COOLIDGE — Volunteers, veterans, advocates and elected officials gathered Thursday afternoon as Honoring/Hiring/Helping Our Heroes of Pinal County signed the lease to a building that will soon be transformed into a new transitional center for veterans.
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — With a new Verizon Wireless tower recently installed near their park, residents of Sunscape RV Resort say they now have reliable cellphone service.
APACHE JUNCTION (AP) — A group of fitness coordinators from Kansas became overwhelmed while climbing a Pinal County mountain trail in sweltering temperatures and two members had to be airlifted to safety, authorities said Friday.
FLORENCE — High percentages of respondents throughout Pinal County reported they had at least some college, vocational or technical education or a college degree, according to the county’s latest workforce skills survey, although the response rate was light.
CASA GRANDE — Tucson Palo Verde kept Friday’s game with Casa Grande Union close for a little while. But it was only a matter of time before the Cougars exploded, leading to a 52-8 rout over the Titans at home.
ELOY — Santa Cruz Valley led for all but three minutes against Sahuarita to start off the 2019 season as it defeated the Mustangs 34-18 in its home opener Friday.
TEMPE — After a punt pinned Maricopa back to its own 1-yard line, the first offensive drive of the season didn’t start well for the Rams.
SAN TAN VALLEY — The Coyotes and the visiting Cottonwood Mingus Marauders appeared to be two equally-matched teams in the first half, but Combs took control afterward for a 36-21 win.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities have recovered the body of a 17-year-old California boy who had been missing after a boat crash on Lake Havasu.
PHOENIX (AP) — The state Board of Executive Clemency has recommended that Gov. Doug Ducey pardon Patrick Chorpenning , a former director of the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services.
BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — National Park Service officials say a nearly $5 million project to improve roads is underway within Lake Mead Recreation Area along the Colorado River in southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona.
PHOENIX -- Arizona and the Southwest is feeling the heat with another round of record-challenging temperatures forecast during the end of August as the region endures one of the driest monsoon seasons on record.
LUKEVILLE — Work crews in Arizona and New Mexico forged ahead Friday with construction of taller border fencing funded through a national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump.
PHOENIX – Monsoon storms, haboobs, scorching temperatures: Let’s face it, summer in Arizona comes with some big hazards. So it could be easy to forget one of the tiniest perils. Yes, mosquitoes, those buzzing, blood-sucking little demon insects.
CASA GRANDE — Saturday, Aug. 31, is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global observance designed to raise awareness of overdoses worldwide, reduce the stigma of drug-related death and acknowledge the grief and struggles faced by families of those who die as a result of a drug overdose.
CASA GRANDE — As a child growing up in the Colonia del Sol neighborhood near Casa Grande, Romeo Leal would board a bus once a week bound for Casa Grande Assembly of God church and its weekly youth program. Once there, he’d spend a few hours enjoying muffins, games, activities and time with friends.
BIARRITZ, France — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful, but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations.
BIARRITZ, France — Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at the…
WASHINGTON — Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother, Charles, transformed American politics by pouring their riches into conservative causes, has died at age 79.
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MILWAUKEE — Even with a chance at history, Jordan Lyles didn’t put up much of a fuss.
HONOLULU — Arizona’s season-opening matchup against Hawaii will be a study in contrasting offensive styles.
TUCSON — The Arizona Wildcats venture off the mainland to open the 2019 football season this Saturday at Hawai'i.
TEMPE — Arizona's first two preseason games might prove a microcosm of what's to come for the franchise in its first season with coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray.
The Arizona Cardinals have another potential big-play threat to their new-look offense.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Washington County is expected to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to build and operate a proposed water pipeline, according to a Utah legislative audit.
After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime.
RENO, Nev. — University of Nevada, Reno officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has settled claims against Wells Fargo accusing the company of predatory and unlawful practices.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell a sharp 12.8% in July as higher prices and limited inventory sidelined would-be buyers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" says his fate is in "God's hands."
There is a certain mindless pleasure in the "Fallen" movies. Watching Gerard Butler muscle his way through increasingly preposterous obstacles as a Secret Service agent can be amusing and oddly transfixing at the same time. It's mass entertainment that makes a courtesy stop in theaters befor…
Traditionally, weddings usually lead to some fun and games in the bedroom for the happy and exhausted couple. In the new horror-thriller “Ready or Not,” that’s definitely true — but the games aren’t always fun.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station.
HONG KONG — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for …
MEXICO CITY — Some of the mystical blue-green lakes of the Lacandon jungle in southern Mexico are drying up this year, the result of what experts say is an extended drought and rising temperat…
At the Dust Bowl Theater on Main Street, J.W. Tidwell could watch two movies and a cartoon, eat popcorn and a candy bar and drink a soda for the dollar in his pocket. He even left with a littl…
You don’t know how big a 747 jet airplane is until you are standing on the ground next to it, looking up. It’s not the same as looking out the terminal window at an international airport. The …
For some people a car is just a way to get around. For others, it’s much more than that.
The Great Recession 10 years ago destroyed a lot of businesses, but in the dusty desert southwest of Maricopa, it helped start one.
They’re a group of military veterans who belong to the American Legion and regularly visit their local post, and they enjoy riding motorcycles together. Whatever you do, though, don’t call the…
Pinal County is more than 5,000 square miles, so it’s a difficult place to get around for people who don’t own a car.
The Saddlebrooke Cyclemasters ride their bicycles around.
The California Zephyr was a passenger train that ran between Chicago and Oakland, California, from 1949 to 1970 and was once called “the most talked about train in America.”
High-end vehicle enthusiasts in and near Maricopa who wanted a place to store their cars and their own track to drive on got their wish in March.
I don’t know why driving an automobile brings out the worst in people. They wait until the last minute to merge, cut each other off, tailgate, speed and run red lights — and those are some of …
Stella Garcia is well known around Pinal County for her upbeat personality and willingness to help people. She made friends during her years working in marketing at Central Arizona College and…
By the late 1930s in Florence, the Wild West era was thought to be over. It had been 50 years since the infamous gunfight in which former Sheriff Pete Gabriel shot and killed his former deputy…
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” — John Milton (1608-1674), English poet
Twelve-step programs have been helping people overcome addictive and compulsive behaviors since Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in the 1930s. The 12 steps aim to condition the mind for health…
Emily Sebring is used to skeptics. The holistic health care practitioner has encountered a few during the last seven years as the owner of Root 2 Route Botanicals & Natural Medicine, forme…
Physician shortages in rural parts of the United States have become increasingly alarming in recent years, with Arizona at the forefront. A 2015 report released by the American Medical Associa…
Every day thousands of people turn 65 and are therefore eligible for Medicare. For many, Medicare options can be confusing.
A relative of mine recently was in a hospital, then was moved to a care facility. My wife joined other relatives one day keeping him company and waiting for the doctor so they could ask questi…