Miguel Sfeir remembers the first time he visited the small town of Superior. He had driven by on Highway 60 while riding his motorcycle, and a friend, Curtis Pierce, had a connection to the town and recommended Sfeir take a look. Sfeir exited the highway and drove down Main Street, past the …

In a sense, the people of the Ak-Chin Native American community have always been involved in gambling. Translated, Ak-Chin means “mouth of the wash” and refers to farming that relies on the desert washes in the area. Even today, most of the reservation is covered with agricultural fields.

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 plane’s length and wingspan are both more than 200 feet. The gap between the bottom of the plane’s b…

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 the better drivers. The really bad ones do all those things and more, such as swerve all over the ro…

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 through her time teaching children at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Casa Grande. She make…

If you were stuck living in a home where you didn’t like your surroundings or your neighbors, getting out would be difficult. You might have to make repairs, hire a real estate agent, get ready to leave on a moment’s notice for a showing, shop for a new home and apply for a mortgage. The who…

Jason Stephens has spent about 8,000 hours of his life in the sky at the controls of different types of aircraft, including more than a few above the desert and mountains of northeast Pinal County. He’s won five U.S. National Glider Aerobatic Championships and competed in the world glider ch…

According to a 2016 estimate by the Public Religion Research Institute, 69 percent of Americans were Christian, 24 percent were “unaffiliated or unanswered,” 2 percent were Jewish, 1 percent each were Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and “other,” and 1 percent had no response. A 2016 Gallup poll show…

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