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On March 4, career criminal William Thornton, who was wanted by police for an outstanding felony warrant and was a suspect in an attempted murder, shot and killed Phoenix Police Detective John Hobbs during an attempt to arrest him. A second detective was seriously wounded.
WASHINGTON — The perfect score will again be 1,600. What's more, the essay will be optional, students will no longer be penalized for wrong answers and the vocabulary is shifting to do away with some high-sounding words such as "prevaricator" and "sagacious."
SPOKANE, Wash. — The rising popularity of hummus across the nation has been good for farmers like Aaron Flansburg.
Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.
WASHINGTON — Ice cream lovers beware: The government knows you're unlikely to stop after half a cup.
An Arizona bill that would prohibit the state from using a set of educational standards known across the U.S. as Common Core has received initial approval.
TUCSON — Nicknamed "Old Pueblo," Tucson is a city with many faces. It's a college town. It's an artist town. It's even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona's biggest city, located 115 miles (185 kilometers) below Phoenix, keeps schools open on President's Day but closes them later in the week for the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade.
Few shifts in American customs and politics will ever equal the one launched a brief eight years ago by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community. Considering the alternative lifestyle population makes up less than 4 percent of our nation (Williams Institute), their success is even more remarkable.
Nationally known speed coach, Will “Sully” Sullivan, will train student athletes at a week-long camp on March 10, 12 and 14 at a Legacy Traditional School in Chandler.
On March 3, our community and country will celebrate a unique birthday. On that date in 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed Public Law 823 that established the Star Spangled Banner as our National Anthem. At its national convention in Salt Lake City, the American Legion went on record supporting the birthday of this special music with a national day of observance.
The share of education tax dollars that actually wind up in Arizona classrooms slid again last year to the lowest level in the 13 years the state has monitored it.
Amid the multiple protestations concerning the controversial and now-vetoed SB 1062 were a collection of East Valley leaders and organizations concerned with how the bill would, and still might, hurt the state’s reputation.
The Saguaro Sabercats and Skyline Coyotes matched up for the second straight day in the Scottsdale Invitational and for the second straight day the Sabercats came away with a victory, this time 9-3.
Big screen. Big effects. Big budget. Big box office.
WASHINGTON — For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35.
Rejecting last minute pleas from supporters, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed late Wednesday controversial legislation billed as protecting religious freedom.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was holding a series of private meetings Wednesday with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, a proposal that has focused national attention on the state as business groups, gay rights supporters and even many fellow Republicans urged her to use her veto power.
Proponents of a change in laws on religious freedom get a last chance today to convince Gov. Jan Brewer to sign the legislation.
The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062 now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer may disguise the fact the measure does far less than some have suggested.
NEW YORK — Traditionally, the American male was measured against the stoic hero who shook off all doubts, vanquished all foes and offered women a muscular shoulder to cry on.
Gov. Jan Brewer returned to Arizona on Tuesday and faced a pressing decision about a bill on her desk that has prompted a national debate over religious and gay rights.
Tempe Police Department’s Mounted Unit will conduct training of new mounted officers on Feb. 25 and 26.
The state Senate sent Gov. Jan Brewer controversial legislation billed as protecting religious freedom on Monday even as two more senators who voted last week for SB 1062 now say that was a mistake.
The decision by Republican lawmakers approve a decision on a measure billed as promoting religious freedom is forcing Gov. Jan Brewer to choose between her desire to promote the state's economy and her own strong religious beliefs.
Arizona cannot cut off family planning funding to Planned Parenthood simply because the organization also provides abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.