More than half a million Americans died of opioid abuse from 2000 to 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Several East Valley organizations have joined together in an effort to curb addiction to the powerful painkillers.
The poorest school in Flagstaff has been the biggest winner when it comes to chess. Forty-six students have earned the right to go to a national competition in Nashville May 11. But some won’t make it, if the team can’t raise enough money.
For Immigration officials, schools are considered “sensitive” zones. Just like churches and hospitals, agents can’t step on campus to conduct enforcement activities without a pressing circumstance and only with permission from the superintendent. Still many families in Phoenix are reporting a lot of fear around sending their kids to school.
For music fans, spring means one thing — festival season. Here in Phoenix, it was announced that this October will be a new three-day national festival called Lost Lake. It’s being put on by the founders of the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee.
According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired. Bradley Greger, an associate professor at ASU, is partnering with a California-based company called Second Sight on technology that can be placed on the retina to provide a limited amount of vision to blind people.
Late last year, the Painted Desert Community Complex at Petrified Forest National Park was designated a National Historic Landmark. Wednesday, the park will celebrate the National Historic Landmark designation, and show off the work done so far on the facilities.
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, but in the Valley — where we have teams in America’s top four sports football, baseball, basketball and hockey — it’s been a little slower to get to the highest level.