

A database built by The Arizona Republic shows that 22 percent of 46,000 public school teachers in Arizona during the 2016-17 term were either not qualified to teach or had less than two years of classroom experience.


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Teacher shortage hits Gila Bend School District hard

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:42:31 -0400

The Gila Bend Unified School District is having a difficult time recruiting and retaining teachers, both in the elementary school and the high school. The district has resorted to hiring teachers from the Philippines. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com


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The Gaggle: Arizona's Teacher Shortage

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:27:06 -0400

The Republic's political team discusses the latest findings of education reporter Ricardo Cano on the teacher shortage in Arizona. Twenty-two percent of 46,000 teachers lack the state's full qualification. Johanna Huckeba/azcentral.com


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There's no escaping this Phoenix heat

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:26:00 -0400

Nearly 50 flights have been canceled out of Phoenix as temperatures hit record numbers. Johanna Huckeba/azcentral.com


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'Life gets in the way and you can't be everywhere at once. This way, you can'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:19:05 -0400

Are robots taking the place of students in the classroom? Sort of. At ASU, some students can be in two places at once thanks to a robot named Gizmo.


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The Gaggle: A Secret Recording, Mexico Trade and Kids' Health

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:27:33 -0400

The Republic's political team on June 13, 2017, talks about a secret recording, a comparative decline in the quality of Arizona kids’ lives and Governor Ducey’s stance on trade with Mexico. Johanna Huckeba/azcentral.com


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Cool home: West Phoenix family plants a paradise

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:00:01 -0400

Jerry and Judy Landes got an old-fashioned community feel when they moved to Tolsun Farms and then made their own oasis in the city


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'It's never OK to leave a child or a pet unattended in a vehicle'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:41:25 -0400

Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Larry Subervi talks about the dangers of leaving children or pets unattended in hot vehicles during the summer, even with a window cracked. Sam Caravana/azcentral.com


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There's no escaping this Phoenix heat

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:32:28 -0400

Nearly 50 flights have been cancelled out of Phoenix as temperatures hit record numbers. Johanna Huckeba/azcentral.com


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Phoenix weather: Tuesday hit a record high of 119 degrees

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:33:23 -0400

The temperature fell a degree short of 120, but set a record for the date and ranks fourth on the all-time heat list.


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Salvation Army delivers cold water to the Phoenix homeless

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:04:51 -0400

Jowan Thornton of the Salvation Army Red Shield Survival Squad, an outreach that uses a mobile truck to deliver cold water to homeless suffering in the Phoenix heat, hits the streets on a record-breaking day, June 20, 2017. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com


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Ways to make sure your dog survives the summer heat

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:00:03 -0400

If you think it's hot for you, just imagine how your fur-covered pet feels. Here are a few ways to keep your furry friends cool this summer.


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Wild horses drink from the Salt River

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:40:06 -0400

It's not only tubers who made their way to the Salt River on one of the hottest days of the year. The horses that run wild in Mesa also congregated there on June 20, 2017, to cool down. Patrick Breen/azcentral.com


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How a Maricopa County animal shelter keeps pets cool in the heat

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:36:50 -0400

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) received ice donations Tuesday morning to help keep the animals in the shelter cool during the heat wave.


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Landes cool home

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:41:46 -0400







Some Buckeye residents angry over spikes in water bills, as city rate decrease coming soon

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:47:58 -0500

Buckeye residents who have seen spikes in their water bills are demanding answers for a problem they say the city isn't taking seriously.


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$178 million makeover headed for Phoenix International Raceway

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:42:56 -0500

Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale will receive a major overhaul worth $178 million.


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Tolleson Mayor-elect Anna Tovar shows she's a survivor

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:42:18 -0500

Former state lawmaker Anna Tovar is the first woman elected as Tolleson Mayor and the city's first new mayor in 22 years.


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What we know about missing Buckeye boy Jesse Wilson

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:18:18 -0400

As searches took place in vacant fields in Buckeye, Police Chief Larry Hall said for the first time that they may not find 10-year-old Jesse Wilson alive.


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Can man-made wetlands clean Goodyear's polluted water?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:23:09 -0400

A six-year project to treat a harmful byproduct from Goodyear's drinking water through a first-of-its-kind wetlands project will soon expand, or go down the drain. 


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6 new features at Avondale's Friendship Park

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:26:54 -0400

Big changes have arrived at Avondale's Friendship Park with about $3.5 million in renovations for several new features.


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Downtown Southwest Valley: 10 don't-miss spots

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:39:52 -0500

Downtown Avondale and Tolleson have some amazing, little-known places and great art. Here are our favorite spots:


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Long-vacant Phoenix Trotting Park in Goodyear is in escrow, could be demolished

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:40:20 -0400

The Phoenix Trotting Park, one of the Valley's most unique buildings, is closer to being sold — and maybe demolished.


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Readers' picks: Worst West Valley eyesores

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:45:31 -0500

The list is dominated by empty buildings and vacant lots. A few are headed for improvement, while others languish.


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